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United States - Oregon

Blue Cranes

Since their formation in 2007, Blue Cranes have become a key player in the Portland, Oregon creative music/DIY scene and one of the most exciting groups to keep tabs on in the Northwest. The group, composed of Reed Wallsmith (alto saxophone), Joe Cunningham (tenor saxophone), Rebecca Sanborn (keyboards), Keith Brush (acoustic bass), and Ji Tanzer (drums), have developed a singular musical voice grounded in melody and explosive improvisations--marking off their unique microcosmic territory in "post-jazz" circles.

"A force of nature."
- NPR

"Rich melodies."
- LOS ANGELES TIMES

"Strong backbeats."
- CHICAGO READER

"Joyous interplay."
- UTNE READER

"Says more than most singer-songwriters—without any words at all."
- WILLAMETTE WEEK

"A truly unconventional approach to improvised music."
- WNYC