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3003 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR 97202 United States
http://portland.classicpianos.net/

February 2019

$20 – $25

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents New York State of Mind: Kendra Shank

with Randy Porter and John Stowell

February 22, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Classic Pianos, 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR 97202 United States
Kendra Shank

ON SALE NOVEMBER 16 “Kendra Shank sounds like sunlight shining through a stained-glass window, her crystalline tone illuminating each song. Working her voice like a horn, she phrases inventively, whether crisp and sizzling or sensuously smoky. She’s definitely an original.” — Patricia Myers,  Jazz Times  “Imaginative and daring.” — Steve Futterman,  The New Yorker  Kendra Shank‘s  seven CDs have won numerous “Best of the Year” citations, a New York Times  “Critic’s Choice,” Downbeat  poll recognition, and accolades for her “delectable voice” (Terry Teachout,  TIME  magazine) and  “breathtakingly original concept based upon open-ended bandstand interaction” (Andrew Gilbert,  Boston Globe).  Born in California to an actress mother and playwright father, she was on stage at age 5 and began her music career at 19, busking in  Parisian cafés  as a folk singer-guitarist.  A decade later her…

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$20 – $25

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Natalia Smirnova

February 23, 2019 | 4:00 pm
Classic Pianos, 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR 97202 United States
Natalia Sminova

ON SALE NOVEMBER 16 Natalia Smirnova is a piano player, singer, composer, arranger and band leader. Her eccentric manner of playing, described as powerful and energetic, is wonderfully combined with lyrical pianism. Natalie boasts a unique voice and is a truly diverse and creative artist. A talented composer of original music and an arranger of all-time hits, Natalie enchants the audience with her impressive vocal range and her extraordinary mastery of the piano. She finished a musical college in classical piano and then went to St. Petersburg to study at the jazz department of the University of Culture. In 2005, Natalie moved to Moscow and started singing. She collected a quartet including guitar, bass and drums to tour Russian regions and participate in jazz festivals.…

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$15 – $20

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Greg Goebel

February 24, 2019 | 1:00 pm
Classic Pianos, 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR 97202 United States

ON SALE NOVEMBER 16 “Goebel deserves all the praise hereabouts. He’s a burner!”  — George Fendell/JSO “Greg Goebel is one of about half a dozen pianists that are redefining the instrument, the literature and the useful purpose of the piano and doing it with the skills of a master.” 5 Stars! — Brent Black/@CriticalJazz From straight ahead jazz, funk and pop, to the avant-garde, Greg Goebel is considered one of the Northwest’s first call pianists. Praised by critics for “manifesting his ideas with the immediacy and sureness of a master craftsman” (Jazz Times) and as “a force that is stretching known boundaries and moving the music into new territory” (Larry Koonse), pianist Greg Goebel shows himself as firmly rooted in tradition while simultaneously proving to be a unique voice among…

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$20 – $25

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents Matt Savage

February 25, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Classic Pianos, 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR 97202 United States
Matt Savage

ON SALE NOVEMBER 16 Matt Savage, age 26, has had a 17-year professional career as a jazz musician, bandleader and composer with ensembles of different size. He’s played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Chick Corea, the Ellington All Stars, Chaka Khan, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Watson, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Jason Moran, Arturo O’Farrill, John Pizzarelli, Joshua Redman, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jon Faddis, Jerry Bergonzi and Donny McCaslin among others. Along the way, he’s recorded twelve albums as leader and one as collaborator. He is a Bösendorfer piano artist. As a composer, Matt has garnered respect. He composed and recorded the score for a full-length documentary film, Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story. The movie, which premiered in 2014, chronicles the life of…

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