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Kerry Politzer & Idit Shner
April 6, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm- Free
Pianist Kerry Politzer and saxophonist Idit Shner play a variety of original jazz compositions as well as some Brazilian jazz favorites.
The classically trained Shner has performed throughout the United States and Israel. She currently performs with her quartet in Portland and Eugene at the same time that she serves as an associate professor of saxophone and jazz studies at the University of Oregon. The saxophonist’s three recordings, which run the gamut from contemporary classical music to traditional Israeli themes, have been praised by such publications as The Washington Post.
Politzer is a member of the jazz faculty at Portland State University. A Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble artist, she released her latest album, Below the Surface (PJCE Records), in 2014. Before moving to Portland, the pianist lived in New York, during which time she fell in love with the music of Brazil. Politzer’s love of the idiom informs many of the compositions on her six albums.
Shner and Politzer are excited to share their diverse musical interests with Portland jazz listeners.