I’m absolutely thrilled to be involved in the production of the upcoming Pangaea Project Benefit Concerts at the Crystal Ballroom here in Portland, OR. An annual tradition, the concerts benefit The Pangaea Project, a non-profit group that does local and international leadership development work with low-income students.
As if it weren’t enough for the concerts to be for a good cause, they also manage to wrangle an absolutely smashing lineup of musicians each year — and this year is no different: Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, Michael Kang from SCI, Will Bernard, Stanton Moore, Scott Law, and many others, all mixed into the magically delicious musical smoothie that is the Everyone Orchestra. Never the same band twice, EO, led by conductor Matt Butler, is a heady, excursive trip down improv lane, with twists, turns, jumps and shouts that never fail to delight.
EO’s performing two nights — May 16th and 17th — and it’s going to be a blast. We just finished a big push last week to get the website launched and the event announced, and I’m very happy with the results so far — tickets, lineup, assorted eye candy, etc — it’s all here:
Hope to see you there!