Coming to Portland: Frode Gjerstad Trio / Loren Chasse and Marcus Fischer

English: Frode Gjerstad, moers festival 2008
English: Frode Gjerstad, moers festival 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Portland’s Creative Music Guild:

Confluence at the Outset with The Frode Gjerstad Trio from Norway + Jon Shaw solo
Frode Gjerstad – clarinets, alto sax
Paal Nilssen-Love – drums
Jon Run Strom – bass

This is Frode’s first all-Norwegian trio. Frode and Paal have played together since Paal was 15. Jon joined the band in May and since then the trio has been hailed as something-not-be-missed. This is a rare opportunity to see one of Europe’s luminaries in an intimate setting. With an opening set by Jon Shaw on solo bass. Jon plays in Battles Hymns and Gardens and many other local groups.

December 5, 8pm, $5-15 sliding scale
Revival Drum Shop
1465 NE Prescott

The Outset Series with Loren Chasse and Marcus Fischer

Loren Chasse is a musician, sound artist and teacher most notable for his association with Jewelled Antler and his work with Thuja, The Blithe Sons, The Child Readers and many others. He has been called, “one of the most important international artists working in the areas of environment and sound”. Loren Chasse’s website
Marcus Fischer is a multimedia artist and musician. He records and performs under the name map~map and as part of the duo Unrecognizable Now.

December 19, 8pm (ends by 10), $5-15 sliding scale
Revival Drum Shop
1465 NE Prescott