2021 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents: Brian Jackson “The Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson Songbook” feat. greaterkind
February 23 | 8:00 pm$5
Tue Feb 23 2021
8:00 PM (Watch Online 48 hrs)
Jack London Revue
529 SW 4th Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
The late Gil Scott-Heron is revered as one of the founding fathers of spoken word. He and his musical co-conspirator, Brian Jackson, developed a style that stands at the crossroads of jazz, soul, blues, and funk: deeply uplifting but unsettlingly current. Between 1971 and 1979, Scott-Heron and keyboardist/flautist Brian Jackson together co-composed and co-produced nine albums. The duo’s 1974 “Winter in America” was lauded as “a masterwork of ghetto melancholia and stark political gravitas,” and included their most commercially successful song, “The Bottle.”
Brian brings of their best-known songs into context as he sings and plays, interweaving stories and anecdotes in the tradition of the African Griot.
greaterkind is a local all-star project featuring some of the best young players in the PNW, all on a mission to spread a message of love and community through the medium of sound. Music to uplift the soul and move the booty. Ya dig?
Pete Knudsen – guitar / vox
Charlie Brown – keys / synth / talkbox
Cory Limuaco – drums
Ian Linsday – bass
You’ve never heard their music like this! Come and celebrate the music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson with the co-founder of this powerful musical movement!