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Organic Nation Listening Club Jazz/ Storytelling Performance Artists Repertory Theatre 1515 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205 (503) 241-1278 Saturday, November 1, 2014 7:30 pm Sunday, November 2, 2014 2:00 pm Tickets $15 Box Office Organic Nation Listening Club is a music performance evening by jazz and world music composer David Ornette Cherry. Integrating storytelling, visual art/installation, and his Organic Nation band, David takes the audience into a deep listening space of images and emotional landscapes that evoke his childhood of growing up in Watts, surrounded by "free jazz" innovators, the Watts Prophets, funk garage bands, Young Souls,the junior high theatre group, and the Locke High School Marching Band. The music, humor, warmth, and political awareness from this "multi-culti" origins is integrated into a positive, spiritually uplifting, and innovative jazz/performance evening. Featuring: Glenn Moore - bass Carlton Jackson- drums, soundscape Renarto Carento - Sax David Ornette Cherry - piano, melodica, keys, Director - Susan Banyas Lighting - Peter West Set Design/ Lighting - Bill Boesse Culturally Adrift Community Players - Gregg Bielemeier, Dorinda Holler, Stephanie Schaaf, Celine Bouly Renee Ward - dancer God’s Instrument - poet Organic Nation Listening Club supported by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. Text development supported by a residency at Arteles Creative Residency Program, Finland, made possible with grant from the Oregon Arts Commission.
www.Blogtalkradio.com/the1essence - The1Essence talks Music with Musician, Composer & Educator, David Ornette Cherry live! Mr. Cherry will discuss his newly released CD "The Story, Part I" Featuring LaRhonda Steele & Savanna on vocals, as well as his new theatrical score! Mr. Cherry has a long resume as a jazz musician with deep family ties to music as his father is the renown Don Cherry. Please join us for what will be sure to be an informational and entertaining experience!
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Bio: David Ornette Cherry, son of the late avant-garde trumpeter Don Cherry, writes, arranges and improvises invigoratingly fresh and thick, sweet textured music from sunrise to sunset. In 2003, he received the ASCAP- Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music. The m...See Full Bio
“Art in Action! Portland jazz/world music composer David Ornette Cherry is now immersed in a four-week Arteles Residency creative program in Finland, funded by an Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant. David is composing and painting, experimenting with both the creation of new music and visual scores that reflect his work. The Arteles Residency Program brings together creative minds and professionals from all over the world and has hosted more than 330 diverse artists from 43 different countries. The theme is “License to Create.” David will showcase his Arteles inspiration during Organic Nation Listening Club performances at Artists Repertory Theatre Nov. 1 and 2. The events will integrate storytelling, visual art/installation and David’s Organic Nation band. Learn more here http://bit.ly/1waXndv.”