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*KMHD DJ Event: The Joint's Luis Ocasio at Brickhouse*

WHERE:
WHEN: September 1, 2019

Join DJ Luis Ocasio, host of The Joint on KMHD, for this live version of his chilled-out, groovy, beat-centric set—featuring a live set from a local artist from 8-11pm with Luis spinning afterward. Recurs frequently all month long—VIEW ALL SEPTEMBER DATES HERE. Read More »

Saturday, September 21

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Shigeto at the Jack London Revue

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: Sept. 21, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

In his meteoric career, Shigeto has worked in three of electronic music's seminal birthplaces: Detroit, London and New York. With his virtuoso percussion chops on display, and supported by saxophonist Marcus Elliot and pianist Ian Fink, this promises to be one of the most exciting shows of the fall. Read More »


Sunday, September 22

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Summer Jazz On the Vine: The Big New Band at Aurora Colony Winery

WHERE: Aurora Colony Vineyards, Aurora
WHEN: Sept. 22, 2019, 3 p.m.

Enjoy the classic combination of jazz and wine this summer with the Big New Band at Aurora Colony Winery. Read More »

Monday, September 23

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Christopher Read's Live Mixtapes at Brothers Cascadia Brewing

WHERE: Brothers Cascadia Brewing, Vancouver
WHEN: Sept. 23, 2019, 6 p.m.

A night of funky, expansive music from our own backyard, complete with amazing craft brews. Read More »

Tuesday, September 24

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio at the Jack London Revue

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: Sept. 24, 2019, 9 p.m.

The D-Lo Three is no longer the PNW's 'best-kept secret'. Their 2018 debut album topped the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, their live set on KEXP has 5.6 million YouTube views, and they are, as we speak, on an international tour. This is a small-club band that's about to outgrow the small clubs. Catch them while you can. Read More »

Thursday, September 26

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Jason Newsom, Argyle & Michelle Medler Quartet at The Big Legrowlski

WHERE: The Big Legrowlski, Portland
WHEN: Sept. 26, 2019, 9 p.m.

A night of funky, soulful originals from great local musicians. Read More »

Friday, September 27

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Trio Subtonic w/ Dan Balmer at the Jack London Revue

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: Sept. 27, 2019, 10 p.m.

Trio Subtonic (Ropeadope Records) is a groove heavy power trio that blends genre bending funk with slow burning underground soul jazz. Led by keyboardist Galen Clark, Subtonic explores a coalescence of rock, soul, funk, blues and jazz that simultaneously draws in listeners and pushes boundaries. Read More »


Saturday, September 28

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Columbia Park Poolooza!

WHERE: Columbia Park, Portland
WHEN: Sept. 28, 2019, noon

Friends of Columbia Park present this benefit event for the Columbia Pool. Featuring live jazz and other genres of live music, food trucks and a lineup of local non-profits, all gathered together to celebrate the Columbia Park, Pool and community on a Sunday afternoon. Free and all-ages! Read More »

Wednesday, October 2

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Two Bass Hit at Corkscrew Wine Bar

WHERE: Corkscrew Wine Bar, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 2, 2019, 8 p.m.

Two stellar bassists, Ed Bennett and Shao Way Wu, came together in 2017 working on repertoire and arrangements of music from the Great American Songbook, Bird, Monk, Strayhorn and many more as well as original compositions. Two basses are a great forum for jazz explorations. Read More »


Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Taylor McFerrin at the Jack London Revue

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 2, 2019, 9 p.m.

With ‘Love’s Last Chance,’ his brilliant new studio album and first solo release in five years, Taylor McFerrin has emerged as the “complete artist” he’s always dreamed of becoming, writing and singing his own lyrics and vocals on top of his dazzling instrumental and production work for the very first time. Recorded in his recently adopted hometown of Los Angeles, the collection finds McFerrin working with more freedom and spontaneity than ever before, tapping into the moment with captivating performances that blur the lines between old-school R&B, classic funk, experimental electronic music, and progressive jazz. Read More »

Thursday, October 3

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

PDX Jazz Presents: Rebecca Kilgore, Nancy King and Veronica Swift

WHERE: Winningstad Theatre, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Rebecca Kilgore and Nancy King are among Portland’s Jazz Royalty. They are set to make an exceedingly rare appearance together on October 3 at the Winningstad Theatre and will be joined by the remarkable Veronica Swift, who performed with Benny Green to a capacity audience at last February’s PDX Jazz Festival. This performance, A Night of Jazz Vocalese, is curated as a For Portland Only experience and will also include the stalwart rhythm section composed of Steve Christofferson, Tom Wakeling and Charlie Doggett. Read More »

Saturday, October 5

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Jon Deshler & His Abiqua Studio Jazz Trio

WHERE: Silverton Wine Bar & Bistro, Silverton
WHEN: Oct. 5, 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, October 8

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

PDX Jazz and Soul'd Out Present: Billy Cobham Crosswinds Project featuring Randy Brecker

WHERE: The Star Theater, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 8, 2019, 8 p.m.

Billy Cobham came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and then with the Mahavishnu orchestra. According to Allmusic’s reviewer, Cobham is “generally acclaimed as fusion’s greatest drummer.” He was inducted into the modern drummer hall of fame in 1987 and the classic drummer hall of fame in 2013. Read More »

Friday, October 11

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

The 1905 Third Anniversary Festival

WHERE: The 1905, Portland
WHEN: October 11, 2019

Come celebrate three years of The 1905: a hole-in-the-wall where you can see world-class live jazz in N Portland almost every night! Featuring Orrin Evans, Blue Cranes, Aaron Parks, & more! Read More »

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Julian Lage Trio

WHERE: Mississippi Studios, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 11, 2019, 8 p.m.

The prodigious, award-winning guitarist makes a stop at Portland's Mississipppi Studios with his jazz trio. Read More »

Saturday, October 12

*KMHD DJ Event: DJ Action Slacks' Pre-Halloween Dance Party*

WHERE: Kenton Club, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 12, 2019, 9 p.m.

Get ready for Bewitched!: the annual pre-Halloween dance party hosted by KMHD's own DJ Action Slacks. Read More »

Tuesday, October 15

Performing Arts | NW Life | Arts | 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 »

Monday, October 21

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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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 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 »