2014 Welcomes New Touring Arts Roster Artists

NighTraiN, photo by Greg Stonebraker 2011
NighTraiN, photo by Greg Stonebraker 2011
NighTraiN, photo by Greg Stonebraker 2011
NighTraiN, photo by Greg Stonebraker 2011

For more than three decades, 4Culture’s Touring Arts Roster has supported the performing arts of King County. Available as a free resource -especially useful to concert and event planners- this online juried directory offers nearly 200 professional acts in Dance, Music and Theatre featuring a diversity of genres, styles and cultural traditions. NighTraiN, pictured above, is featured in the current issue of City Arts Magazine. Check out the story of how they came to perform together.

Live auditions for the Touring Arts Roster have generally been held annually, theater style before a judge’s panel of presenters, artists and administrators from across the county. The most recent round brings an exciting new bunch of talent to the mix! We invite you to visit their pages and get to know their work.

Alma Villegas y Azucar: vocal fronted Latin Jazz offering a diversity of styles.

Concert Imaginaire: electro-acoustic ensemble featuring strings, keyboard and percussion.

Cynthia Alexander: visionary singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Darrius Willrich: acclaimed Soul singer and Jazz pianist.

Duo Finelli: Vaudevillian musical comedy.

Elnah Jordan Experience (The): R&B, Jazz, Blues, and Gospel vocal inspirations.

EntreMundos Quarteto: from the deep well of Brazilian song.

Esoterics (The): award winning contemporary a cappella choral ensemble.

Eva Moon: “The Mutant Diaries: Unzipping My Genes” a musical storytelling born from a battle with cancer.

Good Co: modern beats meet vintage Swing.

Hagucha Garinagu: folkloric music and dance of the Garifuna people.

Hammon-Esvelt Quintet (The): straight-ahead group taking Jazz of the twenty-first century back in time.

Joy Mills Band: organic soulful Country Roots.

Karin Kajita: solo Jazz and Classical piano.

Leslie Rosen/Pyrosutra: fire performance, stilt walking and dance.

Longstride: Rock-Reggae quartet.

Mark Hilliard Wilson: solo acoustic guitar.

Mary Sherhart & Balkan All-Stars: heartfelt songs of the Balkans.

Meredith Connie: solo Classical and Latin guitar.

Mighty Tiny Band (the): a small mobile horn band.

NighTraiN: locomotive Punk.

Northwest Tap Connection: young performers of Tap and Dance.

Steve Griggs Ensemble (Panama Hotel Jazz): original Jazz inspired by local history.

Pickled Okra: untraditional Bluegrass.

Splinter Dance Company: ajusticenetwork Dance for social change.

Susan Pascal Quartet: Jazz vibraphonist.

Uncle Bonsai: contemporary Folk-Pop trio.

Verbal Oasis: soulful spoken word.

Yoginis Indian Jazz Project: Classical Indian meets Jazz.

Artists interested in joining the Touring Arts Roster may submit an Intent to Audition form directly on the TAR website.