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Wayne Thompson Tribute: A Musical Celebration of Life

w/ Randy Porter, Dave Captein, Gary Hobbs & David Evans

April 24, 2016 | 4:00 pm

- $15 – $25
Alberta Abbey

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Wayne Thompson was an indefatigable jazz warrior and life-long jazz advocate. He worked for 37 years at The Oregonian as a reporter and editor. He covered the Trail Blazers’ inaugural season in 1970 and was a key contributor to telling the team’s story for four decades, and wrote for several national publications including Time, Fortune, The Sporting News and Jazz Scene. Wayne was also a Portland Jazz Master, recognized by our organization and the Mayor’s office during the 2015 Portland Jazz Festival, and he was honored by the Jazz Journalists Association as their 2014 Jazz Hero as well. Wayne passed away on January 10, 2016, and PDX Jazz will hold “A Musical Celebration of Life” concert in his honor under the musical direction of Randy Porter (piano) along with Dave Captein (bass), Gary Hobbs (drums) and David Evans (saxophone) as well as remembrances from those Wayne touched through his passion for jazz.

Read more about the life and career of Wayne Thompson.