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Masterclass: Douglas Detrick's AnyWhen Ensemble

Friday, February 1, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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Join us for this special masterclass presentation with composer/trumpeter Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble.

Photo courtesy of Douglas Detrick

About the Performers

Douglas Detrick is a composer and trumpet player who resides in the Bronx, NY and was raised in Portland, Oregon. Equally at home as a performer and a composer, he is a versatile and eclectic musician establishing his reputation as an innovator who creates unique music in the worlds of jazz, chamber music, electronic music and improvised music. Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble is his primary musical project where all of his interests coalesce into a unique and vibrant body of work. Detrick’s music has also been performed by the Meridian Arts Ensemble and the new music group Beta Collide and he has been commissioned by Bible Confrontatie, saxophone soloist Kimberly Reece and the Little William Theatre Festival of New Music. Detrick recently conducted the Cherry Blossom Arts Orchestra in his Downbeat Student Music Award-Winning arrangement of Duke Ellington’s Single Petal of a Rose. He also performs in New York with his Quartet, in addition to a trio with Sara Schoenbeck and Sarah Bernstein.

University of Oregon bassoon professor Steve Vacchi enjoys performing and teaching a wide variety of repertoire from the newest experimental pieces to early music on historical bassoons. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, The Hartt School, and Louisiana State University, and has performed in 23 countries throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. A member of the Oregon Ballet Theatre, Eugene Opera Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music (CA), Arizona MusicFest, and Music on the Hill (RI), Vacchi has also performed many orchestras throughout the United States and abroad.

Hashem Assadullahi is a saxophonist who loves to make music. Currently residing in Astoria, NY, Hashem leads several projects and plays as a sideman in various ensembles based in both NYC and on the West Coast, performing music ranging from the big band repertoire of the swing era, to straight-ahead styles, and contemporary projects. In recent years he has had the privilege to perform and/or record with Ron Miles, Ben Monder, Wayne Horvitz, Tatsuya Nakatani, Rich Perry, Mark Ferber, and Motown’s The Platters. In addition to his own release, The Strange Neighbor (8bells 014), he has had the opportunity to record with several varied ensembles, appearing on numerous albums.

Shirley Edith Hunt makes herself known as a masterful cross-genre interpreter and veritable Renaissance woman in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, combining the rare qualities of versatility, virtuosity, and depth. Shirley maintains an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player with period-instrument ensembles, modern orchestras, and chamber ensembles of all kinds. Recent engagements include performances with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists and Voices of Music and Berkeley Symphony, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, Bach Collegium San Diego, Portland Baroque Orchestra and her ensemble Agave Baroque.

Ryan Biesack holds a Bachelors of Music from The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, and a Masters of Music in Jazz Performance from The University of Oregon. He currently is an Instructor of Music at both Willamette University and Oregon State University. In demand as performer throughout the Pacific Northwest and Midwest, Ryan maintains an active performing career equally spanning the jazz, rock, and new music worlds. His past tours have included a year in India, several countries in Western Europe, and continued collaborations with artists from around the globe.


PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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