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Cancelled – STEEL HOUSE (Edward Simon, Scott Colley, Brian Blade)
Wednesday, June 8 | 8:00 pm$30.00 – $35
PDX Jazz Spring Season
THE OLD CHURCH | Doors 7:00 pm / Show 8:00 pm
$ 30.00 ADVANCE GA SEATED / $35.00 DOS
Please note that COVID policies may still be in place when this event occurs. Please check TOC website and look out for email updates.
Doors at 7pm | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final.
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Three well-known instrumentalists have built a band called Steel House. The foundations of this house are deep and strong, the roof sturdy. Inside is one big, light-filled room occupied by the three leaders: Edward Simon on piano, Scott Colley on acoustic bass, and Brian Blade on drums.
Each man is a world-class jazz player with his own robust composing, recording, and performing career. Since meeting in New York in the early 1990s, they have shared stages and studios, playing many different styles of music together. They formed Steel House to create a dedicated place for their own musical explorations.
The music of Steel House embraces both silence, and emerging from that stillness, conversation. The communication among Simon, Colley, and Blade stays nimble, focused on moment-to-moment interaction. Musical structure is minimal, poetic, and full of purpose. Walls of genre, category, and style are torn down; and from that, light and space abound.
We can hear them down the street now, Simon, Colley, and Blade building their Steel House. The music is infectious. It is everything you wanted – spirited and serious, caring and carefree.
The group’s 1st self-named release came out in 2017 with ArtistShare, with a new album due in 2022.
Come join them in concert to celebrate their new recording.
Edward Simon, Piano
(Bobby Hutcherson, Terence Blanchard, David Binney, David Sanchez) SFJAZZ Collective (2014) /Multiple recordings as a leader / 2010 Guggenheim Fellow
Scott Colley, Acoustic Bass
(Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, Andrew Hill, and Michael Brecker)
Seven recordings as a leader including “Seven” (2017) / Collaborated on over 200 CDs
Brian Blade, Drums
(Wayne Shorter, Joni Mitchell, Joshua Redman, Bob Dylan)
Founded the The Fellowship Band in 1997 / Releases include “Mama Rosa” (2009) and “Landmarks” (2014)