The Alaska Suite features a five-piece chamber jazz ensemble performing the original music of Seattle pianist and composer Nelda Swiggett. The performance engages the power of artistic expression — live music, spoken words, images and poetry — to connect audiences deeply and emotionally to the scientific realities of climate change. Ultimately a story of hope, the performance leaves audiences inspired to take action, and play a role in facilitating society’s response to climate change.
- Nelda Swiggett – piano, compositions, narrative, curated images
- Julian Smedley – violin
- Clif Swiggett – trombone, percussion
- Chris Symer – bass
- Adam Kessler – drums
- Jill McGrath – poetry
For more information visit https://www.kirklandwa.gov/Whats-Happening/Community-Events/Public-Works-Department-Events/Alaska-Suite