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The Old Church

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1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
http://theoldchurch.org/

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June 2018
$25 - $30

Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley

June 11 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States

Vandermark and Wooley have worked together to create an organic combination of the jazz tradition, free improvisation, and modern composition, and have then placed it into the raw and intimate context of this duo.

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$25 - $30

“Broken Shadows” – The Music of Ornette Coleman, Julius Hemphill, & Dewey Redman

ft. Reid Anderson, Tim Berne, Dave King, & Chris Speed

June 15 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States

Broken Shadows is a quartet of kindred spirits communing over shared loves and common inspirations, radiating not only homage but aspiration – to make music with deep roots reach out into the present moment, alive and attuned and moving through our air now. These four musicians hailing from the urban northern half of America – Tim Berne, Chris Speed, Reid Anderson and Dave King – have banded together to reinterpret the timeless sounds conjured by great men from the rural South and heartland of the country: Ornette Coleman, Julius Hemphill, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden. These iconic figures created an ever-resonant avant-garde out of the folk-art influences of their early surroundings, a canon that comprises the hard blues and deep lament, keening celebration and hollering protest.…

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$20 - $25

Marius Neset

June 16 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States

Still only 29 years of age, Neset is successfully hitting the international stage, and being talked about as a big tenor in a lineage that extends from the post-bop Americans from Michael Brecker, Chris Potter through to fellow Norwegian Jan Garbarek.

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Thumbscrew

ft. Mary Halvorson,Thomas Fujiwara, & Michael Formanek

June 20 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States

Guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson has been called “NYC’s least-predictable improviser” (Howard Mandel, City Arts), “the most forward-thinking guitarist working right now” (Lars Gotrich, NPR.org) and “one of today’s most formidable bandleaders” (Francis Davis, Village Voice). Ms. Halvorson is best known for her longstanding trio, featuring bassist John Hébert and drummer Ches Smith, her solo guitar project, Meltframe, and most recently her latest quintet project, Code Girl with Ambrose Akinmusire, Amirtha Kidambi, Michael Formanek and Tomas Fujiwara. She has several other projects as a bandleader including a quintet, septet and octet. Collaborative projects include a chamber-jazz duo with violist Jessica Pavone, the avant-rock band People and the collective ensembles Thumbscrew (with Michael Formanek and Tomas Fujiwara) and Secret Keeper (with Stephan Crump). Ms. Halvorson is also an…

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