A stone swinger, Niswanger plays alto with a burly, broad tone and a trace of the cry reminiscent of John Coltrane's tenor saxophone sound and gets around the horn with the alacrity and sophistication of a veteran.
Niswanger, whose debut album Confeddie" (dedicated to Eddie Harris) inspired a profile in The Wall Street Journal, appears with Berklee College colleagues Takeshi Ohbayashi, piano; Aaron Darrell, bass; and Mark Whitfield Jr. (son of Bellevue High School graduate and guitarist Mark Whitfield), drums.
Niswanger hits at 7 p.m. Monday at Boxley's, 101 W. North Bend Way, North Bend; no cover charge (425-292-9307 or boxleysplace.com).
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