Table & Chairs

A new music record label

3 Reasons to Check Out the Recently Launched Seattle Label Table & Chairs Tuesday, March 15, 2011 | Seattle Weekly, Reverb blog "These multi-disciplinary young artists are jump-starting a music culture that has more to do with John Coltrane and Seattle's jazz legacy than our grunge rock heritage. They're playing venues big and small - from the Healthy Times Fun Club to the Tractor - and doing their damnedest to inject what the label calls 'the bleeding edges of avant-garde and experimental improvisation' into Seattle's daily live music experience."   Impressive acts at launch of Seattle jazz label Table & Chairs Monday, March 14th, 2011| Seattle Times | Paul de Barros   "To judge from the concert and its first batch of releases — which includes the debut of Vu's sizzling group, Agogic, with Woodle, saxophonist Andrew D'Angelo and bassist Luke Bergman — the label will go wherever its young explorers decide to take it, with particular regard to the variety of musical and emotional experiences that came after the golden era of jazz but that are so often ignored by the music's more traditional adherents."   Realistic Idealists Monday, March 14th, 2011|  Lovesound Magazine "What’s even more enticing about this release is that it also marks the official release of a new indie label called Table & Chairs (  Even the inner workings of the new Seattle-based label are inspiring… ‘It’s run as a collective, where ownership is determined by the amount of time donated to the label’ says Operation ID’s David Balatero (as well as Table & Chairs secretary).  There are 14 folks involved in the ownership of the label and each one of them brings a special skill necessary for the development of a successful record label."   New Seattle label Table and Chairs launch concert Saturday Wednesday, March 9th, 2011| Seattle Times | Paul de Barros "It's one fluid path that starts at the UW, then to Racer where then more of the non-UW public is now joining. The launch concert features Friendly Creature, guitarist Kristian Garrard, Small Face, Chemical Clock and saxophonist Neil Welch. The show is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Q Café, 3223 15th Ave. W., Seattle; $10 (206-352-2525 or"   Jazz Now! Seattle - Table & Chairs Records Launch Special Wednesday, March 9th, 2011| Seattle Jazz Now! Podcast "We sat down with Neil Welch and Jared Borkowski, both musicians on the label and board members, and talked to them about the launch, why they started the label and their plans for the future. They also played us tracks from all 5 of their first releases."   Seattle’s Alt-Rock Hub, Purring With Jazz Aug. 26th, 2010 | Nate Chinen "By all accounts [Vu] has galvanized his students, charging them with a radical sense of purpose and advocating on their behalf. He invited some — like the bassist Luke Bergman and the drummer Chris Icasiano, both now alumni and key figures in the Racer Sessions — to be in his new band,Speak, which recently released its self-titled debut on Origin. Mr. Vu also advises the Improvised Music Project, a coalition of students and alumni, which held its second annual festival this spring." ←Return to homepage