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1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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February 2019

$29.50 – $59.50

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival Presents The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

February 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

ON SALE NOVEMBER 16 The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra is a multiple Grammy Award-winning 16-piece jazz orchestra, comprised of a Who’s Who of New York City’s finest musicians. The ensemble began its life as the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1966. The world-famous Village Vanguard jazz club in New York City booked the newly formed band for three Monday nights that February. Those were wildly successful and the engagement was extended indefinitely. The Village Vanguard’s owner, Max Gordon, told Mel Lewis, “We’ll keep it going until it tapers off.” Over half a century and more than 2700 Monday nights later, it still hasn’t. The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra stands apart from all other modern ensembles of its kind and is still as strong and vital as ever.…

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$44.50 – $74.50

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents The Creator Has A Master Plan: An Evening with NEA Jazz Master Pharoah Sanders

February 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
Pharoah Sanders

ON SALE NOVEMBER 16 “I may be a man of few words to some, but the music I’ve produced ‘says it all.’ I am deeply grateful and humbly moved to be acknowledged and honored for the embodiments of my jazz works which has lasted for over more than a half century.”  NEA Jazz Master, Ferrell “Pharoah” Sanders, is a legendary jazz saxophonist who has shown a remarkable facility performing in a variety of styles—from free to mainstream—displaying what has been called “hard-edged lyricism.” Emerging from John Coltrane’s groups of the mid-1960s, Sanders is known for his distinctive sound. His work embodies the spiritual foundation of avant-garde jazz and he has shaped his own sonic world that encompasses the primal wails and fierce energy of late…

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