Ask the Ages

Photo by Daniel Sheehan

Ask the Ages is a Seattle, Washington based avant-jazz band. Formed in 2010, the group includes: Greg Campbell (drums and percussion), Steven Bell (Vibraphone ), Brian Heaney (guitar), Kate Olson (sax/woodwinds) and John Seman (bass). Influences are Sonny Sharrock, Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders.


New Year gigs

Starting January 8th we start a monthly gig at Cafe Racer that will take place every second Saturday till they ask us to stop. I plan on having friends and other bands opening or closing to help it work for us and Cafe Racer. Please join us if you can and spread the word. We have a few new band members and I hope to talk Stuart Dempster in joining us when his schedule allows. The big show will on april 2nd at the Chapel that will feature two pieces I wrote and will be played by Dale Speicher (Mirimba) and Kate Olson (Sax/woodwinds). We will also will have Melissa Walsh 0n Harp, Stuart Dempster on trombone/counch and Archana Bennur on vocals.
I hope to see you in the new year.


New member joins Ask the Ages

Kate Olson (sax/woodwinds) is a recent Seattle transplant from the enconomically depressed state of Michigan. She holds an MM Improvisation from the University of Michigan and hopes to rock your socks off.