Hire us for your next party or event .:.

Call or email Michael, Mary Ellen or Joel:

Michael (503) 754-3250
Mary Ellen (503) 888-5796
Joel (971) 227-3347

Printed Press

“Alternate Destination ... spices its melodiously modal, odd-meter originals with improvisatory flights from jazz and other global traditions.” Brett Campbell, Willamette Week, August 2015.

Upcoming Shows .:.

Aug 7 Hot August (Inspired Music) Night, 8-9:30pm. Tickets.

Aug 8 2nd Anniversary AltD Reunion Concert, 8pm. Tickets

Recent Shows .:.

June 22 Portland Farmers Market, 11am-2pm.

Mar 15 Ides of March Show

Dec 9 Vie de Bohéme, 1530 SE 7th Ave., Portland. 7-9:30 PM.

Sep 29 In Concert at Tabor Space. 7:00-9:30 PM.


The music of Alternate Destination makes me feel…


…inspired. Emily S

…like I might as well surrender to the odd meters and just groove. Wendy S

…hypnotized and snake-charmed. Jim P

…like moving. Anita L

…Alternatively Destined. (out of this country) Cathy H

The music of Alternate Destination makes me feel…

…entranced. Matt H

…transported. Mary D

Alternate Destination

plays World Chamber Jazz .:.

Alternate DestinationAlternate Destination plays original music that blends Western classical chamber music with world music and jazz influences. Alternate Destination features Mary Ellen Grace on saxophone and clarinet, Joel Kleinbaum on bassoon and clarinet, and Michael Hagmeier on guitar, didjeridu, and percussion.

Listen .:.

Please visit our YouTube playlist of video from recent performances.

To whet your whistle, here is some audio to your left and a video below.

Music Benefits Q Center

The Portland Q Center has released Comp 175. Comp 175 is a benefit record for Queer programs & services in the Pacific Northwest. Produced by Portland pop musician Logan Lynn, this 45-song album features Scream Club, Peaches, Logan Lynn, God-Des & She, and Alternate Destination, among others. Alternate Destination made a recording of Michael Hagmeier's July specially for this fundraiser.

You can order now for $15. Thanks for supporting our music and Queer services in the Pacific Northwest.