Join Grammy winner and AMP alumnus Esperanza Spalding in a fund-raising concert to benefit Thara Memory’s award-winning youth jazz program, the American Music Program. Tickets are $35-$50 and $100 for VIP, which includes a VIP reception with Esperanza at 6 … Continue readingPosted in Featured, Highlighted, Press | Tagged Live Music | Leave a comment
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States PDX Jazz General Manager Don Lucoff, “Bill has been a mentor and friend for over 20 years. since we first worked together in Pennsylvania on a festival in the Pocono Mountains. I am appreciative for the opportunity and trust he has bestowed in preparing me to lead PDX Jazz to the next level and I am very excited for what we are planning for next year’s festival. Portland has been going through a transformative period and the local jazz community gives me tremendous energy and optimism for what will enfold. My vision in this expanded role is one of collaboration with the board, staff and our dedicated volunteers.” Continue readingPosted in Blogroll, Featured, Highlighted, Press, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
PDX Jazz, the presenting organization of the Portland Jazz festival announces the retirement of its founder and artistic director Bill Royston. Don Lucoff and the board will carry forward the vision programmatically that Royston initiated when the festival was founded in 2003, and Lucoff will continue in his role as the organization’s managing director. PDX Jazz has already confirmed many of its corporate sponsors and support from foundations and granting organization’s for next years festival, with an established operating budget for its upcoming fiscal cycle set to commence July 1.2011, Blogroll, CalendarRSSfeed, Featured, Highlighted, Portland Jazz Festival, Press | Tagged Jazz, Live Music, Music, Portland | Leave a comment
This year’s PDX Jazz @ Tony Starlight’s Spring concert series will continue on Saturday, May 21 at 8PM with the Switzerland-based Colin Vallon Trio (pianist Colin Vallon, bassist Patrice Moret, and drummer Samuel Rohrer), who will make their US premiere in support of their new ECM album, Rruga.Featured, Highlighted, Press | 1 Comment
PDX Jazz, the presenting organization of the Portland Jazz Festival in partnership with the Mission Theater and KMHD is set to unveil monthly programming beginning Thursday, May 19 at 8pm with the San Francisco based Tin Hat.