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2021 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents: Michelle Medler Trio “Live at The Nines” *Reservations Required*
February 26 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFREE
Fri Feb 26 2021
6:30 PM PST | FREE *Reservation Required at Urban Farmer Steakhouse*
“Free live performance at The Nines Hotel – in-person audience capacity limited to hotel and restaurant guests.” Due to Covid-19, this performance is limited to guests of the Nines Hotel and diners at Urban Farmer Steakhouse. Make a reservation for the Urban Farmer Steakhouse.
Michelle Medler Trio
Michelle Medler – Sax and Flute
Dan Gildea – Guitar
Ben Medler – Bass
Our tradition of highlighting vibrant Portland musicians includes two FREE shows, this one with Michelle Medler and on Weds Feb 24 with the Marilyn Keller Trio Livestreamed from Music Millenium.
Michelle Medler is a multi-instrumentalist, music educator, composer & arranger from the Pacific Northwest. She is the co-founder and director of the Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra as well as active and versatile musician. Michelle holds down the woodwinds & vocals in the 1920s-40s Jazz ensemble, the Shanghai Woolies, plays tenor in the female saxophone band, The Quadraphonnes, plays tenor/flute/keyboards and sings in the original funk/pop band Mystery Seed & is in salsa band, Melao de Cuba. Michelle also fronts a Jazz group under her name finding an outlet for her modern Jazz playing and composing & for touring. She has been a mentor and composer for Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble’s (PJCE) Grasshoppers Program as well as played in PJCE’s band. Between gigs, she has a private lesson studio, works as a clinician and adjudicator for school bands and solo/ensemble contests, teaches “Jazz Techniques for Educators” at Portland State University and various music classes at the Burlingame Space. Her other interests include art & design, hiking and enjoying the NW wilderness.
Michelle graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelors of Music, Jazz Emphasis. Simultaneous to college she was an artist in residence at Portland, Oregon’s Wilson High school band program. She has performed with The Rebirth Brass Band, The Temptations, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Charmaine & Charles Neville, Yoron Israel & Rick Peckham. Medler also performed on the soundtrack to the film “The Go Getter” (2008) and has recorded as a side-person on various jazz r’n’b albums and soundtracks for musicals.