Blue Cranes w/ special guest Wayne Horvitz
Wayne Horvitz / Piano
Reed Wallsmith / Alto Saxophone
Joe Cunningham / Tenor Saxophonist
Rebecca Sanborn / Keyboard
Keith Brush / Bass
Ji Tanzer / Drums
Hailing from the fertile scene of Portland, Oregon, the Blue Cranes create music that is as invigorating as it is disarming. Working a thin line between improvisation and catchiness, Blue Cranes arrive at a unique place. They have found a way to make exploration seem like the most enjoyable process around.
“Consider the band a brainier kinfolk to the indie rock scene, and with influences from rock and other areas, but with a solid foundation in the vocabulary of jazz.” – JOSEF WOODARD (Santa Barbara News-Press)
The group, composed of Reed Wallsmith (alto saxophone), Joe Cunningham (tenor saxophone), Rebecca Sanborn (keyboards), Keith Brush (acoustic bass), and Ji Tanzer (drums), began working together as a quintet in 2007 (originally recording as a quartet in 2006). Since then, the band has begun to reap the rewards of collective articulation: a truly individual sound that depends on the contributions of each member.
Blue Cranes have performed at jazz, rock, punk and art festivals across the U.S. They have been featured on WNYC (New York), WWOZ (New Orleans), KEXP (Seattle), KMHD/KOPB (Portland), and syndicated radio including Livewire! and The Moth Radio Hour.
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