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Tiny Ghost || Negative Press Project (Oak) @Royal Room

  • Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA, 98118 United States (map)

Hi! Tiny Ghost is a new quartet! It’s Greg Sinibaldi, Katie Jacobson, Ivan Arteaga & Raymond Larsen. We play music that is strange, pretty, funny, and weird. We like trying to understand the limitations we put on ourselves within the 'free' or 'improvised' music genre. We often ask ourselves questions like "what happens if we make 'silly' sounds while improvising?" or "what if this piece had a story behind it?" to try to push ourselves beyond what we think we know about free and improvised music. We like discovering sounds together and using words in combination with sound in our music.

With the Ravishing Second Album Eternal Life | Jeff Buckley Songs and Sounds the San Francisco Bay Area’s Negative Press Project Takes a Revelatory Instrumental Journey into the Heart of the Singer’s Music

Negative Press Project (NPP), co-led by bassist Andrew Lion and pianist/keyboardist Ruthie Dineen, the expansive electro-acoustic ensemble brings a supple textural palette to Buckley’s material, transforming his emotionally wrought, show-stopping vocal vehicles into strikingly beautiful instrumental settings. Erasing distinctions between jazz and chamber music, rock and instrumental pop, NPP expands Buckley’s legacy by tapping into his beatific lyricism. Negative Press Project’s Eternal Life | Jeff Buckley Songs and Sounds, which was produced by bass master Jeff Denson, is slated for release on Denson's non-profit label Ridgeway Records on November 17, 2017.

NPP is the latest singular ensemble to emerge from the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley. The band released an impressive debut album see evil eyes | civilize in 2015 focusing on original compositions by Dineen and Lion. A self described jazz and indie/art rock influenced music collective based out of Oakland, CA, The Bay Bridged says about the group, “Versatility abounds, and they always look for new ground to explore.”