June First Thursday

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Celebrate the beginning of summer and The Armory's final show of the season with live jazz and a peek at the set of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. Enjoy jazz music by local jazz artists Ben Graves, Andrew Jones, Eddie Parente and Tim Rap.  

From 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. get a special sneak-peek of the set with our production manager, Liam Kaas-Lentz.

Every First Thursday, we open our doors to the community: whether you're just strolling by, headed to a gallery down the street, or here for a show, come on in and join us for local music, snacks a-plenty and a complimentary beer from our neighbors over at Deschutes. 

Thursday, June 7
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Main Lobby
FREE
Attend this event for 250 PlayMaker points!

About the Ben Graves Quartet

BenGraves.200x200.jpg#asset:12847Ben Graves has studied, shared the stage, and toured with national and internationally known artists including Rick Zunigar (Stevie Wonder), Tony Dumas, Leon Russell, Dick Berk and Charles McPherson. While living in Los Angeles, he studied classical guitar with Scott Tennant (of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet), Evan Hirschelman and Robert Mayeur. Ben has performed in music festivals all over the U.S. including the Reno Jazz Festival and Portland Jazz Festival. He has performed with local jazz greats including Ron Steen, Andre St. James, George Cooligan, Bobby Torres, Dave Captein, John Stowell and Darrell Grant. 
EdieParente.200x200.jpg#asset:12848Eddie Parente has performed at Mt. Hood, Portland, Newport Jazz Festivals, PyongYang DPRK (North Korea) and also travels frequently to Russia collaborating and performing at Festivals, intimate jazz clubs and concert halls with many great musicians there. He performs Straight Ahead Jazz, Standards, Latin, Be-Bop, Gypsy Jazz, Mariachi with Mariachi Viva Mexico as well as his own original music on 6 string, 5 string, and acoustic 4 string violins as well as the viola. 
TimRap.200x200.png#asset:12849Timothy Rap grew up in the Pacific Northwest playing with and learning from some of the region's finest musicians including Shirley Nanette, Nancy King, John Stowell, and Obo Addy. He is a longtime member of the Tony Pacini Trio and can be heard playing with the Ed Bennett Quintet, the Ben Graves Trio/Quartet, Dan Schulte's Strange Pilgrims and many other groups. 

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