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The Old Church

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1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
http://theoldchurch.org/

February 2019

$25 – $30

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival Presents Sin & Soul: Veronica Swift featuring the Benny Green Trio

February 26, 2019 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
Veronica Swift

“A master class on space and dynamics… an adept lyrical interpreter… tremendous tonal command” — JazzTimes Veronica Swift is now being recognized around the country as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene. In the fall of 2015, she won second place at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. In 2016 she was asked to perform a concert of her own at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City and she was a guest artist with Michael Feinstein at Jazz at Lincoln Center with the Tedd Firth Big Band and Marilyn Maye and Freda Payne. Veronica’s first appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center was at age 11 when she performed at the “Women in Jazz” series at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.…

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$25 – $30

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival Presents Paris–Montreal–PDX: François Bourassa & Jean-Michel Pilc

Solo and Trio performances featuring Alan Jones and Jonathan Lakey

February 27, 2019 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
François Bourassa and Jean-Michel Pilc

Composer/pianist François Bourassa, 2007 Oscar Peterson Prize recipient (Montréal International Jazz Festival) leads one of Canada’s most successful jazz ensembles with André Leroux (sax), Guy Boisvert (bass), and Philippe Melanson (drums). The quartet’s recording, Idiosyncrasie (Effendi) – the latest in a catalogue of critically-acclaimed CDs – has received a JUNO Award nomination (Canada) for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year.  Rasstones, released in 2007, won the OPUS (Québec) award.  A previous recording, Live at the Top of the Senator, won Canada’s highest recording honour, the JUNO, and his Indefinite Timegarnered him a FÉLIX, Quebec’s equivalent to the Grammy. Numerous tours have taken him all over the world, from festivals and concerts in Europe, to the US and Canada, Russia, India, China, Korea, Japan and Mexico, where he has performed in such prestigious events as the North Sea,…

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March 2019

$25 – $30

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival Presents Dos Solos: Cameron Graves & Gil Goldstein

March 3, 2019 | 2:00 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
Dos Solos: Cameron Graves and Gil Goldstein

The release of Kamasi Washington’s The Epic last year marked a seismic shift in the jazz landscape and the game-changing arrival of the genre-blurring Los Angeles collective West Coast Get Down. That evolution continues with the release of Planetary Prince, the debut album by visionary pianist, keyboardist, composer and WCGD founding member Cameron Graves.   Upon signing with Mack Avenue Records, Graves’ nearly released four song EP of the same name was expanded to an eight track full length album, all packed with the same mind-expanding invention that marked all of the work previously generated by the WCGD – including Kamasi Washington’s universally acclaimed debut The Epic (which prominently featured Graves throughout its three discs). These releases have marked a seismic shift in the jazz landscape and the game-changing arrival of the genre-blurring Los Angeles collective West Coast Get Down blending elements of Jazz, Classical, Rock and Hip-Hop.…

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$25 – $30

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival Presents Between a Smile and a Tear: For Toots — Kenny Werner & Gregoire Maret duo

March 3, 2019 | 5:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States

“Between a Smile and a Tear” — a duo Tribute to Toots Thielemans by his longtime pianist Kenny Werner, and Gregoire Maret, Toots’s heir apparent as the most creative harmonica player in Jazz.  Kenny & Gregoire will play tunes long associated with Toots, bringing their own individuality to the repertoire, and share personal stories about the man and how he influenced each of them musically. 

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