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The Old Church

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

November 2019

$25 – $30

PDX Jazz presents Emmet Cohen Trio

November 6 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
Emmet Cohen

Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is one of his generation’s pivotal figures in music and the related arts. DownBeat praised the “nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary” he employs to communicate with other musicians and audiences at what he terms “the deepest level of humanity and individuality.” Leader of the Emmet Cohen Trio and creator of the Masters Legacy Series, Cohen is an internationally acclaimed jazz artist and dedicated music educator. Emmet Cohen is the winner of the 2019 American Pianists Awards and the Cole Porter Fellow of the American Pianists Association, and Artist-in-Residence at the University of Indianapolis. Cohen was a finalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk International PianoCompetition. He has appeared in the Newport, Monterey, Jerusalem, and North…

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$25 – $30

PDX Jazz presents Steel House: Scott Colley, Brian Blade & Edward Simon

November 19 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
Steel House

Three well-known instrumentalists are building a new band called Steel House. The foundations of this house are deep and strong, the roof sturdy. Inside is one big, light-filled room occupied by the three leaders: Edward Simon on piano, Scott Colley on acoustic bass, and Brian Blade on drums. Each man is a world-class jazz player with his own robust composing, recording, and performing career. Since meeting in New York in the early 1990s, they have shared stages and studios, playing many different styles of music together. They decided to form (build) Steel House to create a dedicated place for their own musical explorations. The music of Steel House embraces both silence, and emerging from that stillness, conversation. The communication among Simon, Colley, and Blade stays…

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