Seattle-based, award-winning composer Nelda Swiggett brings her five-piece chamber jazz ensemble to Port Townsend, Sequim, and Port Angeles on Dec. 1-2 for a tour of her original work, “The Alaska Suite: a story of beauty, loss and hope.” This concert is a musical reverie on the tenuous beauty of the Arctic. But it is not just a concert. 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. Featuring Nelda Swiggett (compositions, piano, narrative, curated images), Julian Smedley (violin), Clif Swiggett (trombone), Chris Symer (bass), Adam Kessler (drums), and the poetry of Jill McGrath. Tickets for the Dec 1st Port Townsend concert can be purchased here. There will also be concerts in Sequim and Port Angeles on December 2nd, see here for details. Hosted by Local 20/20 and Olympic Climate Action, contact us for more information.