Throughout their storied 32-year history, the Yellowjackets have undergone numerous lineup changes, never failing to rise to the inevitable challenges of adjustment. Comprised of longtime members – saxophonist Bob Mintzer, keyboardist Russell Ferrante, and drummer William Kennedy – the group’s career spans 17 Grammy® Award nominations (and two wins), countless sold-out tours, and worldwide critical acclaim. With 2013’s A Rise In The Road, the Yellowjackets introduced a new member this year with the departure of bassist Jimmy Haslip – Felix Pastorius (son of legendary jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius). Yellowjackets are making their first Portland appearance in nearly a dozen years.
“… it has weathered many cycles of taste and technology,
managing never to struggle…” – New York Times