Wednesday March 28, 8-10pm @ Corkscrew wine bar Eddie Parente Jazz duo w/Jeff Putterman on 7 string guitar. A bit on the lighter side of Jazz as in Bossa Novas, Latin, melodious fun and groovin’!
Wednesday March 21, 8-10pm at Corkscrew Wine bar 1580 SE Bybee, Ben Graves Quartet with special guest Eddie Parente, Ben Graves-guitar, Andre St.James-Bass, Tim Rap-drums, Original, Contemporary and post-bop
Hal Grossman: I’ve been taking lessons with this excellent violinist and teacher, He has pointed out ways to achieve a better sound and agility in my playing. Technique, as he puts it, is simply to meet the demands of the music being played, not and end in itself. It’s very exciting to still be learning secrets of this fascinating instrument, my passion, the Violin and the bow. Truth be told, I’m playing much more Viola these days, the same principles of sounding point, bow grip, left hand placement all apply. He is also a certified Yoga teacher and completely understands the human body and all it’s muscle groups. I can’t say enough about how much he has helped me, and if he were to live in Portland, I’d take weekly lessons with him, I’m sure he’ll be back! Thanks Hal!!
Rehearsal at Ben’s studio, Tommy Flanagan’s Tune “Big Red”
The Portland Gypsy Jazz Project is a group led by guitarist Larry Munson (center)