August 19TH - PORTLAND - Portland Art Center - 7PM
NO WEST is a music festival dedicated to developing the fast-growing community of Northwest improvisers. This year, NO WEST is proud to present 35 improvisers from the NW and beyond. Artists from Vancouver B.C., Portland, Bellingham, Olympia, Seattle, NYC, California & Tokyo will perform in Seattle & Portland. This year No West will also be opening its doors to improvisers working in the fields of dance and poetry.
The festival is designed to present improvised music in both informal and formal settings. Each city will host a semi-private daytime show at a player's home, followed by an evening performance at a public venue. This provides an enriching opportunity for both improvisers and the communtiy. Started in 2005, NO WEST has presented many Northwest musicians in the field of improvised music. Festival organizers have included Gust Burns, Bryan Eubanks, Jonathan Sielaff & Jason E Anderson.http://www.makejetsilent.com/nowest/