Biamp Portland Jazz Festival | 20th Anniversary
Saturday, February 18 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pmFREE
Biamp Portland Jazz Festival
Tim Gilson double bass
Brent Follis drums
Jack Radsliff guitar
presented by PDX Jazz
Artichoke Music | 8.00 – 10.00 PM
FREE Community Event
Mad Love began completely serendipitously. A neighbor told Brent that Kathleen was looking for a drummer and immediately, there was a musical and east coast soul connection. Over time, different bassists joined the group, but ultimately David Captein, was hired to record ISH. Captein’s kind demeanor, and skilled capability added an element of jazz sensitivity to the recording.
Portland-based musician, Kathleen Hollingsworth has been performing and writing for most of her life. A childhood steeped in singing led her to study piano and composition and is highly active in the northwest as a choral educator, adjudicator, director and leads the band, Mad Love. She is the recipient of a Downbeat Award and is a commissioned writer for the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble and the Jazz Educator Network.
Raised on a farm in Southern Illinois, the first thing Brent Follis can remember is picking up a pair of wooden spoons, and tapping out rhythms on some old popcorn tins. Since then, his journey has led him cross country and around the globe, performing music for thousands of people, while in search of inspiration and culture.