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Lewis & Clark College’s Agnes Flanagan Chapel

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0615 SW Palatine Rd
Portland, OR 97219 United States

Upcoming Events

October 2017
$35 - $40

Brad Mehldau (Solo Piano)

October 27 | 8:00 pm

Brad Mehldau is a five-time Grammy® Award-nominated jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. Mehldau studied music at The New School, and toured and recorded while still a student. He was a member of saxophonist Joshua Redman’s Quartet with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade in the mid-1990s, and has led his own trio since 1992. His trio have released a dozen albums under the pianist’s name. Aspects of pop, rock, and classical music, including German Romanticism, have been absorbed into Mehldau’s writing and playing. Through his use of some traditional elements of jazz without being restricted by them, simultaneous playing of different melodies in separate hands, and incorporation of pop and rock pieces, Mehldau has influenced musicians in and beyond jazz in their approaches to writing, playing, and choice of repertoire. Mehldau has indeed forged a unique path, which embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism and pop allure.  For…

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