J.D. Kindle


The upcoming Eastern Oregon Forum presents Our Music featuring J.D. Kindle and Friends.

The event is Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in ST-200 (Science and Technology building) at Blue Mountain Community College, 2411 N.W. Carden Ave., Pendleton. Tickets are $5 at the door and free for students.

In addition to is role as frontman of James Dean Kindle & the Eastern Oregon Playboys, the 2001 Pendleton High School graduate is in his fourth season as executive director of the Oregon East Symphony. A singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Kindle regularly performs solo shows throughout the region. Also, he’s a contributing arts and culture columnist for the East Oregonian and directs the post-internet publication project Honey Mushroom.

A member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Hill works as the cultural historian at Nixyaawii Community School. In addition, he’s a Umatilla language speaker and frequently serves as master of ceremonies for pow wows.

The Eastern Oregon Forum is a collaborative effort between BMCC, InterMountain Education Service District, the East Oregonian, American Association of University Women and Harriet Isom, a former United States ambassador. For more information, contact Karen Parker at 541-966-3177 or karen.parker@imesd.k12.or.us.

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