Thursday, February 13, 2020

Ryan Meagher

The Quadraphonnes

8 pm

$10 advance, $12 day of show

21 and over

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Ryan Meagher

Jazz guitarist and composer

Ryan Meagher

Ryan Meagher (pronounced Marr) is a jazz guitarist and composer who launched his international reputation in New York City in 2003 after completing his bachelor of music degree at San Diego State University.

He spent his first few years in New York discovering his compositional voice and honing his improvisational craft. During this period he launched his debut album Sun Resounding, announcing his arrival on the modern jazz scene. Shortly after the success of his second album entitled Atroefy on Fresh Sound New Talent Records, he attended the University of Nevada, Reno, to earn his master of music degree in pursuit of a career directing his own college jazz program. His third album Tone, was recorded in NYC in between his studies at UNR. It received international critical acclaim.

After completing his master's degree, Meagher relocated to Portland, Ore., where he quickly became a recognizable force in the creative music community. Along with releasing his fourth record Tango In the City of Roses, he has been instrumental in expanding the scene. He is a co-founder and Programming Director of the Montavilla Jazz Festival, Director of Operations of the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, Director of PJCE Records, Director of Portland State University's The Shed Summer Jazz Workshop, Editor of the Jazzscene Magazine, Marketing and Advertising Consultant for the Oregon Coast Jazz Party, and was interim Director of Jazz Studies at Mt. Hood Community College before taking his vision to the Lower Columbia College Jazz Ensemble. His fifth album as a leader is called Mist. Moss. Home.


The Quadraphonnes

Four-lady jazz

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



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