Paula Byrne Jazz @ First Taste Oregon

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Paula Byrne Jazz @ First Taste Oregon

January 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Paula Byrne Jazz

featuring Paula Byrne, vocals
& Marcus Harbaugh, piano
& Ken Anoe, bass

@ First Taste Oregon
Oregon State Fair & Expo Center
Salem, Oregon USA

3:30 pm

Paula Byrne’s voice is like chilled champagne on a hot summer day. She moves easily between songs that are lush and beautiful to highly rhythmic, wild rides. Her sense of humor, revival of obscure songs and new twists on old standards keeps the audience engaged and enraptured.
Paula is eclectic in her choice of musicians with whom to perform, including many of Portland’s best: Randy Porter, Gordon Lee, George Mitchell, Craig Bidondo, Joe Millward, Ron Steen, Dennis Caiazza, Rich Turnoy, Glenn Holstrom, Andrea Niemiec, Kevin Dietz, Christopher Woitach and Darin Clendenin, Matt Tabor, Craig Snazelle, Dave Captein, Vince Frates, Dan Gaynor, John Gilmore, Mike Horsfall, Greg Goebel, Dan Presley, Carlton Jackson, Gordon Lee, Todd Marston.

Born to a jazz drummer (father) and figure skater (mother), she has been a lover of music and movement since birth. Paula teaches dance locally and internationally, and has been a moving force in the dance scene in Portland since 1996. She is the creator of the Wild Grace™ and DanceQuest™ movement meditations, and is Founder of SomaSpace ~ Studio of Movement Arts in NE PDX.

Paula was an Oracle software developer in the corporate high-tech field for 20 years. She left that career in 2005 to devote herself full-time to her soul-work in assisting people to remember and reconnect to the body as a source of wisdom, pleasure and joy in the present moment.

Marcus Harbaugh is a jazz pianist from Salem, OR. He currently serves as pianist and bandleader aboard the American Empress, the largest of the paddlewheel sternwheelers operating on the Columbia River. He cites Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Charlie Parker, The Four Freshmen, and The Hi-Lo’s as his primary musical influences.

Ken Anoe played bass with the USAF Band for 23 years. He played on the Queen of The West, Columbia Queen, Mississippi Queen and Empress of The North Riverboats regularly. He worked many jazz greats: Sarah Vaughn, Billy Taylor, John Lewis, and Herb Ellis to name a few.


January 26
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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