December 18, 2018
Join Rev. Dr. Kelle Brown and bluesman Michael Powers for the longest night of the year, 7 pm, Friday, December 21, in the Sanctuary. Spoken word and scripture will be interspersed with Powers’ jazz and blues guitar.
Born in New York City, Powers grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. His musical career began when at age 15, he strummed the guitar to strengthen his wrist after a skateboard accident. After high school, Powers moved to Seattle and frequented local jam sessions. He attended Cornish College of the Arts and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Composition and Performance. While at Cornish, Powers studied under composer greats including Gil Evans and Sam Rivers, bassist Gary Peacock, pianist Art Lande, and trombonist Julian Priester. “If I had to put a label on it, I would call it contemporary instrumental music…rooted in the Jazz tradition that keeps pace stylistically with Pop, R&B, and Blues; with Blues being at the core of my inspiration.” His powerful performances regularly command standing ovations.Subscribe