7/28/10: Kinetic Harpoon, open session

From Mark:

The last Wed. of the month is upon us again and its again time for another evening of music @ the Waypost!

Last month was very nice, so much so that we're gonna start doing this event twice a month (2nd/last Wed.)

Basically what happens is Kelvin and I (Kinetic Harpoon) play a short opening set and then after a break there are ad-hoc combinations with anyone who has brought an instrument to play.  

Open to all, just don't bring a half stack and expect to play.  

Please come,  starts after 7:00 (we wait until there's enough people there, so show up on time and more music can happen), its all over by 10.  

Here's a clip from last month's opening set:

7/24/10: Golia/Halley Quartet

Vinny Golia/Rich Halley Quartet

The Rich Halley/Vinny Golia Quartet will perform original music at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, at Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont. Admission is a suggested donation of $10-$15 on a sliding scale. The quartet will include: Vinny Golia, reeds; Rich Halley, tenor sax, wood flute, percussion; Andre St James, bass; Carson Halley, drums.

Multi-instrumentalist Vinny Golia is one of the most influential creative musicians on the West Coast. As a composer, he fuses the rich heritage of Jazz, contemporary classical and world music into his own unique compositions. As a bandleader, Vinny has presented his music to audiences in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan and the United States in ensembles varying dramatically in size and instrumentation. He has won numerous awards as a composer, including grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, The Lila Wallace Program, The California Arts Council, Meet the Composer, and the American Composers Forum.

Rich Halley is a saxophonist and composer based on Oregon. His 11 recordings as a leader have been critically acclaimed in the jazz press, and his groups have performed at concerts, festivals and clubs in the U.S. and Canada. His most recent recording is the just-released  "Live at the Penofin Jazz Festival." Rich is a founder of the Creative Music Guild and the musical director of the Penofin Jazz Festival.

For more information, please call (503) 244-2070 or go to www.richhalley.com.

7/21/10: Pittman, Jenkins and Hayleck/Wilcox/Neidhardt trio

3 sets at the Wail:

Kelvin Pittman- Solo Sax
JP Jenkins- Solo Guitar
a trio of Andy Hayleck, Tyler Wilcox, Paul Neidhardt

show at 7pm $6 sugg donation for performers


Andrew Hayleck

Andrew Hayleck is an electro-acoustic musician who lives in Baltimore, Maryland. He uses a Paia modular synthesizer, contact microphone, mixer, and two raw speakers in improvisation, utilizing the feedback and resonance characteristics of a variety of materials. He is presently building a camera obscura and documenting the slow changes of light within. Recordings include: "Two Gong/Wire Pieces" (Ehse), "Gong/Wire" (Earlids), "Various Recordings Involving Ice" (HereSee), and "The Disappearing Floor" (Recorded).

Born in 1979 in silver spring maryland, raised in and around baltimore. Began composing glacial drone based tape music in 2001. Switched to reeds in 2003 with a desire to embody fleeting sound phenomena. Moved to Washington state in 2005 to experience wild nature in the cascades. Experiencing true silence and the white noise of nature slowed and opened his music. Current collaborators Gust Burns, Jeffrey Allport, Kelvin PIttman, Paul Neidhardt, Mara Sedlins, Wilson Shook, and Mark collins.

Paul Neidhardt

From Baltimore-percussion, friction Baltimore's Paul Neidhardt is one of the countries most astonishing new music percussionists. A trained, highly disciplined player with a flair for complex textural sound produced by friction, Neidhardt's approach to improvising covers the majority of the terrain explored by the explosive side of European free music and subtle textural players like Sean Meehan and Jason Kahn, while retaining a freshness and flexibility of purpose all his own. His background playing rock and African music adds a potential for propulsive intesnivty to his playing not usually found in players so skilled in the arts of minimalist reductionism. Despite recovering from injuries that limited his time playing in recent years, he is a highly in-demand player, working with groups like Trokeneis, Death in the Maze, and Multiphonic Choir, as well as frequent collaborations with Jack Wright. He is currently a member of the Red Room collective and High Zero Foundation.

7/17/10: Moodring, 2 Oboes, Eet

This Saturday
July 17th
at Mudai (the Ethiopian Restaurant)
801 NE Broadway St.

Come say goodbye to Michael and get your face melted!
2 Oboes
Come say goodbye to Sarah and hello to Jennifer! (you might also get your face melted)
Come say anything! It's our last show before our wedding!

It's at 9ish
and it's FREE

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
Cost: Free

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.

7/16/10: Hammer of Hathor, Raf Spielman, Evan Miller, Kevin Thomson, Brian Mumford

From Mark,

"Folks we're playing a last minute show at "The Place" which is a temporary art space in the Pioneer Place mall downtown.

 Kevin Thomson, Evan Miller, Hammer of Hathor, Raf Spielman & Brian Mumford

Fri Jul 16, 2010
third floor of the Pioneer Place Mall (Atrium Bldg) in downtown Portland OR 
Here's info on the space:


Update:  Get there by 7:30 so you're in before the mall closes!

7/11/10: Gregg Skloff solo

Gregg Skloff
"Fistful of Manduka Mukta"
and other Digressions
on Earnest Entreaties, Vulgar Errors,
and the Many-Flavour'd Uses of Adversity.

~[ solo performances on upright bass ]~

Sunday, July 11, 2010
at the Wail, 5135 NE 42nd Ave.
4:45 p.m. & thereafter.
Donations welcome.