Enjoy Lunch With Some Cornish College Musicians

Every Thursday, cloudy or sunny, outdoor lunch at Van Vorst Plaza means Cornish College of the Arts entertainment. Now in its fourth year, Cornish@Amazon brings students, faculty, and alumni bands to the stage.

For Cornish@Amazon, the summer music series produced by Cornish College of the Arts, summer lasts all the way through October.  From Latin to contemporary jazz, pop to bluegrass, there’s something new every week.

This week (June 29), Whitney Lyman ’09 returns to the stage. This pop artist has been called “a rich, youthful blend of indie originality.” A composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Lyman blends influences from traditional world folk, baroque chamber music, indie rock, and dream pop. She’s also not above grabbing a ukulele and enjoying a little summer fun on Lake Union as in this video.

July performances kick off with three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto. This master pianist, Cornish faculty member, composer and arranger, is among the top Brazilian musicians working today. His Quinteto includes fellow Cornish faculty members Chuck Deardorf (bass), Mark Ivester (drums), Ben Thomas (vibraphone) and Jeff Busch (percussion).

Cornish@Amazon June Through October

June 1: Honeysuckle Rye

June 8: The Namlú'u Jazz Band

June 15: Tai Shan

June 22: Tango

June 29: Whitney Lyman

July 6: Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto

July 13: Naomi Moon Siegel

July 20: Cornish Jazz All-stars featuring Matt Wilson

July 27: Judd Wasserman

August 3: Sol de Noche

August 10: Susan Pascal Quintet

August 17: Maiah Manser Band

August 27: Johnaye Kendrick Quartet

September 7: Lucas Winter Trio

September 14: James Falzone’s Musique Actuelle

Sept 21: Bootleg Sunshine

September 28: Matt Sircely

October 5: Purr Gato

October 12: Diane Fast