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Tuesday, October 15

Performing Arts | Arts | NW Life | Music

Theoretical Planets featuring George Colligan

WHERE: PCC Rock Creek, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 15, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Portland jazz icon George Colligan is well-known as one of the country’s best pianists. He is also a master drummer and will lead his group Theoretical Planets (with soprano, sax, tenor sax and bass) in a concert of post-bop original music. Read More »

Sunday, October 20

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Joel Ross "Good Vibes" w/ Matt Sazima Trio

WHERE: Holocene, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 20, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

The Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based Blue Note vibraphonist makes a tour stop at Holocene. Read More »

Monday, October 21

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

PDX Jazz Presents: Shai Maestro Trio

WHERE: Classic Pianos, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 21, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

“Hearing Shai Maestro is like awakening to a new world.” — All About Jazz // Shai Maestro is one of the most promising and talented pianists of his generation. Since his debut with his own trio in 2011, Shai has shaped a strong and unique personal identity and has portrayed an incredible musical fluidity, making Shai and his trio one of the most powerful and harmonious groups in the jazz today. Read More »

Tuesday, October 22

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

WLCM ft Tommaso Cappellato w/ Korgy & Bass and Brown Calculus

WHERE: The Hallowed Halls, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 22, 2019, 8 p.m.

KMHD & Soul'd Out Productions co-present this evening of collaborative and experimental jazz at a beautifully intimate venue: The Hallowed Halls in SE Portland. Read More »

Saturday, October 26

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

VaPort Jazz Big Band's Frightfully Fun Halloween Dance

WHERE: The Heathman Lodge, Vancouver
WHEN: Oct. 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Join VanPort Jazz for a spooky, thrilling night of big band jazz dance music. The evening will be filled with dancers in costumes of their choosing. There will also be light refreshments, prizes and raffle drawings. Read More »


Performing Arts | Arts | Music

*KMHD DJ Event: DJ Action Slacks at 23Hoyt's Halloween Block Party*

WHERE: 23Hoyt, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 26, 2019, 9 p.m.

The illustrious server-upper of soul 45s and host of KMHD's Travlin' the Tracks spins a set of festive, FUN-ky 60s/70s dance records with a dash of spooky flavors in NW Portland. Read More »

Saturday, November 2

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Jon Deshler & His Abiqua Studio Jazz Trio

WHERE: Silverton Wine Bar & Bistro, Silverton
WHEN: Nov. 2, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Local pianist, vocalist and trumpeter play everything novel from the last 120 years! Live every first Saturday at Silverton Wine Bar & Bistro. Read More »

Tuesday, November 5

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

The Midnight Hour (Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge) at Mississippi Studios

WHERE: Mississippi Studios, Portland
WHEN: Nov. 5, 2019, 9 p.m.

"Producers Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge are bonded by a shared optimism. Before linking up on Souls of Mischief’s 2014 album There Is Only Now, Muhammad’s group A Tribe Called Quest gave jazz a shot of hip-hop’s youthful vitality, while Younge molded blaxploitation-era sounds with a psychedelic sheen. The two rap-and-soul fusionists aim for a retro aesthetic imbued with the intimacy of a basement club; the results are reminiscent of their Harlem Renaissance-inspired Luke Cage soundtrack." - Pitchfork Read More »

Wednesday, November 6

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

PDX Jazz Presents: Emmet Cohen Trio

WHERE: The Old Church, Portland
WHEN: Nov. 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is one of his generation’s pivotal figures in music and the related arts. DownBeat praised the “nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary” he employs to communicate with other musicians and audiences at what he terms “the deepest level of humanity and individuality.” Leader of the Emmet Cohen Trio and creator of the Masters Legacy Series, Cohen is an internationally acclaimed jazz artist and dedicated music educator. Read More »

Thursday, November 14

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Ed Bennet Quintet at Christos Pizzeria

WHERE: Christos Pizzeria, Salem
WHEN: Nov. 14, 2019, 10 p.m.

Long considered one of the West Coast's premiere string bass players, Ed Bennett has become a mainstay in the Portland jazz community. Don't miss this chance to hear him play with his quintet (Paul Mazzio, Tim Wilcox, Dan Gaynor & Tim Rap) in Salem. Read More »

Tuesday, November 19

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

PDX Jazz Presents: Steel House (Scott Colley, Brian Blade & Edward Simon)

WHERE: The Old Church, Portland
WHEN: Nov. 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Three well-known instrumentalists are building a new band called Steel House. The foundations of this house are deep and strong, the roof sturdy. Inside is one big, light-filled room occupied by the three leaders: Edward Simon on piano, Scott Colley on acoustic bass, and Brian Blade on drums. Each man is a world-class jazz player with his own robust composing, recording, and performing career Read More »

Wednesday, November 20

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

The Cinematic Orchestra at the Wonder Ballroom

WHERE: Wonder Ballroom, Portland
WHEN: Nov. 20, 2019, 8:45 p.m.

The British nu-jazz and electronic group makes a long-awaited tour stop in Portland. Read More »

Saturday, November 23

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

PDX Jazz Presents: Dan Balmer and Dan Faehnle

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: Nov. 23, 2019, 9 p.m.

From coffee house gigs at fifteen to chart-topping success with the Tom Grant Band in the ’90s, world tours with two-time Grammy Award winner Diane Schuur and contemporary jam-bands, Dan Balmer brings fire and heart every time he plays the guitar. Similarly, there is little doubt that jazz guitar has entered a new and exciting realm when Dan Faehnle takes the stage. These two guitar masters join forces for one night only to pay tribute to the great imagination of Grant Green. Read More »

Saturday, December 7

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Jon Deshler & His Abiqua Studio Jazz Trio

WHERE: Silverton Wine Bar & Bistro, Silverton
WHEN: Dec. 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Local pianist, vocalist and trumpeter play everything novel from the last 120 years! Live every first Saturday at Silverton Wine Bar & Bistro. Read More »

Sunday, December 8

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Kamaal Williams at Doug Fir Lounge

WHERE: Doug Fir Lounge, Portland
WHEN: Dec. 8, 2019, 9 p.m.

London's Kamaal Williams is a gifted keyboardist, DJ, and producer known for combining his love of '70s-style jazz fusion and funk with contemporary hip-hop and electronic dance music influences. An integral part of the vibrant South London scene and one half of the highly influental Yussef Kamaal, he holds a special place among jazzmen, rappers, and DJs for his accessible, easy-grooving style. Don't miss this one! Read More »

Sunday, December 15

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Ezra Collective at the Jack London Revue

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: Dec. 15, 2019, 9 p.m.

London 5-piece Ezra Collective are proving themselves as a harmonious tour de force. Their sound nods respectfully to a classic jazz footprint, celebrating the originators whilst also carving a path solely their own. They marry the delicate technicalities of jazz with afrobeat & hip hop, tied together by a sound that’s unmistakably London. Read More »