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JOHN STOWELL TRIO
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmFREE
2022 BIAMP PDX JAZZ FESTIVAL
JOHN STOWELL TRIO
Jupiter NEXT | 4.00 PM – 5.30 PM
FREE Community Event
John Stowell guitar
Matt Mayhall drums
Andrew Jones bass
“He plays his amplified guitar as if he were surrounded by fine crystal… the type of slow burning, sustained energy that you hear in players that practice all the time.” Downbeat
JOHN STOWELL is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. His original take on harmony, chords and improvisation sets him apart. He has taught internationally for over 40 years in every educational setting. John’s clinics are informal, hands-on and informative. In addition to music theory and guidelines for improvisation, John shares his professional experience with the business of music.
“John Stowell plays jazz, but he doesn’t use any of the cliches; he has an incredible originality.” John is a master creator. Larry Coryell
MATT MAYHALL is a drummer, composer, and bandleader recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest from Los Angeles. Modern Drummer Magazine says “Matt Mayhall boasts a résumé that reads like a fractured West Coast-meets-East Coast iPhone contacts app… he rolls his diverse skills into one untidy, rumbling package.” He has performed and recorded with many internationally-known improvisers including Bennie Maupin, Chris Speed, Brad Shepik, David Binney, Todd Sickafoose, Eyvind Kang, Anthony Wilson, Adam Benjamin, Ralph Alessi, Dan Rosenboom, Eric Revis and Tim Lefebvre. He has released two albums and one live E.P. of his own compositions – Tropes, Fanatics, and Picture Day – all three highlighting his collaborative relationship with guitarist Jeff Parker. Mayhall has also toured with GRAMMY® winning singer songwriter Aimee Mann since 2014. Since arriving in the Pacific Northwest, he has gigged with Dan Balmer, George Colligan, John Stowell, Bryn Roberts, Phil Baker, Mike Gamble, and many others. He also maintains a busy private teaching schedule.
“Matt Mayhall’s drums burn with a self-contained fury; at other times, he develops a rhythmic chatter that accentuates the poetry of the beats… [He] shows just how strong subtlety can resonate, and how nuance can be the driving force of creative vision.”
ANDREW JONES is an improviser, composer, and bassist in Portland. Since arriving in 2009, he’s been involved with the music community in a myriad of contexts: contributing bass and compositions to jazz projects as well as performing and recording with a laundry list of Portland songwriters, bands and producers as well as artists from New York and Los Angeles. In 2019 he finished a fourteen-month international touring stint with acclaimed songwriter/composer Julia Holter. The multifarious bassist has also formed a long association with Portland’s experimental music community and Creative Music Guild, making multiple appearances at the Improvisation Summit of Portland and TBA performing with visiting musicians, collaborating with local dancers and comedians, accompanying theater and presenting his own music. His main creative vehicle, The Crenshaw, sets Jones’ poetry to electronic music. Those beat-pieces are then recreated with Andrew’s upright bass and voice, a collaborator on drums and warped synth samples which haunt the stage like an invisible third band member. During the pandemic, Jones has turned to more session and audio production work; writing arrangements, contributing bass tracks, and mixing new releases. In 2022, he plans to record The Crenshaw’s second full length album.
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