Thursday, February 16, 2017

"Not Exactly Jazz at PDX Jazz"

The Quadraphonnes

8 p.m.
$8 in advance, $8 day of show
21 and over

About Joytribe


JoyTribe creates music that is truly a collaboration of musicians. We revolve around music, dancing, laughing and listening. Many influences and styles cause sounds that are unique, yet reminiscent of multiple decades. Funk, Progressive Rock, Soul, Southern Rock, Reggae, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pop are incorporated into our song writing. Think Funky Meters backing Amy Winehouse going through a Pink Floyd phase. Horn lines and vocals drive the song, Guitar solos drive the jams. Our goal is to emit a radiation of positive vibes that send the listener to the dance floor with closed eyes and open ears.
JoyTribe made our first appearance at the end of 2013. All members are deeply involved in the Portland music scene, playing with a wide variety of groups- Country, Soul, Big Band Jazz, Classical, Fusion, Rock, Blues.
We currently play a mixture of original songs and covers. Covers include these artists: Meters, Daft Punk, Amy Winehouse, Greyboy Allstars, Soullive, Sly and the Family Stone, Fiona Apple, Bill Withers and Herbie Hancock.


About The Quadraphonnes

The Quadraphonnes

The Quadraphonnes sax quartet brings to the ear a tantalizing sound filled with funk grooves and soaring solos. These four women, sometimes six with bass and drums, bring to the stage a powerful and rare show with music ranging from arrangements of Tower of Power to Eric Dolphy. Not your average band! Currently they perform in clubs around Portland, as well as presenting educational concerts in local schools. The Quadraphonnes have been featured on local radio stations KMHD 89.1 and 91.5 KBOO, the Portland Jazz Festival, Mt Hood Jazz Festival, Portland International Film Festival, North American Saxophone Alliance, Portland Blues Festival, Portland Rose Festival, appeared as guests with The Lily Wilde Big Band, Candye Kane, the Mambo Queens, Felina's Arrow and Voodoo BBQ as well as being awarded the 2010 Regional Arts Commission (RAQ) Grant for Artists. The Quadraphonnes also incorporate rhythm section on select performances with  Leah Hinchcliffe on bass, and Ward Griffiths on drums. All six members have their degrees in music and perform and teach regularly in the Portland area.

Mary Sue Tobin- Soprano and alto saxophone
Michelle Medler- Tenor saxophone
Mieke Bruggeman- Baritone saxophone
Chelsea Luker- Soprano and alto saxophone

Sometimes performing with:
Leah Hinchcliff- Bass
Brandy Keehn- drums or Ward Griffiths- drums

Live on KMHD 2008
Music to Watch Girls By 2009

Hear "Georgia" and "Cry Me A River" on Portland's 89.1 and 91.5