Monday, July 15
PDX Jazz @ Jimmy Mak’s: The Jimmy Greene Quartet with George Colligan, Chris Higgins and Chris Brown
7:30 pm | Location: Jimmy Mak's | $20 reserved/15 general admission
While in high school, Jimmy Greene had the good fortune of learning first hand from one of the all time greats, Jackie McLean. Greene adapted much of McLean’s advanced alto technique to the tenor. Of course, there’s some Coltrane and Rollins to be found in his sound, too, but the end result is a style that’s mainstream bop, albeit in his own way. Greene is also an accomplished composer, drawing on experience and collaborations with Horace Silver, Tom Harrell, Avishai Cohen, and Freddie Hubbard.
He is joined tonight by a collection of Portland’s top jazz musicians for a show that will benefit the “My Sandy Hook Family Fund”, to directly support the families of the 26 who were killed at Sandy Hook School on December 14th, 2012. Jimmy’s daughter, Ana, was one of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.