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April 2020

$45 – $70

EVENT CANCELLED – PDX Jazz presents An Evening with Maria Schneider Orchestra

April 25 | 8:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States

SHOW UPDATE – EVENT CANCELLED Dear Jazz Fans, The health and safety of our patrons is a priority of PDX Jazz. Due to the continuing escalation of COVID-19, the following performance has been cancelled, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Revolution Hall. Refunds are available at the point of ticket purchase. Thank  you for your understanding. -The PDX Jazz Team     Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.” She and her orchestra became widely known starting in 1994 when they released their first recording, Evanescence. There, Schneider began to develop her personal way of writing for what would become her 18-member collective, made up of many of the finest musicians in jazz today,…

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June 2020

$25

PDX Jazz presents GoGo Penguin

June 15 | 8:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
GoGo Penguin

GoGo Penguin have been hailed as hailed as the “Radiohead of British Jazz,” but they draw equally on rock, jazz and minimalist influences, alongside the intricacy of Aphex Twin or Four Tet to create their punchy, experimental, but always beautiful music. Their 2014 album v2.0 (Gondwana Records) was named a Mercury Prize album of the year alongside albums from Damon Albarn, Young Fathers and Jungle. In 2015 they signed to Blue Note Records and released the albums Man Made Object in 2016 and A Humdrum Star in 2018. Their EP, Ocean in a Drop (Music for Film) was released in October 2019 and they are currently mixing a new album for release in 2020.

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$15

PDX Jazz presents KOKOROKO

June 17 | 9:00 pm
The Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204 United States
KOKOROKO

The band’s name is an Orobo – a Nigerian tribe and language – word meaning ‘be strong.’ Sonically living up to their name, KOKOROKO are an all star band featuring leading lights from the London jazz community. Powered by seismic horn section (Maurice Grey, saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi, trombonist Richie Seivewright), guitar (Oscar Jerome), keys (Yohan Kebede), drums (Ayo Salawu) and percussion (Onome Edgeworth); Kokoroko are on a mission to fashion new languages using the medium of afrobeat. “This is not idle music!” says Sheila M. Maurice-Grey, reflecting on the rich history of sounds that have inspired the band. Whether it’s the social commentary, the political stance of acts like the Black President, or the high power energy of afrobeat nights: the music is teeming with…

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$29.50 – $49.50

PDX Jazz presents A Christian McBride Situation

June 18 | 9:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
Christian McBride

A Christian McBride Situation explores the bassist’s experimental side, playing an original musical mix McBride has described as “avant free-funk.” The name comes from the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2007 when the members of McBride’s group had to cancel making the manager exclaim “looks like we have A Christian McBride situation.” The bassist extraordinaire reached out some of his heavyweight friends at the festival and a new group was created. Christian McBride is a six-time Grammy Award winning bassist/composer and the host of NPR’s Jazz Night in America. Since the early 1990s Christian McBride has recorded on over 300 dates as a sideman. However, he’s been a leader from his debut recording in 1995. Aside from various stints with Sting, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Roy…

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$22

PDX Jazz presents Shabaka and The Ancestors

June 19 | 8:00 pm
Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
Shabaka and The Ancestors

Over the last half decade, Shabaka Hutchings has established himself as a central figure in the London jazz scene, which is enjoying its greatest creative renaissance since the breakthroughs of Joe Harriott and Evan Parker in the 1960s. Hutchings has a restlessly creative and refreshingly open-minded spirit, playing in a variety of groups, including the uniquely spiritual and powerful Shabaka & the Ancestors. The project was formed in early 2016, leading to their debit album later that year Wisdom of Elders; a document of sessions combining Hutchings with a group of South African jazz musicians he’d long admired. His connection to the group was Mandla Mlangeni (bandleader of the Amandla Freedom Ensemble), whom he’d flown there to play with over the past few years. Recorded…

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