By Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble
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Beyond Category tells the stories behind the music of the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, its record label PJCE Records, and members from all corners of the Portland Jazz Scene.
||CleanLady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill||Deidrie Henry plays Billie Holiday at Portland Center Stage.||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Maxville to Vanport||A community-guided creative process for new music and film.||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrasshoppers 2018||Our Young Composers Program is now in its third year with six new students.||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHoller Sessions||Frank Boyd's one-man show is a profane and passionate "love letter to jazz."||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEdna Vazquez||"Two different universes..."||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrew Oliver||The PJCE Origin Story||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMontavilla Jazz Festival 2017||Interviews with artists, organizers, and community members.||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJasnam Daya Singh||How inspiration, respect, and gratitude combine with hard work in the process of writing music.||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMontavilla Jazz Festival 2016||Interviews from last year's festival!||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrew Durkin's "Breath of Fire"||Andrew Durkin's "Breath of Fire" is out now on PJ…||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEddie Bond||Eddie Bond makes the unheard sounds of the bridge…||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIan Christensen's "Finding"||“Finding” is the title of saxophonist and compose…||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatherine Feeny||Portland singer/songwriters Catherine Feeny, Anna…||10/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRyan Meagher's "Mist Moss Home"||Guitarist and composer Ryan Meagher’s fifth album…||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeorge Colligan||The composer talks about Fathers and Sons||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHolland Andrews||On her PJCE commission "Deviate."||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond Category — Episode 14 — Streetcar Named Desire||"Sound is all around us," says Portland Center St…||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Thirteen — Grasshoppers — Beyond Category||The PJCE's first-ever student mentorship concert …||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond Category — Episode Twelve — Montavilla Jazz Festival Recap||What kind of crazy does it take to launch a new j…||12/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond Category — Episode Eleven — Jessika Smith||Jessika Smith's hard-swinging big band music come…||12/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond Category — Marilyn Keller — Episode Ten||Marilyn Keller is one of Portland's favorite sing…||11/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond Category — Paul Knauls — Episode Nine||The third installment of a special podcast series…||11/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond Category — Lynn Darroch — Episode Seven||Writer, historian, and performer Lynn Darroch tel…||11/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond Category — Darrell Grant — Episode Eight||Pianist and composer Darrell Grant talks about hi…||11/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond Category — Episode Six — Christopher Brown||Drummer Christopher Brown about his journeys acro…||10/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond Category — Episode Five — Carlton Jackson||Portland drummer Carlton Jackson shares stories a…||9/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond Category — Episode Four — Darrell Grant||Darrell Grant, a skilled and accomplished compose…||8/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond Category — Episode Three — Barra Brown||Episode Three of Beyond Category, the podcast of …||7/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond Category — Cartridge — Episode Two||In Episode Two of Beyond Category, we introduce y…||6/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond Category — Episode One — Andrew Durkin||In the first episode of the PJCE's new podcast Be…||4/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
World class show for a local scene. Recommended!
Beyond Category is lovingly produced and beautifully crafted.
The show only seems to feature exciting, original, and high quality new music. And, it adds personal context through well edited, entertaining interviews that make the tunes memorable and make Portland's jazz scene come alive.
Episodes are edited short and nutrient dense, so there's no time wasting here.
This show has reconnected me with an entire genre of music, and gotten me out listening to amazing live music from local artists.