Kate Olson

Improvising saxophonist, educator, composer

KO ENSEMBLE

KO ENSEMBLE is a rotating cast of Seattle's best jazz and creative musicians, including Tim Kennedy, Samantha Boshnack, Naomi Siegel, Robby Beasley, Simon Henneman, Chris Icasiano, Eric Eagle, Wayne Horvitz, Geoff Harper, Andy Roth, Chris Credit, Evan Flory-Barnes, and Michael Owcharuk. This is Kate's most straight ahead jazz project, and her compositions are heavily influenced by the music of Thelonious Monk, as well as the compositions of her contemporaries in the Seattle music scene. KO ENSEMBLE has many incarnations, from duo to sextet.

Background photo by Kate Olson