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Dylan McConnell (2012)


Dylan McConnell (2011)


Dylan McConnell (2010)


Dylan McConnel (2010)


Dylan McConnell (2010)


Chris Haberman (2009)


Michael Fields (2009)


Chris Haberman (2009)


Lee Ritter (2009)


Eric Redpath (2008)


Reed Wallsmith (2008)


Dylan McConnell (2008)


Eric Redpath (2008)


Brendan Bell (2008)


Eric Redpath (2007)


Dylan McConnell (2007)



Dylan McConnell (2007)


Austin Sellers (2007)


Austin Sellers (2005)


Austin Sellers (2005)


Reed Wallsmith (2006)


Ezra Goetzen
(2005)


Austin Sellers (2005)


Ezra Goetzen (2005)


Reed Wallsmith (2006)

2017

Wed. January 25th
PORTLAND, OR: Mississippi Studios w/ Battle Trance Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. $13/$15. 21+ Get tickets here.

2016

Thurs. September 22nd
PORTLAND, OR: Doug Fir w/ Liima (Efterklang + percussionist Tatu Rönkkö). Get tickets here.

Wed. June 22nd
PORTLAND, OR: Secret Society w/ John Hollenbeck's The Claudia Quintet. Doors 7:30, Show 8pm. $15 advance, $18 door. 21+.

Tues. May 24th
PORTLAND, OR: Mississippi Studios (3939 N Mississippi Ave.) w/ Ahleuchatistas, Like A Villain. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. $10 advanced, $12 at the door. 21+

Sat. April 9th
PORTLAND, OR: Alberta Street Pub (1036 NE Alberta St.) w/ Allison Miller's BOOM TIC BOOM (Myra Melford, Jenny Scheinman, Ben Goldberg, Kirk Knufke, Haggai Cohen Milo). Doors 8:30pm, Show 9pm. $15 advanced, $20 at the door. 21+

Mon. February 15th
PORTLAND, OR: Mississippi Studios w/ Ches Smith / Craig Taborn / Mat Maneri. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. $12 advance here / $15 DOS. 21+.

2015

Mon. December 14th
PORTLAND, OR: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (musical guests for The Moth). Pre-show music 6:30pm, show 7:30pm. Tickets

Thurs. December 10th
PORTLAND, OR: Jimmy Mak's w/ Andrew Endres Collective (album release). doors 7pm. show 8pm. $10/$12. All ages until 10pm.

Tue. November 24th
PORTLAND, OR: Alberta Street Pub (1036 NE Alberta St.) w/ Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis + PJCE. doors 7pm. show 8pm. $10 adv / $12 day of. 21+.

Sun. November 1st
PORTLAND, OR: Doug Fir (830 E. Burnside) w/ Jenny Conlee & Steve Drizos (album release). doors 7pm. show 8pm. $10 adv / $12 day of. 21+.

Sun. August 30th
PORTLAND, OR: Collaboration with Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre and choreographer Carla Mann at Hoyt Arboretum. Two shows, 5pm & 6:15pm. All ages. Outdoors. FREE.

Sat. August 8th
PORTLAND, OR: Alberta St. Fair. 3:30-4:30pm on Main Stage (NE 11th and Alberta). All ages. FREE.

Fri. July 24th
PORTLAND, OR: PDX Pop Now! Festival. Set time: 8-8:40pm on Stage 1. All ages. FREE.

Tues. May 5:
PORTLAND, OR: Jimmy Mak's (221 NW 10th Ave, Portland) w/ Tim Berne/SNAKEOIL.

Wed. April 8:
PORTLAND, OR: Secret Society (221 NW 10th Ave, Portland) w/ Anna Webber Trio (feat. Matt Mitchell and John Hollenbeck) and Gavin Castleton.

Sun. March 29:
BOISE, ID: Treefort Music Festival.

Sat. February 21:
PORTLAND, OR: Alberta Street Pub (1036 NE Alberta St, Portland) w/ THE LOST TRIO (Phillip Greenlief, Dan Seamans, Tom Hassett). 7pm doors, 8pm show. $10 at the door. 21+.

2014

Mon. December 15:
PORTLAND, OR: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (1037 SW Broadway, Portland). Musical guests for The Moth.

Tues. Oct. 21:
PORTLAND, OR: Alberta Street Pub (1036 NE Alberta St, Portland) w/ Jessica Lurie / Rene Hart / Bill Horist / Greg Campbell. Doors 8pm, Blue Cranes up first at 8:30pm. $10 at the door. 21+

Sat. Aug. 16:
PORTLAND, OR: Montavilla Jazz Festival at Milepost 5 (850 NE 81st Avenue, Portland). Blue Cranes play 7:00-8:20pm. $10 for the entire day. All ages.

Wed. April 16:
PORTLAND, OR: Mississippi Studios w/ Chris Speed Trio (Featuring Dave King of The Bad Plus and Chris Tordini).

Thurs. February 27:
PORTLAND, OR: Portland Jazz Festival at Alberta St. Pub w/ Trio Subtonic feat. Dan Balmer

January 18:
BALTIMORE, MD: Orion Studios.

January 17:
BOSTON, MA: New England Conservatory. Daytime workshop 10am-noon.

January 16:
CAMBRIDGE, MA: Lilypad (w/ Turkey Vultures.

January 15:
MARLBORO, NY: The Falcon (w/ Rene Hart / Allison Miller / Jeff Lederer).

January 14:
PROVIDENCE, RI: AS220 w/ No Ocean and Bored With Four.

January 12:
HAYDENVILLE, MA: It's Not a Punk Show (House Show).

January 10:
NEW YORK, NY: Winter Jazzfest at The Bitter End. 6:15-7pm set time. Click here for ticket info.

January 9:
PHILADELPHIA, PA: Chris' Jazz Cafe.

January 8:
WASHINGTON, DC: Union Arts DC w/ Janel and Anthony and Dave Ballou's LEAP. 8pm. $9. BYOB. FB event page.

2013

Thurs. December 5:
PORTLAND, OR: Goodfoot w/ Dylan Ryan Sand (LA) and The Kandinsky Effect (Paris). Cuneiform Records triple bill. EARLY SHOW--doors 8pm, music 9pm. $10. 21+

Fri. November 8:
PORTLAND, OR: Alberta Street Pub w/ Kneebody (NYC/LA). Sponsored by The Creative Music Guild, KMHD and KBOO. $15 advance ($12 working artist advance), $15-$20 sliding scale day of. 21+.

Fri. October 12:
PORTLAND, OR: Streetcar Mobile Music Festival. 6pm.

Fri. October 4:
PORTLAND, OR: Jimmy Mak's w/ Trio Subtonic. 8pm. $12.

Mon. September 23:
PORTLAND, OR: Mississippi Studios w/ Ben Goldberg's Unfold Ordinary Mind (w/ Nels Cline, Ches Smith, Ellery Eskelin, Rob Sudduth). EARLY SHOW: doors 7pm, show 8pm. $12 advance, $15 day of.

Wed. August 21:
PORTLAND, OR: Reed Wallsmith / Joe Cunningham duo at Revival Drums for Creative Music Guild's Outset Series. 8pm. All ages.

Sat. August 17:
PORTLAND, OR:
Sewallcrest Park (SE 31st Ave & Market St, Portland) performing an original live score for Filmusik's production of Planet of the Dinosaurs. FREE. All Ages. Starts at dusk.

Sun. August 4:
PORTLAND, OR:
Rontoms w/ Ages and Ages. 8pm. FREE. 21+.

Sun. July 21:
PORTLAND, OR:
Cathedral Park Jazz Festival. 7-8pm. FREE. All Ages.

Sat. July 20:
SEATTLE, WA:
The Royal Room. w/ Torture Garden (Wayne Horvitz, Mike Stone, Brad Mowen, Keith Lowe, Tristan Gianola, Reed Wallsmith). 8pm. ($10 advance tickets, $13 at the door.

Fri. July 12:
PORTLAND, OR:
In-store performance at Music Millennium. 6pm. All ages. Free.

Mon. June 10:
SACRAMENTO, CA:
Luna's Cafe. 7:30pm. $5-$20 sliding scale.

Sun. June 9:
BERKELEY, CA:
Berkeley Arts Festival Space (2133 University Ave. Berkeley, CA) w/ Are You Fish? (Phillip Greenlief / Steuart Liebig / Dax Compise). 8pm. All Ages. $10-$20 sliding scale.

Sat. June 8:
CHICO, CA:
Cafe Coda w/ Bogg.

Fri. June 7:
SANTA CRUZ, CA:
Blue Lagoon w/ Highness. 9pm. $8. 21+.

Thurs. June 6:
LOS ANGELES, CA:
Blue Whale w/ Dylan Ryan / Sand (Timothy Young - guitar, Kaveh Rastegar - bass, Dylan Ryan - drums).

Wed. June 5:
BAKERSFIELD, CA:
Bakersfield Jazz Workshop at Le Corusse Rouge. Wkshp and concert. All Ages. No cover. 7-10pm.

Sun. June 2:
ASHLAND, OR:
Backyard house show. 374 Avery St. 6pm. suggested donation $10. family friendly, public welcome. bring a picnic!


Fri. May 24:
PORTLAND, OR
ALBUM RELEASE:

Mississippi Studios w/ Billygoat and Golden Retriever. 8pm doors, 9pm show. 21+. $10 tickets here.

Sat. May 11:
PORTLAND, OR:
St. John's Bizarre festival.

Wed. April 3: BLUE CRANES @ Mississippi Studios (3939 N Mississippi, Portland) opening for Joel Harrison's Spirit House (Brian Blade-drums, Cuong Vu-trumpet, Paul Hanson-electric bassoon, Kermit Driscoll-bass, Joel Harrison-guitar). 7pm doors, 8pm show. $13 advance, $15 at the door.

Saturday, February 16: BLUE CRANES @ Portland Jazz Festival at Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St, Portland) w/ special guest Wayne Horvitz. doors 8:30pm, show 9:30pm. $15. Tickets here.

Friday, January 4: BLUE CRANES @ Secret Society (116 NE Russell St., Portland) w/ 1939 Ensemble. 9pm.

2012

Friday, November 9: BLUE CRANES @ Secret Society Ballroom (116 NE Russell Street, Portland) w/ Jessica Lurie Ensemble (w/ JL, Allison Miller, Rene Hart, Brandon Seabrook). doors 8pm, music at 9pm. $10-$15 sliding scale.

Saturday, September 22: BLUE CRANES @ Blue Monk (3341 SE Belmont, Portland) w/ Trio Subtonic, 9pm. $10.

Tuesday, July 17: BLUE CRANES at Caspar Inn (14957 Caspar Rd, Caspar, CA) w/ Zach Zeller & the Crooked Timbers

Monday, July 16: BLUE CRANES @ Luna's Cafe (1414 16th St. Sacramento, CA) w/ Burton/Greenlief/Robair Trio - Jill Burton (voice / harmonium), Phillip Greenlief (saxophone), Gino Robair (percotronix). 7:30pm. $5-$20 sliding scale.

Sunday, July 15: BLUE CRANES @ Subterranean Arthouse (2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA) w/ Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors (Ben Goldberg, Matt Szemela, Rob Reich, Todd Sickafoose, Allison Miller). 8pm. $15-$20 sliding scale.

Saturday, July 14: BLUE CRANES @ Cafe Coda (265 Humboldt Ave. Chico, CA) w/ Zach Zeller & the Crooked Timbers, Bogg. 8pm. $7.

Friday, July 13: BLUE CRANES @ The Bomb Shelter (720 Anderson Rd, Davis, CA). 8:30pm.

Thursday, July 12: BLUE CRANES @ Blue Lagoon (923 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz, CA) w/ Bad Light and Highness. 10pm. $5. 21+.

Wednesday, July 11: BLUE CRANES @ New Music Series @ Berkeley Arts Festival Space (2133 University Ave. Berkeley, CA) w/ Phillip Greenlief / Scott Amendola Duo. 8pm. $20-$10 sliding scale.

Tuesday, July 10: BLUE CRANES @ Backyard Party (Ashland, OR). 6-8pm. $5-$15 Suggested donation. Contact us for the address.

Thursday, June 21: BLUE CRANES @ Jimmy Mak's (221 NW 10th Ave, Portland) w/ Tunnel Six. doors 7pm - BCs first @ 8pm. $10.

Saturday, June 9: BLUE CRANES @ Improvisation Summit of Portland @ Bamboo Grove (134 SE Taylor, Portland) 7pm (BCs perform EARLY at 7:30pm). All Ages. $15 for 1 day festival pass / $20 for 2 days). tickets.

Saturday, May 5: BLUE CRANES @ Blue Monk (3341 SE Belmont, Portland) w/ Trio Subtonic, 8pm. $10

Friday, March 30: BLUE CRANES @ March Music Moderne Festival @ Blue Monk (3341 SE Belmont, Portland) w/ Classical Revolution, Graham Reynolds. doors 7:30pm, show 8pm. $8-$20. All ages until 10pm.

Friday, March 2: BLUE CRANES @ Alberta Rose Theater (3000 NE Alberta, Portland). w/ Tim Berne / Snakeoil (NYC). Sponsored by the Creative Music Guild and KMHD. doors 7pm, show 8pm. $12 advance / $15 day of show. Minors ok w/ parent or guardian.

Wednesday, January 25: BLUE CRANES @ Alberta Rose Theater (3000 NE Alberta, Portland) w/ Sunbears!, Log Across the Washer. $8.

Friday, January 20: BLUE CRANES @ Walters Cultural Arts Center (527 E. Main St., Hillsboro, OR). 7:30pm. All Ages. $12 adv, $14 day of show.

2011

Sunday, November 13: BLUE CRANES @ Community Music Center (3350 SE Francis Street, Portland) -- A talk and musical presentation on group composition and the practical life of a jazz band. Sponsored by the Regional Arts and Culture Council. 7 - 8:30pm. All ages. Suggested donation $5-$10.

Friday, November 11: BLUE CRANES @ Lewis and Clark College (Portland, Oregon) -- A talk and musical presentation on group composition and the practical life of a jazz band. Made possible in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council. 4 - 5:30pm. All ages.

Tuesday, November 1: BLUE CRANES @ Willamette University (Salem, Oregon) -- A talk and musical presentation on group composition and the practical life of a jazz band. Made possible in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council. 2:30 - 4pm. All ages.

Friday, October 28: BLUE CRANES @ The Woods (6637 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland) w/ Allison Miller's BOOM TIC BOOM (NYC / SF). doors 8pm, BTB @ 9pm, BCs @ 10pm. $10 adv, $12 door. 21+

Friday, August 26: BLUE CRANES @ Elizabeth Caruthers Park (South Waterfront). 6-8pm. All Ages. Free to the public.

Friday, August 12: BLUE CRANES @ Washington Park Amphitheater. 6-8pm. In collaboration with Northwest Dance Project. All Ages. Free to the public.

Friday, July 8: BLUE CRANES @ Secret Society Ballroom (116 NE Russell Street, Portland). w/ Kazutoki Umezu's KIKI Band (from Tokyo). doors 8:30pm, Blue Cranes play first at 9pm. 21+. $8.

Friday, June 24: BLUE CRANES @ Hollywood Theater (4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland) performing an original live score for Filmusik's production of Planet of the Dinosaurs. Click here for tickets. $10 ($8 student/senior)

Thursday, June 23: BLUE CRANES @ Hollywood Theater (4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland) for Filmusik's Planet of the Dinosaurs ***live Spanish overdub night (with English subtitles)*** $10 ($8 student/senior)

Friday, June 17: BLUE CRANES @ Hollywood Theater (4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland) for Filmusik's Planet of the Dinosaurs. $10 ($8 student/senior)

Tuesday, May 31: BLUE CRANES @ PSU Park Blocks noontime concert series (Portland).

Sunday, May 22: BLUE CRANES @ Pacific Northwest College of the Arts Commencement Ceremonies (Portland)

Friday, May 13: BLUE CRANES @ Secret Society Ballroom (116 NE Russell Street, Portland). w/ Gutbucket (NYC). 21+. 9pm. $10.

Sunday, May 8: BLUE CRANES @ Blue Monk (3341 SE Belmont, Portland). 7:30-10:30PM. all ages for the first set. $3-$7 sliding scale.

30 day U.S. tour by Amtrak:

Saturday, April 30: BLUE CRANES Train Tour Homecoming Show @ The Woods (6637 Milwaukie Ave, Portland) w/ Wayne Horvitz's Pigpen reunion. 8pm. $10 adv, $12 day of show.

Tuesday, April 26: BLUE CRANES @ Mercury Lounge (5871 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA). 21+. $10 suggested. 9pm.

Monday, April 25: BLUE CRANES @ CSU Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA). Performance and workshop. Band Room (Music Building #128), from 6 PM to 9 PM. All ages are welcome.

Sunday, April 24: BLUE CRANES @ Town House Basement (52 Windward Ave.
Venice, CA). w/ The Youngs. 8pm. $10.

Friday, April 22: BLUE CRANES @ Fusebox Festival / Play Me I'm Yours (on location at The Shoal Creek Peninsula, Austin, TX). 6-6:45pm. Free. All Ages.

Thursday, April 21: BLUE CRANES @ Fusebox Festival @ Seaholm Power Plant (214 W Ave, Austin, TX). 11pm. $5.

Tuesday, April 19: BLUE CRANES at Royal St. Deli (801 Royal St
New Orleans, LA). 9pm. $10 suggested.

Saturday, April 16: BLUE CRANES @ R.U.B.A. (414 Green St, Philadelphia, PA) w/ Aerial Photograph. 7:45pm. $10. Blue Cranes play first.

Thursday, April 14: BLUE CRANES @ Littlefield (622 Degraw St, Brooklyn, NY). w/ Honey Ear Trio (CD Release) + Ben Perowsky's Moodswing Orchestra w/ TK Wonder. doors 7pm. Blue Cranes play first. $15.

Wednesday, April 13: BLUE CRANES @ Barbès (376 9th St. @ 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY) for Oscar Noriega's Palimpsestic Series. 8-9:30pm. $10.

Tuesday, April 12: BLUE CRANES @ Maxwell's (1039 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ) w/ Rebecca Gates and the Consortium + Tall Firs. 8pm. $10. Blue Cranes play first.

Sunday, April 10: BLUE CRANES @ AS220 (115 Empire St, Providence, RI) w/ Rebecca Gates and the Consortium + Rice Cakes. 9pm. $8. Blue Cranes play first.

Saturday, April 9: BLUE CRANES @ The Plough and Stars (912 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA). w/ Rebecca Gates and the Consortium. 10pm. $10. (NOTE: TIME CHANGED)

Thursday, April 7: BLUE CRANES @ The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY) w/ Wills Bands + Last Groove. 18+. 7:30pm. $7 / $9.

Tuesday, April 5: BLUE CRANES @ Club Bart (22728 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale (Detroit), MI). 9pm. $5.

Sunday, April 3: BLUE CRANES @ Emerging Improvisers' Transmission Series @ The Hungry Brain (2319 W Belmont, Chicago, IL). 10pm. $10.

Friday April 1: BLUE CRANES @ Carleton College - The Cave (One North College St, Northfield, MN). workshop @ 4pm, performance @ 8:30pm.

Saturday, March 19: BLUE CRANES Train Tour Kickoff @ Tony Starlight's (3728 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland). 8pm. Presented by the Portland Jazz Festival.

Thursday, March 10: BLUE CRANES @ Goodfoot (2845 SE Stark, Portland) w/ Indian Giver (Santa Cruz post-punk). 9pm.

Friday, February 25: BLUE CRANES @ Portland Jazz Festival @ Alberta Rose Theater (3000 NE Alberta, Portland) w/ Nik Bärtsch's RONIN. All Ages. $27.50 adv / $35 day of show. doors 7:30pm, show 8:30pm.

Friday, January 21: BLUE CRANES Cantus Firmus EP / Oversea Orbits: Observatories Remixed double CD release @ Secret Society Ballroom (116 NE Russell Street, Portland). w/ Gavin Castleton, Gulls / JP Jenkins Duo, Doug Theriault. 9pm. $8. 21+

2010

Saturday, December 18: BLUE CRANES perform live with Northwest Dance Project (833 N Shaver Street @ Mississippi Ave, Portland). All Ages. $33 advance. 7pm / 9pm.

Friday, December 17: BLUE CRANES perform live with Northwest Dance Project (833 N Shaver Street @ Mississippi Ave, Portland). All Ages. $33 advance. 7pm / 9pm.

Thursday, December 16: BLUE CRANES perform a live with Northwest Dance Project (833 N Shaver Street @ Mississippi Ave, Portland). All Ages. $50 opening night. 7pm, w/ hosted artist's reception.

Saturday, December 11: BLUE CRANES @ House Show (209 2nd St., Davis, CA). w/ Elders, Sands (formerly Dame Satan). 8pm. $6.

Friday, December 10: BLUE CRANES @ Blue Lagoon (923 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA). w/ Elders, Indian Giver. 9pm. $5.

Wednesday, December 8: BLUE CRANES @ Coda (1710 Mission St., San Francisco) w/ Scott Amendola. $7. 7pm. Dinner-time double group ambient set at 7pm, followed by a post dinner set from each group.

Thursday, December 2: BLUE CRANES @ Rendezvous/Jewel Box Theater (Seattle) w/ The Youngs. 21+. $10. 10pm.

Wednesday, December 1: BLUE CRANES @ Berbati's (231 SW Ankeny, Portland) w/ The Youngs (LA/Seattle) + Why I Must Be Careful. 21+. $8. 9pm.

Friday, November 19: BLUE CRANES @ Live Wire Radio @ Alberta Rose Theater (3000 NE Alberta, Portland). All Ages. $15/$30. doors 6:30pm, show 7:30pm.

Friday, November 19: BLUE CRANES @ Someday Lounge (125 NW 5th Ave. Portland) w/ Charmparticles + Deepest Darkest. 21+ $7. 9pm.

Wednesday, November 3: BLUE CRANES @ Portland Playhouse (602 NE Prescott Ave,
Portland) w/ Ballrogg (Norwegian avant-garde duo). All Ages. $8. 8pm.

Tuesday, November 2: BLUE CRANES @ Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Avenue NW,
Seattle) Presented by the Earshot Jazz Festival w/ Ballrogg. $14. 8pm.

Monday, November 1: BLUE CRANES @ Mississippi Studios (3939 N. Mississippi, Portland) for New Seasons' Eat Local Music Kickoff Party w/ Y La Bamba, Dirty Mittens, Reggie Houston / Janice Scroggins Duo. 6pm.

Wednesday, October 27: BLUE CRANES @ Goodfoot (2845 SE Stark, Portland) w/ Scott Amendola Trio. 21+. 9pm. $10.

Friday, October 15: BLUE CRANES @ Taborspace (5441 SE Belmont, Portland) w/ Wayne Horvitz's Sweeter Than The Day. All ages. EARLY SHOW! 7pm. $12.

Friday, September 24: BLUE CRANES @ Jimmy Mak's (221 NW 10th Ave, Portland) w/ The Kora Band. 8pm. All ages until 10pm. $10.

Tuesday, September 14: National Release Date for Observatories: BLUE CRANES instore performance @ Music Millenium (3158 E. Burnside, Portland). 6pm. All ages. FREE.

Saturday, August 28: BLUE CRANES Observatories Portland Album Release Show @ Alberta Rose Theater (3000 NE Alberta St, Portland). w/ Rebecca Gates and the Consortium, Jonathan Sielaff. doors 8pm, show 9pm.
$10 advance, $12 door. 21+.

Blue Cranes Observatories California Sneak Preview Tour:

Tuesday, August 24: BLUE CRANES @ Cafe Mekka (237 Commercial Street, Nevada City, CA). 7pm. All ages.

Monday, August 23: BLUE CRANES @ Blue Lagoon (923 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA). w/ Elders, Indian Giver. 21+. $5.

Sunday, August 22: BLUE CRANES @ Blue Whale (123 astronaut E S Onizuka St, Suite 301, Los Angeles, CA). w/ The Youngs. 7pm. All Ages. $10.

Saturday, August 21: BLUE CRANES @ Mercury Lounge (5871 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA). 9pm. 21+. $10.

Friday, August 20: BLUE CRANES @ Sophia's (129 E Street, Suite E
Davis, CA) w/ Elders, Emily Wells. 9pm. 21+. $5.

Thursday, August 19: BLUE CRANES @ Cafe Coda (265 Humbolt Ave, Chico, CA). w/ Clouds on Strings + Elders + Zach Zeller. 8pm. All ages. $5.

Wednesday, August 18: BLUE CRANES @ Backyard House Concert (Ashland, OR) 6pm. Suggested donation.

Sunday, August 1: BLUE CRANES @ Monmouth Main St. Park (Monmouth, OR) as a part of the kickoff to the Mel Brown / WOU Jazz Summer Workshop. 5-6pm. All Ages. FREE.

Saturday, July 31: BLUE CRANES @ PDX Pop Now! Festival @ Rotture (315 SE 3rd Ave Portland). 10pm on the outdoor stage. All Ages. FREE.

Saturday, June 26: BLUE CRANES @ No. Fest (Portland). 7pm at the Town Square stage. All Ages.

Saturday, May 29: BLUE CRANES @ Alberta St. Public House w/ Round Mountain (from Santa Fe!). 9:15pm.

Thursday, May 27: BLUE CRANES @ PSU Park Blocks noontime concert series (Portland). click for directions.

Sunday, May 23: BLUE CRANES @ Pacific Northwest College of the Arts Commencement Ceremonies (Portland).

Friday, May 14: BLUE CRANES @ Jimmy Mak's (221 NW 10th Ave, Portland) w/ David Valdez's Lawrence Williams Project. (w/ Kenny Brooks, Paul Mazzio, Dan Gaynor, Michael Rousch). 8pm. $10. All ages until 10pm.

Saturday, May 8: BLUE CRANES @ Pacific Northwest College of the Arts gala event.

Thursday, April 15: BLUE CRANES support all-ages music w/ PDX Pop Now! at Parkrose Middle School (Portland). Daytime school concert. w/ Blue Horns, Mic Crenshaw, Grey Anne.

Friday, April 9: BLUE CRANES @ Mississippi Studios (3939 N. Mississippi, Portland) w/ Physical Hearts and Brothers Young. 8pm. $10. 21+.

BLUE CRANES West Coast Tour spring 2010

Friday, March 12: BLUE CRANES West Coast Tour homecoming show @ Jimmy Mak's (221 NW 10th Ave, Portland) w/ Sam Howard Band. 8pm. $10. All ages until 10pm.

Thursday, March 11: BLUE CRANES @ Cafe Coda (265 Humbolt Ave, Chico, CA). w/ Elders, Red Giant. 8pm. All ages. $7.

Wednesday, March 10: BLUE CRANES @ Bakersfield Jazz Workshop @ Le Coursse Rouge (4647 White Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93309. 661-444-0853). 7:30-9pm. (wkshp 6:30-7:30pm). All ages.

Tuesday, March 9: BLUE CRANES @ House Concert (Los Angeles (Silverlake), CA) w/ a secret group featuring Timothy Young and the legendary violinist Michael White (John Coltrane, Sun Ra, McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders, Joe Henderson). 6-9pm.

Monday, March 8: BLUE CRANES @ Mercury Lounge (5871 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA, 805-967-0907). 8pm. 21+. suggested donation.

Sunday, March 7: BLUE CRANES @ House Concert, San Francisco, CA) w/ Elders, Islay Banks. 7pm.

Saturday, March 6: BLUE CRANES @ Cafe Pergolesi (418 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA) w/ Elders, Indian Giver. 8pm.

Friday, March 5: BLUE CRANES @ House Show (Davis, CA) w/ Elders. 8pm.

Thursday, March 4: BLUE CRANES @ The Downtown Eatery (1344 Market St. Redding, CA). 8pm.

Wednesday, March 3: BLUE CRANES at House Concert (Ashland, OR). w/ Eight Dollar Mountain. 6pm.

Saturday, February 27: BLUE CRANES tour kickoff @ The Portland Jazz Festival @ The Ace Hotel (1022 SW Stark St., Portland). 9-midnite. FREE. 21+

Saturday, February 13: BLUE CRANES @ The Know (2026 NE Alberta St, Portland) w/ Elders (Davis, CA art punk). doors 8:30, show 9pm. $8.

Sunday, January 24: BLUE CRANES @ Blackbird Wine (4323 N.E. Fremont). 7pm. $15 advance, $20 at the door. Presented by Matt Miner.

Tuesday, January 5: BLUE CRANES @ Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St, Portland). 8-10pm.

2009

Saturday, November 7: BLUE CRANES @ Portland Center for the Performing Arts (1111 SW Broadway, Portland). 8-11pm. All Ages.

Saturday, October 31: BLUE CRANES & Claudia Quintet (John Hollenbeck, Drew Gress, Chris Speed, Matt Moran, Ted Reichman + Gary Versace) @ Redeemer Lutheran Church (5431 NE 20th Ave. @ Killingsworth, Portland). EARLY HALLOWEEN SHOW: doors 6:30pm, show 7pm. $8-$15 suggested. All Ages.

October 24: BLUE CRANES @ White Eagle (836 N. Russell St, Portland) w/ Round Mountain. 9:30pm. 21+. $6.

Friday, October 9: BLUE CRANES @ Jimmy Mak's (221 NW 10th Ave, Portland) w/ Andrew Oliver Kora Band. 7:30pm doors, BCs at 8pm. All ages till 10pm. $10.

Saturday, October 3: BLUE CRANES @ Someday Lounge (Portland) benefit for BARK w/ Physical Hearts and Summer Ono.

RW in Berlin, Germany:

 

Friday, September 25: Alexander Beierbach, Reed Wallsmith, Simon Bauer and Christian Skjødt @ Miss Hecker (Berlin)

Wednesday, September 23: Alexander Beierbach, Reed Wallsmith, Adrian Myhr and Christian Skjødt @ Theaterkapelle 10245 (Boxhagener Straße 99, Berlin).

Monday, September 21: Alexander Beierbach, Reed Wallsmith, Adrian Myhr and Christian Skjødt @ B-Flat (Rosenthaler Straße 13, Berlin).

Sunday, September 20: Robert Michler, Johannes Haage and Reed Wallsmith @ Wendel (Schlesische Straße 42, Berlin). w/ video by Portland's Chelsea Carpenter and Rob Tyler.

Saturday, September 19: Robert Michler, Johannes Haage and Reed Wallsmith @ Gallery Homeland's EAST / WEST (Memhardstraße 1, Berlin).

Friday, September 11: BLUE CRANES @ Mississippi Pizza (3552 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland) w/ Gavin Castleton for his tour kickoff. doors 8:30pm, show 9pm. ALL AGES. $10.

Saturday, September 5: BLUE CRANES @ Jimmy Mak's (221 NW 10th Ave, Portland) w/ Chris Mosley Quintet.

Friday, August 28: BLUE CRANES @ The Woods (6637 Milwaukie Avenue, Portland) w/ Leviethan for his CD release.

BLUE CRANES California Tour:

CHICO: Thursday, August 13: BLUE CRANES @ Cafe Coda (265 Humbolt Ave, Chico, CA). w/ Birds of Fire and Tino Special. 9pm. All Ages. $5

SAN FRANCISCO: Wednesday, August 12: BLUE CRANES @ Blue Six (3043 24th st. @ Treat St, San Francisco, CA). w/ the Aram Shelton Quartet. 8pm All Ages. $5-$10 sliding scale.

EAST BAY:- ALBANY: Tuesday, August 11: BLUE CRANES @ Ivy Room (860 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA). w/ Elders and TBA. 9pm. 21+

DAVIS: Monday, August 10: BLUE CRANES @ Delta of Venus (122 B St., Davis, CA). w/ Elders and RVIVR. 8pm. All Ages. $5.

JACKSONVILLE: Saturday, August 8: BLUE CRANES @ Straight from the Teet festival @ Boone's Farm (5758 Sterling Creek Road, Jacksonville, OR). w/ Elders, RVIVR, and more.

PORTLAND KICKOFF: Wednesday, August 5: BLUE CRANES @ Holocene (1001 SE Morrison, Portland) for Beat Off Beat Battle. Blue Cranes will provide samples for a beat making competition, and then play an acoustic set in the front room while the participants create their beats. 9pm. 21+. $5.

Saturday, August 1: BLUE CRANES rock the food cart parking lot at dusk. Corner of SE 12th and Hawthorne, Portland. 9pm. ALL AGES. we'll pass the hat.

Friday, July 24: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (Blue Cranes + Paxselin) @ PDX Pop Now! Festival @ Rotture (315 SE 3rd Ave, Portland). Opening night. 7pm. (half hour set). All Ages. FREE.

Sunday, June 28: BLUE CRANES @ galleryHOMELAND (2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland @ the Ford Building) w/ Gojogo (from SF) + Walking Home. Doors 8pm, show 8:30. All Ages. $6-$12 suggested.

Saturday, May 16th @ 11:59pm: BLUE CRANES perform live in the studio (taped for broadcast) on KEXP (90.3 FM Seattle). Tune in on the web here.

Wednesday, May 13: BLUE CRANES @ Holocene (1001 SE Morisson, Portland) w/ 3 Leg Torso + Todd Bishop's Pop Art 4. 8pm. 21+ $10.

Friday, May 8: BLUE CRANES @ Mississippi Pizza (2552 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland) w/ Andrew Oliver Sextet. 9pm. All Ages. $10.

Sunday, May 3: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE @ Redeemer Lutheran Church (5431 NE 20th) w/ Thollem McDonas / Tim DuRoche duo + chamber music by Scott Stobbe, Drew Adams and Mary Sutton. 7pm. All Ages. Suggested donation.

April 14-23 2009: BLUE CRANES IN CALIFORNIA:

Wednesday, Apri 22: BLUE CRANES @ Applegate River Lodge (15100 Highway 238, Applegate, OR 97530)

Tuesday, April 21: BLUE CRANES @ Blue Six (3043 24th St. @ Treat St, San Francisco, CA 94110) w/ Titter (Aurora Josephson, Kanoko Nishi, Tony Dryer, Jacob Felix Heule) and Gojogo. 8pm.

Monday, April 20: BLUE CRANES @ Home - Silverlake (2500 Riverside Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90039) w/ THRUSTER! Lite™ (featuring guitarist Timothy Young of Wayne Horvitz's Sweeter Than The Day + members of Kneebody). 9pm.

Saturday, April 18: BLUE CRANES @ House Show (209 2nd St., Davis, CA). w/ Pete Bernhard and Elders.

Friday, April 17: BLUE CRANES @ Cafe Coda (265 Humbolt Ave, Chico, CA). w/ Pete Bernhard. ALL AGES.

Thursday, April 16: BLUE CRANES @ House Show (Ashland, OR). Details TBA.

Tuesday, April 14: BLUE CRANES (Tour Kickoff) @ Valentine's (232 SW Ankeny, Portland). w/ Pete Bernhard (of Devil Makes Three) and Marisa Anderson (of Evolutionary Jass Band). 9pm. 21+.

Thursday, March 26: BLUE CRANES @ (the newly renovated) Mississippi Studios (3939 N. Mississippi, Portland) w/ Heroes and Villains and Bark, Hide and Horn. doors 8pm, show 9pm. 21+. $10.

Saturday, March 21: BLUE CRANES @ White Eagle (836 N Russell St, Portland) w/ Juan Prophet Organization and Spinning Wheels. 9pm. 21+. $6.

Saturday, February 21: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (Blue Cranes + Paxselin) perform and unveil our 2009 economic policy statement on KMHD 89.1 FM's Homegrown Live (Portland). 2-3pm on your radio or internet.

Friday, February 20: BLUE CRANES & PAXSELIN join to form the CHAMBER OF COMMERCE @ The Portland Jazz Festival (Portland Center for the Performing Arts - 1111 SW Broadway, Portland). 9-midnite. ALL AGES, FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

Saturday, January 31: BLUE CRANES @ Goodfoot (2845 SE Stark, Portland). w/ Wayne Horvitz's Sweeter Than The Day. 21+. $10.

Saturday, January 24: BLUE CRANES - live recording for Sonarchy (KEXP - Seattle) to be aired at a later date.

Friday, January 23: BLUE CRANES @ The Mix (6006 12th Ave S. #17, Seattle) w/ Reptet and Orkestar Zirkonium. 21+ $5.

Wednesday, January 21: BLUE CRANES @ White Eagle (836 N. Russell St,
Portland) w/ Sam Howard Band and A Cautionary Tale. 9pm. 21+. no cover.

Thursday, January 8: BLUE CRANES @ Doug Fir Lounge (830 E. Burnside, Portland) w/ Celilo and Physical Hearts. 21+.

2008

Sunday, December 28: BLUE CRANES @ Mississippi Pizza w/ Andrew Oliver Sextet. 8:30pm. ALL AGES. $8.

Wednesday, December 17: BLUE CRANES @ Holocene (1001 SE Morisson, Portland) w/ Strangers Die Everyday + Autopilot is for Lovers. 9pm. 21+, $6.

Thursday, December 11: BLUE CRANES @ galleryHOMELAND (2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland) w/ The Tiptons. doors 7:30, Blue Cranes 8-9pm, The Tiptons 9-10pm. ALL AGES. $8.

CALIFORNIA TOUR:

Tuesday, November 25: BLUE CRANES @ Climate Music Box Series at Climate Theater (285 9th Street @ Folsom, San Francisco). w/ Gojogo. 8pm sharp. $7-$15 sliding scale.

Sunday, November 23: BLUE CRANES @ Caspar Inn (14957 Caspar Rd. Caspar, CA). w/ Painted Cakes. 9:30pm. $6.

Friday, November 21: BLUE CRANES @ House Show (209 2nd St., Davis, CA). w/ Fine Steps and Emily Lacy. 8pm. $5. All Ages.

Thursday, November 20: BLUE CRANES @ Cafe Coda (265 Humbolt Ave, Chico, CA) w/ The Shimmies, Samvega, Zach Zeller. 8pm. $5. All Ages.

Wednesday, November 19: BLUE CRANES @ Applegate River Lodge (15100 Highway 238, Applegate OR 97530) 9-11pm.

TOUR KICKOFF FUNDRAISER: Tuesday, November 18: BLUE CRANES w/ cello sextet from the Portland Cello Project @ Work/Sound (820 SE Alder, Portland). w/ Quiet Countries, Gavin Castleton, and a screening of St. Helens Road by Jim Blashfield.
8:30pm. All Ages. Suggested donation: $8-$12 (No one will be turned away).

Tuesday, November 4: BLUE CRANES @ Artistery (4315 SE Division St, Portland). w/ Fancie and Alas, Alak, Alaska. ALL AGES. $6. 7:30pm doors, 8pm show.

Sunday, October 19: BLUE CRANES @ Rontom's (600 E Burnside St, Portland). w/ Alan Singley and Pants Machine. 9pm. 21+ FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

Wednesday, September 25: BLUE CRANES @ American Institute of Architects annual celebration. (Portland).

Saturday, September 6: BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS w/ Ike Levin @ Camellia Lounge (510 NW 11th, Portland). 9-11pm. 21+, NO COVER.

Saturday, August 30: BLUE CRANES @ The Goodfoot (2845 SE Stark, Portland) w/ The Tiptons Sax Quartet. 9pm. 21+.

Friday, August 15: BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS (minus Sly Pig) @ Camellia Lounge (510 NW 11th, Portland). 21+. No Cover. 9-11pm.

Friday, August 8: BLUE CRANES @ Towne Lounge (714 SW 20th Place, Portland) w/ Rocktet. 9pm. 21+

Saturday, August 2: Reed Wallsmith / Sly Pig duo for Tere Mathern Dance Company's Ten Tiny Dances. 4-7pm. South Waterfront, Portland.

Friday, August 1: BLUE CRANES @ Gallery Homeland (2505 SE 11th Ave, Porland) w/ Sound for the Organization of Society. 8pm. All Ages, $8.

Thursday, July 31: Reed Wallsmith / Chris Mosley / Tim DuRoche @ Camellia Lounge (510 NW 11th, Portland). 9-11pm. Suggested donation (no cover).

Saturday, July 19: BLUE CRANES @ Sounds Outside Festival (Cal Anderson Park: 1635 11th Ave, Seattle - in Capital Hill). w/ Cuong Vu, Bill Horist, Owcharuk, Paul Harding. We play the 7-8pm slot. All ages, FREE.

Saturday, July 12: BLUE CRANES w/ Portland Cello Project @ Doug Fir Lounge (830 E Burnside, Portland) w/ Horse Feathers and Point Juncture, WA. $10 adv, $12 day of. 8pm doors, 9pm show. 21+.

Saturday, July 12: BLUE CRANES @ Bastille Day Street Fair (Portland). Noon. w/ Talkdemonic, Alan Singley & Pants Machine, and many others.

Saturday, June 21: BLUE CRANES @ Langano Lounge (1435 SE Hawthorne, Portland) w/ Paper/ Upper/Cuts.

Saturday, June 14: BLUE CRANES @ Mississippi Pizza (Portland) w/ Beep! (from SF) 9-midnite.

Wednesday, June 11: BLUE CRANES @ Rotture (315 SE 3rd Ave, Portland) w/ Wow and Flutter. 9pm.

Thursday, June 5: Better Homes and Gardens @ Camellia Lounge (510 NW 11th, Portland). 8 -10pm. NO COVER (suggested donation).

Friday, May 30: Reed Wallsmith / Tim DuRoche duo w/ Ab Baars / Ig Henneman duo @ Gallery Homeland (SE Milwaukee Ave. @ Division, Portland). sponsored by the Creative Music Guild.

Monday, May 26: BLUE CRANES @ Towne Lounge (714 SW 20th Place, Portland) w/ Afternoon Brother (Sacramento) and Alas, Alak, Alaska (also from Sacramento). 9pm.

Sunday, May 25: BLUE CRANES @ Pacific Northwest College of the Arts Commencement Ceremony (Portland).

Friday, May 23: Reed Wallsmith / Chris Mosley / Tim DuRoche @ Camellia Lounge (510 NW 11th, Portland). 9-11pm. Suggested donation (no cover).

Thursday, May 15: Reed Wallsmith / Sly Pig duo @ Camellia Lounge (510 NW 11th, Portland). 9-11pm. Suggested donation (no cover).

Blue Cranes Homing Patterns release tour

Friday, May 9: BLUE CRANES on Ethos Live Portland cable access show. w/ Alan Singley & Pants Machine. 8-9pm. All Ages.

Wednesday, May 7: BLUE CRANES CD RELEASE PARTY! @ Holocene (1001 SE Morrison, Portland). w/ Wow and Flutter. 8pm. $6. 21+

Tuesday, April 29: BLUE CRANES @ Rotture (315 SE 3rd Ave, Portland) w/ D Numbers and Strangers Die Everyday. 9pm.

Sunday, April 27: BLUE CRANES @ Mama Buzz (2318 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA) w/ Beep!. 6pm.

Saturday, April 26: BLUE CRANES @ Delta of Venus (122 B Street, Davis, CA). w/ Ebu Gogo, Afternoon Brother, The Standard Tribesman. 8pm

Friday, April 25: BLUE CRANES @ The Red Vic
(1665 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94117). 8:30pm. cafe next to movie theater. FREE

Thursday, April 24: BLUE CRANES @ Mobius (281 4th St, Ashland, OR). w/ Ebu Gogo. 8pm

Friday, April 11: BLUE CRANES @ Egan's Ballard Jam House (1707 NW Market St, Seattle) w/ Deal's Number. Blue Cranes play from 9-11pm, Deal's Number from 11pm-1am.

Thursday, April 10: Reed Wallsmith / Chris Mosley / Russ Kleiner @ New Born Tribe (3509 NE MLK Blvd, Portland) 7:30-8:30pm. Benefit for Project Sonrisas' work in Nicaragua.

Monday, April 7: Better Homes and Gardens @ Valentine's (Portland) w/ Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly!

Friday, April 4: Better Homes and Gardens @ Work / Sound (Portland)

Friday, March 7: Reed Wallsmith (sax), Chris Mosley (guitar), Russ Kleiner (drums) @ Camellia Lounge (510 NW 11th, Portland). 9-11pm. Suggested donation (no cover).

Saturday, February 2: BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS (Reed Wallsmith, alto; Sly Pig, tenor; Bob Jones, bass; Tim DuRoche, drums) live on KMHD 89.1FM Home Grown Live (Portland), and streaming on the internet. 2-3pm West Coast Time.

Sunday, February 3: BATTLE HYMNS AND GARDENS (Jonathan Sielaff, Reed Wallsmith, Fred Chalenor & Tim DuRoche) @ Someday Lounge (Portland). 8pm.

Tuesday, February 5: BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS @ Jimmy Mak's (Portland). 6:30 - 7:30pm.

Tuesday, February 8: BLUE CRANES @ Valentine's (232 SW Ankeny, Portland). w/ Strangers Die Everyday and Sam Cooper. $5 suggested donation.

2007

Saturday, December 22: BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS (Reed Wallsmith, alto; Joe Cunningham, tenor; Bob Jones, bass; Tim DuRoche, drums) @ Tugboat (711 SW Ankeny, Portland). 8pm. 21+, $5 suggested donation.

Saturday, December 15: FUTURE X [George Marich (drums), Ila Cantor (guitar), Reed Wallsmith (sax)] (hear a sample HERE) @ Tugboat (711 SW Ankeny, Portland). 9pm. 21+. $5 suggested donation.

Friday, December 14: FUTURE X live on KBOO 90.7FM (Portland). Midnight - 3am.

Friday, December 14: BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS on Ethos Live television show. 8-9pm on cable channel 23 (Portland).

Thursday, December 13: FUTURE X @ Egan's Ballard Jam House (1707 NW Market St., Seattle) w/ Deal's Number. $5.

Wednesday, December 12: FUTURE X @ PNCA atrium (1241 NW Johnson, Portland). 12:30-1:30pm. all ages. free to the public.

Tuesday, December 11: FUTURE X @ Mississippi Pizza (Portland). All Ages, 9-11pm. $5 suggested donation.

Monday, December 10: BLUE CRANES @ Valentine's (232 SW Ankeny, Portland). w/ Strangers Die Everyday. $5 suggested donation.

Blue Cranes SF jaunt

Sunday, December 9: BLUE CRANES @ Primary Concepts (219 E St. Suite B, Davis CA). playing for art show 6:30-7:30pm, then w/ Mi Ami and Afternoon Brother at 9pm. $5.

Saturday, December 8: BLUE CRANES @ Revolution Cafe (3248 22nd St @ Bartlett, San Francisco, CA). 8:30-11:30pm. we're the only band.

Sunday, November 18: Reed Wallsmith (sax), Dan Duval (guitar), Michael Papillo (bass), Todd Bishop (drums) @ Someday Lounge (Portland). 21+, 7-10pm, $5.

Sunday, October 28 ~ Better Homes and Gardens @ Someday Lounge (Portland, OR)

Monday, October 22 ~ FUTURE X @ Clown Lounge (St. Paul, MN)

Saturday, October 20 ~ FUTURE X @ Lee's Liquor Lounge (Minneapolis, MN)

Friday, October 19 ~ FUTURE X @ Carleton College's Cave (Northfield, MN)

Thursday, October 18 ~ FUTURE X @ Big V's (St. Paul, MN)

Better Homes and Gardens:
(Reed Wallsmith-alto sax, Joe Cunningham-tenor sax, Bob Jones-bass, Fred Chalenor-bass, Tim Duroche-drums)

Sunday, October 7 ~ Better Homes and Gardens @ Someday Lounge (Portland, OR) w/ Reptet (from Seattle)

Friday, October 5~ Better Homes and Gardens @ Mississippi Studios (Portland, OR)

Sunday, September 23 ~ Better Homes and Gardens @ South Waterfront, Portland.

Sunday, September 23 - BLUE CRANES @ Someday Lounge (125 NW 5th Ave, Portland) w/ Floss (free trio from Seattle). 21+, small cover.

Reed Wallsmith (alto sax) dates on the East Coast:

Thursday, September 20 w/ Receiver @ Goodbye Blue Monday (Brooklyn, NY)

Wednesday, September 19 w/ Receiver @ Freddy's (Brooklyn, NY)

Thursday, September 13 w/ FUTURE X @ Big Apple Jazz (Harlem, NY)

Tuesday, September 11 w/ FUTURE X @ Knitting Factory (New York, NY)

Monday, September 10 w/ FUTURE X @ 169 Bar(New York, NY)

Monday, September 10 w/ FUTURE X on cable access (Westchester, NY)

Sunday, September 9 ~ w/ Ila Cantor (guitar), Chris Higgins (bass), George Marich (drums) @ Jalopy (Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY)

Thursday, September 6 ~ w/ Ila Cantor @ Umami Cafe (Croton, NY)

Wednesday, September 5 ~ w/ Receiver @ Knitting Factory (NYC) w/ Ebu Gogo & Saunder Jurriaans of Priestbird.

Thursday, August 30 ~ w/ Ila Cantor (guitar) @ Umami Cafe (Croton, NY).

Friday, August 24 ~ Reed Wallsmith (alto sax) w/ Matt Postle (trumpet) @ Gallery 1412 (Seattle)

Monday, August 13 - Blue Cranes @ The Goodfoot (SE 28th and Stark, Portland). 21+.

Sunday, August 5 - Blue Cranes w/ guest Matt Postle (trumpet) @ PDX POP NOW Festival at Audiocinema (226 SE Madison, Portland). Blue Cranes perform from 6:15-6:45pm sharp. All ages. FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

Sun. July 8~ BLUE CRANES @ Mississippi Pizza w/ special guest Ila Cantor (guitar). 2-4pm. all ages, $5.

Sat. July 7~ BLUE CRANES @ Colleen and Larry's wedding.

Fri. July 6~ Reed Wallsmith (alto sax) / Ila Cantor (guitar) duo on KBOO 90.7FM. midnite - 3AM.

Wed. July 4~ Better Homes and Gardens ~ Reed Wallsmith (alto sax), Joe Cunningham (tenor sax), Tim Duroche (drums), Bob Jones (bass), w/ special guest Ila Cantor (guitar) @ Holocene (1001 SE Morrison, Portland). 9pm. 21+ FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

Thurs. April 26~ BLUE CRANES @ Holocene (1001 SE Morrison, Portland). w/ Matt Sheehy and Shoeshine Blue. 8pm. 21+. $6.

Thurs. April 19~ Better Homes and Gardens ~ Reed Wallsmith (alto sax) / Joe Cunningham (tenor sax) / Tim Duroche (drums) / Bob Jones (bass) @ Red and Black Cafe (2138 SE Division, Portland). 8pm. all ages. donation.

Tues. April 10~ Reed Wallsmith (sax) / Dave Storrs (drums) free music duo @ PNCA atrium (1241 NW Johnson, Portland). 12:30-1:30pm. all ages. free to the public.

Wed. March 28~ BLUE CRANES @ Someday Lounge (125 NW 5th, Portland). w/ the Djangophiles. 8:30pm, 21+, $6.

Thurs. March 8~ BLUE CRANES @ Red and Black Cafe (2138 SE Division, Portland). 8pm. all ages.

Sat. February 10~ BLUE CRANES @ Mississippi Studios (3939 N Mississippi, Portland) w/ Shanghai Woolies. 10pm, 21+, tickets $8 in advance / $10 at the door.

Fri. February 9, MIDNIGHT~ BLUE CRANES -- live performance on 90.7 FM KBOO's Outside World w/ Daniel Flessas.

Wed. January 24 ~ BLUE CRANES Lift Music! Flown Music! CD Release Concert @ Holocene (1001 SE Morrison, Portland) w/ Bright Red Paper and Rollerball. Projections by Rob Tyler. 9pm, $6, 21+

2006

Friday, October 13 ~ Reed (sax), Tim Duroche (drums) and Skip Elliot (bass) at the Press Club (SE 26th and Clinton) 7-10pm, all ages, no cover.

Friday, September 22 ~ Reed, Andre St. James, Carlton Jackson and Shoehorn on KBOO's all-night John Coltrane Birthday Special 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM. 90.7FM / kboo.fm

Tuesday, August 22 ~ Reed Wallsmith featured artist at Portland Jazz Jams' Mississippi Pizza Jam Session. 8pm. all ages, no cover.

Thursday, August 17 ~ Reed Wallsmith and Chris Larson (Antlerand), perform under the name Natural Light Ning @ Apotheke (1314 NW Glisan, Portland). 8pm. 21+.

Sunday, August 13 ~ Blue Cranes performs as alter ego "Red Tractor" at a benefit for PCASC @ Red and Black Cafe (2138 SE Division, Portland). 8pm. all ages, donation requested.

Saturday, July 1~ BLUE CRANES @ Acme (SE 8th & Main, Portland) w/ Pan Tourismos and Deranleau. 9pm. 21+, $5 cover.

Friday night, June 30, MIDNIGHT~ BLUE CRANES -- live on the air performance on 90.7 FM KBOO's Outside World.

Sunday, May 21~ BLUE CRANES @ Pacific Northwest College of the Arts Commencement Ceremony and Reception, Portland.

Friday, May 19, MIDNIGHT~ BLUE CRANES -- live on the air performance on 90.7 FM KBOO's Outside World.

Thursday, May 18~ BLUE CRANES @ Red and Black Cafe (2138 SE Division, Portland). part of Paxselin Presents series. 8-10pm. all ages, sliding cover.

Friday, April 7~ BLUE CRANES @ Mississippi Pizza w/ Le Papillon. 9pm. all ages, $5.

Tuesday, April 4~ BLUE CRANES @ Lewis and Clark College. 6:30pm. Benefit for Nicaraguan health center.

Tuesday, February 21~ BLUE CRANES @ Towne Lounge (714 SW 20th Place, Portland). w/ Paxselin Quartet. 8:30pm. 21+, $3.

Wednesday, February 8~ BLUE CRANES @ Aura (1022 W Burnside St, Portland) 7:30-10pm. 21+, no cover.

Saturday, January 14~ BLUE CRANES @ Acme (SE 8th & Main, Portland) w/ Rollerball and Beige Ferrari. Blue Cranes opens at 9pm. 21+, $4 cover.

2005

Wednesday, December 14~ BLUE CRANES @ Holocene (1001 SE Morrison, Portland) w/ Evolutionary Jass Band and Lower Monumental. 8:30pm, 21+, $5 cover. Live video projections by Tim Ferrell.

Tuesday, November 22~ BLUE CRANES @ Berbati's Pan (10 SW 3rd Ave, Portland) w/ Tarantula A.D. and Ginggang. 9pm, 21+, $7 advance / $8 day of show.

Saturday, November 19, 4-5pm~ BLUE CRANES on the radio: 89.1 FM KMHD's Home Grown Live, hosted by Mary Burlingame. See KMHD site to access streaming audio broadcast on internet.

Wednesday, November 9~ BLUE CRANES @ Aura (1022 W Burnside St, Portland) 7:45-10pm. 21+, no cover. In conjunction with the Portland Art Museum's Museum After Hours.

Wednesday, September 28~ BLUE CRANES @ Holocene (1001 SE Morrison, Portland) w/ Evolutionary Jass Band and Adam Hurst Ensemble. 8:30pm. 21+, $5.

Wednesday, September 21~ BLUE CRANES @ The Blue Monk (3341 SE Belmont, Portland) for the Burnside Review's annual poetry reading. Music at 7pm, reading at 8pm, music afterwards. 21+, no cover.

Saturday, September 17~ BLUE CRANES @ Alberta St. Fair (NE Alberta @ 20th). 1-2pm. Hurricane Katrina benefit for Mercy Corps.

Saturday, August 13~ BLUE CRANES @ Mississippi Street Fair (N. Mississippi Ave. @ Fremont St.). Blue Cranes plays from 4-5pm. All ages, no cover.

Friday, July 15th~ BLUE CRANES @ Nico and Janine's going away party.

Friday, July 15th~ BLUE CRANES @ Mississippi Pizza (3552 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland) 6-8pm, all ages, $5 suggested donation.

Saturday, July 9~ BLUE CRANES @ Sanborn's (3200 SE Milwaukee). 8-11pm, all ages, FREE. (Reed / Ji duo w/ Nico).

Wednesday, July 6~ BLUE CRANES @ Holocene (1001 SE Morrison, Portland) w/ thebrotheregg. 21+, FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

Tuesday, June 14th~ BLUE CRANES @ Mississippi Pizza (3552 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland) w/ Rebecca Sanborn. 7-11pm, all ages, $5.

Friday, June 10~ BLUE CRANES w/ poet Nico Alvarado-Greenwood @ Sanborn's (3200 SE Milwauke). 8-11pm, all ages, FREE.

Sun. 5/22/05~ BLUE CRANES @ Pacific Northwest College of the Arts commencement ceremony and reception.

Tues. 5/17/05~ BLUE CRANES @ Mississippi Pizza (3552 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland) w/ Rebecca Sanborn. 7-10pm, all ages, $5.

Sat. 5/14/05~ BLUE CRANES @ Tost (513 N 36th St., Seattle) w/ Rebecca Sanborn. 6:30-8:30pm, 21+, FREE.

Sat. 4/23/05~ BLUE CRANES @ Sanborn's (3200 SE Milwauke). 7-10pm, all ages, FREE (Keith / Reed duo).

Tues. 4/19/05~ BLUE CRANES @ Mississippi Pizza (3552 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland) 7-10pm, all ages, $5.

Sat. 4/9/05~ Ji / Reed duo @ Sanborn's (3200 SE Milwauke). 7-10pm, all ages, FREE.

Tues. 3/8/05~ BLUE CRANES @ Mississippi Pizza (3552 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland) with singer/songwriter Rebecca Sanborn. 7:30 pm, all ages, $5.

2004

Tues. 12/14/04~ BLUE CRANES @ County Cork (1329 NE Fremont St.), 8:30pm, all ages until 10pm, no cover.

Thurs. 10/28/04~ BLUE CRANES @ Holocene (1001 SE Morrison, pdx), with friends Pan Tourismos and Wow and Flutter. 9PM, $5, 21+

Sat. 8/14/04~ BLUE CRANES @ Brian and Rocio's wedding.

Thurs. 6/17/04~ BLUE CRANES @ Tugboat (711 SW Ankeny), featuring Johannes Haage, guitar. 9pm, 21+, no cover.

Thurs. 4/15/04~ BLUE CRANES @ Tugboat (711 SW Ankeny), 9pm, 21+, no cover.