Upcoming Portland Shows

Wayne Horvitz 3

From Portland’s Creative Music Guild.

February Confluence
Saturday, February 16
Blue Cranes with special guest Wayne Horvitz
doors 8:30pm, show 9:30pm
Mission Theater (1624 NE Glisan St., Portland)
$15 (advance tickets available at pdxjazz.org)
Presented by The Creative Music Guild and Portland Jazz Festival

Sunday, February 17
under the direction of composer WAYNE HORVITZ
7pm doors, 8pm show
Secret Society Ballroom (116 NE Russell St., Portland)
$10-$18 sliding scale (advance tickets available at ticketfly.com)
All Ages.
Presented by the Portland Jazz Festival and the Creative Music Guild

The Creative Music Guild Collective Music Ensemble is a 14 person ensemble made up of Andre St. James (bass), Tim DuRoche (drums), Andrew Oliver (piano), Farnell Newton (trumpet), Tom Barber (trumpet), David Jorgenson (trumpet), Lars Campbell (trombone), Nick Sweet (trombone), Tom Hill (trombone), Lee Elderton (clarinet), Noah Bernstein (soprano sax), Reed Wallsmith (alto sax), Joe Cunningham (tenor sax), and Bruce Withycombe (bari sax).

Portland, Oregon-based Blue Cranes create lyrical, shifting soundscapes that are all their own. The group (Reed Wallsmith-alto sax, Joe Cunningham-tenor sax, Rebecca Sanborn-keys, Keith Brush-bass, Ji Tanzer-drums) brings a unique array of experiences to their songwriting and group-centered aesthetic, including work with The Decemberists, Laura Gibson, AU, Ethan Rose, Rebecca Gates, Laura Veirs, Spoon, Black Prairie and The Stolen Sweets.

Blue Cranes will be joined for this performance only by special guest composer, pianist and keyboardist Wayne Horvitz. Horvitz performs extensively throughout Europe, Japan, and North America. He is leader and principal composer for the quartet Sweeter Than the Day in addition to Gravitas Quartet and the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble, and performs regularly as an improviser on both piano and electronics. Past ensembles include The President: the Horvitz, Morris, Previte Trio: Pigpen; Zony Mash; The New York Composers’ Orchestra; Ponga and The Four Plus One Ensemble.

February & March Outset
2/6: Tim Wescott & Medicine Cabinet (Dan Duval & Lee Elderton)
2/20: Catherine Lee & Pulse Emitter
3/6: Highland Council & Matt Hannafin
3/20: Desert of Hiatus & Like A Villain

The Outset Series happens at Revival Drum Shop (1465 NE Prescott)
8pm, $5-15 sliding scale
Shows end by 10 so don’t be late!

March Confluence
3/12/13: A Series of Solos – Solos by Danielle Ross, Dr. John C. Savage, Madelyn Villano and Ken Ollis at The Gallery at Port City. Part of March Music Moderne.