Wednesday, June 17 8:30 PM
Michael Owcharuk is a composer, pianist, accordionist, and educator living and working in Seattle, WA. His great love of the wide world of music compels him to work in many genres, including but not limited to: jazz, new music, modern chamber and orchestral music, classical, Slavic folk, rock, pop and music for dance, theater and film.
Michael co-directs the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble, leads the Michael Owcharuk Trio, and is a member of Beth Fleenor’s Workshop Ensemble and Crystal Beth and the Boom Boom Band. In addition he is a ballet accompanist at Belltown Ballet Studio and works as a sideman/pianist/accompanist collaborating with a diverse range of artists.
He holds a Bachelor of Music from Cornish College of the Arts and has received support for his music from 4Culture, The Seattle Mayors Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and Jack Straw Productions.
Michael and his music have been featured on/by: NPR, KEXP, KBCS, Seattle International Film Festival, Bumbershoot, Earshot Jazz, 14/48 The World’s Quickest Theater Festival, the Seattle Rock Orchestra, the Bushwick Bookclub Seattle, Karin Stevens Dance, and by many other venues and organizations in the Pacific Northwest.
“Michael Owcharuk is a very talented and entertaining pianist who has collaborated with almost all of the leading figures in our productive and accomplished jazz scene. His play has an experimental edge coupled with a strong sense of swing…you can expect to hear jazz mastery.”
- 2014 – Charles Mudede, The Stranger.