By popular demand, the extraordinary Tim Ellis Birthday Concert, recorded Monday February 15 at Revolution Hall, will be broadcast this Saturday, February 27, and again Sunday, February 28 on Portland Radio Project. Beginning at noon both days, Tim’s friends at PRP.fm, including singer/songwriter Michele Van Kleef, composer/guitarist Rob Rainwater, and PRP founder Rebecca Webb, will host special three-hour radio broadcasts of the event.
“People stepped up in a huge way to make this all come together,” said Ellis’s friend and longtime musical partner, Concert Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer, who organized the sold-out Birthday Concert event in under three weeks, after learning of Ellis’s melanoma diagnosis.
With help from Rachel Mortensen and countless volunteers, Portland’s legendary music community came together to support Ellis, who has become a local institution. He has performed with nearly every prominent musician in the region, along with many more nationwide and in several countries. His Kung Fu Bakery studio is home base to many recording artists, including Pink Martini.
According to Webb, “PRP will stream the broadcast worldwide twice this weekend, to ensure that Tim’s fans and friends everywhere will have an opportunity to enjoy the concert.”
Live performances at the event included Ellis, his musical partners Meyer and Van Kleef, along with the biggest headliners in the Portland music scene: Pink Martini, with China Forbes; Art Alexakis of Everclear; Michael Allen Harrison; Patrick Lamb; Tom Grant; and Stephanie Schneiderman, who led the crowd in singing Happy Birthday to Ellis, along with John Nielsen.
Robert Parish has more than three decades of experience as a writer, producer, director, editor, videographer and voiceover artist. During his career, Parish has won dozens of national awards for his scriptwriting and video production efforts.
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