‘First Thursday’ Brings Variety of Free Concerts to MHCC

Posted: January 3, 2014

Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) announces the schedule for First Thursday, a free music series that celebrates the student body’s rich cultural heritage.

All First Thursday performances are noon – 1 p.m. in the Student Union on the Gresham Campus, 26000 S.E. Stark St. The public is welcome to attend. Parking is free on all MHCC campuses, no permit required.

Jan. 9
Janice Scroggins, Grammy-nominated musician, will be joined by Arietta Ward, MHCC Cosmetology instructor, and other gospel singers. They will be joined by Reggie Houston, guest saxophonist. reggiehouston.com

Feb. 6
Mike Prigodich, musician/composer, will perform his original compositions, joined by Reinhardt Melz, drummer, and Damian Erskine, bassist. damianerskine.com

March 6
Back from recording their first release in Cuba, Machete Men, comprised of musical all-stars, will rock the Student Union with music en espanol. purecubansugar.com

April 3
Related to a famous musical lineage bassist, Damian Erskine brings his compositions in a trio with drummer Reinhardt Melz (MHCC alumni) and pianist Greg Goebel. damianerskine.com

May 1
David Friesen, world-renowned bassist/composer, performs original compositions and jazz standards. davidfriesen.net

June 5
While the true origin of Raz, the band’s name, remains a mystery, the word comes from Persia, meaning secret. In a way, Raz is the Northwest’s best kept secret, as far as world music is concerned. Within the music of Raz, you will hear a new type of musical thread that is rich in texture, yet flexible in form. Raz-music.com

For more information, media professionals may contact the Office of Community Engagement 503-491-7204 or news@mhcc.edu.

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