8 NE Killingsworth
Rich Halley, Dan Clucas, Carson Halley, Andre St. James
Rich Halley is a saxophonist and composer based in Portland, Oregon who has released seventeen recordings as a leader. He leads the Rich Halley 4 which has released five critically acclaimed recordings. Rich has performed with Tony Malaby, Julius Hemphill, Vinny Golia, Bobby Bradford, Nels Cline, Michael Bisio, Obo Addy, Andrew Hill and Oliver Lake.
Dan Clucas studied with cornetist Bobby Bradford and trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith, and has performed with many leading musicians in the Los Angeles area as well as the Pacific Northwest and New Mexico, where he co-founded the DO TELL Trio with Dave Wayne and Mark Weaver in 2009. He is a lifelong resident of Southern California, currently living in Pasadena, that city northeast of L.A. where Bob Bradford has taught so many so much.
Andre St James is one of the top bassists in Oregon and has played with many leading jazz musicians. He performs in numerous groups including Get Smashing Love Power, the Kin Trio and Wallsmith/Gross/St James/Duroche.
Carson Halley the drummer for the Rich Halley 4. He has played with Bobby Bradford and Vinny Golia as well as in indie rock bands. All About Jazz said “Drummer Carson Halley is a responsive percussionist… proving himself throughout to be a catalyst and instigator in the evolving artistry of the Rich Halley 4. (http://www.richhalley.com/ )
Melancholy instrumental trio CATFISH formed in Portland, Oregon in 2013, led by saxophonist Joe Cunningham (Blue Cranes, Battle Hymns & Gardens). After enlisting Portland veterans, guitarist Dan Duval (The Ocular Concern, PJCE Sextet, Gunga Galunga) and drummer Ken Ollis (Ken Ollis Group, The Demolition Duo, Paxselin Quartet), Cunningham formed CATFISH, a vehicle for open improvisations in the vein of Dirty Three, Paul Motian Trio, and early Cat Power.