Ramen Trio was formed in 2016 by three veterans of the Seattle music scene with the purpose of writing, improvising and performing music that branches out while at the same time acknowledges the lifeblood of music that came before. The band – James DeJoie (clarinet, bass clarinet), Doug Lilla (5-string bass guitar), Greg Campbell (drums) – combines form and freedom through composition, improvisation, jazz and contemporary classical styles while adding splashes of folk and rock resulting in an open-ended dance of ideas. Any player can “float to the top” at almost any time once these guys start rolling. They welcome drummer Greg Campbell to the band after Jay Weaver’s recent move to Berlin. The evening will open with a short set by James DeJoie (woodwinds) and Brian Oppel (drums).