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March 2018

PJCE “From Maxville to Vanport” @ Eastern Oregon University

March 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eastern Oregon University, One University Boulevard
La Grande, OR 97850 United States
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A live performance of the The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble’s (PJCE) “From Maxville to Vanport” featuring poetry by Renee Mitchell, music by Ezra Weiss, and video by Laura Lo Forti. This piece of community-guided music incorporates the stories of two unique towns in Oregon’s history, Maxville and Vanport, in songs for Marilyn Keller with our 12-member jazz ensemble. Maxville and Vanport both had significant multicultural populations at a time when Oregon was particularly unfriendly to non-white residents, and their histories deserve…

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Little One and Anna Fritz @ The Firkin

March 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Firkin Tavern, 1937 SE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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A double bill show with the wonderful Anna Fritz! Cello-wielding folksinger Anna Fritz plays songs that crack you open and heal you. She creates a musical alchemy of cello and voice, strumming the cello like a guitar and playing beautiful melodies with the bow as she sings. Her songs boldly dig into themes of colonization, climate change, racial justice, gender, spirituality, and connection to the natural world. Like the great folksingers of previous generations, Anna is a catalyst for people…

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April 2018

Creative Music Guild Round Robin Improv Night

April 4 @ 8:00 pm
Turn Turn Turn, 8 NE Killingsworth St.
Portland, 97211 United States
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$5 – $15

I'll be improvising on the trumpet with a bunch of other musicians, round robin style!

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PJCE “From Maxille to Vanport” @ Eastern Oregon University

April 12 @ 7:30 pm
Eastern Oregon University, One University Boulevard
La Grande, OR 97850 United States
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Free!

(PORTLAND, OR)—Supported by the Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights program, the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble’s (PJCE’s) concert of original songs and film shorts inspired by the stories of the multicultural populations of Maxville and Vanport, Oregon debuts in April 12–14, 2018 in La Grande, Enterprise, and Baker City, Oregon and May 26, 2018 at Portland, Oregon’s Vanport Mosaic Festival. This collection of songs and short films produced by composer Ezra Weiss with writer and speaker S. Renee Mitchell providing lyrics…

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PJCE “From Maxille to Vanport” @ OK Theater

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

From Maxville to Vanport: A Celebration of Oregon’s Black History World-premiere performances of songs and two short films for Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble with vocalist Marilyn Keller, and workshops across the state. (PORTLAND, OR)—Supported by the Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights program, the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble’s (PJCE’s) concert of original songs and film shorts inspired by the stories of the multicultural populations of Maxville and Vanport, Oregon debuts in April 12–14, 2018 in La Grande, Enterprise, and Baker City,…

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May 2018

Little One with Noah Kite @ Alberta St. Pub

May 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Alberta Street Pub, 1036 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211 United States
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Double bill with Noah Kite's chamber pop group.

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July 2018

Banjo and song with Michelle Alany @ Vino Veritas

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Vino Veritas, 7835 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Singer songwriter, banjoist and trumpeter Douglas Detrick teams up with singer songwriter and violinist Michelle Alany for an intimate and dynamic set at Vino Veritas Music Fridays. These multi-talented artists will perform their own songs as a duo, as well as traditional songs from the American roots and sephardic traditions, using their backgrounds in jazz and classical music as a foundation from which to depart. Douglas Detrick is a composer, songwriter, trumpet player, podcast producer and arts leader whose work…

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August 2018

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble @ Roaring Rapids

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roaring Rapids Springfield, Oregon + Google Map
Free

In a new suite, renowned composer James Miley honors Oregon’s diverse waterways, from the mighty Columbia to the serenity of Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge. James Miley, recipient of the IAJE/Gil Evans Fellowship in Jazz Composition, is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, where he directs the Willamette Jazz Collective and teaches improvisation, composition, jazz history, music technology, and music theory. A versatile composer and pianist comfortable in both the jazz and classical idioms, he…

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Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble @ Montavilla Jazz Festival

August 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97216 United States
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$15 – $50

In a new suite, renowned composer James Miley honors Oregon’s diverse waterways, from the mighty Columbia to the serenity of Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge. James Miley, recipient of the IAJE/Gil Evans Fellowship in Jazz Composition, is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, where he directs the Willamette Jazz Collective and teaches improvisation, composition, jazz history, music technology, and music theory. A versatile composer and pianist comfortable in both the jazz and classical idioms, he…

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October 2018

Tale in the Telling @ No Fun Bar

October 7 @ 7:00 pm
No Fun Bar, 1709 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Playing banjo and trumpet, and singing with Mike Gamble on guitar and Christopher Johnedis on drums.

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