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April 2018

Creative Music Guild Round Robin Improv Night

April 4, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Night of the Living Dead with PJCE

October 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St
Portland,
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$10 – $25

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE), in partnership with Holocene’s Fin Cu Cinema series, presents the iconic 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead” with a new live score composed by Amenta Abioto, Sage Fisher (aka Dolphin Midwives), and Maxx Katz for the city’s most adventurous jazz ensemble. On Thursday, October 25th at 8:30 pm the band will be on stage while the film is projected—with the original audio muted and English subtitles—on multiple screens around the Holocene’s two-levels, with each…

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November 2018

Little One with Noah Kite @ Strum

November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Strum, 1415 SE Stark St #C
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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FREE

Double with Noah Kite and band at Strum! Strum Guitars -one of the few if not only places in Portland where tasty brews and beautiful guitars may treat yours senses as your fucking face loses its once gelatinous consistency like some raiders of the lost ark-esque claymation malfunction to sweltering, soulful, and moving live bands- will be hosting Noah Kite and Little One from 6:30 to 9. It's free. It's all ages. It's orchestral indie folk and its better arranged…

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