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Classic Pianos

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3003 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR 97202 United States

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February 2016
$18 - $20

Sullivan Fortner (solo piano)

February 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm

Sullivan Fortner has gained international acclaim while touring with ensembles led by Roy Hargrove, Etienne Charles, Stefon Harris and Christian Scott.  Fortner began playing music by ear at the age of seven and progressed quickly through his teens. He went on to study at Oberlin and then under the tutelage of Jason Moran and Phil Markowitz at the Manhattan School of Music.  2015 has been a breakout year for Fortner, who was the recipient of the American Pianists Association’s prestigious Cole Porter Fellow Award and his major label debut, Aria, on impulse! Records was released, showcasing his mastery over standards and composing memorable melodies. www.sullivanfortnermusic.com/

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$18 - $20

Aaron Goldberg (solo piano)

February 21, 2016 | 5:00 pm

Pianist Aaron Goldberg is perhaps best known for stints with Joshua Redman and Kurt Rosenwinkel.  His past couple Portland Jazz Festival performances with Redman were displays of remarkable reverence to both the tradition and where jazz is headed. The New York Times exclaimed that he’s “a post-bop pianist of exemplary taste and range.” With six albums of uncanny originality to draw from. Goldberg’s complete virtuosity will be on display as part of the PDX Piano Perspectives series at Classic Pianos. www.aarongoldberg.com

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$18 - $20

David Goldblatt (solo piano)

February 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm
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Three decades as a consummate professional have kept David Goldblatt consistently in demand as a contributing artist to top names in jazz such as Tribal Tech, Mark Isham, Gino Vannelli, Vinnie Colaiuta, Ernie Watts, Stanley Clarke, Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter, Joe Sample, Tom Scott, and Madeleine Peyroux. His skills as a composer and arranger have been featured on numerous films and TV shows including the CBS series, “EZ Streets,” Showtime’s “The Defenders,” and the “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” He has toured as musical director with Diana Ross and was the composer and bandleader on The Dennis Miller show. After many years in L.A., David and his family were drawn to Portland by the beautiful natural setting and the forward thinking community.

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$18 - $20

Chano Dominguez (solo piano)

February 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm

Pianist Chano Dominguez’s style is rooted in the Flamenco tradition, which has led him to be one of the most in demand musicians on the European continent. His Andalusian style has also translated in performances with Wynton Marsalis, Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock and Joe Lovano.  Chano performed a series of stirring concerts at New York’s Jazz Standard paying homage to Miles Davis with his Flamenco take on the Kind of Blue classic. His music has also been featured by various big bands and orchestras including the Orquesta Nacional de España, WDR Big Band, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra among others. In solo he’s likely to reference Flamenco Sketches, his latest album for Blue Note Records. www.chanodominguez.info/

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$18 - $20

Brandee Younger (solo harp)

February 28, 2016 | 5:00 pm

A disciple of Dorothy Ashby, classically trained Younger is also steeped in the music of Alice Coltrane. She’s Ravi Coltrane’s first call when his mom is musically remembered, and has provided musical serenity on other occasions with Ravi and his mentors Jack DeJohnette and Charlie Haden.  Younger has also worked with pop stars John Legend, Common and recently appeared with Lauryn Hill on Jimmy Fallon.  She recently released her third solo album on theRevive/Blue Note imprint. www.brandeeyounger.com

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