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Michael Raynor Quartet
February 23, 2017 | 9:00 pm - February 24, 2017 | 12:00 am- Free
Drummer Michael Raynor splits his time between Portland and Chicago, where he spent more than twenty years playing with tenor sax icon and NEA Jazz Master, Von Freeman. Raynor has toured with vocalist Kurt Elling and can be heard on two of his Grammy nominated recordings, including “Live in Chicago,” featuring Jon Hendricks. He has also worked with Freddie Hubbard, Eric Alexander, Johnny Griffin, Jon Faddis, Bobby Broom, Fareed Haque, Steve Coleman, and Bob Sheppard, among others. In addition to playing festivals throughout Europe and North America, Raynor has co-led tours in both Asia and Africa as a United States Jazz Ambassador. He can be heard around Portland with his own groups as well as with Dan Balmer, Chuck Israels, George Colligan, and vocalist Nancy King.