It’s Official!

Back In Action

Thanks to everyone who came out to see the first showcase of the year at Cafe Solstice last night - it was some incredibly beautiful music!  With our first event in our collective pockets, it seemed like a good time to crank up the old Tumblr and let everyone know that we’ve got big plans in the works for the year, and are already in the planning stages for IMPfest VI this spring!  In the meantime, we’ve got some more great showcases planned!  Join us again on Friday, December 6th back at our Cafe Solstice home for another great night that will feature saxophonist Steve Treseler and more!

IMP Monthly Showcase II
Friday, Decmber 6th, 7-9 PM
Cafe Solstice on “The Ave.”

Annndddddd, if you are “Jonesing” for some more music, head on over to the Jones Playhouse tonight to hear UW students and faculty in a concert that features Dave Douglas!!!!!

Summer is upon us at the UW, but that doesn’t mean that the IMP is resting!  To kick the season off right, we’ve got the first of many tracks from IMPFest V.  Special thanks to Ray Larsen for recording this year’s festival for our (and your) enjoyment! 

First up, it’s what started the whole festival: Insistent Caterpillars playing their trademark tune….”Insistent Caterpillars!” 

Insistent Caterpillars are:

Cameron Sharif - Keyboard and Piano

Carmen Rothwell - Bass

Evan Woodle - Drums

Last Showcase of the Year

Adrian Notebloom and Empty Boat will be performing THIS FRIDAY at Cafe Solstice, and just like all of the past showcases, music will start promptly at 7:00 PMBut this time, we have brand new faces that have not yet graced the stage for an IMP Showcase.

Playing first will be Adrian Notebloom, who will be playing with Lucas Winter (guitar) and Mathew Singler (drums) of Cornish, and Carmen Rothwell (bass) of UW. The group will be performing a few jazz standards as well as a couple originals by Notebloom. Adrian says of the group, “the guitar will act more as a horn player and do minimal comping. I want it to be pretty Tristano-like so we can play more freely over the changes.”

And performing second, Named after the Lao Tzu parable, Empty Boat is a quintet of excellent Seattle creative musicians presenting original compositions, with a heavy dose of improvisation. Empty Boat includes Don Berman (Drums), Geoff Harper (Bass), Jim Knodle (Trumpet), Dennis Rea (Guitar), and Dick Valentine (Saxes, Flutes).

Both groups will be outstanding, and we are excited to see them on the stage at Solstice.

See you there!


King Tears Bat Trip will be playing TONIGHT, APRIL 27TH at the Chapel Performance Space in Wallingford. Come see them, Japanese Guy, and the How Glass is Made Ensemble. 

Music starts at 7:30. Suggested donation of $5-15. See you there!