Andrew Boscardin: Composer and Guitarist

Throwback to a Thursday Five Years and Day Ago

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If time is a flat circle, then just over the Event Horizon you should be able to just make out another rainy, windy Thursday, designated November 5, 2009, where a newborn Zubatto Syndicate is doing that wobbly leg thing that baby fawns do onstage at Town Hall Seattle in front of a supportive audience of friends and family. I can’t believe Zubatto is going to be a first-grader soon. ‪#‎tbt‬ You can enjoy the whole show online thanks to the nice folks at the Seattle Channel!

Tell Them About The Cover Song Reward

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The cover song reward is the chocolate center of the Kickstarter campaign. It is the theme that holds everything together. Even though I started Zubatto to perform my own music, cover songs have always been a fun part of our performances. The first cover we ever did was “Taxman” by The Beatles, for a gig at the Crocodile on tax day, April 15. If we ever have another show on an April 15, we’ve got that one in the pocket. I initially thought of cover songs as one-shots like that…read more

Zubatto Syndicate and MetriLodic at The Tractor, January 2 2014

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Zubatto Syndicate continues “The Year of Zubatto”, celebrating our fifth year of weirdo extraterrestrial big band shenanigans. We will be playing an awesome double-bill with MetriLodic at The Tractor Tavern on January 2, 2014 – a date so futuristic-sounding, I can’t even be sure it’s not a Simulacrum created by Skynet. Remember those awesome Marvel Team-Up comics where Spidey would pair up with The Hulk, Iron Man (or even Man-Thing or Howard the Duck) for some serious adventures? Well, this is like that but with music! Sharing the bill will…read more

Zubatto Syndicate: 2Batto! World Premiere, November 10th at Columbia City Theater

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Zubatto Syndicate returns on November 10 for the World Premiere of 2Batto!, all new music for extraterrestrial Big Band at the beautiful Columbia City Theater with special guests Moraine and Syrinx Effect. Zubatto will be celebrating 4 years of performance and recording, by premiering all-new music written, arranged and presented through support from 4Culture. This performance falls almost to the day on the fourth anniversary of Zubatto Syndicate’s very first performance at Town Hall Seattle. Since that debut show, we’ve brought large ensemble improvised music to unconventional spaces all around Seattle, recorded and released…read more

Record Store Day 2012

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It’s that time of year again (the most wonderful…?) – Saturday, April 21st is Record Store Day! Record stores across the country will have special offerings and deals for vinyl fans and collectors. You can check out participating stores and all of the special goodies on the Record Store Day website. This time last year, the Zubatto Syndicate vinyl was still not finished, but this year it is done and available.To celebrate RSD 2012, everything in the Zubatto store is 25% off. Just use promocode ‘recordstoreday2012’ when you place your…read more

Zubatto Syndicate, Spekulation & Reptet @ Neumos, March 10

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Zubatto Syndicate returns with special guests Spekulation and Reptet for a monster show at Neumos! Doors at 8pm :: $8 ADV :: Advance Tickets on sale at: Moe Bar, etix.com :: 21+ Tickets are on sale now at: https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1607098&cobrand=neumos The Zubatto Syndicate is a 12-piece ensemble under the direction of composer and guitarist Andrew Boscardin. This exciting group – a highly original take on the Big Band and jazz orchestra traditions – features a unique synthesis of reed instruments and electric sounds, brass and electric guitar and bass. “Big-band music…read more