Win Tickets ($20): 2014 Portland Memorial Day Weekend: The Spirit of the Impossible-Strange @ TaborSpace | Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble Celebrates Sun Ra

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Spirit of the Impossible-Strange @ TaborSpace on May 23. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, May 23.

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From our sponsors:
Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble Sun RAThe Spirit of the Impossible-Strange
The PJCE Celebrates Sun Ra
May 23, 2014
Meet the Composers @ 6:30 p.m.
Show @ 7:30 p.m. | Pay After Play $10-$60
More info:

5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215
(503) 238-3904

On May 23, 2014, the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE) will celebrate the life and works of jazz trailblazer Sun Ra through original pieces composed by its members. This will take place at Tabor Space located at 5441 SE Belmont. The evening begins at 6:30 with a “meet the composers” session where PJCE composers talk about their pieces and answer audience questions. A silent auction will run for the evening, and appetizers will be available. Music begins at 7:30.

Among the composers/performers are Charley Gray, Director of the Jazz Department at Portland State University; Galen Clark, pianist for one of Portland’s most popular jazz bands, Trio Subtonic, and the much-in-demand George Colligan, who has worked with the likes of Phil Woods and Cassandra Wilson. Each composition is inspired by Sun Ra’s turning usual musical structures on their heads and looking towards a divergent vision of society. In keeping with the spirit of Sun Ra’s life works and music, this is a community-sponsored event, put on by a grassroots organization.

Admission is “Pay after Play”, in which a free-will donation will be collected after the performance rather than before. This is an all-ages, family-friendly show. We are asking listeners bring cash, but we can also accept credit or debit cards.

ABOUT THE PJCE: Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble is a 12-piece ensemble that commissions and performs original works by its members and jazz artists in Portland and beyond. Brett Campbell said the PJCE is “…one of the city’s most valuable new music institutions…” It is our mission to seek out and perform original works and to enrich the community’s awareness of contemporary music. We also operate a record label, PJCE Records, which release one jazz album per month. We are in our sixth year of operation.

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12 Responses to Win Tickets ($20): 2014 Portland Memorial Day Weekend: The Spirit of the Impossible-Strange @ TaborSpace | Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble Celebrates Sun Ra

  1. Barra Brown May 20, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    Hey! I’d love those free tickets to the PJCE concert!!

  2. Noah Dorsey May 20, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    I want to take my sister-in-law and her boyfriend who are visiting from San Diego for the weekend!

  3. PDX May 22, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    I don’t know if this could be any sweeter unless Sun Ra were there himself!! We’d love to go!!

  4. Ann May 22, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

    My stepdaughter will be with us (from Utah) this weekend. She is graduating from high school tomorrow and we are flying to pick her up. I’d love to take her to the show. Thanks!

  5. Jessica Strange May 22, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    I am a music lover and would LOVE to attend this event. Reason I should win? Everyone tells me I am “Impossible” and since birth, as you can see by my last name, I have been “Strange”.
    So….in the spirit of the impossible strange….please select me!

  6. Bonnie Davidoff May 22, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

    I am impossible and strange and would love this

  7. Mary b May 22, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

    Gotta face the music..gotta listen to the cosmic sound. What do ya know when you know what you know…when you know what you know.

  8. James May 22, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

    Could be great or could be awful. I’m willing to take the chance. Thanks

  9. JKV May 22, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    Space is the place!!! Looking forward to this.

  10. Rachel Stokes May 22, 2014 at 11:05 pm #

    Oooooooh Jazz!
    This souds lovely!

  11. Mike May 23, 2014 at 11:39 am #

    I’ve heard a lot about PJCE and would love to see them with my best friend.

  12. Steve May 24, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

    I want to win because this sounds like a blast!

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