Renowned Portlanders in Milwaukie musical showcase
A music showcase and art show in Milwaukie will feature three decorated Portland jazz musicians: guitarist Dan Balmer, song stylist Rebecca Kilgore, and bassist Bill Athens. They will perform from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Kairos-Milwaukie United Church of Christ, 4790 S.E. Logus Road.
The LA Times calls Balmer, "the model of what a contemporary guitarist should be." Jazz Times has identified Kilgore among the strongest singers at the roots of the Portland jazz scene. Bill Athens, a member of the Portland jazz funk trio Trio Subtonic, has played with numerous area jazz groups.
Current and former Kairos-Milwaukie UCC musicians and choir members will join performers for several selections. The event will feature an in-house barista and refreshments, and art by church members and friends.
All donations collected during the music showcase and art show will support Kairos-Milwaukie UCC's work in the community.
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