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Terrace Martin

2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Terrace Martin with Max Ribner + Saeeda Wright

February 26, 2020 | 8:00 pm

- $30
Star Theater

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Note: this show is not seated. This event is 21+

A three-time GRAMMY-nominated artist/producer/multi-instrumentalist from the Crenshaw District, Terrace Martin is renowned as being one of the top jazz musicians in the world and has become a creative engine at the epicenter of LA’s progressive hip-hop scene. His noteworthy production has included major collaborations with Kendrick Lamar (good kid, M.A.A.D. city & the GRAMMY-winning To Pimp a Butterfly), Travis Scott, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Herbie Hancock, and many other influential artists. Among the most versatile musicians and producers of his generation, Terrace’s path is leading him in parallel with the greats including Quincy Jones and Dr. Dre, while also launching his vibrant, progressive, genre-crossing record label, Sounds of Crenshaw.

From touring extensively with Nahko & Medicine For The People to lending his skillful sound to the likes of Esperanza and members of Prince, Stevie Wonder and Tower of Power, as well as touring internationally on his own, Max Ribner is no stranger to the strains of being a career musician.  His solid musicianship has afforded him plenty of opportunities do just that, landing him on stages the world over – from Red Rocks to the Byron Bay Blues Festival
Max’s music is like a study in cultural anthropology – a drawing together of world influences – made stronger for its variety of voices.

He’s compelled by the idea that each song tells its own story, one that isn’t about him, but rather a ‘collective of artists’ – each song an example of what it sounds like when we work together rather than against one another. He aims to use the stage as a platform from which to reach across cultural divides – to connect seemingly disparate communities and encourage a deeper listening. He considers his choice of instrument, the flugelhorn — traditionally used on battlefields – to be his way of transcending beyond boundaries.