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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 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sullivan Fortner is an American jazz pianist and composer, and a quickly rising young star on the American jazz circuit. Born in New Orleans, he started playing the piano from the age of four. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Fortner is the pianist in trumpeter Roy Hargrove’s quintet, plus he has studied and performed with the Marsalis family, Nicholas Payton, Gary Bartz, Irvin Mayfield, Dave Liebman and a host of others. In 2015, Fortner was the winner of the American Pianist’s Association Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz, a prize that also consisted of the opportunity to record for Mack Avenue Records. Early 2015 saw Fortner’s first release as a bandleader leader with the Aria full-length for impulse! Records that has received acclaim from critics and fans alike.   www.sullivanfortnermusic.com

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$20 - $25

Aaron Goldberg (solo piano)

February 21 | 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. 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. “A post-bop pianist of exemplary taste and range.” – The New York Times www.aarongoldberg.com

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David Goldblatt (solo piano)

February 22 | 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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$20 - $25

Chano Domínguez (solo piano)

February 23 | 7:00 pm

Pianist Chano Domínguez’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. “He keeps outside jazz’s normal routes. As recombinant as his music can be, mixing with Cuban son and jazz-fusion and Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk, it remains intensely Spanish…” – New York Times www.chanodominguez.info/

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$18 - $20

Brandee Younger (solo harp)

February 28 | 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. “Younger’s mixture of virtuosity and creative dexterity has gained her well¬ deserved notoriety over the last several years, performing with a variety of artists from Ravi Coltrane to Drake.” – Wax Poetics www.brandeeyounger.com

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