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Tuesday, January 23

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Mingus Dynasty

WHERE: Revolution Hall, Portland
WHEN: Jan. 23, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

The virtuosic 7-piece band, originally organized by Sue Mingus as a sideman alumni band after Charles Mingus' death in 1979, hits Revolution Hall to celebrate the rich legacy of Mingus' music. Read More »

Wednesday, January 24

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*KMHD DJ Event: The Morning Session's Derek Smith*

WHERE: The Wayback, Portland
WHEN: Jan. 24, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Every Wednesday from 5:30-9pm, KMHD's weekday morning host Derek Smith spins a mix of rare wax at the Wayback, one of Portland's best-kept secrets. Read More »

Thursday, January 25

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*KMHD DJ Event: The Brazilian Beat's Allen "The Ambassador" Thayer*

WHERE: The Wayback, Portland
WHEN: Jan. 25, 2018, 9 p.m.

For those who say the weekend starts Thursday night — look no further than the Wayback, where Allen Thayer of The Brazilian Beat (on KMHD 9-11am Saturdays) spins a melange of tropical sounds each week from 9pm-midnight. Read More »

Friday, February 9

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Tezeta Band w/ Korgy & Bass

WHERE: Bunk Bar Water, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 9, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Two local groups join forces for an eclectic night of dance music at Bunk Bar — Ethio-R&B vibes from Tezeta Band, and creative beats/samples from Korgy & Bass. Read More »

Thursday, February 15

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Art Abrams & His Swing Machine Big Band

WHERE: Revolution Hall, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 15, 2018, 7 p.m.

Portland Jazz Master Art Abrams performs at Revolution Hall with special guests Ernie Andrews and Barbara Morrison as part of the 2018 PDX Jazz Festival. Read More »


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Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble

WHERE: The Old Church, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

The local twelve-piece jazz chamber orchestra hits The Old Church with special guest singer-songwriter Edna Vasquez for this 2018 PDX Jazz Festival performance. Read More »


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An Evening with Scott Amendola

WHERE: Mississippi Studios, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 15, 2018, 8 p.m.

Bay Area drummer-composer Scott Amendola performs his own compositions alongside ex-Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker and bassist Paul Bryan as part of the 2018 PDX Jazz Festival. Read More »

Saturday, February 17

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Luciana Souza & The Dave King Trio

WHERE: Revolution Hall, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 17, 2018, 7 p.m.

Brazilian vocalist-composer Luciana Souza performs Word Strings, her new project on words and poetry featuring guitarist Chico Pinheiro and bassist Scott Colley, as part of the 2018 PDX Jazz Festival. Read More »


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Ben Allison & Think Free

WHERE: The Mission Theater, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 17, 2018, 8 p.m.

In a career that spans nearly 30 years, bassist-composer Ben Allison has solidified an international reputation as one of the leading voices of his generation. This PDX Jazz Festival performance will take place at the Mission Theater. Read More »


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Lettuce

WHERE: Roseland Theater, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 17, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Produced in partnership between PDX Jazz and Soul'd Out Music as part of the 2018 PDX Jazz Festival, the seven-piece funk band brings its characteristically incendiary live show to the Roseland Theater. Read More »


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Julian Lage Trio

WHERE: Winningstad Theatre, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 17, 2018, 10 p.m.

Guitarist, composer & arranger Julian Lage is most often categorized as a jazz musician, but the roots of his music are tangled up in folk, jazz, classical and country. This 2018 PDX Jazz Festival performance at the Winningstad Theatre will celebrate Lage's disarmingly generous musicianship and cross-genre virtuosity. Read More »

Sunday, February 18

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Randy Porter Plays Cole Porter

WHERE: Winningstad Theatre, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 18, 2018, 4 p.m.

Jazz pianist Randy Porter has a refined understanding of improvisation and the spontaneous communication between musicians. This event honoring the music of Cole Porter, also featuring the David Friesen Reunion Trio and special guest vocalist Nancy King, is part of the 2018 PDX Jazz Festival. Read More »


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Regina Carter, Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan (DOUBLE BILL)

WHERE: Revolution Hall, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 18, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

For this 2018 PDX Jazz Festival performance, vocalist Regina Carter's tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, called Ella — Accentuate the Positive, graces Revolution Hall alongside a set from guitarist-bassist duo Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan. Read More »

Monday, February 19

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Tigran Hamasyan Trio

WHERE: The Mission Theater, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

With pianist/composer Tigran Hamasyan, potent jazz improvisation fuses with the rich folkloric music of his native Armenia. A piano virtuoso with groove power, Tigran’s latest adventurous project is 2017’s An Ancient Observer, his second solo album and eighth overall as a sole leader. This performance at the Mission Theater is part of the 2018 PDX Jazz Festival. Read More »


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Bobby Torres Ensemble: Breakin' Away — Celebrating Al Jarreau

WHERE: Buckley Center Gallery - University of Portland Campus, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Latin percussionist Bobby Torres celebrates the music of Al Jarreau at this 2018 PDX Jazz Festival event. Read More »

Tuesday, February 20

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

WHERE: Revolution Hall, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 20, 2018, 7 p.m.

Ms. Lisa Fischer and her band Grand Baton first set out on tour in 2014, with no product to sell, no recordings or video to help book or promote shows, no t-shirts. Despite all that, based on Lisa’s reputation alone, they were invited to play in clubs, at the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals, and at concert halls all over the globe, winning accolades from critics, devotion from fans, and — always – invitations to return, soon. This performance at Revolution Hall is presented as part of the 2018 PDX Jazz Festival. Read More »

Wednesday, February 21

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Mostly Other People Do The Killing

WHERE: The Mission Theater, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Mostly Other People Do the Killing formed in 2003 shortly after bassist/composer/bandleader Moppa Elliott moved to New York City from Ohio. The original quartet lineup of the band grew into a septet with the 2013 release of Red Hot, and the group has existed in several different configurations ever since. 2017 saw the release of both a second septet album Loafer’s Hollow as well as the first album by the piano trio version of the group, Paint. This performance at the Mission Theater is part of the 2018 PDX Jazz Festival. Read More »


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An Evening with Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya

WHERE: Revolution Hall, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 21, 2018, 8 p.m.

This headlining show of the 2018 PDX Jazz Festival features legendary pianist-composer Abdullah Ibrahim and his Ekaya ensemble, whose name translates to "home." Founded in 1983, Ekaya enjoyed an enduring and celebrated bi-annual residence at New York’s famed Sweet Basil for nearly two decades. The “Voice of Africa” has an imposing discography that transcends the cosmopolitan and spiritual musical connections between South Africa and New York City. Nelson Mandela has referred to Abdullah Ibrahim as “South Africa’s Mozart,” and few would disagree. Read More »


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The Kandinsky Effect

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 21, 2018, 9 p.m.

Soul'd Out brings the young, highly innovative French nu-jazz trio to the Jack London Revue to perform material from their dark, rhythmic new album Pax 6. Read More »

Thursday, February 22

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Carrington—Coltrane—Spalding: Celebrating the Legacy of Geri Allen, Darrell Grant Solo Remembrance (DOUBLE BILL)

WHERE: Newmark Theatre, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 22, 2018, 7 p.m.

Terri Lyne Carrington, Ravi Coltrane and Esperanza Spalding celebrate the legacy of Geri Allen — and pianist/PSU professor Darrell Grant, who cites Geri Allen as one of his greatest influences, gives a special solo performance and remembrance. This show is part of the 2018 PDX Jazz Festival. Read More »


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Miguel

WHERE: Roseland Theater, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 22, 2018, 8 p.m.

One of contemporary R&B's brightest-shining stars graces the Roseland Theater for one night only. Come dance your face off! Read More »


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George Colligan Trio, Ethan Iverson (DOUBLE BILL)

WHERE: Winningstad Theatre, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 22, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

For this 2018 PDX Jazz Festival performance, the George Colligan Trio w/ Buster Williams and Lenny White will be accompanied by an exciting double bill with Ethan Iverson. Iverson is best known as one-third of The Bad Plus, a game-changing collective with Reid Anderson and David King. The New York Times called TBP “…Better than anyone at melding the sensibilities of post-60’s jazz and indie rock.” Read More »

Friday, February 23

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Marcus Roberts Trio & Russell Malone Quartet (DOUBLE BILL)

WHERE: Newmark Theatre, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 23, 2018, 7 p.m.

This 2018 PDX Jazz Festival performance features pianist Marcus Roberts and his trio (drummer Jason Marsalis and bassist Rodney Jordon), who split a bill with guitarist Russell Malone. Read More »


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NEA Jazz Master — Dr. Lonnie Smith

WHERE: Winningstad Theatre, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 23, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

You won't want to miss this headlining 2018 PDX Jazz Festival performance with Hammond B3 organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith. Smith's often been hailed as history's most creative jazz organist; always ahead of the curve, it comes as no surprise that Dr. Smith’s gleaned an international fanbase and an NEA Jazz Master designation. Read More »

Saturday, February 24

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Miles Electric Band feat. Christian Scott, Darryl Jones and Vince Wilburn

WHERE: Revolution Hall, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 24, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Produced by Miles Davis Properties LLC, Miles Electric Band is up to an eleven-member, all-star live set featuring Miles Davis alumni revisiting repertoire from Davis’ electric period, which many consider captures Miles at his iconoclastic best. This performance is part of the 2018 PDX Jazz Festival. Read More »


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Ill Camille & Fritzwa

WHERE: Tonic Lounge, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 24, 2018, 8 p.m.

LA conscious hip-hop presence Ill Camille is joined by Portland's neo-soul goddess Fritzwa for this performance, the first hip-hop show ever hosted at Tonic Lounge. Read More »


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Snarky Puppy w/ Banda Magda

WHERE: Roseland Theater, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 24, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Presented in partnership between PDX Jazz and Soul'd Out Music, this 2018 PDX Jazz Festival performance showcases one of the most most expansive, dynamic collectives in creative music of the last decade. Read More »


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Charles Tolliver & New Music Inc.

WHERE: Winningstad Theatre, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 24, 2018, 10 p.m.

Charles Tolliver, an entirely self-taught trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger and educator, has perfected an extremely individual and distinctive sound characterized by a strong sense of tradition. In a recent Downbeat magazine interview about his approach to improvising, he said, “I like to rumble." This performance with his New Music Inc. ensemble is presented as part of the 2018 PDX Jazz Festival. Read More »


Sunday, February 25

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Yotam Silberstein, Trio Subtonic w/ Dan Balmer (DOUBLE BILL)

WHERE: Mississippi Studios, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 25, 2018, 3 p.m.

This split-bill performance with guitarist Yotam Silberstein and local power groovers Trio Subtonic (feat. guitarist Dan Balmer) is part of the 2018 PDX Jazz Festival. Read More »

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Jazz by 5

WHERE: Revolution Hall, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 25, 2018, 7 p.m.

This PDX Jazz Festival performance from Jazz By 5, a musical collaboration that celebrates the eras of swing, bebop, avant-garde jazz and beyond, will feature Javon Jackson, Randy Brecker, Joanne Brackeen, Eddie Gomez and Jimmy Cobb. Read More »

Monday, February 26

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Shamir

WHERE: The Star Theatre, Portland
WHEN: Feb. 26, 2018, 9 p.m.

The shape-shifting singer-songwriter hits the Star Theatre with his unique blend of disco, hip house and neo-soul. Read More »

Tuesday, March 6

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The Nth Power

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: March 6, 2018, 9 p.m.

Neo-soul outfit The Nth Power brings their grooves, goodness 'n light to the Jack London Revue. Read More »

Saturday, March 10

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Barrett Martin Group

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: March 10, 2018, 9 p.m.

The prolific drummer and composer, alongside his long-standing jazz outfit, makes a stop at the Jack London Revue. Read More »

Saturday, March 17

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Trio Subtonic

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: March 17, 2018, 9 p.m.

The Portland-based power trio hits the Jack London Revue for a night of funk-infused grooves. Read More »

Sunday, April 22

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Antibalas

WHERE: Wonder Ballroom, Portland
WHEN: April 22, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

The musical collective known as Antibalas (Spanish for bullet-proof or anti-bullets) joins forces with seven-piece instrumental outfit Cherimoya for a night of jazz-funk, Afrobeat, and DANCING! Read More »

Wednesday, May 2

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The Brubeck Brothers

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: May 2, 2018, 7 p.m.

Dan and Chris Brubeck, two brothers in one of America's most accomplished musical families, play the downtown Jack London Revue. Read More »

Friday, June 1

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Natalia Lafourcade

WHERE: Revolution Hall, Portland
WHEN: June 1, 2018, 9 p.m.

The genre-bending Mexican vocalist hits Revolution Hall. Read More »