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January 2018
$35

Mingus Dynasty

January 23, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States

The nimble and expert 7-piece Mingus Dynasty was the first band Sue Mingus organized after Charles Mingus’s death in 1979. Although big bands like the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey bands had continued to perform after their leader passed on, a similar legacy never existed for smaller ensembles. Because Mingus always said he was first and foremost a composer, and because he left behind over 300 compositions that deserved to be played, a band carrying on his music became a natural, if unanticipated, mission. For the sake of authenticity, the first Dynasty bands were expected to include only musicians who had actually performed with Mingus-except for the bass player of course. Today, thirty years later, the rich legacy of Mingus music ignites the bandstand while…

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February 2018
$ 19 - $ 49

Portland Jazz Master Art Abrams & His Swing Machine Big Band

West Coasting

February 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
For Portland Only   Portland Jazz Master Art Abrams will harness his life-long passion for the swinging sound of west coast cool with two exemplary Los Angeles based living jazz icons, Ernie Andrews and Barbara Morrison. They’ll recast arrangements by Lenny Niehaus, Terry Gibbs, Bill Holman, Lou Levy and the Capp Pierce Juggernaut Big Band. Section leaders and long-time Abrams band soloists Paul Mazzio, John Nastos, and Dave Parker who were on hand for the previous Sinatra and Kenton festival programs will be featured. “I heard Ernie sing in 1946 in Los Angeles doing h “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying” which was his first hit. Having Barbara and Ernie together recalls a vivid experience when I saw Joe Williams and Ella Fitzgerald together at… Buy Tickets | Find out more »
$35 - $65

Kurt Elling & Friends

Swing Jon Hendricks

February 16, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States

For Portland Only  Kurt Elling lives and breathes Jon Hendricks.  Check out Kurt Elling, Jon Hendricks, and Al Jarreau with the Metropole Orkest perform at the North Sea Jazz in 2011 below. They have recorded, scatted, and soulfully swung audiences worldwide with a hipness factor of unparalleled heights. And what better way to thank his mentor by having his two daughters on stage. Nancy King who last appeared at the festival with Kurt a decade ago will be reunited on two songs. The PSU Jazz Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Sherry Alves will perform a segment of Hendricks songs expressly arranged for this program.

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$29 - $49

Luciana Souza & The Dave King Trio

(DOUBLE BILL)

February 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States

Grammy winner, Brazilian Jazz singer, and composer Luciana Souza returns to the stage with Word Strings, her new project on words and poetry, featuring guitarist Chico Pinheiro and bassist Scott Colley.

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$29 - $59

Regina Carter: Ella -Accentuate the Positive & Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan Duo

(DOUBLE BILL)

February 18, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States

Regina Carter’s Accentuate the Positive is the end result of Carter’s daily communion with and lifelong devotion to the music of Ella Fitzgerald. In her heartfelt and deeply personal interpretations of these songs we can hear the same degree of warmth, feeling and elegance that imbued the legendary singer’s work as filtered through Carter’s singular voice. And that’s nothing but positive.

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$25 - $55

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Tahirah Memory Trio

February 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States

Ms. Lisa Fischer and her band Grand Baton first set out on tour in 2014, with no product to sell, no recordings or video to help book or promote shows, no t-shirts. Despite all that, based on Lisa’s reputation alone, they were invited to play in clubs, at the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals, and at concert halls all over the globe, winning accolades from critics, devotion from fans, and — always – invitations to return, soon.

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$29 - $59

An Evening with Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya

February 21, 2018 | 8:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States

The world and Africa, in particular, have changed since the founding of pianist/composer Abdullah Ibrahim’s Ekaya ensemble in 1983. The septet, whose name means “home,” presented Ibrahim’s most powerful musical statements during an important time of protest against Apartheid in his native South Africa. Founded in 1983, Ekaya enjoyed an enduring and celebrated bi-annual residence at New York’s famed Sweet Basil for nearly two decades. The “Voice of Africa” has an imposing discography that transcends the cosmopolitan and spiritual musical connections between South Africa and New York City. Nelson Mandela has referred to Abdullah Ibrahim as “South Africa’s Mozart,” and few would disagree. Born in 1934 in Cape Town, Abdullah Ibrahim’s journey to becoming a conduit of beautiful music began at the age of seven…

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$25 - $55

Miles Electric Band

February 24, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States

Produced by Miles Davis Properties LLC, Miles Electric Band is up to an eleven-member, all-star live set featuring Miles Davis alumni revisiting repertoire from Davis’ electric period, which many consider captures Miles at his iconoclastic best. 

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$29 - $59

Jazz by 5

Domo's Delight - Domo Branch Quintet

February 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States

Jazz By 5 is a musical collaboration that celebrates the eras of swing, bebop, avant-garde jazz and beyond. The performance includes a mixture of classic jazz standards coupled with original material from the members of the ensemble, who have performed with legends like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Art Blakey.

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