The popular Seattle quartet Industrial Revelation will be featured in concert on KPLU's Jazz Northwest on Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m. Pacific. The quartet has earned a reputation for combining jazz, hip hop, electronica and other styles in music that has cross-cultural and multi-generational appeal. Their standing-room-only concert filled the Brotman Forum of the Seattle Art Museum in this month's Art of Jazz concert presented by Earshot Jazz and SAM. The concert coincided with the opening of the new exhibition by Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.
Industrial Revelation was formed ten years ago, when all four were either students at Cornish, playing with or studying with noted saxophonist Hadley Caliman, or both. Led by drummer D'Vonne Lewis, with Aham Oluo on trumpet, Josh Rawlings, piano and electric keyboards and Evan Flory-Barnes on bass, the group plays with intensity and urgency, but cools to a quiet simmer for soulful ballads. All four compose and arrange music for the quartet. In the last year, Industrial Revolution has received music awards from The Stranger, The Seattle Weekly and Earshot Jazz.
The Art of Jazz concerts are presented on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and are coordinated by Earshot Jazz, John Gilbreath, Executive Director. Next in the series is The Tiptons saxophone quartet on March 10. Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and kplu.org and airs Sundays at 2 PM Pacific. After broadcast, programs are archived for streaming at jazznw.org.