LOUDER THAN WORDS: A BENEFIT FOR DJ O.G. ONE

Holocene and XRAY.FM present...

LOUDER THAN WORDS: A BENEFIT FOR DJ O.G. ONE

Saeeda Wright, Mike Phillips, Farnell Newton & The Othership Connection, Vursatyl, Mic Capes, Jon Belz, DJ Juggernaut, Hosted by StarChile

Sun May 7

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

The commumity is coming together to actively join David "DJ O.G. One" Jackson in his fight against cancer and recovery from post surgical complications. A benefit event will be held at Holocene Portland featuring some of the many artists O.G. has built with and mentored throughout the years, great musicians and artists from right here in Portland.

LOUDER THAN WORDS: A BENEFIT FOR DJ O.G. ONE
LOUDER THAN WORDS: A BENEFIT FOR DJ O.G. ONE
Saeeda Wright
Saeeda "Mama Sae" Wright, singer, songwriter, vocal coach. Proficient at jazz, classical, Gospel and R&B.
Mike Phillips
Mike Phillips has performed with the likes of Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince and many more legends of music. Phillips and his soulful yet funky grooves have wowed fans across the globe and earned standing ovations from audiences at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival and the inaugural balls for President’s Clinton and Obama. His television credits include performances on the Grammys, BET Awards, BET Honors and the Soul Train Awards. Phillips also served as musical director and host of the popular BET program Lyric Café.
Farnell Newton & The Othership Connection
Revitalizing Funk & Soul with a new twist, Farnell Newton & the Othership Connection has been stirring up a ton of noise on the NW music scene. Led by Trumpeter Farnell Newton, who currently tours with Jill Scott & Bootsy Collins, the Othership Connection brings a sound that blends the old with the new. They are gaining a reputation of funkin’ up stages all night long.

Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians & educators in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, funk, Latin music, soul, hip hop, and more. In the last year, Newton toured with 3-time Grammy Winner & award winning Actress Jill Scott. Farnell has also performed with a who's who of world class artists including, Stevie Wonder, Bootsy Collins, Cee-Lo Green, Karl Denson, Lettuce, George Duke, Brian Blade, Eric Benet, Lalah Hathaway, Ron Isley, R. Kelly, Fantasia, Gladys Knight, Charlie Wilson, Chaka Khan, Najee, Will Downing, Earth, Wind and Fire and more!

Drummer extraordinaire Tyrone Hendrix is one of the more sought after drummers in the industry. He has appeared on national television with singer and Prince's New Power Generation band-mate Liv Warfield, on The Jimmy Fallon, and Arsenio Hall shows. Bassist Marquay Seamster is an in-demand bassist and well rounded musical director. He currently performs with Mike Phillips, Liv Warfield, Tim Snider and many other artists in the NW. Kyle Molitor began playing trombone at the age of 12. Currently Kyle is performing with the legendary Bootsy Collins, Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, and with the Rose City Horns. The Youngest member of the band, guitarist Agyel Ptah - Hotep Marshall brings a funkadelic rock edge to complete the band as a whole. You never know what he is going to do next while on the stage. Arietta Ward, the daughter of Legendary pianist, the late Janice Scroggins, has a diverse musical background and versatility that has allowed her to share the stage with great artists.

With their debut recording in the works, to be released on Ropeadope, 2017 is looking to be a funky year!
Vursatyl
Vursatyl is an MC. A musician, singer, songwriter, style junkie and Hip Hop Connoisseur.
Mic Capes
Mic Capes is 1/3 of local hip-hop group The Resistance. "I do music that reflects on what I've lived, learned, and seen in my lifetime. My aim is to catch not only the ears of the listener, but the heart as well."
Jon Belz
#LLTK FOUNDER, JON BELZ, IS A PORTLAND NATIVE WHO HAS BEEN CREATING MUSIC SINCE THE AGE OF 8. HIS GRANDMOTHER, (GRAMMY NOMINATED) NANCY KING IS WELL KNOWN FOR HER JAZZ EXPLOITS, BUT HIP-HOP IS HIS CALLING. FROM CYPHERS TO CONCERTS, HE HAS MADE A NAME THROUGH EXCELLENCE IN LYRICISM AND ENERGETIC LIVE PERFORMANCE.
DJ Juggernaut
Hosted by StarChile
Venue Information:
Holocene
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214
http://www.holocene.org/