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12:00 pm


Kurt Elling, Michele & Aria Hendricks, Kevin Fitzgerald Burke: Jazz Conversation

February 15 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
PSU’s Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR United States

Jazz conversation featuring festival vocalists Kurt Elling, Michele & Aria Hendricks, Kevin Fitzgerald Burke hosted by PSU Professor Sherry Alves and PSU Vocal Choir.

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7:00 pm

$ 19 – $ 49

Portland Jazz Master Art Abrams & His Swing Machine Big Band

February 15 | 7:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States

For Portland Only   Portland Jazz Master Art Abrams will harness his life-long passion for the swinging sound of west coast cool with two exemplary Los Angeles based living jazz icons, Ernie Andrews and Barbara Morrison. They’ll recast arrangements by Lenny Niehaus, Terry Gibbs, Bill Holman, Lou Levy and the Capp Pierce Juggernaut Big Band. Section leaders and long-time Abrams band soloists Paul Mazzio, John Nastos, and Dave Parker who were on hand for the previous Sinatra and Kenton festival programs will be featured. “I heard Ernie sing in 1946 in Los Angeles doing h “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying” which was his first hit. Having Barbara and Ernie together recalls a vivid experience when I saw Joe Williams and Ella Fitzgerald together at […]

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Don McFarlane and The Originals

February 15 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wilfs Restaurant, 800 NW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States

”The Originals” featuring Don McFarlane, Jules Auger, Klaus Ferguson The Originals…Straight ahead piano jazz in the tradition of Red Garland, Ahmad Jamal and Oscar Peterson. Don plays piano, Jules on bass and Klaus keeps the drum beat. Reservations suggested at 503.223.0070 Full dinner or casual bar menu available beginning at 5pm. Under 21 also welcome. Minimum service of charge of $18 per person, food or beverage.

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7:30 pm


Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble w/ Special Guest Edna Vazquez

February 15 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States

The Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble is a 12-piece jazz chamber orchestra which commissions and performs original works by its members and by other jazz composers in the Portland music community and beyond.
Edna Vazquez is a Portland-based Latin American singer-songwriter who performs original compositions that pay homage to her international influences with a passion that comes through in every note of her music.

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8:00 pm


An Evening with Scott Amendola

February 15 | 8:00 pm
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR 97210 United States

Scott Amendola, Jeff Parker, and Paul Bryan all met nearly 30 years ago at Berklee College of Music. Musically minded in symmetry, Scott, Jeff, and Paul knows how to make 3 sound like one. The trio will embark on music composed by Amendola, some choice covers, and venture into the unknown.

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10:00 pm


Mike Dilon Band & Amadla

February 15 | 10:00 pm
The Goodfoot, 2845 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215 United States

How many artists have been praised a “punk rock provocateur,” “jazz vibraphone visionary,” and “percussion virtuoso” in the same sentence? There’s only one: Mike Dillon. Whether through his affiliation with artists like Les Claypool, Primus, Rickie Lee Jones, and Ani Difranco, or collaborations such as Nolatet, Garage a Trois, The Dead Kenny G’s, Critters Buggin or bands he has led, including Mike Dillon Band, Mike Dillon’s New Orleans Punk Rock Percussion Consortium, Billy Goat and Hairy Apes BMX, the Texas-native has set his own standard for 25 years now. life-is-not-a-football-600×600 Over the past decade, Mike Dillon has released a number of acclaimed albums, intertwining a range of influences from Zappa-esque eccentricity to Fishbone punk funk, D.C. Go-Go to Milt Jackson-influenced vibraphone majesty. Never before, however, […]

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