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Tuesday, November 19

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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

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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 »

Thursday, November 21

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Kendall Concerts Presents Korgy & Bass at OMSI

WHERE: OMSI, Portland
WHEN: Nov. 21, 2019, 8 p.m.

Kendall Concerts: Music Under the Dome is a monthly planetarium concert series combining live performances with stunning visuals in riots of color, shape and movement, enveloping the audience into an adventure of the senses without ever having to leave their seat. This installment features Portland's adventurous, jazzy beatsmithing duo Korgy & Bass. Don't miss it! Read More »


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Blue Cranes with the PJCE Horns: A Siege of Cranes

WHERE: Holocene, Portland
WHEN: Nov. 21, 2019, 8 p.m.

The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble kicks off its 2019-2020 mainstage season, fusing its eight-piece horn section with the iconic Portland band Blue Cranes for a collaborative concert featuring new arrangements by Reed Wallsmith, Joe Cunningham, Todd Sickafoose, Kyleen King, and Quinn Walker (who is an alumnus of PJCE’s Grasshoppers Young Composers mentorship program) of Blue Cranes compositions. 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 »

Sunday, November 24

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

Madison McFerrin & Tasha at Doug Fir Lounge

WHERE: Doug Fir Lounge, Portland
WHEN: Nov. 24, 2019, 9 p.m.

A co-headline affair featuring two of the most compelling, inventive jazz-adjacent songwriters working today. Read More »

Monday, December 2

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

MHCC: Symphonic and Chamber Choir Concert

WHERE: MHCC College Theatre, Gresham
WHEN: Dec. 2, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

The first of the Mt. Hood Community College Fall Term Concert Series will be the Chamber and Symphonic Choirs! Head to the College Theatre for this FREE concert. Read More »

Tuesday, December 3

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MHCC: Allen Vizzutti Masterclass

WHERE: Mt. Hood Community College , Gresham
WHEN: Dec. 3, 2019, 6 p.m.

Join Mt. Hood Community College for a masterclass with trumpeter Allen Vizzutti! All are invited to attend. Read More »

Wednesday, December 4

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

MHCC: Symphonic and Jazz Band Concert, featuring Allen Vizzutti

WHERE: MHCC College Theatre, Gresham
WHEN: Dec. 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Second up in the Mt. Hood Community College Fall Term Concert Series: Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band! Enjoy them in the College Theatre for FREE! Read More »

Friday, December 6

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MHCC: Chamber Ensemble Concert

WHERE: Mt. Hood Community College , Gresham
WHEN: Dec. 6, 2019, noon

Join the Mt. Hood Community College Chamber Ensembles at the MHCC Student Union (Room AC 1051) for this performance as part of the Fall Term Concert Series! FREE and open to the public. Read More »

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MHCC: Symphonic and Chamber Choir at the Festival of Lights

WHERE: The Grotto, Portland
WHEN: Dec. 6, 2019, 8 p.m.

Don't miss the Mt. Hood Community College Symphonic and Chamber Choir singing at this year's Festival of Lights! 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 »


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Outer Orbit featuring Jans Ingber & Trio Subtonic

WHERE: Jack London Revue, Portland
WHEN: Dec. 7, 2019, 9 p.m.

Come out to the Jack London Revue downtown to catch Trio Subtonic keyboardist Galen Clark's new funk project, Outer Orbit. Featuring Tyrone Hendrix (Jarrod Lawson, Liv Warfield), Damian Erskine (Happy Orchestra), Peter Knudsen (Ghost-note) and Mike Elson (Swatkins Positive Agenda), this groove-heavy live jazz is not to be missed. Read More »


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*KMHD DJ Event: DJ Action Slacks Presents Sno-Ball 2019*

WHERE: The Spare Room, Portland
WHEN: Dec. 7, 2019, 9 p.m.

Don't miss DJ Action Slacks (host of Travlin' the Tracks on KMHD) spinning at her annual holiday soul shindig! She and her special guest DJs will jingle their way through 60s soul, Motown, early 70s soul, Northern Soul, 50s R&B, and more. Featuring rarities plus some familiar favorites. Read More »

Sunday, December 8

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Kamaal Williams at Doug Fir Lounge

WHERE: Doug Fir Lounge, Portland
WHEN: Dec. 8, 2019, 9 p.m.

London's Kamaal Williams is a gifted keyboardist, DJ, and producer known for combining his love of '70s-style jazz fusion and funk with contemporary hip-hop and electronic dance music influences. An integral part of the vibrant South London scene and one half of the highly influental Yussef Kamaal, he holds a special place among jazzmen, rappers, and DJs for his accessible, easy-grooving style. Don't miss this one! Read More »

Monday, December 9

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

MHCC: Jazz Combo Showcase

WHERE: Spinella's, Gresham
WHEN: Dec. 9, 2019, 6 p.m.

Come listen to and support the Mt. Hood Community College Jazz Combos as they perform in downtown Gresham! Grab a bite to eat from Spinella’s fantastic menu while you listen. This is free admission and all-ages until 9pm! Read More »

Wednesday, December 11

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

MHCC: Ari Hoenig Masterclass

WHERE: Mt. Hood Community College , Gresham
WHEN: Dec. 11, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

The New York-based trio brings its innovative style to the Visual Arts Theatre at Mt. Hood Community College for a free masterclass! 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 »

Friday, December 20

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Frank Irwin Quintet with Jay Si Proof and James Powers Trio

WHERE: No Fun Bar, Portland
WHEN: Dec. 20, 2019, 9 p.m.

Some of the Portland jazz scene's brightest lights share a stage at No Fun on SE Hawthorne. Don't miss Frank Irwin Quintet, whose newest release "Teleportation & Other Epiphanies" features Nicole McCabe, Alex Meltzer (Korgy & Bass) and Brown Calvin (Brown Calculus). Read More »

Friday, April 24

Performing Arts | Arts | Music

2020 Mt. Hood Jazz Festival

WHERE: Mt. Hood Community College , Gresham
WHEN: April 24, 2020

The historic Mt. Hood Jazz Festival returns to Mt. Hood Community College in 2020, with an amazing lineup of musicians (Wycliffe Gordon, Ben Wendell & more) to welcome it home! Read More »