PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater Programming Set for Third Season

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PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater Programming Set for
Third Season “A Night of Jazz Vocalese” on Thursday, April
18th, Tineke Postma Quartet on Friday, May 10th Andrew
Oliver’s Composers’ Ensemble on Thursday, June 20th
The Bad Plus
Photo Credit: Cameron Wittig
The Bad Plus To Appear on Sunday, April 28 @ 3 & 7PM
Fall, 2013 program Tributes — David Valdez “Latin Side of 
Cannonball Adderley,” Darrell Grant Revisiting The MJQ,
Omar Sosa on Miles Davis ‘Kind of Blue” George Colligan
performing Horace Silver and “Songs For My Father”


PDX Jazz, the presenting organization of the Portland Jazz Festival in partnership with The Mission Theater, along with the Crystal Ballroom and media sponsor KMHD Radio, announces Spring performances and a comprehensive 2013 schedule as part of the continuing PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater series. The third season of Spring concerts is set to commence Thursday, April 18th with “A Night of Jazz Vocalese;Friday, May 10th, The Tineke Postma Quartet in a program titled “Decidedly Dutch;” and Thursday, June 20th, Andrew Oliver’s Composers’ Ensemble, their third and final show of 2013.
“A Night of Jazz Vocalese” will feature performances from four vocal pillars in jazz – Madeline Eastman, Rebecca Kilgore, Nancy King, and Jeff Baker – supported by an excellent trio under the musical direction of pianist Randy Porter. This concert will blend the talents of four accomplished, swinging, and spontaneous singers who all have a finely developed individual style. It is a rare opportunity to hear more than one important vocalist in a single concert, but together their formidable collective efforts will most certainly be rare, exciting and memorable. There will be combinations of singers in duo and quartet, as well as individually sharing songs from their vast repertoire; all accompanied by Randy Porter, bassist Tom Wakeling, and drummer Todd Strait.
Tineke Postma
Called “one of the leading ladies in jazz,” by The Evening Standard, Tineke Postma is an internationally acclaimed saxophonist and composer and has been performing with her groups, and as a sideman, for a decade. Her track record includes performances with Matthew Garrison, Nancy Wilson and Joan Osborne, as well as appearing on Terri Lyne Carrington‘s GRAMMY® Award-winning album, Mosaic, with four solos. Postma’s latest recording as a leader, 2011′s Dawn of Light, features Esperanza Spalding and won the prestigious Dutch Edison Award. The Tineke Postma Quartet features pianist Marc van Roon, bassist Francis van der Hoeven, and drummer Martijn Vink. To see performance footage of Postma, click here
Andrew Oliver is a Portland-native and an accomplished pianist/composer/trumpeter. He is the founder and co-executive director of the Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble. The PJCE is a non-profit organization which commissions works by it’s members as well as other local jazz composers and performs as a 12-piece ensemble. The ensemble strives to act as a forum for the development and presentation of works for large ensembles by established and emerging jazz composers, and to engage and enrich community awareness and appreciation of contemporary music. The ensemble will feature: trumpeters Tom Barber and James M. Gregg; saxophonists Lee Elderton, Gary Harris, Mieke Bruggeman-Smith, and Gus Slayton; trombonist Al Torres; french hornist Allan Stromquist; pianist Andrew Oliverguitarist Dan Duval; bassist Bill Athens; and drummer Ken Ollis.






“A Night of Jazz Vocalese” Under the Musical Direction of Randy Porter

Thursday, April 18 @ 7:30PM

Tickets $15 at the door.


Madeline Eastman – vocals

Rebecca Kilgore – vocals

Nancy King – vocals

Jeff Baker – vocals

Randy Porter – piano

Tom Wakeling – bass

Todd Strait – drums


The Bad Plus

Sunday, April 28 @ 3:00 & 7:00PM

Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door.


Ethan Iverson – piano

Reid Anderson – bass

Dave King – drums


“Decidely Dutch” – The Tineke Postma Quartet

Friday, May 10 @ 7:30PM

Tickets $15 at the door.


Tineke Postma – saxophone

Marc van Roon – piano

Francis van der Hoeven – bass

Martijn Vink – drums


Andrew Oliver’s Composers’ Ensemble Performing Newly Composed

Original Compositions and Selected Works of Dave Douglas

Thursday, June 20 @ 7:30PM

Tickets $15 at the door.


Andrew Oliver – piano

Tom Barber – trumpet

James M. Gregg – trumpet

Lee Elderton – saxophone

Gary Harris – saxophone

Mieke Bruggeman-Smith – saxophone

Gus Slayton – saxophone

Al Torres – trombone

Allan Stromquist – french horn

Dan Duval – guitar

Bill Athens – bass

Ken Ollis – drums


“Latin Side of Cannonball Adderley”

Thursday, September 19 @ 7:30PM

Tickets $15 at the door.


David Valdez – saxophonist

Tom Barber – trumpet

George Colligan – piano

Dave Captein – bass

Drummer TBA


“Odds Against Tomorrow” Revisiting the MJQ

Thursday, October 17 @ 7:30PM

Tickets $15 at the door.


Darrell Grant – piano

Mike Horsfall – vibraphone

Marcus Shelby- bass

Carlton Jackson – drums 


Omar Sosa Afri-Lectric Experience:

A Tribute to Miles Davis “Kind of Blue”

Tuesday, November 5 @ 7:30PM

Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door.


Omar Sosa – piano, fender rhodes

Joo Kraus – trumpet

Leandro Saint-Hill – alto saxophone

Peter Apfelbaum – tenor saxophone

Childo Tomas – bass

Marque Gilmore – drums 


“Songs For My Father” – George Colligan

Plays the Music of Horace Silver

Thursday, December 12 @ 7:30PM

Tickets $15 at the door.
George Colligan – piano
Nicole Glover – tenor saxophone
David Valdez – alto saxophone
Chris Higgins – bass
Chris Brown – drums



The Mission Theater


1624 N.W. Glisan, Portland, OR

(503) 223-4527

Ticketing Info:

Tickets for shows ticketed by Cascade Tickets may be purchased at the Crystal box office or other McMenamins outlets (Bagdad Theater, Edgefield, East 19th St. Café in Eugene, Ringlers Pub). At these locations the convenience charge is only $1. You can order by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX, or by clicking the ”Buy Tickets” link located at the event listing on the McMenamins schedules.


* Minors allowed with parent or guardian. 

* Reserved seating is always available for PDX Jazz members.



Located within walking distance of the Mission Theater,

McMenamins Crystal Hotel & Ballroom is ideal for concert-goers

For more info about McMenamins Hotel & Ballroom, visit: www.McMenamins.com



For more information, contact

Don Lucoff @ dlucoff@pdxjazz.com



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