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Portland, OR 97205 United States

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February 2017
$49 - $70

Branford Marsalis Quartet w/ Special Guest Kurt Elling

February 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm

The 2017 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival kick-off performance co-sponsored by Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, features two contemporary jazz icons on the same stage at the same time –  NEA Jazz Master and saxophonist Branford Marsalis plus Grammy® Award-winning singer Kurt Elling. This incomparable duo, along with Marsalis’ longstanding quartet comprised of Joey Calderazzo (piano), Eric Revis (bass) and Justin Faulkner (drums) will perform in support of their recent album on Marsalis Music/OKeh Records, Upward Spiral. The album is a collection of tunes that blends songbook staples, jazz standards, and standards-to-be from a diverse array of composers. Every track they have selected confirms the beyond-category strengths of both the Quartet and Elling, allowing both vocalist and musician ample room to improvise, shine and hold the spotlight. After years of discussion and speculation, Marsalis and Elling have finally joined forces for a performance that is greater than the sum of its parts and is sure to be one of the highlights of the…

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$45 - $75

Maria Schneider Orchestra

February 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm

MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE Now through October 31. General public sale begins November 1. Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.” She and her orchestra became widely known starting in 1994 when they released their first recording, Evanescence. There, Schneider began to develop her personal way of writing for what would become her 18-member collective, made up of many of the finest musicians in jazz today, tailoring her compositions to distinctly highlight the uniquely creative voices of the group. The Maria Schneider Orchestra has received numerous commissions and guest-conducting invites, working with over 85 groups from over 30 countries. This performance marks the orchestra’s long overdue Portland debut. Schneider’s music blurs the lines between genres, making her long list of commissioners quite varied, stretching from Jazz at Lincoln Center and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, to collaborating with David Bowie. She is among a select few to…

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$29 - $59

The Heath Brothers

February 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm

MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE Now through October 31. General public sale begins November 1.  In celebration of Dizzy Gillespie’s 100th birthday, the 2017 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents an exciting double bill featuring the legendary Heath Brothers along with Javon Jackson’s Sax Appeal. Jimmy and Albert “Tootie” Heath have recorded and collaborated with nearly all the jazz greats of the last 50 years. Saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath spent his formative years working with Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Erroll Garner, and Coleman Hawkins. Likewise, drummer Tootie Heath has recorded and performed with John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Art Farmer, Sonny Rollins, Nina Simone, Herbie Hancock, Yusef Lateef and many others. While the two brothers recorded together on Jimmy’s solo records in the 1960s, it wasn’t until they formed The Heath Brothers with Percy Heath on bass and Stanley Cowell on piano that the Heaths became household names in the world…

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