A listing of free jazz, improv and other strange musical events in and around Portland, OR.
3/23/10: Brains, Zimmerman/DuRoche
3/23/10 Tuesday 8 pm Brains: Drew Ceccato (sax) Chris Golinski (drums) Jacob Zimmerman (alto sax) Tim DuRoche (drums) Others TBA Performing at The Wail, Portland, OR Cost: $5-10 Sliding Scale Donation
Consisting of a left half known as Drew Ceccato (winds) and right half that answers to Chris Golinski (percussion), Brains plays improvised music meant to stir aggressive thought and produce anything but indifferent emotional responses. Their music comes in waves of energetic output that cohesively guide a daring listener through a multitude of different sonic spacescapes. Encompassing influences from both modern improvisational music to throw-back 70’s free-jazz, these two musical astronauts have a lot to say. Brains is good, Brains is bad, Brains is something we all have. Look for their self-titled debut album, coming out on FYO Records in March 2010. www.myspace.com/brainsmusic
Saxophonist and composer Jacob Zimmerman (b.1986) studied at the renowned Garfield High School in Seattle, and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where he received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Saxophone Performance. Zimmerman is currently a 2nd year Masters Composition student at Mills College in Oakland, California. His teachers have included Roscoe Mitchell, Jerry Bergonzi, James Fei, Joe Morris, Anthony Coleman, Allan Chase, and John Mallia. Zimmerman has performed at a variety of prominent venues and festivals including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Jordan Hall in Boston, and Avery Fisher Hall in New York. www.jacobrexzimmerman.com
Tim DuRoche is a Portland, OR-based artist and arts and culture advocate who’s worked for nearly two decades at the intersections of the visual, performing, literary and media arts. He is a jazz musician-composer and conceptual artist fascinated by the slim corridors running between art, utility, entertainment, and civic engagement. In addition to site-specific performances, sound installations, composition, nightclub, and festival appearances, DuRoche is a well-respected jazz and culture writer.