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October 2019

Rebecca Kilgore, Nancy King, Veronica Swift: A Night of Jazz Vocalese

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Winningstad Theater, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
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$30 – $45

Presented by PDX Jazz Rebecca Kilgore and Nancy King are among Portland’s Jazz Royalty. They are set to make an exceedingly rare appearance together on October 3 at the Winningstad Theatre and will be joined by the remarkable Veronica Swift, who performed with Benny Green to a capacity audience at last February’s PDX Jazz Festival. A Night of Jazz Vocalese is curated as a For Portland Only experience and will also include the stalwart rhythm section composed of Steve Christofferson, Tom Wakeling and Charlie Doggett. A Night of…

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Billy Cobham Crosswinds Project featuring Randy Brecker: 75th Birthday Celebration Tour

October 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
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$39.50 – $45

Presented by PDX Jazz and Soul'd Out. This event is 21+ Billy Cobham came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and then with the Mahavishnu orchestra. According to Allmusic’s reviewer, Cobham is “generally acclaimed as fusion’s greatest drummer.” He was inducted into the modern drummer hall of fame in 1987 and the classic drummer hall of fame in 2013. Cobham’s influence stretched far beyond jazz: prog contemporaries Bill Bruford of King Crimson listened closely…

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Shai Maestro Trio — PDX Jazz

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Classic Pianos, 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97202 United States
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$25 – $30

“Hearing Shai Maestro is like awakening to a new world.” — All About Jazz Shai Maestro is one of the most promising and talented pianists of his generation. Since his debut with his own trio in 2011, Shai has shaped a strong and unique personal identity and has portrayed an incredible musical fluidity, making Shai and his trio one of the most powerful and harmonious groups in the jazz today. Shai’s fifth album and first album for the ECM, The Dream Thief, features…

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November 2019

Emmet Cohen Trio — PDX Jazz

November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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$25 – $30

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…

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Steel House: Scott Colley, Brian Blade & Edward Simon

November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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$25 – $30

          Presented by PDX Jazz. 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…

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Dan Balmer and Dan Faehnle: The Imagination of Grant Green

November 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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$12 – $15

Presented by PDX Jazz From coffee house gigs at fifteen to chart-topping success with the Tom Grant Band in the ’90s, world tours with two-time Grammy Award winner Diane Schuur and contemporary jam-bands, Dan Balmer brings fire and heart every time he plays the guitar. His playing spans nearly one hundred albums, including twelve as a leader from which his original works have appeared internationally in television, film and radio. Dan has performed or toured with Joey DeFrancesco, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Les…

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Calling All Jazz Lovers!

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The Jazz Society of Oregon Needs You!

We’re looking volunteers to help us with a variety of jobs supporting the local jazz community:

  • Fundraising, grant writing
  • Events coordination
  • Sponsor liaison
  • Membership support
  • Education committee
  • Volunteer support

Contact our volunteer coordinator to find out how you can contribute to your local jazz community.