Alberta Street Pub

Open 4pm to 1amish Every Day

Re-established in 2013, the Alberta Street Pub is a complete remodel of the old neighborhood Public House. The kitchen serves up an inspired and locally sourced menu to compliment our craft cocktails and the 21 rotating draft beers. The Pub continues its tradition of friendly service with skilled bartenders, table service, a live music venue, and enormous heated patio. The venue side has been updated as well with a focus on acoustics and comfort. We offer one of the best listening environments in Portland with an intimate setting and a high quality sound system. Whether it’s bluegrass, jazz, folk, country, soul, or funk you’ll find something to love nearly every night of the week. Ask about our service industry discounts or discover our happy hour food and drink specials Monday through Friday from 4 to 6pm.

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble w/Catherine Feeney & Chris Johnedis • Blue Cranes • $10 adv / $12 door

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
9 pm, Blue Cranes
10 pm, Catherine Feeny/Chris Johnedis with the PJCE Winds
Alberta St. Pub, 1036 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR, 97211
$10 advance via pjce.org, or $12 day of show

The PJCE is proud to present a concert that moves this jazz non-profit into a completely new direction. In a first collaborative concert with a singer-songwriter in the organization’s seven year history, two brass and three saxophone players from the PJCE will join Catherine Feeney/Chris Johnedis duo on new arrangements by the very best of Portland’s indy rock-inclined jazz composers: Joe Cunningham, Reed Wallsmith, Barra Brown, Kela Parker, Noah Bernstein, and Douglas Detrick. The PJCE wind quintet features Douglas Detrick on trumpet, Lars Campbell on trombone, Lee Elderton on soprano saxophone, Mary-Sue Tobin on tenor saxophone, and Mieke Bruggeman on baritone saxophone. Blue Cranes, Portland’s favorite post-jazz jazz band, plays an opening set.

Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis look at matters of justice and redemption in a personal setting. Applying incisive poetry to matters as disparate as a bruised friendship and the phenomenon of White Flight, Feeny turns the looking glass inward where she finds both desolation and hope. Feeny’s quietly arresting vocals and classic pop songwriting play off percussionist Chris Johnedis’s R&B inflected polyryhthms, pushing the boundaries of what a ukelele, solo voice, looped guitar and percussion can do.

The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble is a 501c3 organization dedicated to commissioning, performing, and celebrating new music in the jazz idiom from Portland and Oregon-based composers through its 12-member jazz chamber orchestra and subsets thereof, its record label PJCE Records, and its podcast Beyond Category.

Since their formation in 2007, Blue Cranes have become a key player in the Portland, Oregon creative music/DIY scene and one of the most exciting groups to keep tabs on in the Northwest. They’ve developed a singular musical voice grounded in melody and explosive improvisations–marking off their unique microcosmic territory in post-jazz circles.

The members of the quintet–Reed Wallsmith on alto saxophone, Joe Cunningham on tenor saxophone, Rebecca Sanborn on keyboards, Jon Shaw on bass, and Ji Tanzer on drums–bring a unique array of experiences to their group-centered aesthetic, including work with AU, The Decemberists, Laura Veirs, Wayne Horvitz, Rebecca Gates, Laura Gibson, Ethan Rose, Pete Krebs, Black Prairie, and Portland Cello Project.