One Night Only: Jazz Collaborations
WHEN: Sunday April 23rd 2017; Doors open at 7:00pm; Performance starts at 7:30pm
WHERE: New Expressive Works, 810 SE Belmont, PDX 97214 [In the WYSE Buliding.]
TICKETS: Online $18 (General Public) || $15 (Artists/Seniors/Students) || At the door $23.
New Expressive Works (N.E.W.) and Loose Wig Jazz co-present an evening of jazz collaborations with music and movement artists. This 80-minute production features Dayna Stephens, tenor saxophonist from New York City. He will be accompanied by Tom Sandahl and they will improvise with Okropong drummers and movement artists from Shape Theory Project
Since the release of his 2007 disc, The Timeless Now (CTA), Dayna Stephens has emerged as one of his generations most distinguished modern jazz tenor saxophonists and composers. He hones a sinewy yet supple tone that unfurls poised improvisations with melodic ingenuity.
Guitarist Tom Sandahl is one of the most important emerging jazz voices in the Pacific Northwest. Toms innovative improvisational approach leads listeners along a delightfully surprising road dotted with delicious sounds and textures.
Okropong (Obo Addy Legacy Project)
Okropong means eagle in native Ga language. Tonight three performers from the group play traditional Ghanaian music chosen from the various ethnic cultures in Ghana, including Ga, Ewe, Ashanti, Dagomba and Dagarti. These musicians were trained in Ghana and have been sharing their culture with Portland for the past 20 years.
Shape Theory Project (led by Ruth Nelson)
Tonights Movers: Amanda Morse, Kelly Koltiska, Ivy Farrell, Jana Zahler and Ruth Nelson.
A native to Portland, Ruth Nelson, has trained in modern, ballet, jazz and tap. In the last few years she has focused on movement compositional improvisation, a practice of creating pieces in the moment with the only constraint being time itself. Nelson deepened her practice through the NEW residency program and today Shape Theory Project comprises of 5 women. Nelson continues to perform for local choreographers such as Muffie Connelly, Eliza Larson and Danielle Ross.
About LooseWig Jazz
LooseWig Jazz is a house concert and jam session series, a jazz sextet and a venue for intimate jazz performances. Ben Fajen, LooseWig director is also a member of the board of directors for the Jazz Society of Oregon (JSO). https://loosewig.com/
About New Expressive Works (N.E.W.)
New Expressive Works (N.E.W.) celebrates the creative power of diverse professional independent performing artists, by providing critical studio space for artistic research, education, and public performances. N.E.W. is a vibrant space that annually supports over 200 independent performing artists and fosters cross-cultural dialogue. N.E.W.s realistically and affordably priced studio spaces are venues where artists gather, create, and benefit from one anothers artistic expressions.
New Expressive Works / Studio 2 (View)
810 Se Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
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