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Monday, May 27

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Bridgetown Big Bands: Jazz Express

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: May 27, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Soul'd Out Productions, in association with Mike Curtis, present the hottest, baddest and biggest bands the Rose City has to offer — every Monday night at the Jack London Revue. Read More »

Wednesday, May 29

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MHCC: Jazz Combo Night at Spinella's

WHERE: Spinella's, Gresham
WHEN: May 29, 2019, 6 p.m.

The Mt. Hood Community College Jazz Combos perform at Spinella's in Gresham! Read More »


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John Stowell Trio at Teutonic Wines

WHERE: Teutonic Wine Company, Portland
WHEN: May 29, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

The Alan Jones Academy of Music presents: MAINLINE JAZZ EVERY WEDNESDAY — featuring the John Stowell Trio on May 29th. Read More »


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Snarky Puppy at the Roseland Theater

WHERE: Roseland Theater, Portland
WHEN: May 29, 2019, 8 p.m.

After a decade of relentless touring and recording in all but complete obscurity, the Texas-bred/New York-based quasi-collective suddenly found itself held up by the press and public as one of the major figures in the jazz world. But as the category names for all three of the band’s Grammy® awards would indicate (Best R&B Performance in 2014, Best Contemporary Instrumental Album in 2016 and 2017), Snarky Puppy isn’t exactly a jazz band. It’s not a fusion band, and it’s definitely not a jam band. It’s probably best to take Nate Chinen of the New York Times’ advice, as stated in an online discussion about the group, to “take them for what they are, rather than judge them for what they’re not.” Read More »

Thursday, May 30

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Frank Irwin Quintet at Strum Guitars

WHERE: Strum Guitars, Portland
WHEN: May 30, 2019, 7 p.m.

Known for evocative melodies, smooth harmonies, and deep grooves, the Frank Irwin Quintet draws experience from the sounds of the Pacific Northwest, bringing a unique flavor to the Portland jazz scene. Read More »

Friday, May 31

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Jack Radsliff Quartet at Teutonic Wines

WHERE: Teutonic Wine Company, Portland
WHEN: May 31, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Teutonic Wine Company and the Alan Jones Academy of Music present: THE FACE OF JAZZ TO COME — featuring Jack Radsliff Quartet on Friday, May 31st. Read More »

Saturday, June 1

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

WHERE: Kenton Club, Portland
WHEN: June 1, 2019, 8 p.m.

Join DJ Action Slacks, host of Travlin' the Tracks on KMHD Thursdays 9-11pm, for a special Pride Month edition of CLUB NITTY GRITTY: a special night of vivacious vintage vinyl! Rarities accented by a few familiar favorites! - 50s R&B, 60s soul, butt-shakin' blues, & other gritty grooves! Read More »

Sunday, June 2

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PJCE Records Presents: Kathleen Hollingsworth and Renegade Gospel

WHERE: The 1905, Portland
WHEN: June 2, 2019, 6 p.m.

PJCE Records, a label that grew out of the non-profit Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, has been at the center of curating the Portland sound since 2013. And The 1905, now in its third year, is possibly Portland’s most important jazz venue. Combining forces, PJCE Records and the 1905 bring PDX the best originally composed jazz on the first Sunday of every month. Read More »

Wednesday, June 5

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MHCC: Symphonic and Jazz Bands

WHERE: Mt. Hood Community College , Gresham
WHEN: June 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

The Mt. Hood Community College Symphonic and Jazz Bands perform in the College Theater, featuring trombonist Dr. Joseph Jefferson. Read More »

Friday, June 7

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Noah Simpson Quartet at Teutonic Wines

WHERE: Teutonic Wine Company, Portland
WHEN: June 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Known for his infectious on-stage energy and bonafide trumpeter chops, Noah Simpson's sets range from familiar standards to the avantgarde. Noah and his quartet are always entertaining and Teutonic Wine Company proudly hosts them for a monthly residence, every first Friday at 7:30pm. Read More »


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Hal Merrill and Christopher Woitach Duo Performance

WHERE: Cruzroom Annex, Portland
WHEN: June 7, 2019, 8 p.m.

Two accomplished Portland instrumentalists, steel guitarist Hal Merrill and guitarist Christopher Woitach, play together at the Cruzroom Annex on Alberta. Read More »

Sunday, June 9

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Flues of Three Nations

WHERE: First Congregational Church of Christ, Portland
WHEN: June 9, 2019, 3 p.m.

The Chinese, Japanese and Korean communities in Portland cooperate to bring this FREE musical performance to the larger Portland community. The performance will feature flutists and melodies from the three nations. The goal is to unite the three communities and to educate the public about the music, instruments, and culture of China, Japan and Korea. Read More »

Thursday, June 13

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Rudresh Mahanthappa

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: June 13, 2019, 8 p.m.

Round up some friends and head to the Jack London Revue to see one of the world's hottest jazz saxophonists — multi-year Down Beat Critics Poll winner and Guggenheim Fellow Rudresh Mahanthappa. Read More »

Friday, June 14

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Nicole McCabe Quartet at Teutonic Wines

WHERE: Teutonic Wine Company, Portland
WHEN: June 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Portland alto saxophonist Nicole McCabe, recently offered the presidential scholarship for Berklee College of Music’s 5 week performance camp playing in the first year of the Women’s Performance Program ran by Terri Lyne Carrington, hits Teutonic Wine Company with her quartet on the second Friday of every month. Read More »

Wednesday, June 19

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KMHD PRESENTS: The Comet Is Coming at Doug Fir Lounge

WHERE: Doug Fir Lounge, Portland
WHEN: June 19, 2019, 9 p.m.

KMHD is proud to present this night of transcendent, apocalyptic space funk at the Doug Fir Lounge. Featuring some of the brightest lights in London's world-renowned jazz scene: the great Shabaka Hutchings on sax, Danalogue on keys, and Betamax on drums. Read More »

Friday, June 21

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Frank Irwin Quintet at Mississippi Pizza

WHERE: Mississippi Pizza, Portland
WHEN: June 21, 2019, 7 p.m.

Known for evocative melodies, smooth harmonies, and deep grooves, the Frank Irwin Quintet draws experience from the sounds of the Pacific Northwest, bringing a unique flavor to the Portland jazz scene. Read More »

Saturday, June 22

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Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals

WHERE: McMenamin's Edgefield Amphiteater, Troutdale
WHEN: June 22, 2019, 6 p.m.

The hugely prolific rapper, singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Anderson .Paak centers this summer evening at the beautiful outdoor Edgefield Amphitheater, which also features Thundercat & Earl Sweatshirt. Read More »

Tuesday, June 25

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Jamila Woods at the Star Theater

WHERE: The Star Theater, Portland
WHEN: June 25, 2019, 7 p.m.

Poet and vocalist Jamila Woods was raised in Chicago, IL and graduated from Brown University, where she earned a BA in Africana Studies and Theatre & Performance Studies. Influenced by Lucille Clifton and Gwendolyn Brooks, much of her writing explores blackness, womanhood & the city of Chicago. Read More »

Friday, July 5

Music | Arts | Performing Arts

Noah Simpson Quartet at Teutonic Wines

WHERE: Teutonic Wine Company, Portland
WHEN: July 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Known for his infectious on-stage energy and bonafide trumpeter chops, Noah Simpson's sets range from familiar standards to the avantgarde. Noah and his quartet are always entertaining and Teutonic Wine Company proudly hosts them for a monthly residence, every first Friday at 7:30pm. Read More »

Friday, July 12

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Nicole McCabe Quartet at Teutonic Wines

WHERE: Teutonic Wine Company, Portland
WHEN: July 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Portland alto saxophonist Nicole McCabe, recently offered the presidential scholarship for Berklee College of Music’s 5 week performance camp playing in the first year of the Women’s Performance Program ran by Terri Lyne Carrington, hits Teutonic Wine Company with her quartet on the second Friday of every month. Read More »

Sunday, July 14

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The Sun Ra Arkestra at the Hollywood Theatre

WHERE: Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR
WHEN: July 14, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Mississippi Records is proud to bring the Sun Ra Arkestra back for 3 shows at the Hollywood Theater! Under the direction of Marshal Allen (at the age of 95), the Arkestra will bring cosmic tones for mental therapy, impressive jazz, space chants, and some of the most beautiful universal music imaginable. With 15 members, the Arkestra is a heavy big band. Their two New Years shows this year in Portland blew minds left and right. The band enjoyed themselves in our town so much, we decided to have them back sooner than later. Read More »

Monday, July 15

Music | Performing Arts

The Sun Ra Arkestra at the Hollywood Theatre

WHERE: Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR
WHEN: July 15, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Mississippi Records is proud to bring the Sun Ra Arkestra back for 3 shows at the Hollywood Theater! Under the direction of Marshal Allen (at the age of 95), the Arkestra will bring cosmic tones for mental therapy, impressive jazz, space chants, and some of the most beautiful universal music imaginable. With 15 members, the Arkestra is a heavy big band. Their two New Years shows this year in Portland blew minds left and right. The band enjoyed themselves in our town so much, we decided to have them back sooner than later. Read More »

Tuesday, July 16

Music | Arts | Performing Arts

The Sun Ra Arkestra at the Hollywood Theatre

WHERE: Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR
WHEN: July 16, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Mississippi Records is proud to bring the Sun Ra Arkestra back for 3 shows at the Hollywood Theater! Under the direction of Marshal Allen (at the age of 95), the Arkestra will bring cosmic tones for mental therapy, impressive jazz, space chants, and some of the most beautiful universal music imaginable. With 15 members, the Arkestra is a heavy big band. Their two New Years shows this year in Portland blew minds left and right. The band enjoyed themselves in our town so much, we decided to have them back sooner than later. Read More »

Friday, July 19

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2019 Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

WHERE: St. Johns
WHEN: July 19, 2019

The Jazz Society of Oregon’s free Cathedral Park Jazz Festival [CPJF] will take place for the 39th consecutive year on Friday July 19, Saturday July 20, and Sunday July 21, 2019, in Cathedral Park under the historic St Johns Bridge in North Portland. Among the Portland-area jazz, blues, R&B and funk musicians who will be performing at this year’s festival: trumpeter Farnell Newton and the Othership Connection; vocalist and pianist John Gilmore in a tribute to Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra (Gilmore’s father was Sinatra’s record producer in the 1950s); guitarist Dan Faehnle of Pink Martini fame; drummer Tyrone Hendrix and the Cello Project; and the Cherry Blossom Orchestra. Read More »

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Kassa Overall at the Jack London Revue

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: July 19, 2019, 8 p.m.

Kassa Overall is, as Time Out New York puts it, “a Renaissance man: part chopsy, super-funky jazz drummer, and part rising producer-MC.” Since its January release date, his debut album, “Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz” has earned rave reviews from The New York Times, Afropunk, WBGO, WNYC, KNKX, and JAZZIZ. Don't miss his tour stop at Portland's downtown Jack London Revue. Read More »

Sunday, July 28

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Michael McDonald & Chaka Khan

WHERE: The Oregon Zoo, Portland
WHEN: July 28, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

What is there to say, really? Two legends join forces for a one-of-a-kind concert at the Oregon Zoo. Read More »

Sunday, August 11

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Cubanismo at the Jack London Revue

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: Aug. 11, 2019, 9 p.m.

The Latin jazz superstars make a stop in downtown Portland for a night of sizzling dance tunes full of swaggering horn charts and wild polyrhythms. Read More »

Saturday, August 17

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2019 Montavilla Jazz Festival

WHERE: Portland Metro Arts, Portland
WHEN: August 17, 2019

The annual Montavilla Jazz Festival (MJF) showcases the best cutting-edge jazz in Portland and the incredible Montavilla neighborhood. The two-day music festival has carved a niche for itself in Portland's nationally renowned summer festival season by featuring Portland's world-class jazz artists while maintaining a focus on community building. This year's festival artists include Mel Brown, Ezra Weiss, Wayne Horvitz, Bobby Torres, George Colligan and more. Read More »

Friday, October 11

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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 »