U.S. Bank Portland Jazz Festival Presented by Alaska Airlines Announces New Partnership with Classic Pianos

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 U.S. Bank Portland Jazz Festival Presented by Alaska Airlines
Announces New Venue Partnership with Classic Pianos

 Wayne Horvitz, Alfredo Rodríguez and George Cables

to Debut on the PDX Piano Perspective Series


Special Offer to Citizens of Jazzlandia
for Complimentary Tickets

Pianists Wayne Horvitz, Alfredo Rodríguez, and George Cables are set to inaugurate a new series titled PDX Piano Perspectives at The Recital Hall at Classic Pianos during the 10th Anniversary U.S. Bank Portland Jazz Festival Presented by Alaska Airlines. In addition to their solo performances, the three pianists will also perform in various others contexts at other venues from February 15-24, 2013.  Citizens of Jazzlandia, our newly branded PDX Jazz membership program is offering a pair of complimentary ticket to any one of the three performances if you join at the $250 level or higher prior to February 8. This will be based on availability so act now. 

“Classic Pianos has been a valued partner in supplying our pianos during the festival for the past three years as well as our PDX Jazz @ The Mission and Jimmy Mak’s programs,” states Managing Director Don Lucoff. KMHD host George Fendel, who has programmed remarkable traditional players at The Recital Hall at Classic Pianos on a year around schedule also served as an inspiration and catalyst for us to initiate this series during the festival.”


 Wayne Horvitz

 February 16 @ 6:00PM

 Tickets: $15 Advance / $20 Day of Show 


 Renowned composer, pianist, keyboardist,   bandleader and composer Wayne Horvitz will take  part in a three performance presentation in  partnership with the Creative Music Guild. The Seattle based musician has performed extensively throughout Europe, Japan, and North America and is leader and principal composer for the quartet Sweeter Than the Day in addition to The Gravitas Quartet and the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble. Horvitz will kick off the PDX Jazz Piano Perspectives series at The Recital Hall at Classic Pianos, a new series featuring celebrated pianists as part of the 10th anniversary festival. 


In recent years I have found special pleasure in bringing my music to new players, often unknown to me, all over the world, and I look forward to working with this fantastic array of Portland based musicians.” - Wayne Horvitz


Alfredo Rodríguez

February 17 @ 3:00PM

Tickets: $15 Advance / $20 Day of Show


Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, and educator Alfredo Rodríguez makes his Portland debut riding a crest of international acclaim from appearances than span every corner of the globe. The Havana born virtuoso was first invited to perform at the Montreux Festival in 2006 and has not looked back. He made his U.S. debut at the Playboy Jazz Festival opening for Wayne Shorter and has also performed at Monterey, Detroit, Cape Town, and Jakarta, among other prestigious festivals. His Mack Avenue Records debut, Sounds of Space, features 11 originals that run the stylistic gamut from Bud Powell to Ernesto Lecuona.


“One of the most prolific and gifted pianist 

of the 21st century” – Quincy Jones



 George Cables

 February 21 @ 7:00PM

 Tickets: $15 Advance / $20 Day of Show


 George Cables has emerged as a major voice in     modern jazz. He is currently performing and recording as a soloist, with trio and larger ensembles, and as a clinician in college jazz programs. In addition to composing and arranging for his own albums, George Cables has contributed to recordings by Dexter Gordon, Art Pepper, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Bobby Hutcherson and many others. He is noted for his fresh interpretations of classic compositions and for his innovative style of writing. “Up Jumped Spring,” “Helen’s Song,” “EVC,” and “My Foolish Heart” will be featured for this performance.

“George Cables is so fluent in the ways of the keyboard and               pedals and song forms and harmony, so aware of his available options at every second, he doesn’t need to fall back on ready-made licks.” – NPR


The Recital Hall at Classic Pianos

3003 SE Milwaukie Avenue

Portland, OR 97202 

For more information, contact

Don Lucoff @ dlucoff@pdxjazz.com



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