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The Old Church

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

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May 2017
$25 - $30

Billy Childs Quartet

May 24 | 7:30 pm

Billy Childs is a four-time Grammy® Award-winning pianist, arranger, producer and composer from Los Angeles who began his jazz career as a teenager in the JJ Johnson Quintet. Subsequently, Childs spent six years in Freddie Hubbard’s group before embarking on a wildly successful solo career that has produced 12 albums as bandleader, including several chart toppers for the Windham Hill label.  During the course of his career, Childs has performed and/or collaborated with Sting, Dianne Reeves, Chick Corea, The Kronos Quartet, Wynton Marsalis, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé and more. Childs is also the recipient of the prestigious 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship, the 2013 Doris Duke Artist Award, and dozens of other awards and commissions. He is currently celebrating the 40th anniversary of his first recording with JJ Johnson and is touring in support of his newest album, Rebirth, on Mack Avenue Records. “A first-class pianist deeply influenced…

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June 2017
$25 - $30

The Legendary Murray/El’Zabar Duo

June 29 | 7:30 pm

Multi-reedist David Murray and drummer/percussionist Kahil El’Zabar have been at the forefront of creative exploration and compositional diversity for over four decades, and both are recognized by their peers as top tier virtuosos and innovators. This Portland appearance will mark a rare stateside performance by both men in a truly special occasion. Murray is one of the most recorded musicians as a leader in the history of jazz, with well over 200 celebrated projects. He has worked with an array of musical luminaries such as Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, McCoy Tyner, Jerry Garcia, Max Roach, James Blood Ulmer, Lester Bowie and Amiri Baraka, plus he is currently performing with Macy Gray as part of the David Murray Big Band. Murray has won numerous awards over his vast career including a Grammy® Award in 1989 in the Best Jazz Instrumental Group Performance category for his Blues for Coltrane: A Tribute to…

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