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Ezra Weiss Big Band: We Limit Not the Truth of God
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 8:00pm
Ezra Weiss Big Band: We Limit Not the Truth of God

Ezra Weiss Big Band: We Limit Not the Truth of God

Saturday, December 8 | 8:00 PM
Alberta Abbey (126 NE Alberta St, Portland)
$5 - $15 | Get Tickets

Please join the Ezra Weiss Big Band, as we perform the world premiere of a new original suite of songs, inspired by current events, for a live recording.

John Nastos, John Savage, Renato Caranto, Rob Davis, Mieke Bruggeman, reeds
Greg Garrett, Thomas Barber, Derek Sims, Farnell Newton, trumpets
Stan Bock, Jeff Uusitalo, Denzel Mendoza, Douglas Peebles, trombones
Jasnam Daya Singh, piano
Eric Gruber, bass
Alan Jones, drums
Carlton Jackson, percussion

This new music is by far the most personal thing I've ever written. It's about being a father. It's about children. It's about the events happening in our world today. And it's written for some of the best musicians I've ever met. I feel extremely honored to hear them perform my compositions so beautifully.

This is like no other concert I've ever been a part of, so I'm thrilled that we'll be recording it. The audience always plays a huge role on a live recording, but I think that is especially true in this case. Please come join us in bringing this new music to life.

“A bold, inspired figure in the contemporary jazz arranging scene.” 
-Josef Woodard, DownBeat

This new work was commissioned by the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and is produced by the Jazz Society of Oregon. 

Please note that some of the themes addressed in this concert may not be appropriate for children.