Marilyn Keller singing with Darrell Grant

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July/August 2022 Events

All right now! Some BIG things in the works:

Wednesday, the 6th@ Jo Bar & Rotisserie, 7pm

Tuesday, the 23rd@ Stoller Family Estate w/ Ben Landsverk & Low Bar Chorale- time TBD

Saturday, July 23rd

Shipley Family Homestead Marker Dedication Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, July 23rd at 11AM. 

Parking available at 150 James St.Philomath 97370 

Reuben Shipley was an enslaved person in Missouri back in the 1850s.  He helped his then owner move across the Oregon Trail in exchange for his freedom.  Shipley saved his money, bought a farm, and later gifted two acres to create Mt Union Cemetery on the condition that Black People could be buried there.  He did this May 11, 1861 a month after the Civil War began. Reuben Shipley later passed away in 1872.  This year represents 150 years since he passed.  Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us.


Friday, August 19, 2022, 8PM – Alberta Rose Theatre –

The Heroine’s Journey feat. Marilyn Keller, Darrell Grant and Rebecca Sanborn


Lyricists and songwriters Sanborn and Keller each debut their new songs honoring the power of dreams to change our waking lives, performed with Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble.
Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble’s (PJCE) returns to Montavilla Jazz Festival with a large ensemble performance showcasing original songs by local stalwarts vocalist-turned-lyricist Marilyn T. Keller and vocalist/keyboardist Rebecca Sanborn arranged for PJCE’s signature twelve-member jazz ensemble. In this double-bill concert, Rebecca Sanborn and Marilyn Keller lead as creative directors each sharing new songs recognizing and honoring the ability of dreams to change lives. These songs, all originating on our PJCE Online series, all explore personal truths of life during the pandemic, and open a door to empowerment for artist and listener alike.
Keller’s lyrics for My Dreams, My Journey, with music composed by her longtime collaborator Darrell Grant, celebrate faith, love, and family in joyful and sometimes poignant soul and gospel-infused songs. This performance will feature new arrangements of the songs by Dylan Hayes, Bryn Roberts, and Ezra Weiss for PJCE’s 12-member ensemble. The project was originally presented in a quartet format by Blackfish Gallery on their Be About Love Festival in October 2020.
Tickets $5-35





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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  40 years, resulting in her induction into the Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of Fame in 2016.

Beaverton Perspective

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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

“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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