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Bill Charlap: Notes from New York

An Exclusive PDX Jazz Members Only Event

September 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm

- $95
The Blue Door House Venue

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Grammy® Award-winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time including Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis, Freddy Cole and Houston Person. Born in New York City, Charlap began playing the piano at age three. In 1997 Charlap formed his trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. He soon signed to Blue Note Records and received two Grammy® Award nominations, for Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein and The Bill Charlap Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard. In 2017, Charlap he celebrated his 13th year as Artistic Director of New York City’s Jazz in July Festival at 92Y and he has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Chicago Symphony Center and the Hollywood Bowl.

This special house concert will give PDX Jazz Members a rare opportunity to see Charlap perform solo, up close and personal, within the cozy and private confines of a beautiful home in Southeast Portland. The evening will include a reception hosted by The J & J Foundation‘s Joan Childs & Jerry Zaret at 6:30pm that includes complimentary catering provided by Portland restaurateur David Machado from Altabira City Tavern and Nel Centro, premium Willamette Valley wines from PDX Jazz wine sponsor Argyle Winery, and craft beers from North Coast Brewing Company. The performance begins at 7:30pm and includes a pre-concert interview by George Fendel. A portion of the proceeds to benefit PDX Jazz.

NOTE: Admission will only be honored with an advanced ticket at the door – tickets will not be available for purchase night of show.

Charlap’s touch on the keyboard is light, almost stealthy, even when playing full chords, but always firm, clear and beautifully articulated.” – The Guardian