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Portland Jazz Festival: KMHD's Rough Guide

OPB | Feb. 17, 2013 4:45 p.m.

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Matt Fleeger

Navigating the more than 170 different performances that make up the Portland Jazz Festival can be a mind-bending challenge. Fortunately for you, KMHD Jazz Radio has compiled this easy “rough guide” to the festival. The following are our picks for some noteworthy and off-the-beaten path performances. Whether you’re a fan of straight-ahead Jazz, funky stuff, vocals or avant-garde, the festival has something for everyone!

Here are our picks:

For Straight-ahead Jazz Fans
Mon, 2/18, 7:30 @ Jimmy Mak’s – Gerald Wilson
Wed, 2/20, 7:30 @ Jimmy Mak’s – Matt Wilson’s Arts and Crafts
Fri, 2/22, 7:00 @ Newmark Theatre – The Jazz Message: Celebrating Art Blakey
Fri, 2/22, 9:30 @ Winningstad Theatre – Steve Kuhn Trio


For Fans of Funky Jazz
Thurs, 2/21, 9:30 @ Winningstad Theatre – Kenny Garrett

Sat, 2/23, 9:30 @ Crystal Ballroom – Galactic

Sat, 2/23, 9:30 @ Winningstad Theatre – Steven Bernstein’s SexMob


For Adventurous Fans

Tues, 2/19, 7:30 @ Lewis and Clark College – Kurt Rosenwinkel

Sat, 2/23, 7:00 @ Newmark Theatre – Jack Dejohnette


For Fans of Vocal Jazz
Thurs, 2/21, 7:00 @ Winningstad Theatre – Patricia Barber
Sun, 2/24, 3:00 @ Winningstad Theatre – Nancy King


For Free!

Tues, 2/19, 5:00 @ Marriott Waterfront – Nicole Glover and Jon Lakey

Wed, 2/20, 9:00 @ Rogue Ales Public House – The Ocular Concern
Sat, 2/23, 1:00 @ Benson Hotel – Halie Loren

Fri-Sat, 2/22-23, 11:00 @ The ArtBar – KMHD Jam Sessions

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