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June 13, 2014 at 7:01 AM

Tlingit funk at the Royal Room

(Russell Johnson)

(Russell Johnson)

Most folks know Preston Singletary as the glass artist whose colorful, modernist and Tlingit-themed pieces are much prized here and around the world. But Singletary also plays bass in a chock-a-block blues-rock group called A Little Big Band, which recently completed a self-titled album featuring the soulful powerhouse vocals of Star Nayea.

Singletary also plays with a remarkable all-star band that includes New Orleanian legends Bernie Worrell (keyboards) and Stanton Moore (drums), Seattle’s own Skerik (saxophone), A Little Big Band members Captain Raab (keyboards) and Gene Tagaban (spoken word, flute), and Clarissa Rizal (vocals).
The group, which calls itself Khu.éex’CQ (Tlingit for potlatch), brings a funk/jazz punch to traditional Tlingit music.

7 and 10 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $15-$18 (206-906-9920 or www.theroyalroomseattle.com).

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