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Sunday, April 22

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

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 »

Friday, April 27

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Ben Fowler Quintet

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: April 27, 2018, 9 p.m.

The Ben Fowler Quintet infuses modern jazz with a heavy dose of soul, blues, and gospel roots. For this debut performance at the Jack London Revue, the quintet is excited to present a diverse sound-scape, a musical tour of sorts, weaving in and out of familiar styles of the past and present within the jazz context. Read More »

Sunday, April 29

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Oregon Symphonic Band w/ Harry Watters

WHERE: Newmark Theatre, Portland
WHEN: April 29, 2018, 3 p.m.

The Oregon Symphonic Band presents the final concert of the 2017-18 series, with noted jazz trombonist Harry Watters as featured soloist. Watters has performed across the United States with many jazz artists and orchestras. At the Portland concert he will amaze the audience with several numbers, including “Flight of the Bumblebee.” Read More »

Thursday, May 10

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

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

WHERE: Mother Foucault's Bookshop, Portland
WHEN: May 10, 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 »

Friday, June 1

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Natalia Lafourcade

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

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

Sunday, June 3

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Chano Dominguez Flamenco Project

WHERE: Winningstad Theatre, Portland
WHEN: June 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Chano Domínguez is one of the most celebrated of jazz pianists and composers. His singular work is defined by his flamenco origins. In more than 40 years of his career, he has dazzled all kinds of audiences, including other musicians spanning both worlds of jazz and flamenco. Read More »

Monday, June 11

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley

WHERE: The Old Church, Portland
WHEN: June 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago saxophonist/composer Ken Vandermark and New York trumpet player Nate Wooley had been operating in each other’s orbits for several years- having worked together with Paul Lytton, Joe Morris, Agusti Fernandez, and Terrie Ex- before putting together their duo project in October 2013, when they toured the United States for the first time. With this unique ensemble, they deal directly with each other’s iconoclastic compositional and improvisational vocabularies. Read More »

Wednesday, June 13

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Jeff Parker & The New Breed

WHERE: The Mission Theater, Portland
WHEN: June 13, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Best known as a multi-instrumentalist member of Tortoise and a pillar of the Chicago jazz and experimental music scene Jeff Parker has been incomparably prolific over the last 20+ years while merely producing 5 albums as a “lead artist” (just 2 since 2005, including 2016’s dup recording with Rob Mazurek on Rogue Art). “Lead artist” is in quotes here because though his name is seldom seen in marquees, his distinctive guitar sound has been essential to every project he’s been part of. Read More »

Thursday, June 14

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Soweto Kinch

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: June 14, 2018, 8 p.m.

Award winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in both the British jazz and hip-hop scenes. Undoubtedly, one of the few artists in either genre with a degree in Modern History from Oxford University he has amassed an impressive list of accolades and awards on both sides of the Atlantic – including a Mercury Music Prize nomination, two UMA Awards, and a MOBO for best Jazz Act in 2003. Read More »

Friday, June 15

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

"Broken Shadows" with Reid Anderson, Tim Berne, David King and Chris Speed

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

Playing the music of Ornette Coleman, Julius Hemphill and Dewey Redman. Read More »

Wednesday, June 20

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Mary Halvorson Trio, aka Thumbscrew

WHERE: The Old Church, Portland
WHEN: June 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson has been called “NYC’s least-predictable improviser” (Howard Mandel, City Arts), “the most forward-thinking guitarist working right now” (Lars Gotrich, NPR.org) and “one of today’s most formidable bandleaders” (Francis Davis, Village Voice). Read More »

Monday, July 9

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Charles Patton & Friends

WHERE: Gresham Arts Plaza, Gresham
WHEN: July 9, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Motown R&B for dancing and jiving — a FREE show in Gresham's Arts Plaza as part of Gresham Center for the Art's Music Mondays summer series. Read More »

Monday, August 6

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Ron Steen & Portland Jazz Friends

WHERE: Gresham Arts Plaza, Gresham
WHEN: Aug. 6, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Some of the Portland metro's best jazz players in a FREE show at Gresham's Arts Plaza as part of Gresham Center for the Art's Music Mondays summer series. Read More »