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August 2017

Little One with Dina Maccabee and Stephanie Lavon Trotter

August 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Open Signal, 2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212 United States
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$10

My new quartet Little One closes this show, supporting Dina Maccabee's solo viola/voice/electronics CD release tour, Stephanie Lavon Trotter opens. Dina Maccabee's solo viola+voice repertoire combines a life-long pursuit of classical, folk, and improvisatory approaches to her instrument; poignant songwriting; and a talent for defying expectations. Electronic processing has added depth, space, and complexity to her already warm and inviting string and vocal sounds. Recently the violist/backup vocalist for internationally renowned artist Julia Holter, Dina has also toured extensively since…

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September 2017

From Maxville to Vanport: Community Input Event – Portland

September 30, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE) is creating a new piece of community-guided music, “From Maxville to Vanport,” incorporating the stories of two unique towns in Oregon’s history: Maxville and Vanport. The project will culminate in a concert-length composition for the PJCE to be performed May 26 and 27, 2018, as part of the Vanport Festival (May 25–28). Maxville and Vanport both had significant multicultural populations at a time when Oregon was particularly unfriendly to non-white residents, and their histories deserve to…

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October 2017

Love Letters: A Violin Recital by Casey Bozell – Community Music Center

October 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis St
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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The wonderful violinist Casey Bozell asked me to write a piece for her recital. "Love Letters" is the theme, with every piece inspired by another violin piece. Instead of writing my own love letter to another violin, I interviewed Casey about a piece that had been important to her, and she told a beautiful story about her experience with the Tchaikovsky violin concerto, and then I edited and scored the interview for solo violin. I can't wait to hear what…

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Love Letters: A Violin Recital by Casey Bozell – Marylhurst University

October 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway
Marylhurst, OR 97036 United States
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The wonderful violinist Casey Bozell asked me to write a piece for her recital. "Love Letters" is the theme, with every piece inspired by another violin piece. Instead of writing my own love letter to another violin, I interviewed Casey about a piece that had been important to her, and she told a beautiful story about her experience with the Tchaikovsky violin concerto, and then I edited and scored the interview for solo violin. I can't wait to hear what…

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PJCE 10th Anniversary Celebration – Fremont Theatre

October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fremont Theater, 2393 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97212 United States
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$40

Portland’s only non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to Oregon artists celebrates its tenth anniversary season in a fundraiser and “story-concert” event at the Fremont Theatre. The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble is turning ten! Since our first concert in January of 2008, the PJCE has been proving that Oregon jazz artists can make world-class music when the opportunity. On October 20th at the Fremont Theatre, we celebrate this important milestone by telling our story—how artists can build a network of support that allows them to…

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November 2017

From Maxville to Vanport: Community Input Event – Wallowa County

November 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Josephy Center for the Arts, 403 Main St
Joseph, OR 97846 United States
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Free

The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE) is creating a new piece of community-guided music, “From Maxville to Vanport,” incorporating the stories of two unique towns in Oregon’s history: Maxville and Vanport. The project will culminate in a concert-length composition for the PJCE to be performed May 26 and 27, 2018, as part of the Vanport Festival (May 25–28). Maxville and Vanport both had significant multicultural populations at a time when Oregon was particularly unfriendly to non-white residents, and their histories deserve to…

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Little One @ Muddy Rudder with Caleb Paul

November 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Muddy Rudder, 8105 SE 7th Ave
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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No cover
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Little One @ Turn Turn Turn with Paper Gates and Portland Kora Project

November 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Turn Turn Turn, 8 NE Killingsworth St.
Portland, 97211 United States
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$10
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December 2017

Detrick/Gamble/Hannafin and Duval/Haning/St. James/DuRoche @ Turn Turn Turn

December 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Turn Turn Turn, 8 NE Killingsworth St.
Portland, 97211 United States
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From the organizer: Join us for the latest installment of our monthly improvised music series at Turn! Turn! Turn! This one is a doozy, featuring a veritable "who's who" of the Portland improv scene. Doug Detrick-trumpet Mike Gamble-guitar Matt Hannafin-percussion PLUS Dan Duval-guitar Doug Haning-keyboards Andre St. James-bass Tim DuRoche-drums These are some tasty ensembles, don't miss out ok? 8pm $5-$10 cover 21+

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CMG Ad-Hoc Improv Night | Outset Series @ Turn Turn Turn

December 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Turn Turn Turn, 8 NE Killingsworth St.
Portland, 97211 United States
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I'll be joining a group of improvisers curated by the Creative Music Guild. From the CMG: Portland musicians participate in a night of music improvisation featuring ad hoc groups created just for the night. Featuring: Andy Rayborn Grant Pierce Lee Elderton Tim DuRoche Doug Detrick Alissa DuRubeis Reed Wallsmith Joe Cuningham Derek Monypenny Matt Carlson Rich Halley John Savage TJ Thompson Noah Bernstein John Niekrasz and more....

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