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Jazz cultural exchange with Khabarovsk, Portland’s sister city in Russia
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 12:05pm

 You are invited to a special performance of  

"The Amur Suite" 

A piece commissioned by The Jazz Bridge Project and performed during their December 2011 cultural exchange visit to Khabarovsk, Russia. 

6:00 PM Sunday, July 8th 

Augustana Lutheran Church  

2710 Northeast 14th Avenue  Portland, OR 97212

with Marilyn Keller, Marc Hutchinson, Charley Gray,  Alan Jones &  Darrell Grant  

 


 

This past December, The Jazz Bridge Project, in conjunction with Portland-Khabarovsk Sister City Association (PKSCA) conducted the first-ever jazz cultural exchange with Khabarovsk, Portland’s sister city in Russia.  For the occasion, the Jazz Bridge Project commissioned the creation of “The Amur Suite” an original  jazz composition in seven movements,  based on traditional Russian folk songs, and inspired by photographs of Khabarovsk's Amur River.  Each movement was written by a different Portland jazz composer, including Darrell Grant, Charley Gray, Scott Hall, Alan Jones, Gordon Lee, Andrew Oliver & Ezra Weiss.  The Amur Suite received an enthusiastic reception at several performances in Russia.  This  free Portland performance of the piece will be part of Augustana Lutheran's weekly Jazz Worship service.