The 12-member jazz chamber orchestra, Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble (PJCE) presents PLUS TWELVE, a concert of original songs by five Portland-based women singer-songwriters, Catherine Feeny, Tahirah Memory, Johanna Warren, Haley Henderickx, and Annalisa Tornfelt arranged for the PJCE. This concert takes place October 29, at 7:30pm at The Old Church 1422 SW 11thin downtown Portland.
Portland favorites Catherine Feeny and Chris Johnedis with PJCE Horns perform the opening set.
Each song will be arranged for the ensemble by the City’s finest jazz composers including Noah Bernstein, Clay Giberson, Ryan Meagher, Kathleen Hollingsworth, Lars Campbell and others, adding an unpredictable jazz dynamism. Douglas Detrick, PJCE’s executive director says “There’s huge talent in both the jazz and singer-songwriter communities in town, but they rarely work together. We want music lovers to experience what’s possible when we have an opportunity to collaborate and make something new.” Catherine Feeny, one of Portland’s venerated songwriters, curated this group of singers, choosing artists whose memorable melodies make them a perfect fit for this unique collaboration.
Hear a composition by Ryan Meagher for the PJCE here:https://youtu.be/3EXXuhjRQZ8
Catherine Feeny and Chris Johnedis with the PJCE Winds, played their unconventional yet thoughtfully melodic songs with the PJCE last November at the Alberta Street Pub. The resulting recording and videos were released on PJCE Records as “Live at the Alberta Street Pub.” This recording available here:https://pjce.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-alberta-street-pub and videos are available here:https://youtu.be/iATr0_kF8ug?list=PLdw6dP6_O55hYquHqA8kusPsNqryFxl8C
A sell-out crowd is expected. Get your tickets early.
The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble is a non-profit organization dedicated to commissioning, performing, and celebrating original music by Portland and Oregon-based composers.