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Thundercat covers "What's the Use?" by Mac Miller

During the 2020 BIAMP Portland Jazz Festival, Thundercat closed his set at the Kridel Grand Ballroom with one of our favorite tracks off of the late rapper's "Swimming."

Kassa Overall: Backpack Jazz Producing In Portland

In February 2020, backpack jazz producer Kassa Overall brought his mobile studio to Portland for the PDX Jazz Festival and the release of his second, and most personal, album through Brownswood Recordings.

Along the way, he dished out real talk on his nomadic creative process and why music is his secret for a balanced life.

Meet Mel Brown, The Portland Jazz Legend Who Plays For Something Greater Than Himself

If you've heard any '70s-era Motown record, you've probably heard Mel Brown's drumming. But if you happen to live in Portland, it's much more likely that you've seen him play live jazz.

Tord Gustavsen Quartet 2014

Pianist Tord Gustavsen leads his Quartet in session inside the KMHD studios at Oregon Public Broadcasting. This performance occurred during the 2014 Portland Jazz Festival.

2014 U.S. Bank Portland Jazz Festival presented by Alaska Airlines
Blue Cranes and Wayne Horvitz - Portland Jazz Festival 2013

At the 2013 Portland Jazz Festival, Portland's Blue Cranes got together with Wayne Horvitz for a one-time-only collaborative performance.

Kurt Rosenwinkel - Portland Jazz Festival 2013

The Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet in performance at Lewis and Clark College during the Portland Jazz Festival. Song title: "Welcome Home".

Gerald Wilson -Portland Jazz Festival 2013

A quick glimpse of NEA Jazz Master Gerald Wilson at the Portland Jazz Festival, 2013. Wilson lead and conducted two groups, one comprised of students from Portland State University and one of local professionals. The 94 year old Wilson was playing Portland for the first time since 1949.

Matt Wilson Arts & Crafts 2013

Drummer Matt Wilson leads his Arts and Crafts Quartet in session inside the KMHD studios at Oregon Public Broadcasting.  This performance occurred during the 2013 Portland Jazz Festival.

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A La Mode - The Jazz Message: Celebrating Art Blakey - Portland Jazz Festival 2013
One By One - The Jazz Message: Celebrating Art Blakey - Portland Jazz Festival 2013
Moanin' - The Jazz Message: Celebrating Art Blakey - Portland Jazz Festival 2013
A Night in Tunisia - The Jazz Message: Celebrating Art Blakey - Portland Jazz Festival 2013
The Blues March - The Jazz Message: Celebrating Art Blakey - Portland Jazz Festival 2013
The Jazz Message: Celebrating Art Blakey - Portland Jazz Festival 2013

Six former Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Javon Jackson, Bobby Watson, elder statesmen Curtis Fuller, Eddie Henderson, George Cables, and Buster Williams + Lewis Nash on drums pay tribute to the immortal drummer and bandleader.

Live 2.22.2013 from the Newmark Theater
featuring
Javon Jackson / Tenor Saxophone, Musical Director
Bobby Watson / Alto Saxophone
Curtis Fuller / Trombone
Eddie Henderson / Trumpet
George Cables / Piano
Buster Williams / Bass
Lewis Nash / Drums

Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet performs "inter-are"

Portland, Oregon, November 4, 2018 for PDX Jazz
'This band just crushes... I love it! Thanks for watching.'

Jason Rigby - sax
Shai Maestro - piano
Chris Morrissey - bass
Mark Guiliana - drums

Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet performs "Long Branch"

Portland, Oregon, November 4, 2018 for PDX Jazz
'I love this band! Thanks for watching!'

Jason Rigby - sax
Shai Maestro - piano
Chris Morrissey - bass
Mark Guiliana - drums

Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet performs "One Month"

Fremont Theater, in Portland, Oregon, October 11, 2017 for PDX Jazz.
'What a fun night of music! Great tunes, inspired and inspiring!'

Mark Guiliana - drums
Jason Rigby - saxophone
Fabian Almazan - piano
Chris Morrissey - bass

The Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet performs "inter-are"

Fremont Theater, Portland, Oregon, October 11th, 2017 for PDX Jazz.
'This was such a great night of music, inspired and inspiring! I love this band! Thanks for watching!'

Mark Guiliana - drums
Jason Rigby - saxophone
Fabian Almazan - piano
Chris Morrissey - bass

The Bad Plus - "Wolf Out"

Live in Portland June 9, 2016 at The Aladdin Theater for PDX Jazz.

Vijay Iyer Trio performs "Hood"

Portland Jazz Festival 2015, Portland, Oregon, February 20, 2015.
'This is the best jazz trio out there!!'

Vijay Iyer - piano
Stephan Crump - double bass
Marcus Gilmore - drums

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Tigran Hamasyan

Portland OR 2.19.2018 at PDX Jazz Festival 2018 at Mission Theater
Live at McMenamins Mission Theater in Portland OR, February 19th 2018. PDX Jazz Fest 2018.

Tigran Hamasyan, piano and keys
Sam Minaie, bass
Yogev Gabay, drums

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