Ben Darwish and McMenamins present

Notes From The Underground

featuring Douglas Detrick's AnyWhen Ensemble, with guest Ben Darwish

Film footage during break: Jan Garbarek Group, Leverkusen Germany, Nov 2009

hosted by Ben Darwish

(ticketed through Cascade Tickets)

  • 8 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show |
  • $5 in advance, $5 day of show |
  • 21 and over
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nftuThis monthly series presents "jazz without borders" -- some of the most exciting and innovative music you'll hear -- in the colorful and intimate atmosphere of the historic Mission Theater.

The Portland jazz scene is world class and deserves your attention. Curated and hosted by Ben Darwish, "Notes From The Underground" focuses on music with improvisational aspects, typically classified as jazz, but with influences spanning the entire musical spectrum. At set breaks, enjoy classic jazz films projected on the big screen. It's a unique once-a-month night of music that will blow your mind without breaking your wallet.

Check out this Oregonian article for a glimpse of host Ben Darwish and the vision behind Notes From The Underground.

This event is sponsored by KMHD, Jazz Society of Oregon, Oregon Music News and Ninkasi Brewing


About featuring Douglas Detrick's AnyWhen Ensemble, with guest Ben Darwish


Douglas Detrick's AnyWhen Ensemble is a part of a small but exciting group of ensembles fusing the jazz and classical traditions together into a new and vibrant music that respects and builds upon its sources.

The ensemble draws its influence from musical genres ranging from classical and new chamber music, traditional and contemporary jazz, and free improvised music, as well as rock, electronica and folk music. The music is intimate and personal, blending the spontaneity of improvised music with the balance and form of chamber music.

The AnyWhen Ensemble will be appearing with Wayne Horvitz at the Is That Jazz Festival in Seattle, WA in January of 2011 and releasing their second album, Rivers Music on the Origin Classical label. 

Read an in-depth description of this group's conceptual basis in the bio section of their MySpace page.


Douglas Detrick

"Douglas Detrick is one of the brightest young talents to emerge in Oregon jazz lately." - Brett Campbell, Willamette Week

Douglas Detrick, 27, is a composer and trumpet player who resides in the Bronx, NY and was raised in Portland, Oregon. Equally at home as a performer and a composer, he is a versatile and eclectic musician establishing his reputation as an innovative composer and performer who creates unique music in the worlds of jazz, chamber music, electronic music and improvised music.

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About (ticketed through Cascade Tickets)

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