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Saturday, July 27

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

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

WHERE: Tough Luck, Portland
WHEN: July 27, 2019, 8 p.m.

Stop by NE Portland watering hold Tough Luck to hear The Morning Session's DJ Derek Smith spin from his primo record collection for a Saturday night shindig. 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 »

Thursday, August 1

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

Pickathon 2019

WHERE: Pendarvis Farm, Happy Valley
WHEN: August 1, 2019

The one-of-a-kind, family-friendly music festival nestled in the woods returns! This year's lineup features more jazzy artists than ever before, with performances from Makaya McCraven, Sudan Archives, Khruangbin, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ibibio Sound Machine & more. Read More »

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Deep. Happening. — Featuring Korgy & Bass, Dan Phelps, Aether, Luis Ocasio & Derek Smith

WHERE: Bodecker Foundation, Portland
WHEN: Aug. 1, 2019, 6 p.m.

Organized monthly by Revival Drum Shop owner and 1939 Ensemble member José Medeles, Deep. Happening. is a free and all-ages event celebrating jazz and experimental musicians, with live DJ sets in between. Read More »

Saturday, August 10

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

Flying Lotus in 3D

WHERE: Roseland Theater, Portland
WHEN: Aug. 10, 2019, 9 p.m.

The grand-nephew of John and Alice Coltrane makes a stop at the Roseland Theater in support of new album Flamagra. Read More »

Sunday, August 11

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

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

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

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 »

Sunday, August 18

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

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

WHERE: Aurora Colony Vineyards, Aurora
WHEN: Aug. 18, 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 »

Friday, August 30

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

Jeff Denson, Brian Blade & Romain Pilon at the Jack London Revue

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: Aug. 30, 2019, 9 p.m.

When these virtuoso players meet on the bandstand, the result is sheer magic. Join revered French guitarist Romain Pilon, powerhouse drummer Brian Blade and internationally acclaimed bassist, vocalist, and composer Jeff Denson as they celebrate their Ridgeway Records album Between Two Worlds. Read More »

Saturday, September 7

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

*KMHD DJ Event: DJ Action Slacks Presents Club Nitty Gritty*

WHERE: Kenton Club, Portland
WHEN: Sept. 7, 2019, 9 p.m.

Club Nitty Gritty Dance Party returns to the World Famous Kenton Club on September 7th! As always, the great DJ Action Slacks (host of Travlin' the Tracks on KMHD Thursdays 9-11) will be hosting, and joining her on the decks will be DJ Daddy Cool and DJ Young Methuselah! Read More »

Sunday, September 22

Arts | Performing 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 »

Wednesday, October 2

Arts | Performing 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 »

Friday, October 11

Arts | Performing 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 »

Tuesday, November 5

Arts | Performing 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 »

Sunday, December 15

Arts | Performing 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 »