Ryan Blotnick's Kush Trio

Saturday - March, 24 @ 6:00pm

In his new album of original compositions, East-coast guitarist Ryan Blotnick mines a bittersweet melodic/harmonic vein balanced by an African-influenced rhythmic elan. Conceived as an antidote to the more aggressive forms of New York jazz, Kush offers freshly-minted waltzes, haunting ballads and more than a touch of Frisellian Americana, as well as a variety of grooves combining jazz and African feels. Ryan comments: “I think a lot of ‘modern’ cats look outside of themselves for direction and this music is more introspective even though it reaches out to the audience very directly.” The album repays close attention for its subtle details while also rewarding listeners more attuned to moods than solos.

Kush Trio:

RJ Miller - Drums

Ryan Blotnick- Guitar

Ross Galagher- Bass

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Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.

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