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The Old Church

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

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August 2017
$35 - $45

SOLD OUT: Cécile McLorin Salvant

August 30 | 7:30 pm

Cécile McLorin Salvant was born and raised in Miami, Florida of a French mother and a Haitian father. She started classical piano studies at age 5, and began singing in the Miami Choral Society at 8. Early on, she developed an interest in classical voice, began studying with private instructors, and later with Edward Walker, vocal teacher at the University of Miami. In 2007, Cécile moved to Aix-en-Provence, France, to study law as well as classical and baroque voice at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory. It was in Aix-en-Provence, with reedist and teacher Jean-François Bonnel, that she started learning about jazz, and sang with her first band. In 2009, after a series of concerts in Paris, she recorded her first album “Cécile”, with Jean-François Bonnel’s Paris Quintet. A year later, she won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz competition in Washington D.C. Over the years, she has developed a curiosity for the history…

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September 2017
$25 - $30

Bill Charlap: Uptown-Downtown (Solo Piano)

September 26 | 7:30 pm

Grammy® Award-winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time including Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis, Freddy Cole and Houston Person. Born in New York City, Charlap began playing the piano at age three. In 1997 Charlap formed his trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. He soon signed to Blue Note Records and received two Grammy® Award nominations, for Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein and The Bill Charlap Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard. In 2017, he celebrated his 13th year as Artistic Director of New York City’s Jazz in July Festival at 92Y and he has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Chicago Symphony Center and the Hollywood Bowl. “Charlap’s touch on the keyboard is light, almost stealthy, even when…

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October 2017
$25 - $30

Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal

October 24 | 7:30 pm

A joint presentation with Beloved Festival. When Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal released their first collaborative album, Chamber Music, they caught the music world by surprise. Everything about this duo and the elegantly soulful music they made together was unexpected: Sissoko being the Malian master of the traditional kora harp, and Ségal being the French cellist with the unlikely background in trip-hop. The album appeared on numerous best-of lists in both Europe (in 2009) and North America (in 2011). Now, these two sonic voyagers have returned with Musique de Nuit (“Night Music”) – an album that may be even more spellbinding than its predecessor. After years of touring together Sissoko and Ségal have created their own hybrid tradition, one that draws on the ancient well of West African troubadour songs, the rich heritage of Baroque music, and an elusive but somehow clearly modern sensibility.  And while you’d never mistake this…

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