Evan Flory Barnes’ The Teaching

The music was uplifting, joyful, and passionate indeed as promised. A wonderful and inspiring performance from the group at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.

Fast-rising bassist Evan Flory-Barnes opened the evening with The Teaching, a band that injects the Socratic into the post-jazz flow. Flory-Barnes is a young dynamo on the local scene, the go-to bassist of a vast array of leaders. Experienced in symphonic, jazz, and solo bass performance, along with several other styles, he also leads his own indefinable group, Threat of Beauty, and now this similarly expansive small combo with two other tyros on a tear: Josh Rawlings on piano and Jeremy Jones on drums.

Evan was incredible to watch as his expressions changed every moment making the editing for this post impossible. I have a half dozen more photos I wanted to post but this format restricts me to one photo per post. Pity.

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Photograph by editorial photographer Daniel Sheehan a photojournalist who specializes in portrait photography and photojournalism for publications and corporations. He is also a Seattle wedding photographer photographing weddings with a subtle, unobtrusive, story-telling approach creating artistic documentary photography ranking him  as one of the best Seattle wedding photographers.

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