With “a voice like a beacon of hope” (Seattle Times) vocalist and composer Jimmie Herrod sings a collection of his own songs that acknowledge abuse he experienced as a child and discuss the transcendence from and consequence of such experiences for himself and survivors of abuse more broadly.
Jimmie Herrod is known increasingly around the world as a larger-than-life vocalist, having performed internationally with Pink Martini and having recently appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. Matching poetic and melodic imagination with his technical prowess as a singer, Herrod steps forward in this concert as a composer as well. In two parts, Herrod will present a collection of songs written originally for his undergraduate senior recital (Cornish College of the Arts Class of 2013) which depict the realization of the events which transpired and the subsequent internal dialogue. The second part will consist of new songs that illustrate life after trauma, a restorative perspective, correcting the idea of a broken image, and looking at oneself as whole.
PJCE Executive Director Douglas Detrick, winner of a Chamber Music America' New Jazz Works grant, will arrange all of Herrod’s songs for PJCE's 12-member jazz ensemble, featuring Herrod as the vocalist throughout. Detrick’s thoughtful approach to combining chamber music composition with jazz sensibilities makes him an apt interpreter of Herrod’s songs, deepening the impact of each song with another layer of sensitivity.
Friday, June 12th, 2020 | Doors open at 7 pm, concert at 8 pm.
The Old Church | 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201 |(503) 222-2031 (venue contact number)
Tickets available through pjce.org in Spring 2020.
Advanced tickets: $30 Premium*, $25 General, $20 Senior, $10 Youth (30 and Under), $5 Arts for All.
Day of Show tickets: $35 Premium*, $30 General, $25 Senior, $15 Youth (30 and Under), $5 Arts for All.
* Premium seating in first two rows of the center section.