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PDX Jazz Jam @ The 1905 w/ Ron Steen
featuring Ray Hardiman, Dave Captein & Special Guest Rebecca Hardiman
February 16, 2017 | 10:00 pm - February 17, 2017 | 1:00 am- Free
Veteran drummer and bandleader Ron Steen is one of the Northwest’s top rhythm keepers and leader of the Portland jazz scene. He has performed with a host of jazz artists such as Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Dexter Gordon, Eddie Harris, Sonny Stitt and Charles Lloyd among many others. He is also the “Godfather of Jazz Jams” in Portland, having hosted ongoing jam sessions since 1980. Notable international jazz stars who come through town stop into Steen’s jams for impromptu music led by one of the best in the business. In addition to hosting jam sessions, Steen is also a sought after bandleader and session musician, who his peers hold in high regard for his solid and versatile rhythms. Steen’s ability to bring together top musicians in town and around the nation make him one of the city’s most valuable assets.