May 16th, 2011
Burnlist with Cuong Vu, Greg Sinibaldi, Chris Icasiano, and Aaron Otheim were the headlining act at this Saturday night concert presented by the Japan Young Professionals Group (JYPG) and Earshot Jazz. Appearing before Burnlist, was vocalist Aiko Shimada, and Chemical Clock performing in a special concert benefiting Japan earthquake relief through the Peace Winds America agency. There was a really good turnout despite the cold rainy night.
Cameron Sharif, Ray Larsen, Evan Woodle and Mark Hunter are Chemical Clock. Finding themselves together within the darkened recesses of the University of Washington’s music building, these four undergraduates united in their common desire to experiment in new musical territories — the bleeding-edge kind of stuff they’d never learn about in jazz college. Under the influence of professor Cuong Vu, who fervently supported their artistic explorations, Chemical Clock has taken to it in earnest since the early days of 2009.