December, 5th...MARK the date! Elena Maque`s band MaqueAttack will appear with a sound you`ve never heard before! Classic cocktail of funk, jazz and soul will be spiced up with incredible vocal of Josephine Howell and groovy scratch from a DJ. Bring yourself and your friends and your mama`s friends!!!
Tickets available online for 15$, at the door for 20$.
Here is more about Elena Maque.
Growing up in a rich cultural center of Russia, St.-Petersburg , Elena Maque was always drawn to art. . Elena`s first instrument was piano, which she started playing at the age six. By her teenage years Elena became fascinated with jazz music which eventually determined her switch to saxophone. Great passion for jazz as she entered Mussorgsky College of Music in St.Petersburg gave way to many musical collaborations and projects in the future. Being a student of legendary russian jazz giant Gennady Golshtein she was offered to join his big band "Saxophones of St.Petersburg" which carried in it some of the finest musicians of the city.
Alongside school and jazz band , Elena was consistently playing in a local church band where she would develop her skills in gospel and funk styles. Her interest in funk grew as she was mentored by a renowned saxophonist, her inspirator and a good friend in Latvia,Riga - Dennis Pashkevich.
After moving to the US Elena Maque continued her music journey. Here she was deeply influenced by her new friend and mentor, Alexey Nikolaev. Elena has been playing with various Seattle musicians as well as working on her own compositions and teaching saxophone for the past several years.
Elena Maque has always worked on developing and evolving her individuality in music. Desire to create music that would show her european roots, deep love for jazz and vast experience in electro sound inspired Elena to form her current band, MaqueAttack.