FESTIVAL, the final day

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During the Midnight Jam Session, the smile on Darrell Grant’s face said it all as he accompanied Trygve Seim and Frode Haltli, along with other Portland musicians and members of the Wallumrod Ensemble. While on sabbatical last year from his post at PSU Grant spent significant time in Norway studying their music and culture, and now he was in it, in his own country, his own town, playing a song of Seim’s he had listened to 200 times, with the man who had written it. That was a moment.

Today, there are more moments to come in the festival’s final day. This morning festival guests can fuel up for the day at the Brasserie Montmartre’s Jazz Brunch (call to verify availability). Then guests can join Dave Douglas in a Jazz Conversation prior to his closing set at 7:30 this evening with his group Brass Ecstasy (read the Willamette Week preview). This afternoon (3:00 PM), the legendary Pharoah Sanders takes the stage at the Newmark (read the Oregonian preview). Other events fill out Sunday.

Should be another memorable day.

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