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Scott Goodwin (Polonaise, Operative, and Bonus), is a Portland, OR, based electronic musician and producer. (https://soundcloud.com/bonusplays)
Ken Ollis is a drummer and composer from Portland, OR. His latest release is entitled “Senses Sharpened”, on the PJCE Records label. It is comprised of all Ollis’ originals that draw upon influences, and techniques, borrowed from Messiaen, Webern and Tim Berne, along with several original techniques.
In addition to the Senses Sharpened trio, recent projects have included composing and performing two large scale suites of poetry settings (e.e. cummings, and Jane Hirshfield), playing solo concerts, and performing with The Demolition Duo. The Duo has a forthcoming album, also on PJCE Records, and recently received a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council to visit several Universities and give performance/lectures on free improvisation. Ken also regularly performs in collaboration with painters, poets, dancers, and cinematographers. His compositions are featured in the repertoire of the Paxselin Quartet, the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, PDX Ensemble, The Chamber of Commerce, and in his own groups.
He currently teaches in the music department at Portland State University and George Fox University, and has taught a multitude of clinics throughout the country. Ken holds an M.M. in Jazz Performance. (http://www.kenollis.com/)
A native of Portland, pianist Dan Gaynor has performed with many artists including Nancy King, Esperanza Spalding, Chuck Israels, Glen Moore, Gino Vannelli, Martin Zarzar, Bob Mover, Bobby Torres, Emily Braden, Dan Faehnle, Marguerite Jeunemann, David Friesen, Kelly Joe Phelps, Alan Jones, Lawrence Williams, Rob Scheps, Robert Moore, John Stowell, Ingrid Jensen, Ron Steen, Mel Brown, “Sweet Baby” James Benton, Chris Conrade, Dick Berk, Marianne Solivan, Shirley Nanette and many others. He studied jazz and music theory at Mt. Hood Community College and Portland State University with teachers including Randy Porter, Dave Barduhn, Darrell Grant, Glen Moore and Tomas Svoboda. Dan is also a versatile vocal accompanist, with a wide repertoire and experience in many musical styles. He is recorded on Good Morning Geek by the Portland Jazz Orchestra, En Route by Ed Bennett and on both Libre and Two Dollars to Ride the Train by Martin Zarzar. (http://www.dangaynor.com/)
Flutist, saxophonist, and composer John C. Savage has been compared to Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Jean-Pierre Rampall, Herbie Mann, and Ian Anderson. Known equally as “a thoughtful and rigorous improviser,” and “a badass, knock-down-drag-out force to be reckoned with” (The Willamette Week), Savage lived in New York City for nearly a decade performing with, amongth others, The Savage 3, Billy Fox (The Uncle Wiggly Suite), the electroacoustic duo Cartridge, The Brooklyn Qawwali Party (eponymous release), and the Andrew Hill Big Band (A Beautiful Day). Savage continues to be a sought-after soloist and collaborator on both coasts working with a wide variety of artists, including the NYC-based Kitsurie Ensemble (The Kaidan Suite and Amanogawa), Point to Line (with flutist Lisa Bost-Sandberg), and Portland’s improvised woodwind and drum set group, Demolition Duo. Savage has received honors and awards from New York University, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Oregon Arts Commission, and the Portland-based Regional Arts and Culture Council. Savage also served on the board for Portland’s Creative Music from 2010-2013 as development coordinator. Savage holds a Ph.D from New York University in performance and improvisation. (http://www.johncsavage.com)