PDX Jazz Events

Monday May 11, 2015

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

7:30 pm | Location: Jimmy Mak's | $18 ga / 22 reserved (1 ticketed show w/ sets @ 7:30pm & 9:00pm

Jane Bunnett / saxophone, flute
Daymé Arocena / vocals
Danae Olano / piano
Yusa / bass, tres guitar
Celia Jimenez / bass
Yissy García / drums
Magdelys Savigne / percussion

For more than 30 years, Canadian flutist/saxophonist Jane Bunnett has been bridging the gulf between Cuba and North America by introducing jazz audiences to some of the finest musicians that the island has to offer. Through her longstanding ensemble Spirits of Havana, Bunnett has provided early opportunities to such future greats as Dafnis Prieto, Yosvany Terry, Pedrito Martínez, and David Virelles. Now, with her new sextet Maqueque, she introduces the world to some of Cuba’s most promising female musicians, injecting her own music with an invigorating dose of youthful energy in the process. On their recently released debut, Maqueque blends scintillating Afro-Cuban rhythms, folkloric influences, exhilarating jazz, and soulful vocals into an utterly intoxicating blend.

“Jane Bunnett and Maqueque… utterly shatters the
glass ceiling of Afro Cuban Jazz” - Boston Globe

Wednesday May 13, 2015

Avishai Cohen’s Triveni

7:30 pm | Location: Jimmy Mak's | $18 ga / $22 reserved (1 ticketed show w/ sets @ 7:30pm & 9:00pm)

Avishai Cohen / trumpet
Omer Avital / bass
Nasheet Waits / drums

Voted a Rising Star three consecutive years in the DownBeat Critics Poll has earned trumpeter Avishai Cohen notoriety as a musician with an individual sound and a questing spirit. He is an ever-creative player and composer open to multiple strains of jazz and active internationally as a leader, co-leader and sideman. Triveni, the trumpeter’s current primary touring project, has been praised far and wide for its sonic telepathy. In addition to releasing his seventh recording as a leader, Dark Nights, Cohen also records and tours the world with the SFJAZZ Collective, Mark Turner Quartet, and with the 3 Cohens Sextet, his acclaimed family band.

“Cohen is a multicultural jazz musician, among whose ancestors is Miles Davis.
Like Davis, he can make the trumpet a vehicle for uttering the most
poignant human cries.” – The New York Times

Saturday May 16, 2015

David Torn

7:00 pm | Location: Holocene | $15 advance / $17 @ the door (1 ticketed show w/ 2 sets)

David Torn / guitar, electric oud,
real-time mechanical + electronic modifications

David Torn – ever-intrepid guitarist, producer, improviser, film composer and soundscape artist – returns with only sky, an album that explores the far sonic edges of what one man and a guitar can create, a solo recording of almost orchestral atmosphere. It is Torn’s first ECM release since 2007’s acclaimed prezens, a full-band project, with Tim Berne, Craig Taborn and Tom Rainey,  that Jazzwise described as “a vibrating collage full of shimmering sonic shapes, a dark, urban electronic soundscape – a potent mix of jazz, free-form rock and technology that is both demanding and rewarding.” Many of those same descriptors apply to only sky, with its hovering ambient shadows and vaulting flashes of light, its channeling of deep country/blues memories and Burroughsian dreams of North Africa. Recorded in the acoustically apt hall of the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in upstate New York (and then sorted and mixed  in Torn’s own mad-scientist lair ), only sky is an album to get lost in, over and again.

Saturday August 8, 2015

Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Septet “Mambo for ¡Salud!”

6:00 am | Location: Venue TBA | $30/$75

PDX Jazz & Penner-Ash Wine Cellars Present “Mambo for ¡Salud!”
NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri and his Latin Jazz Septet
Generously Sponsored by Hall, Pratt and Associates and the Fairweather Foundation

$75 VIP (limited to 40). Ticket holders receive a reserved seat, complimentary glass of wine and tasting experience on a return visit to Penner-Ash Wine Cellars

$30 (200 available) non-reserved lawn, blankets only, no beach chairs.                 Spectacular views of the Dundee Hills and Willamette Valley


A la carte specially priced menu personally selected by Eddie Palmieri available to all attendees.

Chicken Francase “Puerto Rican Style”
Arroz con Gandules
Yuca con Mojo
Platano Maduro
Watercress Salad with Mojo de Ajo with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

*North Coast Brewing Company Craft Beer and Penner Ash wines available for purchase

Saturday, August 8
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars

5:30PM; doors
6:00PM-6:30PM: opening band featuring The Chris Hall Quartet
6:30PM-7:00PM: intermission
7:00PM-8:30PM: Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Septet

A portion of the proceeds to benefit ¡Salud!