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The Most, The All Of It at The Old Church

Posted by Kim Gumbel on April 12, 2023


The Old Church
1422 Sw 11th Ave
Portland, OR
(503) 222-2031

The Most, The All Of It at The Old Church


Fri, June 2, 2023
7:30 pm

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Bryan Smith
saxophone, alto
James Powers
Noah Simpson
Mieke Bruggeman
saxophone, baritone
Shao Way Wu
bass, acoustic
Clay Giberson
Lars Campbell
Donnie Norton
saxophone, tenor


Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble amplifies spoken word in an evening curated by Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani.

Four spoken word poets and six composers take flight in new pieces for PJCE's 12-piece jazz band. Performing together, the poets and musicians explore many facets of the human experience:

Can music resist the violence of society? Can we transcend the boundaries to togetherness? How do we reunite with our inner child? Where do we find solace for our sorrow?

Mojgani will perform with new works by Cyrus Nabipoor, Jessika Smith, and Noah Simpson. Other creative teams include Thick in the Throat Honey, the sound poetry performance duo of Arab American poet and essayist Claudia F...

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