Bad Luck in Concert with Special Guest Lorraine Lau
Past Event

Members-only festival passes on sale Thurs, August 22.

Public tickets on sale Thurs, August 29.

BIMA is excited to welcome Bad Luck & special guest Lorraine Lau for an evening of jazz music and movement performance.

6:30 Doors and bar open
7:00 House opens for concert
7:30 Concert begins

This concert is part of the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival presented by BIMA in partnership with Seattle’s Earshot Jazz.


Bad Luck performs in another cosmos from most bands. With more than a decade of collaboration, Neil Welch (saxophone + live electronics) and Christopher Icasiano (drums) “bear down on you like a cyclone of fire” (The Stranger). Based out of Seattle, Bad Luck is a genre-defying supernova of electronics, metal, folk and jazz.

Saxophone/electronics player Neil Welch and drummer Chris Icasiano spent years making epic long-form compositions (and three albums) in the tradition of free jazz legends like John Coltrane. Their new album, Four, recorded at Avast Studios with Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Marissa Nadler) slams the epic energy of those free improvisations into shorter, rhythmic forms. Welch screams and breathes into his horn, acoustically creates chords, and uses electronics more familiar to guitar players. Icasiano does things that seem impossible with four drumsticks at once.

“Outside of musics commonly accepted beat exists an emancipated, implied meter, an empowered and truly free human expression.” – CityArts

“…an avant garde jazz duo known for its near-omnipotence on the scene…” – Seattle Magazine

“Bad Luck chop up time and space into jagged, unpredictable shapes, but sometimes they hit upon a quasi-funk groove that sounds like an asymmetrical avalanche.” – The Stranger

“…can sail to the stars with Albert Ayler-like abandon but also zero in on lyrical moments.” – Seattle Times


About Lorraine Lau

Lorraine Lau is a life-long dancer and teacher. She dances to investigate modes joy and healing, interconnectedness and autonomy. Drawn to performing in unusual spaces under magical circumstances, Lorraine is a company member of Alice Gosti’s MALACARNE and has most recently appeared with other site-specific creators including Lucia Neare, Melissa Riker of Kinesis Project, and visual artist Mandy Greer. She is also a member of Au Collective, a movement-based non-profit that centers artists of color, womxn, and queer artists.


Oct 25, 2019


Frank Buxton Auditorium



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