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The Old Church

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1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States

Upcoming Events

May 2017
$25 - $30

Gerald Clayton Trio

May 3 | 7:30 pm

Gerald Clayton is a four-time GRAMMY®-nominated pianist/composer who formally began his musical journey at the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, where he received the 2002 Presidential Scholar of the Arts Award. Continuing his scholarly pursuits, he studied piano with both Billy Childs at USC and NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron at The Manhattan School of Music, leading Clayton to subsequently take second place in the 2006 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Piano Competition. His music is a celebration of the inherent differences in musical perspectives that promote true artistic synergy that have led him to perform and record with Diana Krall, Charles Lloyd, Roy Hargrove, Dianne Reeves, Ravi Coltrane, Terence Blanchard, Ambrose Akinmusire, Kendrick Scott, John Scofield, Terri Lyne Carrington, Avishai Cohen and many others. Clayton’s discography on Verve and Concord Records as a leader is a reflection of his search for honest expression in every…

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$30 - $35

Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro

May 4 | 7:30 pm

Israeli-born clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen has been the winner of nine consecutive Jazz Journalist Association awards for Clarinetist of the Year, multiple DownBeat Critics and Readers Polls, and a wealth of other accolades. An established bandleader and prolific composer, Cohen’s music is a unique blend of modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, Argentine tango, and an expansive timeline of Afro-Cuban styles. Anat has toured the world with her quartet, headlining at the Newport, Umbria, SF Jazz and North Sea jazz festivals. Over the past couple of years, Cohen has become a hit with Portland jazz fanatics, and for this appearance she will be collaborating with Trio Brasileiro in what promises to be an amalgamation of jazz and the traditional choro music of Brazil. “What’s not to love about a young clarinetist and saxophonist who plays everything we love—modern jazz, world music, “hot” New Orleans style jazz—and does…

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$25 - $30

Billy Childs Quartet

May 24 | 7:30 pm
Billy Childs PC Bob Barry

Billy Childs is a multi-time Grammy® Award-winning pianist, arranger, producer and composer from Los Angeles. At the age of 16, he started attending USC’s prestigious Community School of the Performing Arts and began his performing career as a teenager with the J.J. Johnson Quintet. Subsequently, Childs spent six years as a key member of Freddie Hubbard’s group before embarking on a wildly successful solo career that has included dozens of commissions, grants, awards and countless accolades.  During the course of his career, Childs has performed and/or collaborated with Sting, Diane Reeves, Chick Corea, The Kronos Quartet, Wynton Marsalis, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Botti, Michael Bublé and more. Over the years, Childs has continued to develop his own voice as both a pianist and a composer in jazz and classical music. He will be touring in support of his newest album, Rebirth, to be released on March 24, 2017 on the…

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