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3003 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR 97202 United States

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October 2017
$20 - $25

Elliott Sharp: Sharp Plays Monk

Solo Guitar Tribute to Thelonious Monk

October 17 | 7:30 pm

Elliott Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer perhaps best known for his signature percussive style of playing guitar. A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He leads the projects Tectonics and Terraplane, and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction. His collaborators have included Jack DeJohnette, Oliver Lake, Sonny Sharrock, Deborah Harry, Ensemble Modern, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Kronos Quartet and many others. Sharp is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, plus he was the recipient of the 2015 Berlin Prize in Musical Composition from the American Academy in Berlin. He has composed scores for feature films and documentaries, created sound-design for interstitials on The Sundance Channel, MTV and…

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November 2017
$20 - $25

Giulia Valle Trio

November 7 | 7:30 pm

Bassist and Composer Giulia Valle was born in San Remo, Italy but raised in Barcelona where she began studying piano at eight years old before discovering jazz just a few short years later via artists such as Charles Mingus and Ahmad Jamal. As a teenager Valle became deeply engaged with the upright bass, studying at the conservatory in Liceu, at the Taller de Músics, and taking private lessons with the renowned Mario Rossy (brother of Jorge Rossy). Beginning in the late 1990s, she started travelling to New York, meeting great musicians and studying with people such as Ben Street and Bruce Barth.  At age 27, she created her first ensemble, the Giulia Valle Group, with a cast of musicians from the Barcelona scene. Shortly thereafter, she recorded an album with American musicians Jason Lindner, Bill McHenry, and John McNeil. Beginning in 2008, her ensemble began touring widely around Europe, performing dynamic sets…

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