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2024 More Music @ the Moore Performance

Friday, March 22, 2024

The 23rd Annual More Music @ The Moore features exceptional young musicians mixing up diverse music styles in collaboration with a nationally recognized Music Director, showcasing the future of Seattle music. This dynamic performance celebrates the rich talent of youth in our community and provides musicians, regardless of what style they play, the opportunity to make music together. Produced by STG's ECE Dept.

EVENING:

  • Adult - $18 advance, $20 day of show
  • Student - $10 advance, $12 day of show

MATINEE:

  • Title 1 Schools - $5
  • Groups/Individuals - $8

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2024 More Music @ the Moore Artists

photo of Alana EdwardsAlana Edwards is a 17-year-old Seattle native who has been singing since she was two years old. She has sung all over Washington state in plays, musicals, sporting and community events, and at various churches. Alana has even been blessed to sing voice overs for various children’s YouTube shows and most recently a music video. Alana’s passion for singing and music in general is what drives her, and she is excited to expand her singing career. FB:@iamalanaedwards

photo of Gyasi Gyasi is a producer, songwriter, singer, hip hopper, and trumpeter, from Seattle. He has performed in New Orleans with The Residency, at the MLB All Stars event, at The Crocodile, and many more. He’s also worked as a sound engineer at The Residency to help record and mix all performing participants. A well-rounded artist, Gyasi plays the trumpet and continues to work on his already outstanding performance skills. IG:@ges.uno

photo of Georyne AgdeppaGeoryne Agdeppa is an emerging artist with an impressive talent at 15-years-old. She has had vocal/acting lessons with Seattle Talent from 5th to 7th grade, performed every year in her elementary school talent shows, and got to showcase as a surprise guest at Pink Salt Restuarant. IG:@georyne_agdeppa

photo of Isaiah BanksIsaiah Banks is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter. He loves to create music to grow his emotional intelligence by getting feelings out and learning from them. Isaiah grew up singing in church and has performed in several musicals, including those with Teen Summer Musical. You can also catch him performing at venues in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. He hopes that audiences enjoy every part of his singing from lyrics to melody to beat and the tone of his voice.

photo of Kaira SoinKaira Soin is a budding musician, training in the Indian classical string instrument, Sitar. She was born and raised in Seattle and has been learning music since the age of four. She discovered Sitar from her science teacher at the age of eight and has been training under his guidance and other accomplished Sitarists. Kaira has performed and won regional and international competitions in Indian Classical music and has performed at international venues like the Royal Albert Hall (London), Solitär Mozarteum (Salzburg), Kleine Zaal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), and Carnegie Hall (New York). Kaira hopes to make fusion music, incorporating the sitar with various other instruments and styles of music. IG:@kairasoin

photo of Stargazy PieStargazy Pie If the four guys in Stargazy Pie hadn’t run into each other in 2018, they’d be in four wildly different bands by now. One would be tearing up the coffee-shop circuit, one would be arguing with police about noise ordinances, one would be discussing cape options with their prog band, and one would be doubling his jazz guitar solos on clarinet. Despite these different personalities, the four share a love of great songwriting, bringing all these influences together in an energetic power-pop band. Stargazypieband.com

photo of Wyatt SilvaWyatt Silva is a 17-year-old multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter who wrote, recorded, and mixed his debut album, "Aurora," mostly in his basement in the fall of 2021. He was thrilled to record his drum parts at Soundhouse with Recording Engineer, Mike Sebring. Wyatt plays all the instruments on the record. He is influenced by classic and alternative rock and enjoys referring to himself in third person. (Hi Wyatt!) IG:@wyattsilvamusic

Photo Credit Nate Watters

Welsh & Company are a Seattle based Americana jam band made up of 5 talented youth musicians with twin brothers Nico and Carlo Welsh at the helm. They perform original music as well as covers from classic country and jam band artists such as Willie Nelson, the Grateful Dead, and the Allman Brothers. Welsh & Company’s original songs are often politically charged and call for social change, much like the counterculture music of the 60s and 70s. As a group of high schoolers that each have impressive individual resumes including performances at Climate Pledge Arena, the Nectar Lounge, and the Crocodile, the band was founded as a way to highlight each of their individual talents together as Welsh & Company. Since their founding last summer in 2023, they have written several originals, mostly taking on the outlaw country genre. Welsh & Company are currently in the production of their first album titled “Let Me Put It This Way” coming out late spring through No-Count Records. IG: @welshandcompany

2024 More Music @ the Moore Music Director

photo of Kim Burse

Kim Burse, a seasoned music director with over two decades in the industry, stands as a prominent figure amongst her fellow music directors and creatives alike. Working with distinguished figures such as Ricky Minor, Ray Chew, and Shelia E., Kim has honed her craft alongside the best.

Her impressive portfolio boasts collaborations with music icons like Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Ciara, Brandy, and more. Kim's mark extends beyond individual artists, as she has contributed her music direction expertise to major network television specials for ABC/Disney, FOX, BET, HBO and most recently with Country Music Television being one of the first (if not the first) Black Women to hold the title of Music Director on the network.

Kim notably was the Creative Music Director for the historical Grammy Performance with Beyonce and Tina Turner and she was appointed as composer of the Musical Movie “Leave It On The Floor”. BET’s Black Girl’s Rock brought her onboard in 2011 as the Creative Music Director where she continued the position for 8 years. Soon after, Disney approached Kim to bring musical magic for another 8 years with the annual Disney Holiday Special airing on ABC. With all mentioned, as Jennifer Lopez’ MD for more than a decade, Kim can also add The Super Bowl and a sold-out “All I Have” Las Vegas residency to her already plentiful resume.

At the early age of 7 Kim began music lessons and knew that she would be involved with music for the rest of her life! She went on to be a child prodigy and started playing in church and traveling at age 12. She would later become the first Junior student at Roswell High in Roswell, Ga. to hold the position of Student Orchestra Conductor. This position in the past was only made available to graduating Seniors. Kim went on to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. After a brief stay at Berklee Kim knew she had a deeper passion to make it into the industry more than just playing. She went back to her hometown of Atlanta, Ga. to pursue an Assoc. Degree in Entertainment Management from the Music Business Institute. She graduated at the top of her class and it didn't take long before Kim landed her first internship at the legendary Motown Records while Berry Gordy was still the operating CEO.

Once at Motown Records Kim started working in sales, tracking all of the Southeast Region and later to MCA, where you found her spearheading the promotions and marketing department as the National Coordinator in radio and retail. After five years with MCA Records. Kim successfully climbed the ladder and became A&R Manager at Sony Music in 1993. At Sony, Ms. Burse was instrumental in the careers of such acts as; Dionne Farris, Da Brat, Xscape, and the one and only Destiny's Child.

After her journey with Sony, Atlanta called her back home where she independently shopped new talent for various labels. In 2001, Kim reunited with Matthew Knowles, the manager of Destiny’s Child who offered her a position as Creative A&R Director for Music World Music where she developed and managed the department. In addition, she was the curator and producer for Destiny’s Child’s live shows from 2001-2005.

As an A&R Exec, Kim Burse helped create, produce, and market over 10 albums throughout her career. These albums have generated over $100 million in revenue for such companies as Motown, MCA, Sony and Columbia Records. A variety of these projects have surpassed the "Gold" and "Platinum" sales levels and earned recognition through Grammy Awards, Soul Train Awards, BET Awards or the local pub awards.

From overseeing entire musical departments for a televised production to crafting the perfect arrangement for a single performance, Kim Burse's unique ability to reinvent sound sets her apart. With a career rich in diverse experiences, she continues to shape the musical landscape with innovation and passion.

What is More Music @ The Moore?

STG’s 23rd annual More Music @ The Moore will feature exceptional young musicians mixing up diverse music styles. The performance celebrates the rich musical talent of youth in our community and provides musicians, regardless of what style they play, the opportunity to make music together. It’s all about unique collaboration.

Artist in the program perform their own works as well as back up peer musicians in 2 performances at the Historic and world-renowned Moore Theatre. The production is led by a notable Music Director that will perform along-side the More Music @ The Moore artists.

As part of Moore Music @ The Moore, young artists have collaborated and performed with:

The Roots, Robert Glasper, Mavis Staples, Sheila E., Elvis Costello, The Temptations, Melissa Etheridge, Leslie Odem Jr, Mike McCready, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Meshell Ndegeocello, Michael Shrieve, Alan White, and more!

Past participants include:

Here are a few names you may recognize, though many of gone on to do great things! Ben Haggerty aka Macklemore, international Opera star J'Nai Bridges, ParisAlexa, Benicio Bryant, Zan Fiskum, Otieno Terry, Austin Jenckes, Max Levin, Romaro Franceswa, ZAHARA, members of Thunderpussy, members of Industrial Revelation, members of Mary Lambert’s band, members of Blake Lewis' band, members of Kore Ionz, members of Visqueen, performers that have been on “The Voice,” “American Idol,” and “America’s Got Talent” and numerous other touring artists, music teachers, and music professionals.

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