The Teaching is absolutely thrilled to announce our upcoming show at Triple Door Mainstage this coming Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at 6:30pm. This show marks not only our first show as a group in over a year, but also a sort of post-GRAMMY® Celebration / ‘Birds In Flight‘ CD Release concert all wrapped up into one mega awesome show! We’re also so glad our fellow musician, tap-dancer extraordinaire and dear friend Jessie Sawyers will be joining us as our special opener for the evening. This show is going to be something truly special and we want you there to be a part of it.
About Jessie Sawyers:
Jessie is a visual musician, educator, leader, and force of positivity. Her life’s work involves the practice of living from a space of love, kindness, and gratitude. Her personal struggles, including over 23 surgeries as a child, have taught her what a gift it is to be alive, and she is committed to uplifting others through her creative pursuits. Her first love is tap dance, which she began at the age of 11 under the guidance of Ginger Roberts, Cheryl Johnson, and Anthony Peters in Seattle, as well as at festivals with the late tap greats Cholly Atkins, Harold Cromer, Gregory Hines, Fayard Nicholas, LaVaughn Robinson, Jimmy Slyde, and Prince Spencer.
As a performer, Jessie has been working professionally for 15 years, the first seven of which were filled with commercials and appearances as the Seattle seafood chain Ivar’s tap dancing clam mascot. While she is based out of Seattle, tap has taken her around the country and internationally to Vancouver, Toronto, Greece, London, and soon-to-be 13 new countries this fall during her Visual Music World Tour. Jessie has had the pleasure of working with Savion Glover, Mark Mendonca, Travis Knights, Seattle-based band The Teaching, and as an assistant to Dianne Walker. Over the years, Jessie’s pursuits have expanded to include singing, playing the ukulele, illustrating, and motivational writings.
About Bird’s In Flight:
This album will be our 4th Physical Release and our 3rd Live Album. It was recorded live at the Triple Door during our performance at the 2010 Earshot Jazz Festival and contains music inspired from our time hosting ‘The Hang’ jam session in Seattle, as well as the artwork and personal time spent with our dear friend Matt Hebermehl. The album artwork over the past 3 albums and this forthcoming CD contain the original work by artist Matt Hebermehl and this album was specifically titled with inspiration from his recent Art Installation at the Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah, GA. His art is a unique blend of Street Graffiti styling’s and Tribal Art like influences. The installation of ‘Birds In Flight’ had a very beautiful youthful & joyful quality to it that resonated with us and inspired some great music and experiences during our visit to Savannah. Matt’s artwork is for sale and he may be in attendance for our performance on May 4th.
About The Performance on May 4th:
As mentioned above this performance marks a celebration of a lot of things, but most importantly this show is about bringing together the wonderful friends, family & fans that have supported us throughout our 7 years as a group, which undoubtedly set us on the course that led us to the GRAMMY® Awards this past January. Certainly, our hard work as musicians and efforts to create a powerful interconnectedness in the Seattle Artistic Community via ‘The Hang’ had a large impact as well, but it takes an army – a community – a synergy. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis wouldn’t have been able to reach the level they have if our beloved community didn’t help support. So, this night is as much a way to say THANK YOU for all the years of love and support to get us to where we’ve been and where we are now. We’re so proud to bear the “Grammy Nominee” title next to our name now and to have contributed to this multi-GRAMMY® winning album that Seattle can claim along with the Super Bowl Title. It’s been quite a start to 2014 and we’re not done yet! We look forward to seeing you on May 4th at the Triple Door!
Details for the Show:
VIMM Productions Presents:
Sunday, May 4th at 6:30pm | Triple Door
The Teaching CD Release for ‘Birds In Flight’ and Post-GRAMMY® Celebration
with Visual Musician, Jessie Sawyers
Doors open at 5:00pm
Show starts at 6:30pm
$15 adv // $18 day of
$3 off children under 18
216 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
– Reservations Highly Recommend –
Call (206) 838-4333 or reserve tickets online at www.tripledoor.com
Press Release & Official Poster
The Teaching’s Official Video Invite to our Concert Sunday, May 4th at the Triple Door