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Trio Subtonic at Jimmy Mak’s – 8/7

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Portland-based jazz/funk/groove band Trio Subtonic will be releasing their new album “Cave Dweller” at Jimmy Mak’s on Friday, August 7th.  The band features founder Galen Clark on keyboards, Jesse Brook on drums, and Bill Athens on bass.
Opening for Trio Subtonic will be the Quadraphones, Portland’s all-woman saxophone quartet.
As usual at Jimmy Mak’s, the music starts [...] Continue reading

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Kevin Deitz CD Release at Jimmy Mak’s – 8/3

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On Monday (8/3) at Jimmy Mak’s, Kevin Deitz and his band will be performing at the CD release party for “Skylines,” his new album on Seattle’s Origin Records label.
The band performing will consist of:

Kevin Deitz, bass
Gary Hobbs, drums
George Mitchell, piano
Mike Horsfall, vibraphone
John Nastos, saxophones and flute
Paul Mazzio, trumpet

Music starts at 8 PM.  There will be [...] Continue reading

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Esperanza Spalding Videos

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One of the most successful and talented jazz musicians to come from Portland in the past few years is bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding.
Spalding has been attracting quite a bit of national attention including a recent White House performance for the president and first lady.  She’s also on faculty at the Berklee School of Music in Boston [...] Continue reading

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Ken Ollis Ensemble at Bethel Lutheran – 7/31

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Received from drummer/percussionist Ken Ollis:
Hello Friends,
I just wanted to let you all know about a special show this coming Friday night (7/31).  It will feature a brand new suite of songs that I composed, the lyrics of which are poems by the fabulous poet Jane Hirshfield.
The ensemble consists of Tina Wenz (vocals), Jed Wilson [...] Continue reading

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King Louis and Sweet Baby James on The Square

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When Louis first posted a link to this, he teased it with:

Don’t miss Sweet Baby James’ PG-13-rated response to one of host Joe Smith’s questions. You gotta love live t.v., and you’ve REALLY got to love the one & only Sweet Baby James!

If you have the chance to see this band, you shouldn’t hesitate.  Sweet [...] Continue reading

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