Wednesday, November 03, 2010

5th and B Perform at Cloud 9 for Brass Ring Carousel Benefit

5th & B
In a benefit concert for 
The Albany Brass Ring Carousel

Saturday, November 6, 9:00 P.M. 
Cloud 9,  First St.  Corvallis, OR 

5TH & B, an 8-piece ensemble thatplays spontaneous and original compositions, is pleased to perform a benefit concert for Albany’s Brass Ring Carousel project.

5th & B consists of Dave Storrs, Rob Birdwell, Page Hundemer, John Bliss, Ben Mutschler, Mike Curtis, Fred Berman, and Dave Leslie.  Collectively they play trumpet, flugelhorn, soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones; clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, electric bass, electric guitar, exotic stringed instruments, keyboards, trap drums and a wide range of percussion instruments from all over the world. In their music you will hear influences from Africa, jazz, the Middle East, klezmer, Americana, blues, Dixieland, and classical music.  Their sound has been described as a combination of Weather Report and Charles Mingus with a village’s drum circle thrown in.  For this concert band members have composed several original pieces inspired by the carousel project.

Albany’s Brass Ring Carousel is being built largely by volunteer help not far from the Willamette River in downtown Albany at 503 First Avenue West. When finished there will be a most colorful menagerie of 54 or more hand carved animals in the style of Victorian era carousels. Visitors and volunteers are always welcome between 10 AM and 4 PM Monday through Saturday. There is no admission fee. Come down for a visit. Chances are, after seeing this project, you’ll want to become involved! Go to  for more information.

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