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January 2020

Free

PDX Jazz Lecture Series: Women in Jazz with Mary-Sue Tobin – FREE

January 23 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR United States
Mary-Sue Tobin

Join us for another installment of our free PDX Jazz lecture series in partnership with Literary Arts! Mary-Sue Tobin is a full-time professional performer and instructor on saxophones, woodwinds and piano with vast experience as both a side person and bandleader. Her work ethic and talents ensure that she stays busy and in high demand. You can find Mary-Sue performing regularly with the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (saxophone and woodwinds); Rebirth of The Cool (lead alto); The Quadraphonnes (soprano and alto saxophone); and The Paul Brainard Horns (all saxophones).

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February 2020

Free

PDX Jazz Education presents Jazz in the Schools Art Gallery

February 18 | 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Portland Art Museum – Fred and Suzanne Fields Ballroom, 1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
Student artwork by John Russak

Join us in celebrating the amazing student artwork created in PDX Jazz Education’s Jazz in the Schools program! In this PDX Jazz Education program, students learned about the origins of jazz, its significant figures, its major contributions to American history, and its connection to visual art – specifically the designs found on jazz album covers during the mid-20th century. Throughout the duration of the program, jazz music served as the soundtrack and inspiration for student interpretations of what jazz “looks like” on a record cover-sized blank canvas. This year, we served students from Hillsboro to Gresham and everywhere in between, visiting 15 schools representing 6 districts. Many wonderful artistic contributions will be on display at the Portland Art Museum who has generously invited all participating…

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Jazz Conversation: Stanley Jordan and Ashley Kahn — FREE

February 21 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtBar, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Join us for a Jazz Conversation between famed guitarist Stanley Jordan and leading jazz historian Ashley Kahn! This event is free and open to the public. Kahn is a Grammy-winning American music historian, author, professor and producer. He teaches at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music and co-wrote Carlos Santana’s award-winning autobiography The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story To Light (Little, Brown, 2014). He has also written books on two legendary recordings: Kind of Blue by Miles Davis and A Love Supreme by John Coltrane; one on a legendary record label: The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records; and edited Rolling Stone: The Seventies, a 70-essay overview of that pivotal decade. His next book, which he edited and curated, is titled George Harrison on George Harrison: Interviews and Encounters and will be published in spring 2020. And…

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Jazz Conversation: Archie Shepp and Ashley Kahn — FREE

February 22 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtBar, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Join us for a Jazz Conversation between Archie Shepp and Ashley Kahn! This event is free and open to the public. Ashley Kahn is a Grammy-winning American music historian, author, professor and producer. He teaches at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music and co-wrote Carlos Santana’s award-winning autobiography The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story To Light (Little, Brown, 2014). He has also written books on two legendary recordings: Kind of Blue by Miles Davis and A Love Supreme by John Coltrane; one on a legendary record label: The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records; and edited Rolling Stone: The Seventies, a 70-essay overview of that pivotal decade. His next book, which he edited and curated, is titled George Harrison on George Harrison: Interviews and Encounters and will be published in spring 2020. And don’t miss the Archie Shepp…

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