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Wednesday, August 22

Arts | Music | Performing Arts

Obo Addy Legacy Project - Closing Event

WHERE: Lagunitas Community Room, Portland
WHEN: Aug. 22, 2018, 6 p.m.

The Obo Addy Legacy Project is an African performance group committed to building community by offering culturally authentic music and dance, to inspire audiences and educate about our heritage and culture. Read More »

Friday, August 24

Arts | Music | Performing Arts

Tezeta Band w/ The Morning Session's DJ Derek Smith

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: Aug. 24, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Portland-based Ethiopian dance music outfit Tezeta Band hits the Jack London Revue, featuring a live vinyl set ahead of the show from KMHD morning show host Derek Smith. Read More »

Saturday, August 25

Arts | Music | Performing Arts

Shirley Nanette w/ Andrew Ehrlich & Peter Zisa

WHERE: Casa Della Zisa, Portland
WHEN: Aug. 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

An evening of classic cool jazz with famed jazz vocalist Shirley Nanette, violinist Andrew Ehrlich, & Peter Zisa on both 6-string and 8-string guitar. Read More »

Saturday, September 1

Arts | Music | Performing Arts

*KMHD DJ Event: DJ Action Slacks' of Travlin' the Tracks*

WHERE: Kenton Club, Portland
WHEN: Sept. 1, 2018, 8 p.m.

DJ Action Slacks' CLUB NITTY GRITTY is named for the unpolished Portland that is rapidly disappearing. This dance party celebrates Portland's true raggedy and eccentric Pacific Northwest spirit via music with FILTHY sax, JAGGED edges, and low down DIRTY grooves. Read More »

Saturday, September 8

Arts | Music | Performing Arts

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

WHERE: McMenamin's Edgefield Amphiteater, Troutdale
WHEN: Sept. 8, 2018, 6 p.m.

This celebration of New Orleans sounds at Edgefield also features Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band and special guests Cyril Neville & Walter Wolfman Washington Read More »

Wednesday, September 12

Arts | Music | Performing Arts

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland
WHEN: Sept. 12, 2018, 6 p.m.

The legendary neo-soul singer makes a stop at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in celebration of the 20th anniversary of her landmark record The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Read More »


Arts | Music | Performing Arts

Bria Skonberg at The Old Church

WHERE: The Old Church, Portland
WHEN: Sept. 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

The NYC-based trumpeter, singer and songwriter who the Wall Street Journal wrote was " ...poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation." Read More »

Thursday, September 13

Arts | Music | Performing Arts

*KMHD DJ Event: Hard Choices' Mark Montesano presents Jazzed About Jazz*

WHERE: Mother Foucault's Bookshop, Portland
WHEN: Sept. 13, 2018, 7 p.m.

Jazz is so much more than music. It’s history. It’s culture. It’s drama, full of eccentric personalities. Once a month, this group will listen to some of the best and most influential jazz ever recorded, beginning with the blues and ragtime through the radical forms of the 50’s and 60’s. You will also learn about and be encouraged to read books on jazz history, biographies of musicians and the cultural history of jazz. This ongoing class, called Jazzed About Jazz, will meet the second Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 pm at Mother Foucault's Bookshop. Read More »

Saturday, September 15

Arts | Music | Performing Arts

George Colligan & Randy Porter

WHERE: Michelle's Piano Company, Portland
WHEN: Sept. 15, 2018, 6 p.m.

SoulPatch Music Productions celebrates its founder Vahagn Khachaturian's 40th birthday and his affection for pianos by presenting internationally renowned pianists George Colligan & Randy Porter in an evening of soli and duo performances at Michelle's Pianos on Saturday, September 15th at 6pm. Read More »

Tuesday, September 25

Arts | Music | Performing Arts

Kneebody and Donny McCaslin

WHERE: The Star Theatre, Portland
WHEN: Sept. 25, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Soul’d Out Productions presents adventurous improvisers Kneebody and genre-straddling saxophonist Donny McCaslin at The Star Theater, September 25th. Read More »

Monday, October 8

Arts | Music | Performing Arts

Sons Of Kemet

WHERE: Doug Fir Lounge, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 8, 2018, 9 p.m.

Sons of Kemet is the iconoclastic mix of tenor sax, tuba and double drums. On this third studio album, they bring a genre defying approach which celebrates the restless exploration of identity within the Caribbean diaspora within the U.K. 'Your Queen is a Reptile' was recorded in London with a host of guests spanning the breadth of the UK scene including jungle legend Congo Natty and poet Joshua Idehen. Read More »

Wednesday, October 10

Arts | Music | Performing Arts

Tigran Hamasyan

WHERE: The Old Church, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 10, 2018, 8 p.m.

PDX Jazz and Soul'd Out present the virtuosic pianist-composer Tigran Hamasyan, who merges ancient Armenian sacred music with jazz. Read More »

Thursday, October 11

Arts | Music | Performing Arts

*KMHD DJ Event: Hard Choices' Mark Montesano presents Jazzed About Jazz*

WHERE: Mother Foucault's Bookshop, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 11, 2018, 7 p.m.

Jazz is so much more than music. It’s history. It’s culture. It’s drama, full of eccentric personalities. Once a month, this group will listen to some of the best and most influential jazz ever recorded, beginning with the blues and ragtime through the radical forms of the 50’s and 60’s. You will also learn about and be encouraged to read books on jazz history, biographies of musicians and the cultural history of jazz. This ongoing class, called Jazzed About Jazz, will meet the second Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 pm at Mother Foucault's Bookshop. Read More »

Sunday, October 14

Arts | Music | Performing Arts

Ethan Iverson & Mark Turner - Temporary Kings

WHERE: The Old Church, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Ethan Iverson (of The Bad Plus) and saxophonist Mark Turner join forces for a performance at The Old Church. Read More »

Tuesday, October 16

Arts | Music | Performing Arts

John Scofield's Combo 66 w/ Vicente Archer, Gerald Clayton & Bill Stewart

WHERE: Lewis & Clark College's Evans Auditorium, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

John Scofield’s exercise of unconventional playing embraces the kind of musical exploration that drives jazz forward with optimism. –All About Jazz Read More »