10/23/10: Matana Roberts w/ PDX Ensemble

"The Creative Music Guild is proud to announce a night of compelling music by New York alto saxophonist Matana Roberts. “Could this be the woman to sell good old fashioned, American Anti-jazz to the masses?”[London Times]

For this rare Portland performance, Roberts will play one solo set and one set with a small ensemble of exciting Portland musicians including Tim DuRoche (drums), Reed Wallsmith (sax), Gregg Skloff (bass), Jordan Dykstra (viola), Dr. John C. Savage (flutes), and Rebecca Gates (guitar)"

Saturday, October 23rd, 8pm
@ WorkSound, 820 SE Alder St., Portland, OR $5-$15 donation

10/12/10: Guillermo Bron & Tim DuRoche

Jazz Improv with Guillermo E. Brown and Tim DuRoche
October 12, doors at 6:00 pm
Design Within Reach Portland Studio
1200 NW Everett St.
Free, All Ages
"Visiting artist for the MFA in Visual Studies program Guillermo E. Brown collaborates with local artist Tim DuRoche on an evening of improvised jazz percussion music and performance. Brown is a musician, multidisciplinary performer and producer/composer featured on over 25 recordings. Refusing to be contained by any one genre, he is an anomaly among New York’s free jazz performers.
DuRoche is a jazz musician-composer and conceptual artist who thrives on the slim boundaries between art, utility, entertainment and civic engagement. He creates site-specific performances, sound installations, composition, intermedia collaboration and performs frequently at nightclubs and festivals."