PDX Jazz Events
PDX Jazz @ The Mission and PDX Jazz @ Jimmy Mak’s presents Programming to Showcase Regional, National and International Artists!
- PDX Jazz @ The Mission | PDX Jazz, the presenting organization of the Portland Jazz Festival — in partnership with McMenamins Mission Theater and KMHD Radio — presents this monthly series offering the finest in regional, national and international jazz artists. The Mission Theater features an intimate and acoustically rich environment, with excellent sightlines and a wide selection of food and beverages.
- PDX Jazz @ Jimmy Mak’s | After the conclusion of the 2012 festival, PDX Jazz began a partnership with Portland’s most prestigious jazz club, Jimmy Mak’s. PDX Jazz @ Jimmy Mak’s presents emerging and established national artists through routing opportunities while artists are touring the west coast. PDX Jazz has presented Thelonious Monk Competition Winner bassist Ben Williams, singer Tierney Sutton, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, pianist Matthew Shipp, trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, harmonica player Grégoire Maret, and the famed Clayton Brothers.
Thursday June 20, 2013
PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater: Andrew Oliver’s Composers’ Ensemble Performing Newly Composed Original Compositions and Selected Works of Dave Douglas
Listen to “Any Which Way” performed by the PJCE
Andrew Oliver / piano
Tom Barber / trumpet
James M. Gregg / trumpet
Lee Elderton / saxophone
Gary Harris / saxophone
Mieke Bruggeman-Smith / saxophone
Gus Slayton / saxophone
Al Torres / trombone
Allan Stromquist / french horn
Dan Duval / guitar
Bill Athens / bass
Ken Ollis / drums
Andrew Oliver is a Portland-native and an accomplished pianist/composer/trumpeter. He is the founder and co-executive director of the Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble, a non-profit organization which commissions works by it’s members as well as other local jazz composers and performs as a 12-piece ensemble. The ensemble strives to act as a forum for the development and presentation of works for large ensembles by established and emerging jazz composers, and to engage and enrich community awareness and appreciation of contemporary music. The ensemble will be playing on Thursday, June 20th and will feature: trumpeters Tom Barber and James M. Gregg; saxophonists Lee Elderton, Gary Harris, Mieke Bruggeman-Smith, and Gus Slayton; trombonist Al Torres; french hornist Allan Stromquist; pianist Andrew Oliver; guitarist Dan Duval; bassist Bill Athens; and drummer Ken Ollis.
Monday July 15, 2013
PDX Jazz@Jimmy Mak’s: The Jimmy Greene Quartet with Jimmy Green, George Colligan, Chris Higgins and Chris Brown
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.
Thursday September 19, 2013
PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater: “Latin Side of Cannonball Adderley” with Saxophonist David Valdez, Tom Barber, George Colligan, and Dave Captein (drummer TBA)
David Valdez / saxophonist
Tom Barber / trumpet
George Colligan / piano
Dave Captein / bass
Thursday October 17, 2013
PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater: “Odds Against Tomorrow” Revisiting the MJQ featuring Darrell Grant, Mike Horsfall, Marcus Shelby, and Carlton Jackson
7:00 pm | Location: Mission Theater & Pub | $15 day of show
Darrell Grant / piano
Mike Horsfall / vibraphone
Marcus Shelby / bass
Carlton Jackson / drums
Tuesday November 5, 2013
PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater: Omar Sosa Afri-Lectric Experience: A Tribute to Miles Davis “Kind of Blue”
7:30 pm | Location: Mission Theater & Pub | $20 advance / $25 day of show