June First Thursday with Adriana Wagner Quartet
June First Thursday will feature live music by the Adriana Wagner Quartet in the Main Lobby and an interactive exhibit by Comma (PSU) graphic design students on the Mezzanine.
Trombonist and composer Adriana Wagner will be joined by Charlie Brown on keys, Ian Lindsey on bass, and Domo Branch on drums as they weave varied musical styles together under a decidedly jazz banner, submerging the listener in visionary storytelling.
Complimentary beer will be provided by our partners at Deschutes Brewery.
This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Trombonist and composer Adriana Wagner draws inspiration from a wide array of influences, combining traditional and modern jazz sounds. Her original compositions weave styles together under a decided jazz banner, submerging the listener in visionary storytelling. As a performer, Wagner uses lyrical elements to create melodies combined with a soft, rich tone that can resonate above or become immersed within the composition’s harmonic structures.
Based in Portland, Oregon, she graduated from the Jazz Program at Portland State University in 2022. She was selected for the Young Jazz Composers program, highlighted by an in-depth article from Oregon Arts Watch. Wagner was recently named one of the inaugural recipients of the Music Oregon Echo Fund grant to help create her debut album, which she is anticipating the release of soon. She performs with Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, Orquestra Pacifico Tropical, The 1905 Orchestra, The PDX Jazz American Refrain, Pura Vida Orchestra, Brown Branch Big Band, Lily Sheers, and more.
Comma is organized by PSUGD students & faculty, seeking to amplify representation and connection for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) + allies in the Portland creative community.
Portland Center Stage is committed to identifying & interrupting instances of racism & all forms of oppression, through the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, & accessibility (IDEA).