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From Maxville To Vanport

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Eastern Oregon University’s Groth Recital Hall
A FREE jazz concert featuring the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble’s (PJCE’s) “From Maxville to Vanport” with new music by Ezra Weiss, lyrics by S. Renee Mitchell, shorts by filmmaker Kalimah Abioto, and guest vocalist Marilyn Keller. No tickets are required for this event, just show up!

This piece of community-guided music incorporates the stories of two unique towns in Oregon’s history, Maxville and Vanport, in songs for our 12-member jazz ensemble. Maxville and Vanport both had significant multicultural populations at a time when Oregon was particularly unfriendly to non-white residents, and their histories deserve to be heard and better understood by all Oregonians.

The Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble is a 12-piece jazz chamber orchestra which commissions and performs original works by its members and by other jazz composers in the Portland music community. The PJCE has received support from the OCF’s 2015 Creative Heights and Small Arts programs, the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and the Oregon Arts Commission. Now in its tenth year, the PJCE has commissioned more than 50 composers and produced more than 30 concerts of original works.
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Eastern Oregon University’s Groth Recital Hall

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