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Vocalist Sachal Vasandani makes his Portland debut at Tony Starlight’s Supper Club-Lounge June 18 @8pm

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Vocalist Sachal Vasandani is set to make his Portland debut at Tony Starlight’s Supper Club-Lounge on June 18 at 8pm. Continue reading

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KMHD officially starts broadcasting from OPB

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Today at noon, OPB held a party at their Southwest Portland building to celebrate the changeover, finalizing the move of KMHD from the Mt. Hood Community College campus to the OPB studios.  The event was attended by both OPB and KMHD staff, journalists, JSO volunteers, leaders in the jazz community, and others.
For the first hour [...] Continue reading

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Jeff Cumpston Passes Away in Zimbabwe

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Update: please see the Cumpston family blog at: http://blog.cumpston.us/
This past weekend, percussionist Jeff Cumpston passed away in Zimbabwe.  He was struck and killed by a motorist while riding his bicycle.
Obviously this is terrible news for his family, friends, and students.  Rather than focus on the sad, I’m going to use this space to share a [...] Continue reading

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Darrell Grant’s “On the Territory”

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Pianist Darrell Grant has started a new project, called “On the Territory.”  The group features Texas-born and Los Angeles-transplant Cameron Morgan on guitar, Wyoming-born and New York-transplant Sam Howard on bass, Ji Tanzer (of Blue Cranes) on drums, John Nastos on saxophones, and avant-garde vocalist Jessyka Luzzi, Here’s what Darrell has to say about the [...] Continue reading

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Art Abrams Swing Machine Big Band at Washington Park – 8/9

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The Art Abrams Swing Machine Big Band has been a staple of Portland’s jazz scene for years.  With three CDs to their name, a roster of Portland’s top players in both their current ranks and their alumni, and a book of swinging standards and originals, the Swing Machine is a group that every Portland jazz [...] Continue reading

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