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Ian Christiansen Quartet

February 22 | 11:30 pm - February 23 | 1:00 am
Art Bar, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Saxophonist and composer Ian Christensen is one of Portland’s leading young voices in jazz and improvised music. Inspired by the works of Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Albert Ayler, and Elliot Smith, Christensen strives to cultivate a new and honest approach, anchored by a strong melodic sensibility and a passion for the unknown.  Christensen's debut album, Finding, was named the #2 Portland jazz album of 2016. 

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4:00 pm

FREE

Clackamas Student Duos

February 23 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Doubletree Hilton Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah St
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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Mel Kubik & Christopher Woitach

February 23 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hampton Inn & Suites – Portland Pearl District, 354 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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4:30 pm

FREE

Russell Malone: Jazz Conversation

February 23 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Art Bar, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Jazz conversation with guitarist Rusell Malone hosted by PDX Jazz Board Member Marcia Hocker.

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5:00 pm

FREE

Vince Frates Duo

February 23 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Heathman Hotel, 1001 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Pianist Vince Frates is an Emmy award-winning composer with a long string of credits including TV themes, films, film trailers and advertisements of every stripe. He is grateful to be in demand as an accompanist and ensemble performer in his hometown of Portland, OR.

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5:30 pm

FREE

Marcus Roberts: Jazz Conversation

February 23 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Art Bar, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Jazz conversation with pianist, Marcus Roberts hosted by PDX Jazz Board Member, Deborah DeMoss Smith.

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7:00 pm

$29 – $59

Marcus Roberts Trio & Russell Malone Quartet

February 23 | 7:00 pm
Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

The Marcus Roberts Trio is known for its virtuosic style and entirely new approach to jazz trio performance.  While most jazz trios have the piano front and center, all members of the Marcus Roberts Trio share equally in shaping the direction of the music by changing its tempo, mood, texture, or form at any time. And they do this with lightning-quick musical reflexes and creative imaginations. The Marcus Roberts Trio will be joined on a special double bill with the impressive Russell Malone Quartet.

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Alyssa Schwary-McDonald

February 23 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Den, 303 SW 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 United States

In 1988, Alyssa Schwary's music education went from Cornish College of the Arts In Seattle, to an 11 year touring schedule, resulting in "lots of frequent flier mileage". She has sung in 28 countries and in all 50 of the United States under various private and corporate sponsorships. As an independent artist, singer/song writer and bandleader, she sold over 5,000 copies of her first CD release in 1993 "Another Chance". This album was voted one of the 10 best in Seattle in 1994, by Earshot Jazz Magazine. Jim Wilke featured Schwary regularly on his PBS jazz program on KPLU and she received both, national radio play on PBS and College Radio stations. Virgin Atlantic used the title cut, an original composition, "Another Chance", for their […]

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$10

Tony Pacini Trio

February 23 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wilfs Restaurant, 800 NW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States

The jazz piano artistry of Tony Pacini has been enthusiastically enjoyed by nightclub and festival audiences throughout the West coast as well as in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. In addition to leading the Tony Pacini Trio, he is the pianist and musical director of the Mel Brown Quartet, an owner of Saphu Records (an independent, boutique jazz record label with international distribution), and a jazz radio host Sunday afternoons 4:00pm-6:00pm on K.M.H.D. 89.1fm. Learn more at tonypacini.com Minimum purchase of $18 per person, food or beverage. Reserve at 503.223.0070

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7:30 pm

$25

Under The Lake

February 23 | 7:30 pm
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan Street
Portland, 97209

Composer, keyboard-player and founder, Jayson Tipp refers to Under The Lake’s sound as "jazz, with groove and attitude." Over the past 20 years, Tipp and crew have released three internationally-distributed albums: “Dive In” (1993), “Up For Air” (1996) which received a four-star rating from the All Music Guide, and their Top 50 charting release "People Together".

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8:00 pm

FREE

The Hot Club of Hawthorne

February 23 | 8:00 pm
SouthFork, 4605 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97213 United States
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9:00 pm

$15

Tinsley Ellis

February 23 | 9:00 pm
The Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204 United States

Tinsley Ellis has traveled a million miles, and through that journey he has become a man with clarity about where he stands today and his future destination. As a proud Georgia-based artist, with his new album Red Clay Soul he celebrates a legacy built on four decades of performing, recording and song writing. Travelers headed to Florida or other destinations in the Southeastern U.S. encounter red clay embankments as they hit the state of Georgia, and Ellis has chosen to title this new collection Red Clay Soul to celebrate the music of the area. He offers, "Georgia is where the Blues has got Soul. From the gospel inspired Ray Charles, to the R&B of James Brown and Otis Redding, to the Rock and Roll of […]

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9:30 pm

$35,45

NEA Jazz Master, Dr. Lonnie Smith – SOLD OUT

February 23 | 9:30 pm
Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

NEA Jazz Master - Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. An authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades, he has been featured on over seventy albums and has recorded and performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry. Consequently, he has often been hailed as a “Legend,” a “Living Musical Icon,” and as the most creative jazz organist by a slew of music publications. Always ahead of the curve, it is no surprise Dr. Smith’s fan-base is truly worldwide.

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11:00 pm

FREE

Single Malt Trio

February 23 | 11:00 pm - February 24 | 1:00 am
Art Bar, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

In the fall of 2015, three undercover jazz musicians played for the first time together on a stage in Bucharest, Romania in front of several thousand people. It was during that European tour, the group Single Malt Trio was formed. Brent Follis (Ari Shapiro, Pink Martini), Dan Faehnle (Diana Krall, Pink Martini) and Phil Baker (Diana Ross, Pink Martini) combine forces to perform music from their favorite jazz composers, originals, and arrangements of modern pop songs.

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