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Tuesday, September 18

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

Tristan Weitkamp Quintet

WHERE: The 1905, Portland
WHEN: Sept. 18, 2018, 8 p.m.

Head over to The 1905 to hear unique melodies from the African Southwest coast. Read More »

Monday, September 24

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

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

WHERE: Brickhouse, Vancouver
WHEN: Sept. 24, 2018, 9 p.m.

Join DJ Luis Ocasio, host of The Joint on KMHD 11pm-midnight Monday-Thursday, for this live version of his chilled-out, beat-centric set. Read More »

Tuesday, September 25

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

Kneebody and Donny McCaslin

WHERE: The Star Theater, Portland
WHEN: Sept. 25, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Soul’d Out Productions presents adventurous improvisers Kneebody and genre-straddling saxophonist Donny McCaslin at The Star Theater, September 25th. Read More »

Wednesday, September 26

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

Flamingosis

WHERE: Holocene, Portland
WHEN: Sept. 26, 2018, 9 p.m.

Flamingosis (the name comes from a freestyle Frisbee move that his father invented) is an electronic music producer, beatboxer and entertainer. Gathering influences from other beat makers, such as Flying Lotus, J Dilla and Madlib, Aaron is able to take these sources of inspiration in order to come up with his own unique style. Read More »

Saturday, September 29

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

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

WHERE: Paydirt, Portland
WHEN: Sept. 29, 2018, 8 p.m.

Your favorite morning show host hits Paydirt in NE Portland armed with a box-o-wax for a rare Friday night gig. Read More »

Monday, October 1

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

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

WHERE: Brickhouse, Vancouver
WHEN: Oct. 1, 2018, 9 p.m.

Join DJ Luis Ocasio, host of The Joint on KMHD 11pm-midnight Monday-Thursday, for this live version of his chilled-out, beat-centric set. Read More »

Friday, October 5

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

WHERE: The Historic Elsinore Theatre, Salem
WHEN: Oct. 5, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Herb Alpert and his wife, the Grammy award-winning vocalist Lani Hall, and their gifted band, perform an eclectic mix of American standards. Everything from Cole Porter to the Beatles. Read More »

Monday, October 8

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

Sons Of Kemet

WHERE: Doug Fir Lounge, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 8, 2018, 9 p.m.

Sons of Kemet is the iconoclastic mix of tenor sax, tuba and double drums. On this third studio album, they bring a genre defying approach which celebrates the restless exploration of identity within the Caribbean diaspora within the U.K. 'Your Queen is a Reptile' was recorded in London with a host of guests spanning the breadth of the UK scene including jungle legend Congo Natty and poet Joshua Idehen. Read More »

Wednesday, October 10

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

Tigran Hamasyan

WHERE: The Old Church, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 10, 2018, 8 p.m.

PDX Jazz and Soul'd Out present the virtuosic pianist-composer Tigran Hamasyan, who merges ancient Armenian sacred music with jazz. Read More »

Thursday, October 11

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

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

WHERE: Mother Foucault's Bookshop, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 11, 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 »

Sunday, October 14

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

Ethan Iverson & Mark Turner - Temporary Kings

WHERE: The Old Church, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Ethan Iverson (of The Bad Plus) and saxophonist Mark Turner join forces for a performance at The Old Church. Read More »

Tuesday, October 16

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

John Scofield's Combo 66 w/ Vicente Archer, Gerald Clayton & Bill Stewart

WHERE: Lewis & Clark College's Evans Auditorium, Portland
WHEN: Oct. 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

John Scofield’s exercise of unconventional playing embraces the kind of musical exploration that drives jazz forward with optimism. –All About Jazz Read More »

Friday, November 16

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

Polyrhythmics with Kelly Finnigan & The Atonements

WHERE: Aladdin Theater, Portland
WHEN: Nov. 16, 2018, 8 p.m.

The eight-piece Seattle export hit the Aladdin with their ambitious brew of funk, soul, psychedelic rock, R&B, progressive jazz & Afrobeat. Read More »

Saturday, November 17

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

An Evening of Esperanza: Buliding Hope in the Immigrant Community

WHERE: 721 NW 9th Ave. # 200, Portland, OR 97209
WHEN: Nov. 17, 2018, 6 p.m.

An Evening of Esperanza: Building Hope in the Immigrant Community is a celebration of the resilience and strength of our region’s immigrant community to benefit affordable housing developer Bienestar. Food will be served, wine and beer will be poured, and Esperanza Spalding will perform, as will Denzel Mendoza Trio and Integrantes Del Coro de la Iglesia de San Mateo. Read More »

Wednesday, November 21

Arts | Performing Arts | Music

Jorja Smith w/ Ravyn Lenae

WHERE: Roseland Theater, Portland
WHEN: Nov. 21, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

It all started in January 2016, when Jorja Smith uploaded “Blue Lights” to Soundcloud, her self-released debut single. Written after watching Dizzee Rascal music videos while taking a break from her A-Level dissertation (titled: “Is Postcolonialism Still Present in Grime Music”) the song was inspired by the hostile situations innocent young black men were facing every day, not just in her local town of Walsall but around the world. It blew up unexpectedly, earning the praise of Skrillex and Stormzy, before it was eventually included on Drake’s OVO radio show. Read More »