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February 2017
$49 - $70

Branford Marsalis Quartet w/ Special Guest Kurt Elling

February 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Newmark Theatre,
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Our first concert of the 2017 PDX Jazz Festival, with help from our friends at Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, features two contemporary jazz icons on the same stage at the same time –  NEA Jazz Master and saxophonist Branford Marsalis plus Grammy® Award-winning singer Kurt Elling. This incomparable duo, along with Marsalis’s quartet made up of Joey Calderazzo (piano), Eric Revis (bass) and Justin Faulkner (drums) will be performing in support of their brand new album on Marsalis Music/Okeh Records, Upward Spiral, that features Elling as special guest vocalist. Upward Spiral is a collection of tunes that blends songbook staples, jazz standards, and standards-to-be from a diverse array of composers. Every track they have done confirms the beyond-category strengths of both the Quartet and Elling, allowing both vocalist and musician ample room to improvise, shine and hold the spotlight. After years of discussion and speculation, Marsalis and Elling have finally joined forces for a performance that…

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$20 - $25

Charenee Wade (Early Show)

February 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Jimmy Mak’s,
221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! First Runner-Up in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition, Charenee Wade is a notable singer, composer, arranger and educator who is known for expert vocal improvisational ability and her seriously swinging groove. She received her degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Her accolades include Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Program where she performed her original music at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; being one of the talented four chosen for the Dianne Reeves Young Artist Workshop at Carnegie Hall; 1st Runner-Up in the Jazzmobile Vocal Competition; and being selected for the JAS Academy Summer Sessions, 2007-09, directed by Christian McBride. Charenee performs internationally and graces the stages of the Jazz Gallery, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy Coca Cola’s, the legendary Smalls and the Zinc Bar in NYC. With her 2016 debut album for Motéma Music, Offering, Wade pays tribute to the…

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$15 - $20

Charenee Wade (Late Show)

February 16, 2017 | 9:30 pm
Jimmy Mak’s,
221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! First Runner-Up in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition, Charenee Wade is a notable singer, composer, arranger and educator who is known for expert vocal improvisational ability and her seriously swinging groove. She received her degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Her accolades include Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Program where she performed her original music at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; being one of the talented four chosen for the Dianne Reeves Young Artist Workshop at Carnegie Hall; 1st Runner-Up in the Jazzmobile Vocal Competition; and being selected for the JAS Academy Summer Sessions, 2007-09, directed by Christian McBride. Charenee performs internationally and graces the stages of the Jazz Gallery, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy Coca Cola’s, the legendary Smalls and the Zinc Bar in NYC. With her 2016 debut album for Motéma Music, Offering, Wade pays tribute to the…

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$45 - $75

Maria Schneider Orchestra

February 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Newmark Theatre,
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.”  She and her orchestra became widely known starting in 1994 when they released their first recording, Evanescence.  There, Schneider began to develop her personal way of writing for what would become her 18-member collective, made up of many of the finest musicians in jazz today, tailoring her compositions to distinctly highlight the uniquely creative voices of the group.  The Maria Schneider Orchestra has performed at festivals and concert halls worldwide.  She herself has received numerous commissions and guest-conducting invites, working with over 85 groups from over 30 countries. Schneider’s music blurs the lines between genres, making her long list of commissioners quite varied, stretching from Jazz at Lincoln Center, to The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, to collaborating with David Bowie.  She is among a small few…

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$20 - $25

Ralph Peterson’s TriAngular (Early Show)

February 17, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Jimmy Mak’s,
221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! American jazz drummer and bandleader Ralph Peterson comes from a family with a history of being the best on the skins. In 1983, he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers as the second drummer, playing with him for several years. Over the years, Peterson has also played with jazz heavyweights such as Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, Charles Lloyd, Branford Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Jon Faddis, Dewey Redman, Michael Brecker, Geri Allen, Gerald Cannon, Betty Carter, George Colligan, Stanley Cowell and Wynton Marsalis. But arguably his most impressive work has been done with his own trio recording under the name Triangular, who put out their first album on Blue Note Records in 1988. In early 2016, Peterson resurrected Triangular for only the third time in nearly 30 years with its new album, Triangular III, and this time being aided by the surefire musical chemistry of brothers…

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$30 - $40

Joey Calderazzo Quintet

February 17, 2017 | 9:30 pm
Winningstad Theatre,
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 at 12pm! While well known as the go-to pianist for Michael Brecker and Branford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo is also a bandleader and composer in his own right.  He recorded three albums for Blue Note Records in the early 1990s, In The Door, To Know One, and The Traveler as well as releasing Secrets on Audioquest and Joey Calderazzo on Columbia Records before signing to Branford’s Marsalis Music record label in 2002; working with the company, he released Haiku and Amanecer in 2003 and 2007 respectively. Calderazzo’s co-leader credits include 2011’s duo with Marsalis, Songs of Mirth and Melancholy. Calderazzo later signed to NYC’s Sunnyside Records, who subsequently released 2013’s Live. His diverse sideman recording credits include the likes of Arturo Sandoval, Bob Mintzer, Bob Belden, Vincent Herring, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, and Jerry Bergonzi — as well as Marsalis and Brecker. Calderazzo will be performing in support of his…

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$20 - $25

Ralph Peterson’s TriAngular (Late Show)

February 17, 2017 | 10:00 pm
Jimmy Mak’s,
221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! American jazz drummer and bandleader Ralph Peterson comes from a family with a history of being the best on the skins. In 1983, he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers as the second drummer, playing with him for several years. Over the years, Peterson has also played with jazz heavyweights such as Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, Charles Lloyd, Branford Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Jon Faddis, Dewey Redman, Geri Allen, Gerald Cannon, Betty Carter, George Colligan, Stanley Cowell and Wynton Marsalis. But arguably his most impressive work has been done with his own trio recording under the name Triangular, who put out their first album on Blue Note Records in 1988. In early 2016, Peterson resurrected Triangular for only the third time in nearly 30 years with its new album, Triangular III, and this time being aided by the surefire musical chemistry of brothers Luques and…

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$29 - $59

The Heath Brothers

February 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Newmark Theatre,
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 at 12pm! In celebration of what would have been Dizzy Gillespie’s 100th birthday, the 2017 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents an exciting double bill of jazz featuring the legendary Heath Brothers and Javon Jackson’s Sax Appeal. Jimmy and Albert “Tootie” Heath have recorded and collaborated with nearly all the jazz greats of the last 50 years. Saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath spent his formative years working with Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Erroll Garner, and Coleman Hawkins. Likewise, drummer Tootie Heath has recorded and performed with John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Art Farmer, Sonny Rollins, Nina Simone, Herbie Hancock, Yusef Lateef and many others. While the two brothers recorded together on Jimmy’s solo records in the 1960s, it wasn’t until they formed The Heath Brothers with Percy Heath on bass and Stanley Cowell on piano that the Heaths became household names in…

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$20 - $25

Kneebody (Early Show)

February 18, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Jimmy Mak’s,
221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Grammy® Award-nominated quintet Kneebody possesses a sound that is an amalgamation of explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing, with highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous, no-holds-barred improvising. All “sounds-like” references can be set aside; this band has created a genre, style, and musical language all its own that allows its musicians to change tempo and key at the drop of a dime. Made up of keyboardist Adam Benjamin, trumpeter Shane Endsley, electric bassist Kaveh Rastegar, saxophonist Ben Wendel and drummer Nate Wood, Kneebody came together in Los Angeles in 2001, and since then, each band member has amassed an impressive list of credits and accomplishments over the years all while the band has continued to thrive and grow a dedicated fan base around the world. “There isn’t a handy term or genre for the music…

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$35 - $45

The Cookers

February 18, 2017 | 10:00 pm
Winningstad Theatre,
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Billy Harper, Cecil McBee, George Cables, Eddie Henderson, Billy Hart, Donald Harrison, David Weiss
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Sear Sound rooftop
353 W. 48th street NYC
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! The Cookers are an all-star septet that summons an aggressive mid ‘60s spirit with a potent collection of expansive post-bop originals marked by all the requisite killer instincts and pyrotechnic playing expected of some of the heaviest hitters on the scene today. Core members Billy Harper, Cecil McBee, George Cables, Eddie Henderson and Billy Hart all came up in the heady era of the mid ‘60s. It was a period that found the dimensions of hard bop morphing from their original designs, and each of these guys helped facilitate the process as members of some of the most important bands of the era. Hart and Henderson were members of Herbie Hancock’s groundbreaking Mwandishi group; Cecil McBee anchored Charles Lloyd’s great ’60s quartet; Billy Harper was part of Lee Morgan’s last group, as well as being a member of Max Roach’s Quartet and Art…

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$20 - $25

Kneebody (Late Show)

February 18, 2017 | 10:00 pm
Jimmy Mak’s,
221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Grammy® Award-nominated quintet Kneebody possesses a sound that is an amalgamation of explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing, with highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous, no-holds-barred improvising. All “sounds-like” references can be set aside; this band has created a genre, style, and musical language all its own that allows its musicians to change tempo and key at the drop of a dime. Made up of keyboardist Adam Benjamin, trumpeter Shane Endsley, electric bassist Kaveh Rastegar, saxophonist Ben Wendel and drummer Nate Wood, Kneebody came together in Los Angeles in 2001, and since then, each band member has amassed an impressive list of credits and accomplishments over the years all while the band has continued to thrive and grow a dedicated fan base around the world. “There isn’t a handy term or genre for the music…

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$35 - $45

John Abercrombie Quartet

February 19, 2017 | 3:00 pm
Winningstad Theatre,
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Over a career spanning more than 40 years, John Abercrombie has established himself as one the masters of jazz guitar. Favoring unusual sounds, Abercrombie is a restless experimenter, working firmly in the jazz tradition while pushing the boundaries of meter and harmony, and his body of work has explored the realms of jazz fusion, post bop, free jazz and avant-garde jazz. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, he became one of New York’s most in-demand session players during the 1960s. In 1974, Abercrombie released his first solo record for ECM Records, Timeless, and has gone on to release nearly 50 albums. Over the years he has recorded and/or performed with top jazz stars such as Gil Evans, McCoy Tyner, John Scofield Gato Barbieri, Chico Hamilton, Billy Cobham, the Brecker Brothers, Jack DeJohnette, Ralph Towner, Joey Baron and Barry Miles. Abercrombie keeps up a heavy touring schedule and…

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Yellowjackets & Mike Stern

February 19, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Revolution Hall,
1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Yellowjackets is a popular, Grammy® Award-winning jazz fusion group that formed in 1977 and eventually signed to Warner Bros. Records. Their self titled debut album made serious waves in jazz radio, garnering public and critical acclaim, and soon the group was toppling the Billboard Jazz charts and selling out festivals and concert venues all over the world. While Yellowjackets is first and foremost an acoustic, instrumental jazz ensemble,  the group isn’t afraid of incorporating world beats, strings, vocals, and densely-populated soundscapes featuring elements of electronica. Yellowjackets’ music has taken many unexpected twists and turns over the years and they have evolved and matured considerably across their 20+ releases. While the band is touring in support of its 2016 release Cohearance on Mack Avenue Records, this special PDX Jazz Festival engagement will also feature choice cuts from Yellowjackets’ Grammy® Award-nominated and critically acclaimed 2008 record Lifecycle where…

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$20 - $25

Ezra Weiss & The Monday Night Big Band

February 20, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Jimmy Mak’s,
221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Ezra Weiss is a critically acclaimed Portland-based composer/pianist who has released six CDs 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.…

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$30 - $35

Ralph Towner Solo w/ Anja Lechner & Francois Couturier

February 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm
The Old Church,
1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! 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 the 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 thirty years. Best known as the lead composer, guitarist, and keyboardist for the acoustic jazz 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, 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 growth as a leader and collaborator with other jazz giants, all while breaking open musical…

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$20 - $25

Alan Jones Sextet (Early Show)

February 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Jimmy Mak’s,
221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! A Portland native, Alan Jones ranks as one of America and Europe’s most creative jazz drummers, bandleaders and composers. As a teenager, he toured with organist Count Dutch and saxophonist Jim Pepper prior to attending and graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Alan has studied with Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Jaco Pastorius, Roy Haynes and Billy Higgins, and this tutelage has helped him become the drum phenomenon that he is today. Alan has performed, toured and recorded with some of jazz music’s greatest artists including: Cecil Taylor, Bud Shank, Randy Brecker, Airto Moriera, George Cables, Esperanza Spalding, John Abercrombie, Lee Konitz, Ralph Towner, David Friesen and many others. When Alan isn’t conducting master classes and drum clinics all across the US and Europe, he is busy teaching jazz music to Portland youth via the Alan Jones Academy of Music, and innovative education system focused on personal…

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$15 - $20

Alan Jones Sextet (Late Show)

February 21, 2017 | 9:30 pm
Jimmy Mak’s,
221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! A Portland native, Alan Jones ranks as one of America and Europe’s most creative jazz drummers, bandleaders and composers. As a teenager, he toured with organist Count Dutch and saxophonist Jim Pepper prior to attending and graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Alan has studied with Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Jaco Pastorius, Roy Haynes and Billy Higgins, and this tutelage has helped him become the drum phenomenon that he is today. Alan has performed, toured and recorded with some of jazz music’s greatest artists including: Cecil Taylor, Bud Shank, Randy Brecker, Airto Moriera, George Cables, Esperanza Spalding, John Abercrombie, Lee Konitz, Ralph Towner, David Friesen and many others. When Alan isn’t conducting master classes and drum clinics all across the US and Europe, he is busy teaching jazz music to Portland youth via the Alan Jones Academy of Music, an innovative education system focused on personal…

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Mel Brown Big Band featuring Jon Faddis

February 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Revolution Hall,
1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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This year’s Portland Jazz Master Mel Brown has been called “The Gentleman of Jazz”, “The Fuller Brush Man”, and “The Godfather of Jazz”. Regardless of nicknames, he is a premier drummer whose career has spanned over five decades. Mel’s career on the road began with organist/singer Earl Grant in 1965. Afterwards, he journeyed to Motown Records where he played drums on hit records by Martha and the Vandellas, The Temptations, The Supremes, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye. He later moved onto jazz, playing with Leroy Vinegar, Teddy Edwards, Richie Cole, Marlena Shaw,  Mary Stallings, Jessica Williams, Gene Harris, “Sweets” Harry Edison, Ray Brown, Joey de Francesco, to name a few. Brown is still one of the best and hardest working musicians in Portland, currently performing in five bands that have been gigging weekly for the last ten years. For this For Portland Only experience, Brown will be debuting his own big band in…

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$20 - $25

Bridgetown Sextet

February 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Jimmy Mak’s,
221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Over the past decade, Portland’s own BRIDGETOWN SEXTET has become a pillar of the Pacific Northwest’s robust vintage hot jazz and blues scene. The ensemble performs authentic, energetic roots jazz from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, with a sound evoking Creole New Orleans, the stomp of prohibition-era Chicago, and the tight swing of depression-era Manhattan. The group recaptures the combustible feel of these early jazz innovations with a unique, original sound that moves beyond the tenets of preservationism. While the band’s most recent disc, 2015’s Stomp Defined, stands as a quintessential representation for the vintage jazz and swing renaissance exploding across the globe, the Sextet’s live show is where they truly glow, full of astounding precision and impeccable musical timing that must be seen to be believed. For this special Festival appearance, the Sextet will be joined by special guest saxophone wizard Devin Phillips for a rip-roaring…

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$20 - $25

Craig Taborn Quartet: Keyboard Misterioso (Early Show)

February 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Jimmy Mak’s,
221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Pianist, organist, keyboardist and composer Craig Taborn has become a mainstay on the renowned jazz label ECM Records. Taborn has a range of styles, and often adapts his playing to the nature of the instrument and the sounds that he can make it produce.  He started playing piano and Moog synthesizer as an adolescent and was influenced at an early stage by a wide range of music, including by the freedom expressed in recordings of free jazz and contemporary classical music. To this date, Taborn had released six albums under his own name and appeared on more than eighty as a sideman including collaborations with Roscoe Mitchell, Dave Douglas, Michael Formanek, Drew Gress, Evan Parker, Christian McBride and Dave Holland.  In 2011, DownBeat chose Taborn as winner of the Electric Keyboard category, as well as Rising Star in both the Piano and Organ categories. Likewise, JazzTimes…

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$15 - $20

Craig Taborn Quartet: Keyboard Misterioso (Late Show)

February 23, 2017 | 9:30 pm
Jimmy Mak’s,
221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Pianist, organist, keyboardist and composer Craig Taborn has become a mainstay on the renowned jazz label ECM Records. Taborn has a range of styles, and often adapts his playing to the nature of the instrument and the sounds that he can make it produce.  He started playing piano and Moog synthesizer as an adolescent and was influenced at an early stage by a wide range of music, including by the freedom expressed in recordings of free jazz and contemporary classical music. To this date, Taborn had released six albums under his own name and appeared on more than eighty as a sideman including collaborations with Roscoe Mitchell, Dave Douglas, Michael Formanek, Drew Gress, Evan Parker, Christian McBride and Dave Holland.  In 2011, DownBeat chose Taborn as winner of the Electric Keyboard category, as well as Rising Star in both the Piano and Organ categories. Likewise, JazzTimes…

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John Scofield: Country for Old Men

February 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Revolution Hall,
1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Grammy® Award-winner John Scofield’s influence on jazz guitar has become a mainstay since the mid-70s when he burst on the scene playing with greats like Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Billy Cobham. With his masterful improvisation abilities and diverse sound, Scofield has never lost the skill to continuously push the boundaries of the guitar as he has honed and explored a variety of musical territory with jazz as its core.  He has recorded over 30 albums as a leader and tours over 200 days a year.  Following a sold out performance at the 2016 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival with Joe Lovano, Scofield returns to Portland in support of his newest album on Impulse! Records, Country for Old Men, wherein the guitarist focuses on jazz interpretations of classic American country and western tunes with astounding results. Joining him onstage for this special occasion will be Steve Swallow (bass), Larry Goldings (piano) and…

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$20 - $25

Aaron Parks Trio (Early Show)

February 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Jimmy Mak’s,
221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Aaron Parks is a jazz piano virtuoso and rising young star from Seattle, Washington. Parks studied at the University of Washington at the age of 14 as a double major in computer science and music. At 15 he was selected to participate in the GRAMMY® High School Jazz Ensembles which inspired him to move to New York City and transfer to the Manhattan School of Music. During his final year he began touring with Terence Blanchard’s band, recording three albums with him for Blue Note Records, including the Grammy® Award-winning A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina). Parks has also toured with Kurt Rosenwinkel, plus he has recorded seven albums as a bandleader and dozens of credits as a sideman. He is also a member of James Farm, a quartet featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer…

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$20 - $25

Aaron Parks Trio (Late Show)

February 24, 2017 | 10:00 pm
Jimmy Mak’s,
221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm! Aaron Parks is a jazz piano virtuoso and rising young star from Seattle, Washington. Parks studied at the University of Washington at the age of 14 as a double major in computer science and music. At 15 he was selected to participate in the GRAMMY® High School Jazz Ensembles which inspired him to move to New York City and transfer to the Manhattan School of Music. During his final year he began touring with Terence Blanchard’s band, recording three albums with him for Blue Note Records, including the Grammy® Award-winning A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina). Parks has also toured with Kurt Rosenwinkel, plus he has recorded seven albums as a bandleader and dozens of credits as a sideman. He is also a member of James Farm, a quartet featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer…

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$29 - $59

John Beasley’s Monk’estra & T.S. Monk Sextet: It’s Monk’s Time!

February 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Revolution Hall,
1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12PM! In celebration of Thelonious Monk’s 100th birthday, we are excited to present “It’s Monk’s Time”, a double billed night of music inspired by the legendary pianist and composer. Grammy® Award-nominated musician and conductor John Beasley presents MONK’estra, a smashing 15-piece big band project that captures the spirit of Thelonious Monk’s singular music – the off-beat melodies and humor, strange beauty and unbounded swing – in fresh arrangements flavored with New Orleans spirit, hip-hop, Afro-Cuban rhythms and atmospheric colors. Beasley, a far-ranging pianist, composer, and arranger who’s worked with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Dianne Reeves, and Steely Dan, is easily one of the busiest and most versatile musicians in jazz. He has led a sparkling career that has balanced work as a bandleader, a first-call keyboardist, composer, and arranger for music projects, film and television, along with being Music Director for the Monk…

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$20 - $25

Descarga for Monk & Diz (Early Show)

February 25, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Jimmy Mak’s,
221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm Descarga for Monk & Diz is a special program dedicated to the music of Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie with a flamenco and Latin jazz twist in an exclusive For Portland Only experience. Seven-time Grammy®-nominated percussionist and 2013-2014 SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director John Santos is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today. He is known for his innovative use of Afro-Latin traditional forms and instruments in combination with contemporary music, and has earned him accolades as a performer, composer, radio programmer, and record producer whose career has spanned four decades. He has performed and/or recorded with multi-generational masters such as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Max Roach, Bobby Hutcherson, Buenavista Social Club, Billy Cobham, Zakir Hussain, George Cables, Joe Henderson, Regina Carter,  Jon Faddis, McCoy Tyner, Poncho Sanchez, Omar Sosa, Ignacio Berroa, Tootie Heath, Art Farmer, Larry Coryell, Pedrito Martinez, Arturo…

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Descarga for Monk & Diz (Late Show)

February 25, 2017 | 10:00 pm
Jimmy Mak’s,
221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 12pm Descarga for Monk & Diz is a special program dedicated to the music of Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie with a flamenco and Latin jazz twist in an exclusive For Portland Only experience. Seven-time Grammy®-nominated percussionist and 2013-2014 SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director John Santos is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today. He is known for his innovative use of Afro-Latin traditional forms and instruments in combination with contemporary music, and has earned him accolades as a performer, composer, radio programmer, and record producer whose career has spanned four decades. He has performed and/or recorded with multi-generational masters such as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Max Roach, Bobby Hutcherson, Buenavista Social Club, Billy Cobham, Zakir Hussain, George Cables, Joe Henderson, Regina Carter,  Jon Faddis, McCoy Tyner, Poncho Sanchez, Omar Sosa, Ignacio Berroa, Tootie Heath, Art Farmer, Larry Coryell, Pedrito Martinez, Arturo…

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