Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet performs with singer Nellie McKay

Jan 08, 2014
Singer Nellie McKay joins the Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan.17, at Edmonds Center for the Arts.

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Nellie McKay joins forces with the Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan.17, at Edmonds Center for the Arts.

The San Francisco-based ensemble will present a kaleidoscopic review that includes the music of Billie Holiday, Billy Strayhorn and Weimar cabaret music of the 1920s.

McKay’s talents on piano, marimba and ukulele combined with Turtle Island’s famed innovative rhythmic techniques unleash an unprecedented range of musical possibilities.

Rounding out the concert will be a healthy dose of original music, for which both McKay and the Turtle Island Quartet are known.

The multi-award winning quartet has released numerous recordings and toured internationally for more than a quarter of a century, collaborating with some of the most sought-after artists of the day, including Paquito d’Rivera, The Assad Duo, Cyrus Chestnut, and Leo Kottke.

McKay, who performed on Broadway in The Three Penny Opera, specializes in music of 1920s Berlin as well as jazz standards made famous by Billie Holiday. The compelling songstress has opened for Cyndi Lauper, Sting and Alanis Morissette, as well as Lou Reed at Carnegie Hall.

General admission tickets for Turtle Island Quartet with Nellie McKay are $22-$32 and are available online at www.ec4arts.org , through the ECA Box Office at 410 Fourth Ave. N, or by calling 425-275-9595.

Tickets for students are $15. Seniors and Military receive a 10 percent discount. For assistance with purchasing tickets, visit www.ec4arts.org or stop by or call ECA box office, 425-275-9595.

For event details, theater location and more information, visit www.ec4arts.org

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