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The Old Church

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

October 2018

$25 – $30

Tigran Hamasyan

Presented by PDX Jazz and Soul'D Out

October 10 | 8:00 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States

“Tigran Hamasyan merges ancient Armenian sacred music with jazz piano.” — New York Times “With a firm yet delicate touch, Tigran lets the melody sing” — NPR With pianist/composer Tigran Hamasyan, potent jazz improvisation fuses with the rich folkloric music of his native Armenia.  His captivating trio performance at the 2018 PDX Jazz Festival, playing to a capacity audience at the Mission Theater, showed why he’s among the most remarkable and distinctive jazz-meets-rock pianists of his generation. A piano virtuoso with groove power, Tigran’s latest adventurous project is 2017’s An Ancient Observer, his second solo album, his eighth overall as a sole leader, and his sophomore recording for Nonesuch. (Overall, this is his eighth recording as a sole leader.) Conceptually, An Ancient Observer is a poignant album…

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$25 – $30

Ethan Iverson & Mark Turner

Temporary Kings

October 14 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States

The initial musical connection between saxophonist Mark Turner and pianist Ethan Iverson was made in 1990s jam sessions in New York City, with both going on to individual success – Iverson in hit trio The Bad Plus and Turner as a solo leader and in such groups as the trio Fly (recording in both capacities for ECM). A decade after their first meeting, the saxophonist and pianist began an association in the Billy Hart Quartet, the two players featuring sympathetically on two widely lauded ECM albums by that band. Now with Temporary Kings – their debut on record as a duo – Turner and Iverson explore aesthetic common ground that encompasses the cool-toned intricacies of the Lennie Tristano/Warne Marsh jazz school, as well as the heightened intimacy…

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$25 – $30

Jazzmeia Horn

October 24 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States

Not only a vocalist, but a musician with big ears, and wisdom beyond her years. – Al Jarreau Jazzmeia Horn IS the future of Jazz! – Larry Rosen Winner of the 2015 Thelonius Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition and 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself capturing her very essence. Hailing from Dallas, Texas Jazzmeia has already earned a reputation in New York as a “Rising Star.” With the ambition to pursue a solo career, Jazzmeia graced the New York scene in 2009 and earned her degree at The New School for Jazz and contemporary Music . It wasn’t much later when she began to perform as a sideman with musicians Winard Harper, Junior Mance, Billy Harper, Vincent…

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$25 – $30

Jakob Bro Trio

with Thomas Morgan & Joey Baron

October 28 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States

Jakob Bro (1978) is a Danish guitar player and composer living in Copenhagen, Denmark. Jakob Bro is currently leading a trio with Joey Baron and Thomas Morgan. In the fall of 2016 the trio released a highly acclaimed album Streams through ECM Records. Bro is also working with Palle Mikkelborg and with Bro/Knak, a collaboration with the Danish electronica producer Thomas Knak (Opiate).  Bro is a former member of Paul Motian & The Electric Bebop Band (Garden of Eden, ECM – 2006) and a current member of Tomasz Stanko’s Dark Eyes Quintet (Dark Eyes, ECM – 2009). He has released 13 records as a bandleader including musicians like Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Bley, Chris Cheek, Thomas Morgan, Ben Street, Mark Turner,…

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