Lisa Koch Big Ass Birthday Bash!

Mainstage Theatre, 216 Union Street, Seattle

Lisa Koch Big-Ass Birthday Bash w/ Barbara Higbie, David Lange & More!

Singer/comedian Lisa Koch (“Tina Fey meets Randy Rainbow with Joan Jett guitar chops’’) is back for her annual Birthday Bash at the Triple Door . Featuring fabulous multi-instrumentalist Barbara Higbie (Windham Hill, Trull/Higbie, Olivia), and accordion master David Lange (Pearl Django, Lange Studios) --plus a pile of ridiculously talented friends: Alicia Healy (Seattle singer-songwriter, Winterblue Room Studios) David Koch (Cabaret de Paris, ACT, Sing Out Seattle) Quincy Koch (Lisa’s awesome singin’ niece) Glenn Lorbecki (GlennSound, Grammies - guitar) Jason Edwards (Shaggy Sweet - drums)

Lisa's crazy pals often pop by for this Bash, so there’s no telling who will wander onstage for this wonderfully spontaneous jam. Snort-inducing comedy and fabulous music for a memorable evening of tunes and laughs.

Barbara Higbie - A Grammy-nominated, Bammy award winning composer, pianist, fiddler, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Barbara Higbie was the first female instrumentalist to compose and record for Windham Hill Records, and she has played on more than 100 albums (including Carlos Santana and Bonnie Raitt). She was a founding member of jazz/rock group Montreaux (Darol Anger, Mike Marshall), duoed with vocalist Teresa Trull (Trull/Higbie, Olivia Records), joined bluegrass trio Hills to Hollers (Laurie Lewis, Linda Tillery) and has recorded 18 solo/duo albums, plus contributed to 10 compilations that have sold in the millions. Her most recent solo offerings include her “Chillogy” of original piano tunes, and instrumental holiday CD, “Solstice.” “Barbara Higbie is one of the most exciting musicians I have heard, full of life and brilliant in her playing.”—S.F. Examiner/Chronicle

David Lange - Accordian master/pianist David Lange has worked with and recorded top musicians at Lange Recording Studios for the past 43 years. In 2007 he joined popular Northwest gypsy hot jazz ensemble, Pearl Django. David has also released two fabulous solo CDs under his own name.

Lisa Koch - Koch is best known for her work with loony Seattle sketch-comedy duo, Dos Fallopia (“Ham for the Holidays”), cult quartet Venus Envy ("I'll Be A Homo For Xmas"), and Seattle cabaret ("The Carpeters: Uncomfortably Close To You"). She has 5 solo recordings, has been featured on Olivia and LOGO, is the composer of Off-Broadway musical “27, Rue de Fleurus”, and actually had one of her songs sampled by Jay-Z.

REVIEWS: “Hearing Seattle's Lisa Koch is one of life's wickedest pleasures…” --Curve Magazine

“Be prepared to have your hair blown back by the musical comedy force that is Lisa Koch.” -- LN Magazine

“None of this would work so well if Koch weren't such a dandy singer, guitarist and song-dismantler. There's almost nothing she can't do to subvert a popular classic…” -- Seattle Times

“Koch’s talents seem to know no bounds as she goes from gut-busting comedy into an introspective beautiful medley and back again…” -- Broadway World

$25 General // $35 Premium