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Call + Response

Premieres at Portland Art Museum Courtyard – Friday, August 20 – 8:30 p.m.
Mel Brown B3 Organ Group

Call + Response

Friday, August 20, 8:30 p.m.
Presented at Portland Art Museum Courtyard

A unique collaboration between Portland’s jazz and filmmaker communities.

Montavilla Jazz presents: Call + Response is a collaborative effort pairing three local jazz artists with three local filmmakers. In early 2021, musicians Micah Hummel, Noah Simpson, and Idit Shner, each composed, performed, and recorded seven to ten minutes of original music. Filmmakers Jeff Oliver, Shilpa Sunthankar, and Deejuliano Scott responded with visual “scores” with access to production facilities and the Independent Filmmaker Kit provided by project partner Open Signal. The result: three entirely original short works of art-music-film. 

The Call + Response shorts include:

Mel Brown B3 Organ Group

All films will premiere at an outdoor screening produced by Mobile Projection Unit at Montavilla Jazz Film Night at the Portland Art Museum’s courtyard (1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR) on Friday, August 20 at 8:30 p.m. 

Call + Response will also be available for viewing following the live-streamed Festival performances Saturday and Sunday.