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Trumpeter, composer and Thelonious Monk Competition winner Marquis Hill was raised on Chicago’s South Side with his introduction to music was made by taking up the drum kit in the fourth grade before picking up the trumpet. Hill had a natural feel for the instrument and soon developed his signature warm, mellifluous tone that has drawn comparisons to Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. Upon finalizing his formal education with a Master of Music degree in Jazz Pedagogy from DePaul University, Hill moved to NYC and began working frequently as a sideman with the likes of Joe Lovano, Milton Suggs, and Von Freeman, and as the leader of his own ensemble Blacktet. Hill has five albums to his credit, including his most recent release with Blacktet entitled The Way We Play, his 2016 debut for the esteemed Concord Jazz label, that focuses on inventive interpretations of jazz standards flavored with touches of post-bop swing and hip hop/R&B groove.

“For much of the last decade, Marquis Hill fit the description of a prized local phenomenon.” – The New York Times

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October 19, 2017

Marquis Hill Blacktet (Early Show)

Trumpeter, composer and Thelonious Monk Competition winner Marquis Hill was raised on Chicago’s South Side with his introduction to music was made by taking up the drum kit in the fourth grade before picking up the trumpet. Hill had a natural feel for the instrument and soon developed his signature warm, mellifluous tone that has drawn comparisons to Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. Upon finalizing his formal education with a Master of Music degree in Jazz Pedagogy from DePaul University, Hill moved to NYC and began working frequently as a sideman with the likes of Joe Lovano, Milton Suggs, and Von Freeman, and as the leader of his own ensemble Blacktet. Hill has five albums to his credit, including his most recent release with Blacktet entitled The Way […]
October 18, 2017

Christian McBride – Remembering Ray Brown

Standing Room Only Tickets are now Available! NOTE: Show has been moved to the Mission Theater. All previously purchased tickets will be honored night of the show.  PDX JAZZ MEMBERS: Please email info@pdxjazz.com for special Members Only discount code to offset ticket fees. Five-time GRAMMY®-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman. Powered by a relentless energy and a boundless love of swing, McBride’s path has described a continuous positive arc since his arrival on the scene. With a career now blazing into its third decade, the man has become one of the most requested, most recorded, and most respected figures in the music […]
October 17, 2017

Elliott Sharp: Sharp Plays Monk

Elliott Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer perhaps best known for his signature percussive style of playing guitar. A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He leads the projects Tectonics and Terraplane, and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction. His collaborators have included Jack DeJohnette, Oliver Lake, Sonny Sharrock, Deborah Harry, Ensemble Modern, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Kronos Quartet and many others. Sharp is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, plus he was the recipient of the 2015 Berlin Prize in Musical Composition […]
October 11, 2017

Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet (Late Show)

Still in his early thirties, drummer/composer Mark Guiliana is at the forefront of top drummers in the world for creating an entirely new vernacular on the instrument – blending virtuosic skills on acoustic drums alongside electronic elements and processing. Guiliana’s prowess, conceptual approach and unmistakable sound were recently featured in Blackstar, the critically and commercially acclaimed final studio recording from the late, great David Bowie. Over the past decade, Guiliana has recorded and toured around the world with artists including Brad Mehldau, Meshell Ndegeocello, Gretchen Parlato, Avishai Cohen, Matisyahu, Jason Lindner, Tigran Hamasyan, as well as his own groups, Beat Music and the Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet. The New York Times recognized Guiliana as “a drummer around whom a cult of admiration has formed,” and JazzTimes calls him “a technical master with […]
October 11, 2017

Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet (Early Show)

Still in his early thirties, drummer/composer Mark Guiliana, is at the forefront of top drummers in the world for creating an entirely new vernacular on the instrument – blending virtuosic skills on acoustic drums alongside electronic elements and processing. Guiliana’s prowess, conceptual approach and unmistakable sound were recently featured in Blackstar, the critically and commercially acclaimed final studio recording from the late, great David Bowie. Over the past decade, Guiliana has recorded and toured around the world with artists including Brad Mehldau, Meshell Ndegeocello, Gretchen Parlato, Avishai Cohen, Matisyahu, Jason Lindner, Tigran Hamasyan, as well as his own groups, Beat Music and the Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet. The New York Times recognized Guiliana as “a drummer around whom a cult of admiration has formed,” and  JazzTimes calls him “a technical master […]
October 10, 2017

Danilo Pérez: PanaMonk

Pianist, composer, educator and social activist, Danilo Pérez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. Born in Panama in 1965, Pérez started his musical studies when he was three years old with his father, a bandleader and singer. By age 10, he was studying the European classical piano repertoire at the National Conservatory in Panama and subsequently studied jazz composition at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. While still a student, he performed with Jon Hendricks, Terence Blanchard, Slide Hampton, Claudio Roditi and Paquito D’Rivera. Quickly established as a young master, he soon toured and/or recorded with artists such as Dizzy Gillespie United Nations Orchestra, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Lacy, Lee Konitz, Charlie Haden, Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, Tito Puente, Wynton Marsalis, […]
September 26, 2017

Bill Charlap: Uptown-Downtown

Grammy® Award-winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time including Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis, Freddy Cole and Houston Person. Born in New York City, Charlap began playing the piano at age three. In 1997 Charlap formed his trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. He soon signed to Blue Note Records and received two Grammy® Award nominations, for Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein and The Bill Charlap Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard. In 2017, he celebrated his 13th year as Artistic Director of New York City’s Jazz in July Festival at 92Y and he has produced concerts for Jazz at […]
September 22, 2017

The BGS Trio (Late Show)

ATTN PDX JAZZ MEMBERS: Email info@pdxjazz.com for special Members’ discount code to offset Ticketweb’s service fee. Guitarist Peter Bernstein, organist Larry Goldings, and drummer Bill Stewart make up one of the best organ jazz trios in jazz today. The respect the musicians have for one another comes through in the subtle and intricate manner of the musical conversation that happens between them on stage. Indeed, you can hear them listening to each other. Drawing mainly on jazz standards, and a few original pieces, they re-present the organ jazz trio in a quiet, sensual, and grooving presentation. All members of the Young Lion jazz movement at the close of the 20th century, and now all firmly established jazz stars, this group has been together for 25 […]
September 22, 2017

The BGS Trio (Early Show)

ATTN PDX JAZZ MEMBERS: Email info@pdxjazz.com for special Members’ discount code to offset Ticketweb’s service fee. Guitarist Peter Bernstein, organist Larry Goldings, and drummer Bill Stewart make up one of the best organ jazz trios of the past two decades. The respect the musicians have for one another comes through in the subtle and intricate manner of the musical conversation that happens between them on stage. Indeed, you can hear them listening to each other. Drawing mainly on jazz standards, and a few original pieces, they re-present the organ jazz trio in a quiet, sensual, and grooving presentation. All members of the Young Lion jazz movement at the close of the 20th century, and now all firmly established jazz stars, this group has been together for 25 years making multiple recordings […]
September 15, 2017

Tia Fuller Quartet (Late Show)

When Mack Avenue recording artist Tia Fuller picks up her sax to play, something amazing happens as the reverberations of her musical elixir fill the room. It is her uncanny ability to do so that led Tia to be selected as a member and featured soloist of pop/R&B star Beyoncé’s touring band with whom Tia has played all throughout the US, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, including a high profile gig for former President Barack Obama at The White House. Tia is also an accomplished bandleader, having recorded four albums with her own quartet. Her most recent opus, Angelic Warrior, was met with critical acclaim from Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and countless jazz publications.  Tia’s quartet has performed world-wide, including stops in Angola, Croatia, South Africa and beyond […]