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2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Aaron Johnson Ensemble — FREE

February 29 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

- Free
Al’s Den

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Aaron Johnson is a saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist based in New York City. One of the most sought-after young jazz artists, Johnson has led his own group in NYC venues from Smalls to Jazz at Lincoln Center. He has also worked as a sideman with notable musicians such as Jon Batiste, Dick Hyman, Chuck Israels, Ken Peplowski, Slide Hampton, Ed Palermo and many others. Johnson is currently an artist-in-residence for the famed Catskill Jazz Factory and 23arts. Through these organizations, he has premiered four commissioned projects since 2017.

UK-born and NYC-based guitarist Phil Robson is internationally regarded as a highly versatile and creative player who appears in all kinds of settings, as well as being a being a renowned bandleader and composer. Formerly a member of the BBC Radio Big Band, Phil has played with such diverse artists as Donny McCaslin, Maceo Parker, Joe Lovano, Django Bates, Vince Mendoza, Kenny Wheeler, Phil Woods, Dee Dee Bridgewater and many more.

Aaron and Phil will also be joined by Chris Higgins on bass.