OCTOBER 6, 2013
Jami will be performing for the first time in many years in Port Townsend. For years she toured here with her band, Rumors of the Big Wave. She now returns in this solo performance celebrating the release of her new CD "Timeless."
“Sieber has been breaking ground, bridging gaps, and opening minds through music for decades.” —North Kitsap Herald, 2008
ELECTRIC CELLIST, VOCALIST & COMPOSER JAMI SIEBER is a celebrated pioneer of her instrument with an inspiring and fearless style of performance that has been recognized internationally. Sieber creates her own kind of world music, boasting immediate emotional impact and conveying a visionary presence that goes beyond the gorgeous melodies and tribal rhythms. Reaching inside the soul with compositions that are lush and powerfully evocative, her music transforms from the deepest stillness to moving melodies and rhythms that light the heart on fire. Her life-long commitment to the environment, social justice, and the healing arts is at the heart of her music, reflecting a deep dedication to the arts as a medium of exploration and awareness of the interconnectedness of all beings.
“In Jami Sieber's hands, the cello becomes a statement for longing and freedom, for unbridled expression, and a prayer to tenderness that encompasses every emotion.” —Lloyd Barde, Music Editor, Common Ground Magazine
This sometimes ethereal, sometimes hard-edged musician has earned rave reviews throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Employing looping devices and electronics to create sounds never before associated with the cello, Sieber transforms her solo instrument into an orchestra of sound that opens the heart, defies the mind, and sets the body dancing. Sieber's musical path has traveled from classical to folk to rock/pop to world to where she now stands in her own unique style. Since launching her solo career in 1994, she has performed her original compositions around the world, diving into dynamic collaborations with an extraordinary spectrum of dancers, actors, poets, visual artists, improvisers, vocalists, and instrumentalists that span the globe. She has been commissioned to compose for film, theatre, dance, and her compositions have been used in the popular video game – Braid.