The second INHOUSE concert in August will feature pianist Gordon Lee together with alto saxophonist Warren Rand.
Gordon Lee is a composer, jazz pianist, arranger, conductor and music educator who is well known throughout the Pacific Northwest for his work in all these fields. Although he is best known for his jazz performances and compositions, Lee is active with many styles of music. He has composed a symphony; a string quartet; a symphonic band piece; a woodwind quintet; choral music; duo sonatas for violin & piano; viola & piano; cello & piano and clarinet & piano, as well as numerous small group jazz pieces, big band jazz arrangements and arrangements for many vocalists. Lee believes that jazz has given him a music language to express himself in traditional forms from European idioms of music.
Born in Albany, Oregon in 1953 and raised in Salem by jazz-loving parents, Warren Rand studied saxophone after high school with Sonny king, Rich Halley and Jim Pepper. Later teachers include Marc Copeland, Lee Konitz, Bob Newman and Gary Peacock. He has performed extensively with regional and national musicians in jazz and R&B: Denney Goodhew, Sonny King, James Knapp, Jay Thomas, Ron Steen, Gordon Lee, Mel Brown Sextet, Nancy King and Glen Moore, Dave Storrs, Robert Cray, Jimmy Witherspoon, Albert King, Lluyd Jones and D. K. Stewart.
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