SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020 AT 5:30 PM PDT – 6:30 PM PDT
Marilyn Keller & the Augustana Jazz Quartet Live!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 AT 7:30pm PM
My Dreams, My Journey
Marilyn Keller’s journey of faith and love in song, with composer and pianist Darrell Grant. A live video premiere and EP release as part of Blackfish Gallery’s Be About Love Festival.
Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE) has commissioned a new song cycle for the Blackfish Gallery “Be About Love” Festival.
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. In this project, Keller steps forward as a creative director and lyricist. Keller and Grant will perform the music in a quartet with bass and drums in a pre-recorded video that includes interviews with the composer and lyricist. The audio recording of the music will be released on PJCE Records on November 6th, 2020.
This new music will "deal with the times we are living in, and how we will come through together,” as Marilyn has said, offering her own open and affirming Christian faith as an example that a wider audience can find itself in.
Marilyn has chosen Darrell Grant to compose music for her lyrics. It’s easy to understand why—this composer and pianist is a frequent collaborator with Keller and like her is an internationally recognized artist. But this pair of African American artists also show how our society could unify around principles of universal love and celebration of diversity.
Online event information:
Friday, October 23rd, 2020, 7:30 pm PDT.
The livestream is free and open to all at
Blackfish Gallery is also hosting a gallery exhibition entitled The Love Politik: One World, Indivisible.
Augustana Lutheran Church
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
During the Co-vid 19 Pandemic we are worshiping through Live Stream Services each Sunday at 10:00 and 11:30 am. Although we are not physically gathering together for the health and well being of all we are very much the church. We are the church and God is gathering us each Sunday through the gift of technology as people are joining us from around the world. We are the church, we have never closed but are as committed as ever in walking with the most vulnerable, freeing the oppressed, feeding the hungry, caring for the sick and imprisoned, the refugee and the immigrant, the child and the elder. We are the Church and are as vital as ever as we publicly proclaim Black Lives Matter while striving with so many partners to end white supremacy as well as systemic and institutional racism. Come join us as together united in the Love of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit we weave the Beloved Community where we truly love God, our neighbor and ourselves.”