Marilyn Keller singing with Darrell Grant

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March/April 2022 Events

All right now! Some BIG things in the works:
Tuesday, the 29th: A Concert Fundraiser for Ukraine- to benefit World Central Kitchen- the hunger relief organization founded by Chef Jose’ Andres.
Where: Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 NE 14th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212 and online
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Food catered by Pelmeni Pelmeni- a Ukrainian dining experience!
The Augustana Jazz Quartet      Machado Mijiga

 Emmett Wheatfall                       LaRhonda  Steele

 George Colligan                            Sunshine Dixon

 Ezra Weiss                                      Todd Marston

Saturday & Sunday, April 2nd & 3rd- “Step By Step- The Ruby Bridges Story”
Where: First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
Time: 7pm, Sat. 4pm, Sun.

Monday, the 4th: LEVO All-Star Jazz Fundraiser for IP 17 & IP 18 Campaign
Where: Augustana Lutheran Church and online
Time: 6pm and for details
Lift Every Voice Oregon has filed two statewide initiative petitions for Oregon’s Nov 2022 ballot to Reduce Gun Violence in Oregon
Promoting Policies Prohibiting the Sale of Assault Weapons and Large-Capacity Magazines, and Promoting Other Common Sense Gun Laws  
Lift Every Voice Oregon (LEVO) is a coalition of faith-based communities: Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and other people of goodwill. Our grassroots organization, run primarily by volunteers, is advocating for safer schools, houses of worship, and communities. We now number in the thousands from all over the state in our shared commitment to challenging the status quo as we work towards this important goal. Our voice has been heard by people throughout the state as we push to reduce gun violence in Oregon and the nation.

Saturday, the 9th: Ron Steen Band @ de Fuego
Music 5pm - 10pm
Where: Monarch Hotel 12566 SE 93rd Avenue, Clackamas, OR 97015 for table reservations (highly recommended)

Sunday, the 10th: Black Swan Classic Jazz Band at Olympia Jazz Society Party
Where: Olympia Elks Lodge #186 1818 Fourth Avenue, Olympia, WA 98506
Time: 1pm to 4pm

Tuesday, the 26th: “From Maxville To Vanport” Tour kickoff!   Time: 5pm
Where: Lower Columbia Community College, 1600 Maple St., Longview, WA 98632

Wednesday, the 27th: “Maxville to Vanport” Tour in Central Oregon   Time: 7pm
Where: Tower Theater, 835 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97703

Thursday, the 28th: “Maxville To Vanport” Tour- Student Concert Matinee     Time: 10am
Where: Tower Theater, Bend

Thursday, the 28th: “Maxville to Vanport” Tour in Eugene
Where: First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. Eugene, OR 97401   Time: 7pm


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Soul of Courage with Marilyn Keller
Gun reform, music, and the rhythm of relentlessness

By Kevin Teater
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
“I sing because I have to,” Marilyn Keller told me midway through our conversation.
“Singing is one of the ways that I feed my spirit. If I could not sing, I would be one very depressed, hopeless person. When I was a child, my family would tease me because I would burst into song at random occasions.”
Marilyn is an incredible vocalist. She’s been singing professionally for almost 40 years, resulting in her induction into the Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of Fame in 2016.


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“The new CD is here! The NEW CD is HERE!!!” Black Swan Classic Jazz Band worked all last year to get this done- remotely! #KitJohnsonIsAGenius Hat’s off to the pandemic-induced “Pandemonium!” I have hard copies. Also available digitally- Spotify, etc.
Pandemonium is a brand new recording from 2020 that includes early blues, ragtime and jazz favorites, three original songs composed by members of the band and featured vocals by Marilyn Keller. CDs may be pre-ordered at this time for shipment in February 2021. Click on our new HearNow page for sample clips from each track.
If you  want a CD for their own library, you can purchase through
Marilyn is a treasured veteran of Portland's jazz and gospel music scenes who is often called in to bring life to songs by others.


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Thursday, the 14th: Maundy Thursday observance Worship Time: 6pm
Where: Augustana Lutheran Church
Friday, the 15th: Good Friday Tenebrae Worship Service
Time: 7pm (will be live streamed)

Easter Sunday, the 17th: Combined Worship Service for Easter Festival Sunday!

All Worship Music Teams presenting!
Time: 10am

Join us in person or online.

We are open for in-person worship each Sunday!  If you come, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.  We continue to livestream our services (see links at top of this page) for the many people who feel safer at home.

Sunday Services:
10am. English.  We rotate among musical styles:  classical, contemporary, and jazz.
11:30am. Spanish.

Whether we are together in person or online, we are united in the love of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.  Come join us. All are welcome here.

Augustana Lutheran Church

2710 NE 14th Ave  Portland, OR 97212                        Tel: (503) 288-6174


Livestream Service
Augustana Lutheran Church
Portland, OR

10:oo am [English]  11:30am [Spanish]

Francisco will post the link
and announcement mid-week:

George Mitchell, Piano
Kevin Deitz, Bass
Ron Steen, Drums
Marilyn Keller, Vocal Instrument
Rev. Dr. Mark Knutson, Message

Augustana is a thriving,  multicultural, multi-national, welcoming and affirming, sanctuary, servant congregation, called by Christ to share the Good News of God’s love for all people. We are called by the Creator to work with our Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Native American and Christian sisters and brothers and many people of good will, to seek justice and peace in all the earth and to care for the creation for generations to come, as together we weave God’s Beloved Community.

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Purchase My Dreams, My Journey by Marilyn T Keller and Darrell Grant:

My Dreams, My Journey
by Marilyn Keller with Darrell Grant

Streaming + Download
Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.   $7 USD  or more

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