LooseWig Presents Portland jazz artists George Mitchell, Dave Captein and Dave Averre in a house concert May 5. House concerts create an intimate listening atmosphere, an opportunity to see and hear from the musicians in an up close and personal way.
This unique piano trio offers up a mix of distinctive original works, familiar jazz and Latin classics, and favorite selections from the artists’ recordings. CD's by the artists will be available at the concert.
George Mitchell - piano
In December 2016, George Mitchell performed with Diana Ross and band at a private White House Holiday Concert for the Obama Family and guests. He recently played with a 40-piece orchestra at the extravagant Symphonica in Rosso at the Gelredome, in Arnhem, Netherlands; at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies in Oslo, Norway, in 2008; and at a command concert for Prince Charles in Hyde Park, London, in 2002. He was one of several performers at the 2001 private benefit and farewell salute to Bill Clinton in Los Angeles; earlier that year at a private concert, honoring Motown founder Berry Gordy; in 2000 at the VH1 Divas Live from Madison Square Garden, New York; and got soaked as thunderstorms poured on Miss Ross’ 1983 Live in Central Park mega concert before a massive crowd of 400,000 fans.
Dave Averre - drums
Dave Averre is an American jazz drummer and educator whose career spans more than three decades. In addition to performing, Dave is committed to jazz education. He teaches privately, conducts clinics and workshops focusing on rhythm section development and techniques for secondary schools and colleges.
Dave Captein - bass
Dave Captein is an accomplished performer on both string bass and bass guitar, having worked as a professional musician for over 35 years in the Pacific Northwest. A Portland native, he studied with Alice Leyden (Portland Opera Orchestra), Herman Jobelmann (Principal, Oregon Symphony), Ring Warner, James Harnett (Principal, Seattle Symphony) and Chuck Deardorf (Seattle Jazz Bassist). A music graduate of Western Washington University and the University of Washington, where he was awarded a composition scholarship, Dave has performed in a broad range of situations, from symphonic performances to studio and club work, as well as many jazz concerts and festivals around the country and in Europe.
Please bring something small to share with others (snacks, nuts, wine, etc.). This is a potluck jazz party and concert.