* Spirits Rise – Astral Spirits Festival

June 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Rhizome DC
6950 Maple St NW
DC 20012

Rhizome’s Spirits Rise Festival celebrates the work of artists on the Astral Spirits, an Austin, Texas-based label that puts out tapes and digital recordings that highlight the new generations of free jazz heavy-hitters (Disclosure: They released Luke Stewart’s, Capitalbop’s director of presenting) album Works for Upright Bass and Amplifier.

This one-night festival showcases Astral Spirits talent from around the country, including some of our own local favorites.

Performers include the Ancestral Duo, the spiritually minded free jazz project by Stewart and Jamal Moore; Coy Fish, Sarah Hughes’ free quartet; creative composer and bassist Brandon Lopez; and Spires That In The Sunset Rise, an improvising duo that takes inspiration from Appalachian folk music, free poetry, psychedelia and fee jazz.



Jackson Sinnenberg

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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the JazzTimes. NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper and On Tap Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He previously covered the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Read him at sinnenbergmusic.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.