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Jazz by 5
1300 SE Stark St.
Feb. 25, 2018, 7 p.m.
Jazz By 5 is a musical collaboration that celebrates the eras of swing, bebop, avant-garde jazz and beyond. The performance includes a mixture of classic jazz standards coupled with original material from the members of the ensemble, who have performed with legends like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Art Blakey. Saxophonist Javon Jackson initially comprised Jazz By 5 in an effort to perform, tour and collaborate with his close friends, all of whom have made an indelible mark on the jazz genre.
Javon Jackson is one of the world’s premiere contemporary tenor saxophonists, purveying a mix of hard bop with elements of funk and soul. Jackson has 14 albums to his credit as a bandleader and has appeared on nearly 150 records by other artists. He played in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and has also performed or recorded with Jimmy Cobb, Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones, Charlie Haden, Betty Carter, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Donald Byrd, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Bobby Hutcherson, Stanley Turrentine, Christian McBride, Dianne Reeves, Kenny Garrett, John Medeski, and Ben E. King, among others.
“There’s no disputing his improvisational agility or his abilities to deliver magnetic melodies and emotional heft.” – DownBeat
Domo Branch has been playing the drums since middle school and has played drums with the Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra since 2015, a competitive jazz band that performs locally and all around the country. He’s also in his high school jazz ensemble at Grant high school. In addition, Domo Branch plays in several groups including The Innovation Project, Devin Phillips Quartet
And George Colligan Trio
Domo has performed at Jimmy Mak’s Jazz Club in Portland, Oregon, Arrividerci’s Dinner/Jazz Club, The Portland Blues Festival (2015, 2016, and 2017) the Montavilla Jazz Festival, the Portland Jazz Forward Festival, Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz, Portland Art Museum, Port Townsend Jazz Festival as well as with the Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra at the Monterey Jazz Festival and Schnitzer Auditorium opening up for Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Band.
He study’s drums and jazz theory with Alan Jones and did with Dr. Thara Memory. In the summers he has attended the Centrum Jazz Camp in Port Townsend (3 years) the Mel Brown Summer Workshop (2 years), and the University of Oregon Summer Jazz Camp.
His drumming has been recognized with soloist awards at the Next Generation Monterey jazz competition ( 2016, 2017) Clackamas High School Band Competition (2015, 2016), and many more.