NEA Jazz Master Ahmad Jamal is a living legend at the age of 83. Jamal is a soul survivor, who lived long enough to reap the benefits of his Olympian artistry – as evidence by his induction into the prestigious Order of the Arts and Letters by French Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, who named him an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2007. Jamal is joined in this rare Portland appearance by his long standing quartet in support of his latest album, Saturday Morning, which features bassist Reginald Veal, drummer Herlin Riley and percussionist Manolo Badrena.
“All my inspiration comes from Ahmad Jamal.” - Miles Davis
7:00 pm | Location: Newmark Theatre | $58 / $48 / $38 / $28