Donald Harrison played at The Jack London Revue Sunday, November 19, 2017, and PDX Jazz Board Member, Deborah DeMoss Smith was in attendance.
Read Deborah’s review of the New Orleans Saxophone master’s Portland performance:
Sunday night, finally made my way with Board member Marcia Hocker to the new Jack London Revue. Liked the space and undoubtedly the band on stage: NOLA’s (New Orleans, LA) Nouveau Swing creator, alto saxophonist, composer, bandleader, educator and mentor Donald Harrison. (Harrison played at the PDX Jazz Festival this year with Javon Jackson – Harrison was Jackson’s mentor in the Art Blakey Band). Joining Harrison on stage Sunday were three young (20s) musicians whose sublime skills and understanding of the music was impressive – and fun: Zecharia Curtis, piano; Jason Weaver, bass and Daryl Staves, drums. Weaver and Staves are NOLA natives. The full-capacity audience of all ages, many young, didn’t want the music to stop. This was a Soul’d Out Productions event, one of PDX JAZZ’s partners. Promising to see a jazz club like Jack London Revue added to the city’s venues.
Photo by Deborah DeMoss Smith at KMHD Jazz Radio