Dec 6th, 2017 — 8pm
$12-20, sliding scale
Michelle's Pianos
600 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

Matthew Shipp Trio

Matthew Shipp, Piano
Michael Bisio, Bass
Newman Taylor Baker, Drums

“The Matthew Shipp trio these days is like a train that is ever arriving as it ever departs for destinations not yet known. The three in tandem exemplify what the improvisatory arts are all about when they are in their purest state. There can be no final destination because the track extends outwards into infinity.”-  Grego Applegate Edwards


David Ornette Cherry with S. Renee Mitchell

David Ornette Cherry has played with some of the great jazz artists of our times -Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, S. Renee Mitchell, Ed Blackwell, Jim Pepper, Justo Almario, Dwight Trible, Kamau Daaood, Billy Higgins, Charlie Haden, and his father , the late, great jazz trumpeter Don Cherry. His Organic Nation has toured Europe, US, and Japan. Cherry also has composed music for theatre and dance. Recently Cherry received a RACC grant to stage his music/ storytelling evening, The Organic Nation Listening Club, a tribute to his Watts upbringing. He received an OAC grant to travel to Finland for a composing residency, also received a Rauschenberg residency in 2014.CD releases includes: We Hear Too Fast, It Could Be Different, Ensemble for Improvisors, The Silence We Hear, among others.

Award-winning former journalist turned artist, S. Renee Mitchell, MBA, is best described as a Creative Revolutionist, who expresses herself through poetry, storytelling, grant writing, teaching and creating multimedia experiences. She considers creative expression, in all forms, as her heARTwork. Renee spent 25 years as a newspaper journalist in Seattle, Orlando and Detroit, among other cities, and is most known locally for her years as a Metro columnist for The Oregonian, where she was nominated twice for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. Renee is a published author of four books of poetry, a novel, five plays and a children’s book about courage in the face of bullying, Renee’s deepest desire is to use her creativity to help others let go, gather up and move on.