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The Skip Heller Quartet Plays Oregon

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In the wake of the stellar press notices that greeted the release of his HOMEGOING disc, guitarist/composer Skip Heller will take his slamming new quartet through the Northwest for a few days. A secret show in Seattle, plus one date each in Portland and Eugene. They will be promoting the acclaimed HOMEGOING disc, as well as a new special release trio disc, THE BATTLE IN SEATTLE.

HOMEGOING, which rated four stars in Downbeat, as well as raves from All About Jazz ("wow! most original and fun"), the Dallas Morning News ("no ordinary organ combo"), Jambands.com ("In a just world, Skip Heller would be famous"), Jazz Review ("inspired and cliche-free"), the Minneapolis Star Tribune ("a minor masterpiece"), plus many other similarly glowing reviews.

Dates through the Midwest, around the West Coast, and even as far east as Philly have firmly established Heller as must-see live act. His slamming new quartet (Robert Drasnin: clarinet, alto saxophone, Joe Doria: organ, John Wicks: drums) blends styles old and new (and always something blue) into one of the most inspired live shows on the jazz scene today, reaching into everything from funky organ grooves all the way back to vintage pre-bop, West Coast cool, and East Coast hard bop. But this is not a post-modern academic exercise. This band plays it hard and sweaty, and should not be missed.

For more information about Skip Heller, please visit www.skipheller.com.

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