2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Ron Steen Festival Jam
February 24 | 8:00 pm- $5
8 pm – midnight, all ages until 11 pm.
Veteran drummer and bandleader Ron Steen is one of the Northwest’s top rhythm keepers and is a leader of the Portland jazz scene. He has performed with a host of iconic jazz artists such as Joe Henderson, Charles Lloyd, Woody Shaw, Dexter Gordon, Eddie Harris and Sonny Stitt among many others. He is also the “Godfather of Jazz Jams” in Portland, having hosted ongoing jam sessions since 1980. Notable international jazz stars who come through town stop into Steen’s jams for impromptu encounters led by one of the best in the business. In addition to hosting jams, Steen is also a sought-after bandleader and session musician, who peers hold in high regard for his solid and versatile rhythms. Steen’s ability to bring together top musicians in town and around the nation make him one of the city’s most valuable assets.