Bassist Michael Bisio, who just a few months ago played a series of farewell concerts for Brad’s Swingside restaurant, is coming back to his former home of Seattle for another show. This time, the Seattleite-turned-New Yorker will play a duo with pianist Matthew Shipp in celebration of International Jazz Day, Thursday, April 30. Bisio is a member of the Matthew Shipp Trio, one of the pre-eminent avant-garde jazz groups in the world.
The concert takes place in a former church on Capitol Hill.
Seattle guitarist Alex Pinto and bassist Farko Dosumov are also on the bill.
International Jazz Day started in 2011 and is a program of UNESCO co-chaired by pianist Herbie Hancock. Concerts will take place all over the world April 30 to highlight the diplomatic role of jazz in uniting all peoples.
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Michael Bisio and Matthew Shipp
7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, “Live at the Church,” 1300 E. Olive St., Seattle; $10-$30 (internationaljazzday-seattle.shindigg.com)