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4:00 pm
Free

AJAM Student Duo

February 20 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Doubletree Hilton Portland,
1000 NE Multnomah St
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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The Alan Jones Academy of Music or “AJAM,” is a unique music education system. It’s a place where dedicated people have the opportunity to learn not just about music, but also what it means to develop as a creative human being. Founded in 2007 by Drummer, Composer and Berklee alumni Alan Jones, AJAM sets itself apart with program offerings designed to engage and follow musicians from youth through the end of their days, and in the process build a strong foundation of knowledge based on the pillars of rhythm, melody, harmony and tone. AJAM provides an environment for students to take both weekly private lessons AND play in an ensemble. Those that take advantage of this multi-dimensional approach progress exponentially in their musicality, and are able to use the theoretical and practical studies learned in their private lessons immediately in a real world ensemble setting. The back and forth blending of weekly […] Find out more »
7:00 pm
$30 - $35

SOLD OUT!: Ralph Towner Solo w/ Anja Lechner & Francois Couturier

February 20 | 7:00 pm
The Old Church,
1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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NOTE: Date Change. Show is now taking place on Monday, February 20 instead of Tuesday, February 21. All tickets previously purchased will be honored.  Musical innovation is no easy feat. It not only requires an innate talent, but also a devotion to the art that is not blinded by the commercial glare of popular culture. Ralph Towner is such an innovator on the modern musical landscape, his ideas ever fresh, though they span a career of more than 30 years. Best known as the lead composer, guitarist, and keyboardist for the enduring ensemble Oregon. Towner has also had a rich and varied solo career that has seen fruitful and memorable musical excursions with such great modern musicians as John Abercrombie, Jack DeJohnette, Larry Coryell, Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Gary Peacock and Weather Report. Towner’s working relationship with producer Manfred Eicher of ECM Records began in 1972 and would provide a forum for his […] Buy Tickets | Find out more »
$20 - $25

Andrei Kitaev

February 20 | 7:00 pm
Classic Pianos,
3003 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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Andrei Kitaev is a Russian born jazz pianist who Ahmad Jamal once remarked “deserves to be heard at the best concert halls in the world.” Many musicians and listeners, both local and around the world, consider Kitaev an unsung musical genius with the thirst for the musical expression only jazz can offer with a penchant to explore, develop, and present one’s soul on the ivories of the piano. Kitaev started his formal classical piano training at the early age of six under the tutelage of his aunt, a famous concert pianist in Moscow. However, Andrei’s love affair with jazz led him to cross over from the rigors and commitment of the classical world to the ever-expanding universe of jazz piano which eventually brought him to the US. Over the years, he has performed alongside Elvin Jones, Lou Rawls, Arturo Sandoval, Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Gomez, John Clayton and Dean Martin, and now Kitaev holds the […] Buy Tickets | Find out more »
Free

Paul Mazzio: In the Spirit of Dizzy

February 20 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Den,
303 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Part of the “Dizzy’s Den at Al’s Den” series. Find out more »
7:30 pm
$20 - $25

Ezra Weiss & The Monday Night Big Band

February 20 | 7:30 pm
Lola’s Room,
1332 W Burnside St
Portland, 97205
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Ezra Weiss is a critically acclaimed Portland-based composer/pianist who has released six albums as a bandleader. Ezra has composed and/or arranged music for Billy Hart, Thara Memory, Leon Lee Dorsey, Stan Bock, and Renato Caranto, among others, and has performed with Billy Hart, Greg Bandy, Michael Philip Mossman, Antonio Hart, Thara Memory, Renato Caranto, and Dennis Rowland. He has led bands in many of the U.S.’s greatest jazz clubs including Dizzys Club Coca-Cola, Smalls, and Tonic in NYC; The Triple Door in Seattle; Jimmy Mak’s in Portland; and the Catalina Bar and Grill in Los Angeles, to name a few. Ezra has also composed music and lyrics to three children’s musicals, two of which were honored by TalkinBroadway.com as among the Top 10 Cast Albums in 2009 and 2013, plus he has been the winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award three times. For this year’s Festival, Ezra will lead his Monday Night Big […] Buy Tickets | Find out more »
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