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1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
http://www.revolutionhallpdx.com/

February 2019

$29.50 – $49.50

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Patrice Rushen Trio with special guest Ernie Watts

Steppin' into Tomorrow: Farnell Newton plays Donald Byrd

February 23 | 7:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
Patrice Rushen

Multi-Grammy nominated artist Patrice Rushen is fashioning her career after the legacy of her long-time friend and mentor, Quincy Jones. Composer…Producer…International Recording Artist…Rushen has definitely earned the respect she has been awarded by her peers in the music industry.  Admired by many for her groundbreaking achievements, Rushen has amassed an impressive list of “firsts”. She was the first woman to serve as Musical Director for the 46th, 47th & 48th Annual Grammy Awards, the first woman in 43 years to serve as Head Composer/Musical Director for television’s highest honor, the Emmy Awards and the first woman Musical Director of the NAACP Image Awards, an honor she held for 12 consecutive years. Rushen has also been the only woman Musical Director/Composer for the Peoples Choice Awards and HBO’s Comic Relief.…

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$29.50 – $39.50

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival Presents Double Legacy: Steve Turre and the Eulipeon All Stars Celebrate the Music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk + Ralph Peterson Jr.’s Messenger Legacy Centennial Celebration

featuring James Carter, Vincent Herring, Carl Allen, Matt Clark, and Marcus Shelby (Steve Turre and the Eulipeon All Stars) & Bobby Watson, Brian Lynch, Bill Pierce, Zaccai Curtis, and Essiet Essiet (Messenger Legacy)

February 24 | 7:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
Steve Turre

The thought of Steve Turre inevitably conjures the image of a dauntless virtuoso. Over the course of a remarkable career spanning more than five decades, Turre has proved time and time again that he’s one of the foremost masters of the trombone, able to steer his challenging instrument through breakneck turns and imaginative leaps at dizzying speed. Turre was born to Mexican-American parents and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area where he absorbed daily doses of mariachi, blues and jazz. While attending Sacramento State University, he joined the Escovedo Brothers salsa band, which began his career-long involvement with the genre. In 1972 Turre’s career picked up momentum when Ray Charles hired him to go on tour. A year later Turre’s mentor Woody Shaw brought him into Art Blakey’s…

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$30 – $35

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival, Soul’d Out Productions and Beloved Productions present The Soul of Africa: Habib Koité & Bassekou Kouyate with special guest Koratet

February 27 | 7:30 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
The Soul of Africa

Habib Koité and Bassekou Kouyate exemplify responsibility and shared experience associated with the historical, cultural, and unifying properties of Malian music. One of Africa’s most recognized musicians, Habib Koité is a modern troubadour with extraordinary appeal because Koité‘s musicianship, wit and wisdom translate across cultures. Hailing from the musically prolific West African nation of Mali, the guitarist and composer has been named the biggest pop star of the region by Rolling Stone. In a collaboration that differs from any in today’s industry, Koité will be performing with fellow Malian Bassekou Kouyate, a master of the olden lute known as the Ngoni. The effortlessly talented, Grammy-nominated “Ngoni virtuoso Bassekou Kouyate can make notes bend like light rays in the desert heat (Time Out magazine).” Kouyate’s knowledge and comfortability in a…

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$29.50 – $49.50

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Terence Blanchard E-Collective & 2019 Portland Jazz Master Darrell Grant

February 28 | 7:30 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
Terence Blanchard, photo by Henry Adebonojo

Since top-tier jazz and multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard embarked on his solo recording career with his eponymous Columbia Records album in 1991, the New Orleans-born and based artist has traveled many paths musically, including delivering adventurous and provocative acoustic jazz outings of original material, composing over 50 soundtracks and even, in 2013, debuting Champion: An Opera in Jazz. He has also, in the spirit of his onetime membership in the jazz school of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, mentored several musicians in his bands who have gone on to have significant recording careers of their own including Lionel Loueke, Aaron Parks, Kendrick Scott and one of his current band members Fabian Almazan). As a leader and co-leader (significantly four albums early in…

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March 2019

$25.50 – $35.50

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival Presents Eldon “T” Jones & N Touch: Let it Flow for Grover Washington Jr.

featuring Gerald Veasley and Marcus Strickland + Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

March 1 | 7:30 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
Eldon "T" Jones

As part of a musical family, Eldon “T” Jones developed a love for music at a young age and began playing in his church. He studied music at Thomas Jefferson Performing Arts High School in Portland, Oregon, where he won awards in both classical and jazz. From there, he advanced his education at Mt. Hood Community College, the pinnacle of jazz education in the Pacific Northwest. Saxophonists Grover Washington, Jr., Wilton Felder of the Crusaders, and Kirk Whalum also inspired his playing. In 1995, Eldon started N Touch, which grew to a septet by 1998. In 2001, they released N’Touch which still rings true with fans today. The title track of the album was included on the jazz compilation In Celebration of Life and was ranked as a top 10…

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$39.50 – $59.50

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Wide Angles: Remembering Michael Brecker + Chris Potter Circuits Trio w/ Eric Harland & James Francies

The Grammy Award winning-album performed live featuring guest soloists Eli Degibri, María Grand, Chris Potter & Marcus Strickland

March 2 | 7:30 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
Chris Potter

Mike was, after Coltrane, the most influential saxophonist of the late 20th century. His presence is still being felt today 12 years  after his passing on January 13 2007. Tonight you will hear 4 saxophonists each having their own voice, but Mike is in all of them. As far as playing with him all those years, it was always a wonderful experience, we learned a lot from each other.  We were constantly bouncing ideas and riffs off one another. In fact, the only problem in our musical relationship was me trying to solo right after the great Michael Brecker who could rock the house like no one else! — Randy Brecker 2019 will mark what would have been Michael Brecker’s 70th birthday. The late saxophonist is…

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$39.50 – $59.50

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival Presents Bass Legend Stanley Clarke

March 3 | 8:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
Stanley Clark

45 years after his album debut, four-time Grammy® Award-winning bassist Stanley Clarke shows he is still unapproachable on both the electric and acoustic, wielding a vision of fusion and funk, breakbeats and bass-interpreted cello suites with a little help from friends like rapper/beatboxer Doug E. Fresh and trumpeter Mark Isham. Backed by a young versatile band and a collection of tunes written in the midst of a tumultuous tour of Europe, The Message swells with an abundance of strength, soul and astounding musicianship. “I’m very excited about our work on this album. I wanted to include some of my band members’ contributions and the result is an album that is funky, melodic, musical, contemporary and fresh with a rich multi-genre influence,” Clarke commented. “The guys in this band are consummate young musicians with…

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