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Artist Ticket Picks: Romani Swing, Cuban Son & Burlesque!

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So, without further ado, here are this week’s Artist Ticket picks:

Thursday, October 3 I Kultura-A Night of Celebrating Romani Gypsy Music and CultureSeattle, Washington  Lache Cercel and his Roma Swing Ensemble represent the latest chapter in an important movement in Canadian World Music – elite musicians from around the world who settle in Canada and create music that incorporates their own traditions with influences they find surrounding them here. Before leaving his homeland, Lache Cercel was one of Romania’s premier musicians. Cercel’s music is firmly rooted in Roma tradition, styled with Doina Klezmer, Middle Eastern and European sounds, and held together with jazz improvisation. He calls his fusion Roma Jazz or Roma Swing. In the tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stephen Grappelli, Cercel lays classical and improvisational jazz alongside traditional renderings, which makes for a phenomenal sound.  At this special performance, Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble will perform with the Seattle Flamenco Project featuring: Savannah Fuentes and Jed Miley.

Friday, October 4 I Jeans and JordansNorth Providence, Rhode Island   This is your chance to win a free pair of Jordan sneakers in North Providence at The Columbus Club. Music for this party tour will be provided by Ehfbabyk – Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, & Top 40 will be played all night. This is an all ages event and will sell out. So get tickets early no entrance after capacity is met. Come wearing jeans and Jordans ready to party.

Saturday, October 5 I La Familia Valera MirandaSeattle, Washington   A special Seattle residency by this family of musicians from Santiago de Cuba, in the Oriente region. Father Felix, his wife, brother, and sons have virtually defined cauto son, the mid-tempo form of the Cuban son style, marked by its easy-going, contagious swing. Welcomed by Seattle Latino Film Festival.

Saturday, October 12 I Stripped Screw Burlesque presents: Keep It Up!! 2013Seattle, Washington   It’s Stripped Screw Burlesque’s 4th anniversary, and they want to show you their birthday suits! Join the sassy, scintillating ladies of Stripped Screw for “Keep It Up!!” a dazzling Birthday Suit Salute and Sizzling Showcase of their Screw’d Friends at Columbia City Theater. This year’s festivities are in honor of The Burlesque Hall of Fame (BHOF) and all proceeds will be donated to the museum. The Burlesque Hall of Fame is the world’s premiere organization  dedicated to preserving the living legacy of burlesque as an art form and cultural phenomena. They’ll be performing your all-time favorite Stripped Screw acts and throwing in a few new birthday surprises including special guest appearances with all the irreverent gritty-glossy-glam-sexy performance stylings our Stripped Screw fans have come to know and love. Starring Stripped Screw Burlesque: Kutie La Bootie, Lady Drew Blood, Seraphina Fiero, Stella D’Letto and Violet Tendencies with the illustrious Lord Richard Longfellow and the magnificent Man Johnson ably assisting.

Sunday, October 13 I Chris Speed, Dave King & Chris Tordini Trio / Bad LuckSeattle, Washington   Three seasoned innovators join forces to examine the trio work of Joe Henderson: Chris Speed (sax/clarinet, Human Feel), Dave King (drums, The Bad Plus), and Chris Tordini (bass, Jean-Michel Pilc Trio). Opening: the “hard-edged and audacious” (NY Jazz Record) duo of drummer Chris Icasiano and saxophonist Neil Welch.