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04.06.2014

SMQ will be featured on the PAS stage in the Fisher Pavilion during the World Rhythm Festival at Seattle Center.

02.09.2014

SMQ will be featured at the Bainbridge Island First Sunday Concert Series.

02.08.2014

SMQ performs a variety of percussion quartet pieces including marimba quartets, hand drumming, and original arrangements, as part of their continuing concert series on percussion at the United Church of Christ, in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle.

02.07.2014

SMQ will be featured on Northwest Focus LIVE on 98.1 KING FM, hosted by Sean MacLean. This will be a one hour live performance by SMQ.

06.07.2013

SMQ was featured on Northwest Focus LIVE on 98.1 KING FM, hosted by Sean MacLean. This was a one hour live performance by SMQ.

05.30.2013

SMQ performs a variety of percussion quartet pieces including marimba quartets, hand drumming, and original arrangements, as part of their continuing educational series on percussion, at Valley View Middle School, Snohomish, WA.

12.11.2012

SMQ's debut album Singing Wood is released on iTunes.

11.27.2012

SMQ will release their debut album, Singing Wood.

11.18.2011

SMQ will be performing at Music Works Nothwest in Bellevue, WA.

11.11.2011

SMQ was featured on Northwest Focus LIVE on 98.1 KING FM, hosted by Sean MacLean. This was a one hour live performance by SMQ.

02.04.2011

SMQ was featured on 98.1 KING FM as part of Northwest Focus.

02.14.2010

SMQ has created a YouTube page. You can check out our first few posts on YouTube as well as under our "Media" tab.

10.27.2009

SMQ's EP albums can now be purchased under the "Media" tab.

03.14.2009

SMQ Percussion will perform at Music Works NW on November 6, 2009.


12.13.2008

SMQ Percussion Quartet has released two new EP albums.

11.01.2008

SMQ Percussion has launched our new website.


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The Seattle Marimba Quartet, also called SMQ, formed in 2007 by members Christian Krehbiel, Chris Lennard, Craig Wende and Brian Yarkosky. The four members met while earning music degrees at the University of Washington. The members of SMQ are each accomplished musicians in their own right, and together they form an incredibly versatile chamber group. The ensemble has performed throughout the Seattle area and beyond in concerts, master classes, and festivals. They have been featured artists on local and national radio programs such as Northwest Focus Live on 98.1 Classical King FM, and American Public Media's Performance Today. SMQ strives to engage audiences with their unique blend of drumming styles from around the world, as well as modern marimba repertoire from the 20th and 21st centuries. Much of their current repertoire consists of their original mallet keyboard arrangements of works by such composers as Ravel, Saint-Saens, Mahler, and Bach. SMQ's showcase of the diversity of percussion makes for an interesting and entertaining concert experience.

SMQ's Singing Wood Album Release

We are proud that after one year our debut full length album, Singing Wood, has been very well received. It's been called "Silky and Seductive" by the Seattle Times. Click here to read the whole review. We have sold music from this album to 30 states across the US, and 6 different countries internationally. Thanks to everybody who has supported us by picking it up. We have plans in the works for future recordings... Stay tuned!


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