Redshift first took shape way back in 2011 as the BBC Jazz trio, formed by Kurt Bischoff, Dave Bristow and Neil Conaty for a one-off performance at a local fundraiser. The name derived from their initials and Dave’s accent. Far from being a one off, the trio stuck together enjoying regular rehearsals and gradually built a reputation locally as a fairly serious musical group. This prompted the need for a real name, and after an evening round the fire with a bottle of Tequila, it was decided that “Redshift”, the elongation of light waves into the red spectrum due to the recession of the distant stars somehow reflected the diminishing chances of stardom for the band.
Playing with guest musicians was always part of the band’s culture and one of those guests, Kurt Festinger on tenor sax, became a regular member of Redshift early in 2017, solidifying the band’s musical professionalism. At the end of 2017, Kurt Bischoff was able to resume his interest in travel and exploration and played less regularly with the band, who now work with a rotation of drummers, popular on the Seattle and Kitsap jazz scene – Dylan Savage, Robert Rushing, Don Deiterich and Tom Svornitch.
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