Improvisation Summit of Portland: June 2-4, 2016

John Gross ISP 2016
The Improvisation Summit of Portland is a multi-day performance festival featuring the best in creative, improvised and experimental music in collaboration with dancers, film, and other artists. Come join us at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center for this one-of-a-kind festival.

Schedule 2016 (subject to change)

  • Friday, July 6
  • Saturday, July 7
  • All Days
Performer Day Time Stage
Pure Surface: A Tonal Service Thursday 8:05pm --
Holland Andrews with the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble Thursday 8:30pm Stage 1
Pebble Trio Thursday 9:30pm Stage 2
Jesse Mejía and Taka Yamamoto Thursday 10:20pm --
Golden Retriever Thursday 10:40pm Stage 1
Ava Mendoza with Mike Gamble & Andrew Jones Thursday 11:30pm Stage 2
John Gross Trio Friday 7:50pm Stage 2
Danielle Ross (Dance/Performance) Friday 8:30pm Flock
Golia/Mendoza/McDonas Trio Friday 8:50pm Stage 1
Juniana Lanning Friday 9:30pm Stage 2
Vinny Golia (solo) Friday 10:00pm Stage 1
Stephanie Lavon Trotter Friday 10:35pm Stage 2
Ava Mendoza w/ Halfbird Friday 10:55pm Stage 2
Round Robin Duets Friday 11:30pm Stage 1
Vinny Golia Workshop Saturday 12:00pm Stage 1
Thollem McDonas Workshop Saturday 1:30pm Stage 1
ISP Artist Panel discussion Saturday 3:00pm Stage 1
CHOIR Saturday 5:30pm Stage 1
Tahni Holt and Luke Wyland w/ Eliza Larson Saturday 6:15pm --
Consumer Saturday 6:40pm Stage 2
Cat Egan/Doug Theriault (Dance/Performance) Saturday 7:00pm --
Rich Halley 4 w/ Vinny Golia Saturday 7:30pm Stage 1
Thick in the Throat Honey Saturday 8:15pm Stage 2
Battle Hymns & Gamble Saturday 9:00pm Stage 1
Ava Mendoza (solo) Saturday 9:45pm Stage 2
Vinny Golia w/ Ensemble Saturday 10:30pm Stage 1
I’d Rather Not Talk About it Saturday 11:30pm Stage 2


$12 per day
$30 festival pass
$5 off for 65+ and SNAPS card holders ($15/day at the door)
Kids and Youth (under 18) Free!
Buy tickets online
Advanced tickets only available until 24 hours before event -- then doors only


Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217


Thanks to the following businesses for their financial and in-kind donations

Regional Arts and Culture Council



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