Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE) begins a new season, by fusing its eight-piece horn section with Portland band Blue Cranes for a collaborative concert, Thursday, November 21 at Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St, at 8 pm.

Blue Cranes will play and later be joined by the PJCE Horns in five original arrangements for the two sets. The one of a kind performance features new arrangements of Blue Cranes music by Reed Wallsmith, Joe Cunningham, Kyleen King, and Quinn Walker (an alumnus of PJCE’s Grasshoppers Young Composers mentorship program).

Blue Cranes is a tightly knit ensemble and their music is innovative, lyrical, improvisational and certainly inspirational. Their synergistic approach, musical vision, and compositional originality has made them celebrated originals in Portland music for years now. Their unforgettable recordings stream at BlueCranes.bandcamp.com.

Tickets on sale at pjce.org/event/cranes Advance: $25 seated, $20 Senior seated, $10 Standing, $5 Arts for All. At the door $5 more except Arts for All.