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April 2017
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Anson Wright & Tim Gilson

April 5 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Jazz guitarist, composer, novelist, poet, educator, and activist Anson Wright is often called a Renaissance man. An honors graduate of Princeton, Anson left academia to pursue both a music and literary career. He has performed throughout the United States and abroad, including India, as both a soloist and band leader. Anson’s playing has been lauded as combining “unbridled passion and elegant restraint.” Tim Gilson has been a mainstay in the Northwest for many years. In 1985 Tim was the bassist with the award winning Mel Brown Septet. In addition to a busy teaching schedule, Tim performs regularly with Mel Brown and Jof Lee, and he frequently substitutes with the Oregon Symphony. http://www.ansonwright.com

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Kerry Politzer & Idit Shner

April 6 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Pianist Kerry Politzer and saxophonist Idit Shner play a variety of original jazz compositions as well as some Brazilian jazz favorites. The classically trained Shner has performed throughout the United States and Israel. She currently performs with her quartet in Portland and Eugene at the same time that she serves as an associate professor of saxophone and jazz studies at the University of Oregon. The saxophonist’s three recordings, which run the gamut from contemporary classical music to traditional Israeli themes, have been praised by such publications as The Washington Post. Politzer is a member of the jazz faculty at Portland State University. A Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble artist, she released her latest album, Below the Surface (PJCE Records), in 2014. Before moving to Portland, the pianist lived in New York, during which time she fell in love with the music of Brazil. Politzer’s love of the idiom informs many of…

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