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Winningstad Theatre

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1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
http://www.portland5.com/

February 2019

$35.50 – $45.50

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival presents The Bad Plus

February 22 | 9:30 pm
Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Since its outset, iconic trio The Bad Plus has dared to be different, challenging all preconceived notions of jazz. Through a provocative style of arrangements and compositions they call “avant-garde populism”, their unique blend of influences, ranging from experimental jazz, indie rock, pop, and classical music has earned this “audacious, rule-breaking jazz trio” (Billboard) a reputation as one of the most universally well-respected bands in jazz today. The intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync. 2018 heralded a new and exciting chapter for the band consisting of founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) and new member Orrin Evans (piano) — a group of passionate collaborators with…

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$45.50 – $55.50

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival Presents Freddy Cole: Celebrating Nat King Cole at 100

February 24 | 4:00 pm
Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
Freddy Cole

“Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing… he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive.” — The New York Times “Gorgeous autumnal baritone, expressive phrasing and pitch-perfect feel for jazz standards, pop tunes and love ballads.”  — People Magazine Lionel Frederick Cole was born on October 15, 1931, the youngest of Edward and Paulina Nancy Cole’s five children. His three elder brothers, Eddie, Ike and Nat (twelve years Freddy’s senior) were all musicians. Though Freddy Cole was born in Chicago, he is a 35-year native son and international celebrity of Atlanta. “I started playing piano at five or six,” Freddy remembers. “Music was all around me.” In the Chicago home of his youth, visitors included Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Lionel Hampton. He also credits…

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