Since its formation in 2005 Trio Subtonic has developed a style of original music that is defined by its compositional intrigue, groove heavy improvisations and accessibility to listeners across the musical landscape. Choosing not to be boxed into any traditional genres, Trio Subtonic contines it's musical exploration with the release of Night Runners which delves into an uncompromising, darker and experimental soundscape that pushes the boundaries of their instrumentation. Legendary guitarist Dan Balmer will be joining Trio Subtonic for this show.
Fractal Quintet is a modern jazz band from Portland, Oregon, led by guitarist, vocalist, and composer Libby Roach. Rooted in the jazz tradition of improvisation, the music is anything but traditional. Roach's strong sense of melody allows her to integrate diverse styles ranging from Latin jazz, drum & bass, to odd-meter indie rock, into cohesive compositions that are accessible to general audiences and jazzophiles alike. This genre-bending quintet calls the music "Cinematic Indie Jazz."