The Westerlies are a New York-based brass quartet comprised of childhood friends from Seattle: Riley Mulherkar and Chloe Rowlands on trumpet, and Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch on trombone.
Formed in 2011, the self-described “accidental brass quartet” takes its name from the prevailing winds that travel from the West to the East. “Skilled interpreters who are also adept improvisers” (NPR’s Fresh Air), The Westerlies explore jazz, roots and chamber music influences to create the rarest of hybrids: music that is both “folk-like and composerly, lovely and intellectually rigorous” (NPR Music). Equally at home in concert halls and living rooms, The Westerlies navigate a wide array of venues and projects with the precision of a string quartet, the audacity of a rock band, and the charm of a family sing-along.
The Westerlies Concert will be a part of a full “Jazz in the Methow Weekend” which will include educational components, jazz jam sessions, and performances by other accomplished jazz ensembles. A Dance Party with Jacob Zimmerman at the Barnyard Cinema in Winthrop will take place on Fri, May 24. Times and ticket prices are TBA. For details or to purchase tickets visit us at cascadiamusic.org
Cascadia’s Jazz in the Methow Line Up
Fri, May 24, Dance at the Barnyard Cinema featuring Jacob Zimmerman Band
Sat, May 25 Academy, workshops and learning opportunities
Sat Evening, May 25 Jazz Jam session anchored by Westendorf Jazz Trio
Sun, May 26 Performance by the Westerlies, the Merc Playhouse
Details for workshops, schedule of events and tickets available at cascadiamusic.org