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Cartography Trio with Syrinx Effect @ The Jazz Station — Eugene, OR

April 18, 2014 @ 8:00 pm


Douglas Detrick’s Cartography Trio and Syrinx Effect perform at the Jazz Station in Eugene: Portland-based trio and Seattle-based duo bring the best in technology-aided improvisation and acoustic roots-jazz together in a concert at Eugene’s most intimate jazz venue.

8 pm — April 18, 2014
The Jazz Station
124 W. Broadway
Eugene OR 97401

This concert will be an exciting collaboration with the Seattle-based Syrinx Effect, and the two groups will combine for a few pieces, for an exciting blend of old and new with plenty of surprises. The Syrinx Effect plays music that has beautiful, abstract poetry built into it, even as they improvise music without words. As their music looks to the future in the form of technology, Cartography Trio’s music looks to the past. Blues, gospel, and ballads come together with jazz and chamber music sophistication in the trio’s music. These two groups will work together to create an evening that will blur the lines between the past and the future, and between acoustic and electronic sounds.

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Douglas Detrick, a University of Oregon-trained trumpeter and composer, spent four years in Eugene. During that time he did a master’s degree at the U of O; formed the Eugene Jazz Composer’s Orchestra, the jazz group Douglas Detrick Quintet, improvisation group Any Permutation, and his still-thriving chamber-jazz quintet Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble that continues to tour throughout the country and will release its third full-length album on March 25th; and also served on the board of the Willamette Jazz Society as it planned its move into its current, larger space.

After his busy years in Eugene, he moved to New York where he continued to work with AnyWhen Ensemble, but also began exploring the intersection of American roots music with jazz and classical music, with what he calls a “chamber-folk” ensemble. This project has always taken on different instrumentations, from solo to quartet, and this time he’ll be joined by guitarist Bill Marsh and drummer Barra Brown, to form a talented and dynamic group of young exciting improvisers who can bring the drama out of the folk material. After moving back to Portland in the winter of 2013, Detrick has convened a group with some his favorite Portland-based players.

Douglas Detrick’s Cartography draws a map of the landscape of American music, from gospel to blues to traditional ballads through creative arrangements and original compositions drawing on Detrick’s background in jazz and chamber music. The newest of Detrick’s many musical projects, ranging from a big band to the chamber-jazz quintet AnyWhen Ensemble, this group continues his commitment to the blending of jazz with chamber music, this time inspired by the many channels of the American folk tradition. This ensemble has taken on several forms ranging from solo performances, duos, trios and quartets, all featuring the composing, arranging, singing and trumpet playing of its founder and leader.

Syrinx Effect is Kate Olson and Naomi Siegel – a duo that is on the forefront of contemporary, improvised chamber music with electronics. Naomi plays trombone with guitar pedals and Kate plays soprano saxophone with laptop and other toys. The duo got their start curating the Racer Sessions in Seattle, and perform in the Seattle area and around the country, collaborating with many of the mainstays of the Northwest jazz and improvised music scenes.

Syrinx Effect makes music that is authentic and expressive, employing everything from simple folk melodies to abstract, ambient noise. Each piece is a meditation, an exploration, and sometimes a romp.  The duo has played in the Earshot Jazz Festival multiple times, the Seattle Women in Jazz Festival and has toured around the East Coast and Northwest.  Kate and Naomi collaborate with many musicians such as Wayne Horvitz, Rene Hart, Allison Miller, Jason Levis (Berlin-based drummer and composer), and Daniel Barry



For more information or images contact Douglas Detrick
(503)347-1416 or [email protected]



April 18, 2014
8:00 pm
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Douglas Detrick
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The Jazz Station
124 W. Broadway
Eugene, OR 97440 United States
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  • […] Cartography Trio, Friday, Jazz Station, Eugene. Another composer/performer who recently moved back to Oregon from New York, UO alumnus and trumpeter Douglas Detrick, joins two other rising young Portland jazzers, guitarist Bill Marsh and drummer Barra Brown in a project that explores the intersection of improvisation, classical, and American roots music. The opening duo, Seattle’s Syrinx Effect, blends improvised chamber music (trombone, sax) with electronics, ranging from ambient to noise. […]

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