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3003 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97202 United States
(503) 239-9969 portland.classicpianos.net

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February 2019

New York State of Mind: Kendra Shank with Randy Porter and John Stowell — 2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Classic Pianos, 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97202 United States
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$20 – $25

“Kendra Shank sounds like sunlight shining through a stained-glass window, her crystalline tone illuminating each song. Working her voice like a horn, she phrases inventively, whether crisp and sizzling or sensuously smoky. She’s definitely an original.” — Patricia Myers,  Jazz Times  “Imaginative and daring.” — Steve Futterman,  The New Yorker  Kendra Shank‘s  seven CDs have won numerous “Best of the Year” citations, a New York Times  “Critic’s Choice,” Downbeat  poll recognition, and accolades for her “delectable voice” (Terry Teachout,  TIME  magazine) and  “breathtakingly original concept based upon open-ended…

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Natalia Smirnova — 2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Classic Pianos, 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97202 United States
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$20 – $25

Natalia Smirnova is a piano player, singer, composer, arranger and band leader. Her eccentric manner of playing, described as powerful and energetic, is wonderfully combined with lyrical pianism. Natalie boasts a unique voice and is a truly diverse and creative artist. A talented composer of original music and an arranger of all-time hits, Natalie enchants the audience with her impressive vocal range and her extraordinary mastery of the piano. She finished a musical college in classical piano and then went to…

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Greg Goebel — 2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Classic Pianos, 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97202 United States
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$15 – $20

“Goebel deserves all the praise hereabouts. He’s a burner!”  — George Fendell/JSO “Greg Goebel is one of about half a dozen pianists that are redefining the instrument, the literature and the useful purpose of the piano and doing it with the skills of a master.” 5 Stars! — Brent Black/@CriticalJazz From straight ahead jazz, funk and pop, to the avant-garde, Greg Goebel is considered one of the Northwest’s first call pianists. Praised by critics for “manifesting his ideas with the immediacy and sureness of a master…

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Matt Savage — 2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Classic Pianos, 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97202 United States
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$20 – $25

Matt Savage, age 26, has had a 17-year professional career as a jazz musician, bandleader and composer with ensembles of different size. He’s played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Chick Corea, the Ellington All Stars, Chaka Khan, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Watson, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Jason Moran, Arturo O’Farrill, John Pizzarelli, Joshua Redman, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jon Faddis, Jerry Bergonzi and Donny McCaslin among others. Along the way, he’s recorded twelve albums as leader and one as…

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May 2019

Bebop Meets Bossa Nova: The Music of Durval Ferreira

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Classic Pianos, 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97202 United States
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$15

Sounds of Brazil PDX presents an evening highlighting the wonderful compositions of Rio-born guitarist and composer Durval Ferreira, who wrote for, produced, and performed with Cannonball Adderley, Sarah Vaughan, and Leny Andrade among many others in both the jazz and bossa nova worlds. We will be playing his most famous compositions as well as some obscure gems. Personnel will include Gabriela Gimenes (flute), Alexandra Santos (voice), Kerry Politzer (piano), Ben Graves (guitar), Bernardo Gomez (bass), Steven Schob (percussion), Micah Hummel…

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