Siskiyou Music Project Holiday Jazz/Winter Solstice Celebration with Leslie Kendall & The Ed Dunsavage Trio.

Jazz In The Vineyard

Saturday, December 21, 7 p.m.

Cost $25/$20 for SMP Members

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Please join us for our annual Holiday Jazz Concert with vocalist Leslie Kendall, guitarist Ed Dunsavage, bassist Joe Cohoon and drummer Chicken Hirsh for a concert of holiday favorites and jazz classics by such composers as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jimmy Van Heusan and others at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Reservations highly recommended as this show always is a sell out!

Proceeds from this performance will help raise funds for the Siskiyou Music Project Artists-In-Schools Program which brings music into Rogue Valley classrooms.

Ed Dunsavage Trio: guitarist Ed Dunsavage, bassist Joe Cohoon and drummer Chicken Hirsh

Ed Dunsavage Trio: guitarist Ed Dunsavage, bassist Joe Cohoon and drummer Chicken Hirsh

Incendio show is Sold Out!!

Jazz In The Vineyard

Saturday, December 14, 7 pm

Paschal Winery, Talent

Saturdays show is sold out. Please call or email to be added to the wait list.

The Siskiyou Music Project final concert for the fall season features the instrumental world music group Incendio at Paschal Winery.
An exotic melody accompanies a desert caravan moving beneath a blazing sun. The sound of waves wash against a pristine South
American beach. A lone flamenco guitar echoes through the cobbled streets of old Sevilla. And a lilting three quarter time rhythm conjures
images of the rolling green hills of Ireland. The music is cinema. It is sound given shape and color. This is the music of Incendio.

With 2013 comes several milestones for the band: Incendio’s first significant release in four years, as well as their
inclusion on Baja Records’ Guitar Greats III. On the latter, they are featured alongside award winning artists such as Jesse Cook, Armik
and Luis Villegas. The former is their new studio album – The Shape of Dreams.

The Shape of Dreams is Incendio’s eighth release and first full band studio album since 2006’s Seduction. On this project, the band
continues its sonic exploration into the realms of instrumental world fusion. The new album harkens back to the sound of their 2002
Billboard Magazine-charting release Illumination, but with a maturity and span that Illumination only hinted at.
Incendio, simply put, is instrumental world music. The primary “voice” of the band is the guitar, but to say the music of Incendio is
solely guitar music would be an oversimplification. The guitar is certainly present, but other instruments such as the mandolin,
bouzouki, violin, Celtic harp, piano, bass, synthesizer and various ethnic percussion instruments play a huge role in the ensemble’s
sound. American musicologist Donald Grout is credited as saying that only instrumental music, which is “pure music free from the
burden of words”, can convey the deepest emotions of the composer. And for this reason, the evocative titles of the songs are
very much there to help shape or guide the listener’s experience.

Incendio: The Shape of Dreams Tour

Incendio: The Shape of Dreams Tour

The Ramana Vieira Ensemble ~ Portuguese Fado Music Has Been Cancelled by the artist.

This show has been cancelled by the artist. Payments that have been made in advance will be either refunded or credited.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

The David Friesen Trio ~ CD Release Concert

Live At The Artistic

Thursday, November 21, 7 pm

Artistic Piano Gallery, Medford

Cost: $25/$20 for SI Members/$10 students

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David-CDThe Siskiyou Music Project welcomes back bassist/composer David Friesen with his trio featuring pianist Greg Goebel and drummer Charlie Doggett. This performance will feature music from David’s latest recording Brilliant Heart which is dedicated to Friesen’s son, Scotty, who passed away at the much too young age of 41 in 2009. Anyone acquainted with David Friesen’s exceptional music quickly thinks of his creative universe. Ocean-deep in his sensitivity to the human spirit, Friesen is compassionate and his music founded on integrity and the pursuit of excellence. Friesen’s music, which is imbued with certain ingredients of jazz, is also characterized by folk-flavored things and classical and Jewish veins with substantial spontaneity, lyrical strength, warmth and creative discoveries in the musical wilderness.

David Friesen has recorded over 75 CD’s as a leader/ co-leader and appeared as a sideman or featured artist on more than 100 recordings. He has performed and/ or recorded with many of the great names and legends of jazz including: Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Sam Rivers, Michael Brecker, Bud Shank, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Freddy Hubbard, Art Farmer, Clark Terry, Joe Venuti, Mal Waldron, Jaki Byard, Kenny Drew Sr., Chick Corea, Milt Jackson, Slim Gaillard, John Scofield, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Paul Motian, Jack Dejohnette, Airto Moreira, and many others. He has performed in concert as a soloist (Friesen is one of two or three bassists in the world that is able to play a solo concert and keep an audience riveted) and with his own groups throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Turkey, Poland, Japan, Australia, Argentina, Chile, China, Russia, Lithuania and the Ukraine.

In 1997 he was nominated for the best jazz bassist in the American Jazz Awards ceremony in Los Angeles and in a 2006 jazz bass poll, David Friesen was listed as one of the 20 most influential bass players in the history of jazz. He is also included in a recent poll as one of the 100 Greatest Jazz Bassists of all time.  Friesen was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame at the first induction ceremony Sept. 2007 and the Oregon Jazz Society Hall of Fame May 2012.
The artwork on the CD is by Scotty: one piece a sort of cross between Marshal Arisman and Picasso (the cover), another an arresting dimensional kinetic-abstract work (the centerfold of the liner), among others. His dad’s music has always been among the more ineffable bodies of work in jazz, so it’s hardly surprising Scotty’s would have been an unorthodox mind and spirit.

David Friesen

David Friesen