1465 NE Prescott Ave
Derek Monypeny is a guitarist and oud player who has been based in Portland since 2010. He has released several solo albums on the Weird Forest and Underwater Experiences labels, as well as his own Raheem Records label, showcasing a wide array of influences and approaches to sound. He has performed, toured, and collaborated with artists/bands including Sir Richard Bishop, Jozef van Wissem, Oaxacan, and the Portland Bike Ensemble. He is currently a member of the Portland-based noise/rhythm ensemble known as ALTO! His Outset Series solo guitar performance will incorporate influences derived from Indian music, specifically the shehnai playing of Bismillah Khan, as well as the circular-breathing continuous note-streams of Evan Parker. Earplugs are advised.
Coconino Trio is a Jazz ensemble formed by upright bass musician, Shao Way Wu. Shao Way, a former Upright Bass instructor at Humboldt State University in Arcata CA, has been performing for years in various jazz incarnations. He recently moved to Portland, OR and formed the Coconino Trio.