WHAT: INTOWN JAZZ - Intimate jazz concert and art exhibition coinciding with First
Thursday ART in THE PEARL
WHO: Pianist/vibraphonist Mike Horsfall, bassist Shao Way Wu, Vocalist Annie
Averre, Painter LaRae Zawodney
WHERE: Tea Zone and Camellia Lounge 510 NW 11th Pearl District Portland OR
WHEN: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7 – 9 PM
HOWMUCH: Cover Charge $7
INTOWN JAZZ presents intimate jazz concerts in the Tea Zone and Camellia Lounge. This musical event coincides with First Thursdays ARTWALK in THE PEARL. Vocalist Annie Averre and bassist Shao Way Wu act as musical hosts, introducing regional jazz musicians and a local visual artist’s work is showcased throughout the month in the Camellia Lounge in the heart of the Pearl District.
MUSIC May 7 InTown JAZZ will feature Portland’s own Mike Horsfall. Mike Horsfall has enjoyed a successful and diverse musical career for over 35 years, serving as a performer, educator, composer, arranger, recording artist and concert soloist on both piano and vibraphone. He has performed and recorded with a large number of world class musicians. Mike co-founded the trio Tall Jazz, which went to perform,
record, and educate for over 20 years. They became the first ensemble to be voted into the Jazz Society of Oregon's Hall of Fame. They became the first ensemble to be voted into the Jazz Society of Oregon.
VISUAL ART The distinguished painter La Rae Zawodny will be the artist whose work will be showcased in The Camellia Lounge. LaRae Zawodny is a multi-media artist with interest in sound, movement, story-telling, and the visual. Her paintings and sculpture are often inspired by dance and music.
The paintings in this exhibition titled Ancient Memories & Prophecies are an eclectic group of images from over a long period of time with one commonality. They seem to have come from collective memory. . . a Viking ship, the crescent moon over a temple, a Chinese landscape, a fiery place, a scene of bizarre mountains.
LaRae studied with Karl Benjamin, Roland Reiss, and Michael Brewster at Claremont Graduate University in California where she earned her M. F. A. She has shown her work widely and enjoyed teaching. Zawodny’s work is rich in dramatic imagery and use of color. Her paintings are large in scale accentuating the intimacy of the atmosphere in the Camellia Lounge.
A Cover Charge of $7 goes to pay the musicians. Seating is limited. RESERVATIONS can be made by telephone (503) 221-2130 during business hours or at the door.
Audiences are invited to settle in, enjoy a delicious meal and take in the music and the extraordinary visual art. During the break they will have the opportunity to meet the artists up close and personally. More info is available on the INTOWN JAZZ tab on the website listed below. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for supporting the musicians, artists and venues that presents live jazz an Visual Art Exhibition in Portland!