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1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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February 2019

$29.50 – $39.50

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Aaron Diehl Trio

February 21, 2019 | 9:30 pm
Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
Aaron Diehl

Widely acknowledged as a modern master in the aftermath of his acclaimed 2012 Mack Avenue debut, The Bespoke Manʼs Narrative, 29-year-old pianist/composer Aaron Diehl ups the ante with the 2015 release: Space Time Continuum. Diehl first documented his inclusive, across-the-timeline conception on the self-released late ʼ00s albums Live At Caramoor, a solo date on which he navigated the stride piano canon with deep assurance, and Live At the Players, on which he applied a broad lexicon of piano trio vocabulary to a program spanning classical music, bebop and the blues. On The Bespoke Manʼs Narrative, Diehl presented original music drawing on antecedent bandleader/composers like John Lewis and Duke Ellington for strategies that facilitated individualistic performances from his unit of A-list peers. On Space Time Continuum,…

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$35.50 – $45.50

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents The Bad Plus

February 22, 2019 | 9:30 pm
Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Since its outset, iconic trio The Bad Plus has dared to be different, challenging all preconceived notions of jazz. Through a provocative style of arrangements and compositions they call “avant-garde populism”, their unique blend of influences, ranging from experimental jazz, indie rock, pop, and classical music has earned this “audacious, rule-breaking jazz trio” (Billboard) a reputation as one of the most universally well-respected bands in jazz today. The intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync. 2018 heralded a new and exciting chapter for the band consisting of founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) and new member Orrin Evans (piano) — a group of passionate collaborators with…

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$35.50 – $45.50

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents New York Calling: Eric Alexander Quartet featuring Harold Mabern

February 23, 2019 | 10:00 pm
Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
Eric Alexander photo by Jimmy Katz

Boasting a warm, finely burnished tone and a robust melodic and harmonic imagination, tenor saxophonist  Eric Alexander  has been exploring new musical worlds from the outset. He started out on piano as a six-year-old, took up clarinet at nine, switched to alto sax when he was 12, and converted to tenor when jazz became his obsession during his one year at the University of Indiana, Bloomington (1986-87). At William Paterson College in New Jersey he advanced his studies under the tutelage of Harold Mabern, Joe Lovano, Rufus Reid, and others. “The people I listened to in college are still the cats that are influencing me today,” says Alexander. “Monk, Dizzy, Sonny Stitt, Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, Joe Henderson–the legacy left by Bird and all the bebop pioneers,…

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$45.50 – $55.50

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival Presents Freddy Cole: Celebrating Nat King Cole at 100

February 24, 2019 | 4:00 pm
Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
Freddy Cole

“Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing… he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive.” — The New York Times “Gorgeous autumnal baritone, expressive phrasing and pitch-perfect feel for jazz standards, pop tunes and love ballads.”  — People Magazine Lionel Frederick Cole was born on October 15, 1931, the youngest of Edward and Paulina Nancy Cole’s five children. His three elder brothers, Eddie, Ike and Nat (twelve years Freddy’s senior) were all musicians. Though Freddy Cole was born in Chicago, he is a 35-year native son and international celebrity of Atlanta. “I started playing piano at five or six,” Freddy remembers. “Music was all around me.” In the Chicago home of his youth, visitors included Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Lionel Hampton. He also credits…

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