CHRIS PARKER

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Date(s) - January 12, 2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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KALA

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CHRIS PARKER
Composer/Pianist
Friday, Jan 12, KALA
KALA welcomes pianist/composer Chris Parker, Friday, Jan 12. Doors open at 7:30pm. Show 8pm. Tickets are $16. Tickets in advance are suggested.

Originally from Portland, Or, Parker is Professor of Music and head of the jazz studies at SUNY Orange Collage in New York. In the late 70’s and early 80’s he made the Upper Left Edge of Oregon his home, where he taught music at Clatsop Community College, as well as providing live jazz to the region.

The January date at KALA includes, Tim Willcox-saxophone, Damien Erskine-bass, and Jason Palmer-drums, all Northwest premiere jazz artists.

Parker has two CD’s out on the OA2 label. “Late in Lisbon” and the latest release, “Full Circle” which features the unusual frontline of saxophone and violin. The albums are an exciting mix of Parker’s original jazz compositions ranging in style from burning Latin and straight ahead, to funky tunes and laid back ballads.

Parker fronts his own group on the east coast, Contemporary jazz icons Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Chris Vadala and Lyn Seaton have all performed with Parker’s band.

Cocktails are available before and during the show. 21+ please. KALA provides cabaret seating style and excellence in acoustics and sound for an intimate, up close and dynamic music experience. Open seating. 1017 Marine Drive in Astoria. 503.338.4878.