Tickets are now on sale at https://bit.ly/aksuite for the Nelda Swiggett Quintet’s May 15 benefit performance of “The Alaska Suite” at 3 p.m. at Seattle First Baptist Church.
All proceeds benefit Green Buildings Now, a grassroots initiative promoting social justice and climate resilience by working with frontline community leaders to remove fossil fuels from buildings in a just way.
Swiggett’s “The Alaska Suite: a story of loss, beauty and hope” depicts how the climate crisis is unfolding in Alaska and leaves audiences inspired to take action. The 90-minute performance features jazz, images, poetry, spoken word and audience participation. One listener called the work “part love song, part sad ballad to Alaska, and part battle cry to reclaim the health of our planet.”
We are grateful to composer and pianist Nelda Swiggett, violinist Julian Smedley, trombonist and percussionist Clif Swiggett, bassist Chris Symer and drummer Adam Kessler for performing this engaging work and supporting the partnerships funded by Green Buildings Now.
Don’t miss this community event.