Selfless Promotion 3/11/11

11 Mar

The weekend is just a mere few hours away and if you have nothing planned, let us help!  Here’s what our artists have going on:


DATE: February 28, 2011

CONTACT: Jessica Beer, bella nova music



WHAT: 3 Leg Torso in concert

WHERE: Walters Cultural Arts Center (527 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR)

WHEN: Friday, March 18, 2011. 7:30pm

HOW MUCH: $15/adv, $17/day of show



About 3 Leg Torso

“Chamber music for the new millennium” – Music Connection

Since 1997, 3 Leg Torso has created modern chamber pop music infused with the authenticity of folk music, the passion of world music, the precision of chamber music and the enthusiasm of rock & roll. Influenced by tango, Eastern European folk and other world music traditions, their cosmopolitan musical style embraces wit and humor within thoughtful, uncommon and beautiful musical arrangements.

Since the ensemble’s humble start more than 10 years ago with spontaneous street performances — called “Meestering” by co-founders Béla Balogh and Courtney Von Drehle — they have been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and at the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, successfully toured the east and west coasts, released five CDs (two with New York spoken word artist, NPR contributor and Duplex Planet founder David Greenberger), composed and recorded film and documentary scores, written new evening length works commissioned by the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) and performed their original music with several symphony orchestras and in a headlining performance at The Getty Center in Los Angeles. The cinematic nature of many of the ensemble’s compositions has paved the way for its inclusion in films by Academy Award winner Joan Gratz, Morgan Spurlock, two-time Oscar nominee Bill Plympton and others.

Founding members and principal composers Béla Balogh (violin, trumpet) and Courtney Von Drehle (accordion) are joined by Mike Murphy on double bass and percussionists/mallet players Gary Irvine and T.J. Arko.

More info:

Music Samples:


High Res. Photos: (see the “Press Photos” set)



This Month

On Saturday March 12th at 7:30, I will be performing a live soundtrack to accompany Buster Keaton’s 1924 silent film, “Sherlock, Jr.“. The event is at TaborSpace in SE Portland

The last silent film I did here sold out, so come early to get a seat (no advance tickets). I’ve never accompanied this film before. It’s classic Keaton antics with a few surreal touches. Bring the kids.

5441 SE Belmont, Portland, 503-238-3904

More gigs are listed below.

7 in the Afternoon

The 3rd Broque CD, 7 in the Afternoon, is at the pressing plant and will be done later this month. I’ll tell you more about that next time and post sound clips and ordering info on my website. Broque is my duo with guitarist Mark Herschler. We will have a CD release show in Amherst, MA at the end of April. After that we will either tour Europe and Japan or quietly hide away in Dick Cheney’s secret lair. For now we’re waiting to see which option pays better.

Little movie, big splash

The moving short film created for my tune, Denmark, continues to have a life of its own. Most recently is was accepted into the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, Byron Bay International Film Festival in Australia, SXSW Film Festival in Austin,  2011 International Beverly Hills Film Festival and the SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival.


Concerts are listed below. More info, gig updates, recordings & sheet music can be found at To opt off this newsletter list, just reply with the word ‘remove’.

In like a lion…


CelloBop Concerts


3/2  West Linn, OR  Sunset School

3/3  Portland, OR   Attic Gallery , 6-9pm, 206 SW 1st Ave

3/9  West Linn, OR  Athey Creek Orchestra, 7pm

3/12  Portland, OR   TaborSpace, 7:30, silent film: Buster Keaton’s, Sherlock, Jr. 5441 SE Belmont, Portland, 503-238-3904.


4/7    Portland, OR   Attic Gallery, 6-9pm

4/10  Woodburn, OR  Library, 2pm

4/11  Troutdale, OR  Edgefield Winery  7pm

4/17  Detroit, OR  Breitenbush, 7pm

4/28 Stonington, CT  Pine Point School

4/29  Brattleboro, VT  Latchis Theatre, 7:30 silent film: Fritz Lang’s,  Metropolis

4/30 Amherst, MA   Broque CD release, 7:30pm Unitarian Meetinghouse,  413 253 2848


5/10   Portland, OR, French American School

5/13-15  New Mexico


From Vagabond Opera:

Portland, OR — Join world-renowned visionary artist Alex Grey in Portland for a two-day Celebration of Love, Life, Unity and Expressions of the Sacred. Awakening Divine Imagination will bring together a host of internationally known visionary artists and musicians in one of the most ground breaking and eclectic artistic events of the year. The two day event will feature musical performances by Ott, Everyone Orchestra (with special guests Steve Kimock & Dave Stringer), Cheb i Sabbah, Portland’s own Vagabond Opera, Phutureprimitive & more, all set in a transformed temple of sacred art at Refuge. Awakening Divine Imagination is produced by the Beloved Festival, an annual 3 day event featuring sacred music, art and Dance held in Oregon in the Summer. Don’t let the chance to be there pass you by.

Awakening Divine Imagination

When: April 8th (All ages) and April 9th (21+) Doors open 7pm, Alex Grey at 8pm, Music at 9:30pm

Where: Refuge, 116, SE Yamhill, Portland, OR 97214

Tickets: $33ADV/$45DOS for each night. Available at, Papa G’s Cafe and Frock. For info, email:

Music Lineup:

April 8th

Everyone Orchestra

Steve Kimock

Dave Stringer

Janover, Manoj and Devon

April 9th

OTT (Twisted Records)

Cheb I Sabbah

Vagabond Opera


Janover, Manoj and Devon

Both nights featuring Live painting and teachings by Alex and Allyson Grey.

Northwest Visionary art gallery featuring: Autumn Skye Morrison, David Heskin, Stevee Postman, Aloria Weaver, Nikki Moon, Aaron Pyne, Arun, Flora Bowley, Meredith Dittmar, Lynzee Lynx and more.

About Alex Grey

Alex Grey is best known for his paintings, which portray multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies. Grey’s visual meditation on the nature of life and consciousness, the subject of his art, is contained in five books. His two monographs, Sacred Mirrors and Transfigurations, follow the history of Grey’s artistic life. The Mission of Art and Art Psalms reflect on art as a spiritual practice.  Grey’s world-renowned career includes exhibitions and keynote addresses from Basel to Tokyo to Sao Paulo, and features on the Discovery Channel, the CBC, in Newsweek and Time magazines. Grey’s art has been used on albums for the multi-platinum bands Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Tool, and String Cheese Incident. Grey’s most outstanding and widely appreciated works of transformative art were exhibited for five years in the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in New York City.

Everyone Orchestra

Live musical improv performance with a mad cap conductor Matt Butler, featuring Steve Kimock, Dave Stringer, Asher Fulero, Damian Erskine, Julian Fritz, Robin Jackson and much more.

Steve Kimock

One of the last living musicians still touring from the era of Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Grateful Dead and The Band, Jerry Garcia himself named Steve Kimock his “favorite unknown guitarist” in Rollingstone Magazine, months before he passed. Kimock’s ability to articulate tone, melody and emotion into music with technical brilliance has earned him the title “guitar monk.”

Dave Stringer

Dave Stringer has been profiled publications as diverse as Time, Billboard, In Style, and Yoga Journal Germany as a leader of the new American kirtan movement.

Vagabond Opera

Bohemian Cabaret Gypsy rock ensemble Vagabond Opera is described by the Washington Post as “A band of ceaseless charisma, boundless energy, impeccable musicianship and more than a little touch of both the naughty and exotic.”  Their set will feature internationally know Tribal Belly dancer Rachel Brice.

OTT (Twisted Records)

OTT spent  the 80’s and 90’s freelancing around London as a studio engineer and producer (working with Brian Eno, The Orb, Youth, African Head Charge, Steve Hillage, Sinead O’Connor and others), OTT’s current influential UK label Twisted Records has seen two successful full-length releases, collaborative work with Simon Posford (Shpongle), as well as the release of his world renowned “Hallucinogen In Dub” remixes.  Now Ott.’s direct-to-fan release, “Mir,” is sure to be his best work to date and to accompany this tour-de-force Ott. will be performing a re-formatted live PA set sure to delight.

Cheb I Sabbah

An originator and early pioneer and among the greatest voices of global electronica.


International Northwest Music producer and DJ. Portland debut of his new album “Kinetic”.

Jamie Janover

Combining the innovations of modern technology with the wisdom of ancient instruments, Janover plays with LYNX & Janover, ZILLA (w/ Michael Travis from SCI and Aaron Holstein), PRAANG (w/ EOTO & Steve Kimock) and his solo career.


Autumn Skye Morrison

David Heskin

Stevee Postman

Aloria Weaver

Nikki Moon Anderson

Aaron Pyne

Flora Bowley

Meredith Dittmar

Lynzee Lynx

For more information about Awakening Divine Imagination, please contact Robin Jackson

971 227-0589


From Con Grazia Wind Quintet:

Join the musicians of the Junior Symphony of Vancouver, led by Conductor Timoteus Racz, for a Spring Concert and enjoy the music of Vivaldi, Schubert, Lehar and others!

Saturday, March 12

7:30 pm

Vancouver First Church of God

3300 NE 78th Street

Tickets available at the door

$10 general – $8 student/senior

(cash/check only)

For further information call (360) 696-4084

Do you know a talented young musician, or are you a young musician that wants to be HEARD?  What are you waiting for?  Next JSV auditions on Thursday, March 17.  By application and appointment only.  Applications on-line.


From Gerardo Calderon:

I’m writing to invite you to the official screening of the film called “Objects – Stories” where I had the honor to work with great people and I also had the opportunity to composed some of the music for the film. The event is open to the public and is free. Attached is the flyer for the event.


Gerardo Calderon

Inspirational Sounds from Latin America


source:  Young Audiences’ Roster Artists


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