Bill Horist, Jakob Riis, JP Jenkins in Portland

From Portland Eye and Ear Control:

Portland New Music Society presents:
Sunday, June 21st
@ Enterbeing (ne 16th and Alberta)
$5 donations

Bill Horist-(Seattle)-unique prepared guitar improvisation
Jakob Riis-(Denmark)-laptop and electronics.
JP Jenkins – (Portland)-guitar & electronics

Bill Horist
(b. 1971, Washington DC, US)
Since arriving in Seattle in the mid- nineties, Bill has established himself as a highly regarded performer, composer and improviser. He has appeared on over 50 releases and has performed hundreds of concert around the world. In addition to his solo endeavors and work with bands Master Musicians of Bukkake, the Paul Rucker Ensemble and Ghidra to name a few, he has collaborated with a wide range of artists including John Zorn, Secret Chiefs 3, Ruins, Bill Frisell, KK Null, Vidushi Sumitra Guha, Kinski and Aiko Shimada among many others.
Jakob Riis
(b.1964, Vejle, Denmark)
Composer, electronic musician, improviser. Active in the experimental fields of electronic music, soundart, improvisation and contemporary composition. Former trombonist, now focusing on electronic music, laptop pioneer on the danish experimental scene. Today Jakob Riis is primarily making electronic, noise and electroacoustic music, often making solo laptop prefomances, improvising within open structures. As a composer he has composed music for bigband, chamber ensembles as well as electronic and electro acoustic music, for ensembles like Copenhagen Art Ensemble, The Orchestra and The Ghettoblaster Ensemble. As an improviser he is playing with people like Axel Dörner, Jassem Hindi, Philipp Wachsmann, Peter Ole Jørgensen, Mats Gustafsson, Pål Nilssen-Love, Lotte Anker a.o. Studied trombone at the Rhythmic Conservatory (RMC) in Copenhagen, where he graduated in 1990. In 97-99 he studied composition with Bob Brookmeyer at RMC.

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DC’s Nordic Jazz 09 Lineup Announced

From Black Plastic Bag:

Sunday, June 14 at 6 pm
Concert at the Embassy of Finland
Karikko (Finland)
Bjørn Solli Quartet (Norway)

Tuesday, June 16 at 6.30 pm
Concert on House of Sweden rooftop
Jonas Kullhammar Quartet (Sweden)
Karikko (Finland)
Søren Kjærgaard Trio (Denmark)

Wednesday, June 17 at 6.30 pm
Concert on House of Sweden Rooftop
The Sunna Gunnlaugs Quartet (Iceland)
Nils Petter Molvær & Arve Henriksen (Norway)
Jonas Kullhammar Quartet (Sweden)

Where: Embassy of Finland, 3301 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20008 (June 14) and Embassy of Sweden, House of Sweden, 2900 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007 (June 16 and 17)

When: June 14 at 6 pm, June 16 at 6.30 pm and June 17 at 6.30 pm
Tickets: Presale tickets only from ticketweb or 866 666 8932.
$25 per night; $50 for all three nights. (No ticket sales at the door.)

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Creative Differences 2009 in Baltimore

Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier, performing a...
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Creative Differences and An Die Musik Live team up for this show.

Creative Differences 2009 presents a performance from international jazz trio Anker/Mori/Courvoisier, featuring Lotte Anker on saxophone, Ikue Mori on electronics and Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, at An die Musik Live on Saturday at 8 p.m. Their 2008 release, “Alien Huddle,” combined jazz and modern classical influences, topping many critics’ lists for 2008.

Anker, a native of Copenhagen, Denmark, has studied with Joe Henderson, David Liebman, John Tchicai, David Murray and Bob Brookmeyer. Mori moved from Tokyo to New York in 1977, and in the ’80s began to employ drum machines within the context of improvised music. Courvoisier was born and raised in Lausanne, Switzerland, and moved to Brooklyn in 1998. She has played and recorded with John Zorn, Joey Baron, Tony Oxley, Yusef Lateef, Dave Douglas, Butch Morris, Mark Dresser and Fred Frith, among others.

An die Musik Live is located at 409 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit

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