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Cole Grant and Lhanna Writesel Present Sunday, January 3rd (FreeSessions + Racer Sessions = Zoom Sessions)

The first Sunday of every month, FreeSessions will unite to host a free improv opening set and jam session on Zoom in collaboration with the Racer Sessions of Seattle. Each month’s opening performer will choose a social justice organization that we will learn more about and direct donations toward for the month.

Meeting ID: 867 5640 7230
Passcode: 885690

Check out suggested Zoom settings below for optimal participation.

Cole’s Blog Post:

We’ve chosen to highlight the ACLU of Montana as this month’s beneficiary. Since 1972, they’ve consistently fought for the underserved and underrepresented in Big Sky Country. Learn more here – https://www.aclumontana.org/

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New Beginnings: An Improvisational Duet for Alto Sax and Bass Guitar

A fresh start. A breath of fresh air. Something different. We all need it.

Stress. Joy. Uncertainty. Light at the end of the tunnel. Unexpected bright spots. These are some of the emotions Lhanna Writesel and I will touch on during our improv.

We want to say goodbye to 2020, and conjure up as much positive energy as we can for the year ahead.

We will film Jan. 2nd, to capture the spirit of the new year, and premiere the next day.

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Cole Grant is a Missoula, MT based bassist and composer. He is a member of the bands Transcendental Express and Red Onion Purple.

Lhanna Writesel is a Missoula, MT based saxophonist. She is a member of the indie rock/ hip hop band Letter B.

 

ZOOM AUDIO SETTINGS SUGGESTIONS

(these instructions are tailored to the latest version of Zoom)

0) TURN ON ORIGINAL SOUND! (details below)

1) Use a laptop if possible (not a phone or a tablet)

a. Use headphones when playing with other people

b. Use external mic if available

2) Settings → Audio

a. Turn OFF: Automatically adjust microphone volume

b. Adjust microphone level

c. Optionally: turn ON “Enable stereo” (this options needs to be activated first on your zoom account)

3) Settings → Audio → Advanced

a. Turn ON: ‘Show in-meeting option to “Enable Original Sound” from microphone’

b. If you are using headphones, turn ON: ‘Disable echo cancellation’

c. If you are using an ethernet cable, turn ON: ‘High fidelity music mode’

4) Turn on Original Sound!

a. Turn it on in the top left of the meeting; if it’s on, it should read “Turn off Original Sound”

5) If possible, connect to the internet with an Ethernet cable, not WiFi


ZOOM AUDIO SETTINGS SUGGESTIONS (for older version):

0) TURN ON ORIGINAL SOUND! (details below)

1) Use a laptop if possible (not a phone or a tablet)

a. Use headphones when playing with other people

b. Use external mic if available

2) Settings → Audio

a. Turn OFF: Automatically adjust microphone volume

b. Adjust microphone level

c. Optionally: turn ON “Enable stereo” (this options needs to be activated first on your zoom account)

3) Settings → Audio → Advanced

a. Turn on: ‘show in-meeting option to “Enable Original Sound” from microphone’

b. Disable: both Background Noise options

c. Echo Cancellation: Auto

4) Turn on Original Sound!

a. Turn it on in the top left of the meeting; if it’s on, it should read “Turn off Original Sound”

5) If possible, connect to the internet with an Ethernet cable, not WiFi