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PJCE Records Presents: Kathleen Hollingsworth and Renegade Gospel

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The 1905
830 N Shaver St.

June 2, 2019, 6 p.m.


PJCE Records, a label that grew out of the non-profit Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, has been at the center of curating the Portland sound since 2013. And The 1905, now in its third year, is possibly Portland’s most important jazz venue. Combining forces, PJCE Records and the 1905 bring PDX the best originally composed jazz on the first Sunday of every month.


Kathleen Hollingsworth, director of choir at Clackamas Community College, had wanted to start a community choir for years but never had the time. This PJCE Records event is a spin-off of her community-based gospel choir, Renegade Gospel, which is based on inclusivity and accessibility.

Hollingsworth’s idea for Renegade Gospel came from her experience at Burning Man. “I felt like I was just preaching to the choir there, and giving this wonderful Sunday-morning experience a non-dogmatic, very on-your-feet gospel- style inspirational but not religious service to people who have already been through this huge choir experience, and I was just kinda like, I gotta do something with this,” said Hollingsworth. This set will be smaller— a jazz trio, a couple of choral numbers and some electronic music.