The INHOUSE Jazz series of house concerts will present a special Mothers’ Day performance this Sunday, May 12, with saxophonist Warren Rand and pianist Gordon Lee playing at a private home in Siletz.
Hosted by vocalist Annie Averre, the concert will showcase familiar jazz and Latin classics, a mix of fresh, original works and favorite selections from the artists’ recordings. All mothers will be admitted free as special guests of the day.
Lee and Rand have collaborated musically for many years together in various ensembles, the most notable being Mel Brown’s Sextet at Jimmy Mac’s in Portland.
Lee is a composer, jazz pianist, arranger, conductor and music educator who is well-known throughout the Pacific Northwest. He played with Jim Pepper, one of the originators of jazz-rock fusion, for 14 years and also has played with drummer Mel Brown since 1986. He teaches music at Reed College and Western Oregon University.
A northwest native, Rand first studied saxophone after high school with Sonny King, Rich Halley and Jim Pepper. Later his mentors include Marc Copeland, Lee Konitz and Gary Peacock. He has performed extensively with regional and national musicians, including James Knapp, Jay Thomas and more.
The Gordon Lee Warren Rand Duo plays original and classic jazz. They explore the worldwide musical horizon while swinging their way into the future.
Sunday’s concert will run from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. For reservations and directions, call 360-606-7136 or email email@example.com.
Admission is by suggested donation of $15 to $30, with any profits donated locally in support of music education.