• Mike Horsfall and Dave Captein

  • Mike Horsfall and Dave Captein

    Mike Horsfall and Dave Captein
    Sponsored by the The Way Out Inn
    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Free Concert! Audience is asked to purchase food/drinks.

    Mike Horsfall has enjoyed a successful and diverse musical career for over 40 years, serving as a concert soloist, accompanist, musical director, educator, composer, arranger, and recording artist on both piano and vibraphone. He was educated at Central Washington University, the University of Washington, and Marylhurst University.

    Mike is probably best known for his work with the vibes-bass-drums trio named Tall Jazz, a group he co-founded in 1989. In 2010, after more than two decades of performances, recordings, and clinics, Tall Jazz was voted into the Oregon Jazz Society's Hall of Fame.

    Currently Mike performs as leader or sideman at many of the jazz clubs in Portland, OR. He also directs two jazz vespers series, one at St. James Lutheran in Portland, and one at St. Luke's ~ San Lucas Episcopal Church in Vancouver, WA. These services feature guest artists backed by his trio.

    Mike has collaborated on large-scale projects with several of Portland’s top artists: Darrell Grant, Valerie Day, Rebecca Kilgore & Ellen Vanderslice, Marv & Rindy Ross’ Trail Band, and Pink Martini. He has been commissioned by PDX Jazz to put on two different concerts, and has been a regular participant in the Portland Jazz Festival and the Oregon Coast Jazz Party.

    Mike has performed and/or recorded with a large number of world class musicians, including Chuck Redd, Karla Harris, Marilyn Keller, Randy Porter, and Todd Strait. At jazz festivals, he has performed with Anat Cohen, Kurt Elling, Janis Siegel, Terrill Stafford, Holly Hofman, and Storm Large, among others. In addition to performing, Mike is an avid music educator, serving on the faculties at Willamette University, Mt. Hood Community College, Clark College and Oregon Episcopal School.

    Dave Captein is an accomplished performer on both string bass and bass guitar, having worked as a professional musician for over 40 years in the Pacific Northwest. A Portland native, he studied with Alice Leyden (Portland Opera Orchestra), Herman Jobelmann (Principal, Oregon Symphony), Ring Warner, James Harnett (Principal, Seattle Symphony) and Chuck Deardorf (Seattle Jazz Bassist). He has attended master classes of greats like Ray Brown, Edgar Meyer, John Clayton, Christian McBride and Dave Holland. A music graduate of Western Washington University and the University of Washington, where he was awarded a composition scholarship, Dave has performed in a broad range of situations, from symphonic performances to studio and club work, as well as many jazz concerts and festivals around the country and in Europe.

    He has worked with many well known jazz artists. He freelances in the Portland area, and is a very active member of the music community there, frequently appearing in the city's many clubs and concert venues, as well as recording studios. He is a favorite choice for the region's many bandleaders and always in demand for his solid sound, time and feel, as well as his soloing abilities. He has played on numerous local artists' CD's, as well as nationally distributed releases. He was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall Of Fame in 2015. He has also been a long time instructor, having taught at the University of Oregon for 10 years, he now teaches privately from his home in S.E. Portland and at Lewis and Clark College.

    He has appeared with many "greats" such as Mose Allison, Richie Cole, Tal Farlow, Art Lande, Red Holloway, Ernestine Anderson, Jack Sheldon, Nu Shooz, Marlena Shaw, Frankie Avalon, Jeff Clayton, Paul McCandless, Larry Coryell, Andy Narell, Jerry Hahn, Dave Frishberg, Randy Brecker, Steve Million, Ron Miles, Rick Braun, Kenny Drew Jr., Jessica Williams (appearing on 10 of her CD's), Joey De Francesco, Eric Alexander, Pete Christlieb, Gary Smulyan, Ron Eschete, Bud Shank, Ingrid Jensen, Jackie Naylor, Bobby Shew, Wynton Marsalis, Dick Hyman, Ken Peplowski, Steve Allen and Paul Smith, Bill Mays, Jeff Lorber, Benny Green, Lewis Nash, Terrell Stafford, Mike Wofford, Jeff Hamilton, Ben Monder, Bob Shepard, Donny McCaslin and local luminaries such as Ron Steen, Mel Brown, Dan Balmer, Gary Hobbs and Rebecca Kilgore.