A listing of free jazz, improv and other strange musical events in and around Portland, OR.
7/17/10: The Outside Music Ensemble at Powell Butte
What: 12th Annual Music for Powell Butte: Sounds Under the Sky
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 17
Where: Powell Butte
Saxophonist and composer Rich Halley and The Outside Music Ensemble will perform original rhythm-based jazz at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, on top of Powell Butte. This concert is part of the Portland Parks & Recreation Summer Concert Series, and admission is FREE for listeners who walk to the top of the butte.
“Music for Powell Butte – Sounds under the Sky” is a unique experience that appeals to both music fans and to those who want to spend a summer evening in a beautiful natural setting on top of a volcanic butte surrounded by snowcapped peaks.
The Outside Music Ensemble is an all-star group featuring musicians from up and down the West Coast. It includes: Rich Halley, tenor sax; Michael Vlatkovich, trombone; Jim Knodle, trumpet; Troy Grugett, alto sax; Dave Storrs, percussion; and Carson Halley, percussion. The music will consist of original compositions by Rich Halley. Sponsors include the Portland Water Bureau, Penofin and the Creative Music Guild.
Rich Halley is a saxophonist and composer based on Oregon. His 11 recordings as a leader have been critically acclaimed in the jazz press. His most recent recording is “Live at the Penofin Jazz Festival” which was just released. Rich is a founder of the Creative Music Guild and the musical director of the Penofin Jazz Festival.