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The Quadraphonnes

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Jimmy Mak's
221 NW 10th

Sept. 13, 2014, 8 p.m.


The Quadraphonnes will release their second CD tonight, featuring originals from all of the band members ranging from funk to pop to Latin and beyond.

Based in Portland, The Quadraphonnes saxophone quartet is not your average band. These 4 women (6 with a rhythm section) bring to the stage a powerful and rare show that delights the ear with tantalizing funk grooves and soaring saxophone solos.

Michelle Medler, Mieke Bruggeman, Mary-Sue Tobin, and Chelsea Luker combine original music with both new and standard arrangements for saxophone quartet (often plus bass and drums). The ensemble covers a broad spectrum of music ranging from original music to New Orleans style Jazz, to John Coltrane, to Tower of Power, to Eric Dolphy, to Astor Piazzola.  The group continuously seeks out and creates new pieces for sax ensemble in all styles, and their performances add a unique and important dimension to the Portland music scene.

Tonight’s show will also feature their full rhythm section including Leah Hinchcliff, Ward Griffiths, as well as other special guests.