Music

Live music of all genres and styles, from classical to avant garde. Looking to book a musician or band for a gig? Check out our Artist Roster to find their information or contact the local musician’s union for recommendations. 

Artist
Alexander Antonio Manzoni

Alexander A. Manzoni has been writing poetry & prose for over twenty years. In September 2014, he moved to Spokane, Washington, from Newfield, New Jersey. He can be found featuring at arts events in the Spokane-C.D.A. area. Publishing credits include: verse-virtual.com, everwritersresource.com, FIVE Poetry Magazine, In-Parentheses, PicturesofPoets.com and Spokane Writes: A Poetry & Prose Anthology. He is the host of the “Manzoni in the Morning” spoken word podcast and is the election correspondent for Headline Poetry: https://lineriderpress.com/headlinepoetry

Artist
Spokane Buddhist Temple Bon Odori Dancers

Bon Odori is the “Beauty of Japanese Dance”. We are a traditional Japanese dance group that loves to perform as well as teach Japanese folk dances to audiences, wearing colorful traditional kimonos or yukatas. This style of Japanese dance is performed during the Obon Festival, a Japanese festival time of Gathering, Gratitude and Celebration. Obon is a Japanese Buddhist custom that honors the spirits of one’s ancestors and has a 500 year history. Our instructor is Jacqui Pierce, a 14-year student of Wakahisa-kai Asian Traditional Dance & Music Foundation, Inc. We are accompanied by vocalist Narong who sings traditional Japanese folk songs.