• All Day

    PJCE's From Maxville to Vanport: Oregon and Washington Performances

    Multiple Locations

    *Please note this is an indoor event and that attendees will be subject to the venue's COVID policies and precautions.

    Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble gives new performances of From Maxville to Vanport, a multimedia concert of songs and short films with live music featuring vocalist Marilyn Keller. It tells the story of two historic blue-collar Oregon towns with a special focus on the African American Oregonians that made them unique. With a joyful score of jazz, blues, R&B,and gospel-inspired music with music by Ezra Weiss, text by Renee Mitchell,video by Kalimah Abioto, and historical consultation by Gwendolyn Trice of Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center created in a community-guided process in2018, this project celebrates lesser-known parts of Oregon’s history.

    With generous support from Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Historical Society, and Roaring Rapids Pizza, the 12-member PJCE will travel to Bend and Eugene, OR, and Longview WA, as well as give two performances in Portland as part of the 2022 Vanport Mosaic Festival.

    April 26: Lower Columbia College, Longview, WA - 7:30 pm
    April 27: Tower Theatre, Bend, OR - 7:30 pm
    April 28: First United Methodist Church, Eugene, OR - 7:30 pm
    May 23 and 24: Soul Restoration Center, Portland, OR - 7:30 pm

    Ticketing details:

    April 26, 7:30 pm at Lower Columbia College in Longview, WA
    Lower Columbia College Rose Center for the Arts, 1600 Maple Street, Longview, WA 98632
    Free admission, no ticket required. RSVP here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-maxville-to-vanport-tickets-306004948037

    April 27, 7:30 pm at Tower Theatre in Bend, OR
    835 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97703
    Tickets: Reserved Seating $17 - $27 (plus historic preservation fee) available here:towertheatre.org/tickets-and-events/portland-jazz-composers-ensemble-maxville-to-vanport

    April 28, 7:30 pm at First United Methodist Church in Eugene, OR
    1376 Olive St, Eugene, OR 97401 Event Information: http://pjce.org/event/mtv-eugene/
    In-person tickets: $5-$35 available here: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=135690

    May 23 and 24, 7:30 pm at Soul Restoration Center in Portland, OR
    14 NE Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97211
    In-person tickets: $5-$35 available here: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=135690

    More information and documentary film about From Maxville to Vanport:  http://pjce.org/maxville-to-vanport/

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  • Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

    The 1905, 830 N Shaver St, Portland, OR 97227, USA

    *Please note this is an indoor event and that attendees will be subject to the venue's COVID policies and precautions.

    TWO SETS: 7:30pm & 9:30pm

    Jane Bunnett, Soprano Saxophone & Flute
    Joanna Tendai Majoko, Vocals
    MaryPaz Fernández, Congas & Vocals
    Dánae Olano, Piano
    Tailin Marrero, Acoustic & Electric Bass
    Yissy Garcia, Drums

    La Línea
    https://youtu.be/4RdMskd25b0

    Five-time Juno Award winner, Jane Bunnett has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the US, and Cuba. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, received The Order of Canada, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and, most recently, The Premier’s Award for Excellence.

    With Maqueque, Bunnett has created something new and phenomenal in the world of jazz. What started out five years ago as a project to record and mentor young brilliant Cuban female musicians, has become one of the top groups on the North American jazz scene. Since 2015, they have played in major jazz festivals like Newport and Monterey, been featured on NPR’s program Jazz Night in America, won a Juno Award for their first album, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, were nominated for a Grammy Award for their second release, Oddara and were nominated for a Juno Award for their latest release, On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme. Most recently, were voted as one the top ten jazz groups by the prestigious DownBeat magazine’s critics poll.

    An internationally acclaimed musician, Bunnett is known for her creative integrity, improvisational daring, and courageous artistry. Her exploration of Afro-Cuban melodies expresses the universality of music, and her ability to embrace and showcase the rhythms and culture of Cuba has been ground-breaking. She has toured the world bringing her own special sound to numerous jazz festivals, displaying her versatility as a flutist, saxophone player, and pianist.

    Two documentaries have been made about Bunnett’s work: Spirits of Havana by the National Film Board was presented at numerous film festivals internationally, on television (CBC, PBS), and in Europe. A more recent film, Embracing Voices, has been shown at film festivals and is awaiting commercial release.

    As an educator, spokesperson, and social activist, JANE remains unafraid to explore uncharted territory in her quest for excellence.

  • Bryn Roberts Trio

    The 1905, 830 N Shaver St, Portland, OR 97227, USA

    *Please note this is an indoor event and that attendees will be subject to the venue's COVID policies and precautions.
     
    Bryn Roberts, Piano
    Phil Baker, Bass
    Matt Mayhall, Drums

    Bryn Roberts is pianist, keyboardist and composer who is in demand in a broad range of musical contexts.

    Roberts makes his home in Portland, Oregon, while continuing to spend much of his time in New York City, where he lived for 15 years. He plays, tours and records widely both as a leader and sideman, and is a frequent performer at clubs like Smalls, Mezzrow, the Jazz Gallery, the Kitano and Dizzy's.

    An acclaimed composer and bandleader, Roberts has five albums out featuring his own music: his debut “Present Tense”, “Ludlow” (featuring Seamus Blake, Drew Gress and Mark Ferber), “Fables” (featuring Seamus Blake, Orlando le Fleming and Johnathan Blake) and two duo albums with guitarist Lage Lund, “Nightsong” and “Hide the Moon and the Stars”.

    Roberts has toured with his own groups, including festival, radio and club appearances across the USA, Canada, the UK, Spain and Japan with some of New York’s finest musicians: Matt Penman, Jochen Rueckert, Rodney Green, Joe Martin, Jaleel Shaw, Johnathan Blake, Mark Ferber, Will Vinson and Seamus Blake.

    Roberts is an original member of the Nonet led by Grammy nominee Alan Ferber, and has recorded with the group for a series of critically-acclaimed releases: “Scenes from an Exit Row”, “The Compass”, “Chamber Songs” and “Roots and Transitions”. He also plays in saxophonist Jon Gordon’s quartet (whose 2019 release, “Answer” was recorded at the historic Rudy Van Gelder Studio) and with groups led by bassist Chuck Israels.

    In addition to his work in jazz and improvised music, Roberts has played and toured with many artists in the singer-songwriter world, including Grammy award winners Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal, Shawn Colvin, Stax records legend William Bell, and folk icon Dar Williams.

  • Ed Bennett & Tony Pacini

    Vino Veritas Wine Bar and Bottle Shop, 7835 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215, USA

    *Please note this is an indoor event and that attendees will be subject to the venue's COVID policies and precautions.

    Ed Bennett has long been considered one of the West Coast's premiere string bass players. Since his arrival in 1990, Ed has become an acoustical force on the Portland jazz scene.

    The jazz piano artistry of Tony Pacini has been enthusiastically enjoyed by nightclub and festival audiences throughout the West Coast as well as in his hometown of Portland, Oregon.

  • BrandonLee Cierley Birthday Bash

    The Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA

    *Please note this is an indoor event and that attendees will be subject to the venue's COVID policies and precautions.

    Come through and celebrate one of PDX’s rising talents as he invites you to his 28th birthday bash at the city's premier live jazz venue.

    Featuring music from his band showcasing his original compositions from his debut album, new compositions for his sophomore album set for release in 2022, and some of his favorite covers -- as well as a raffle for one-of-a-kind merch.

    Don't miss this celebration of good times, great company, and Portland's thriving young jazz talent!

  • Todd Marston Trio

    The 1905, 830 N Shaver St, Portland, OR 97227, USA

    *Please note this is an indoor event and that attendees will be subject to the venue's COVID policies and precautions.
     
    Todd Marston, Piano
    Patrick Golichnik, Bass
    Jason Palmer, Drums

  • Anson Wright Quartet

    The 1905, 830 N Shaver St, Portland, OR 97227, USA

    *Please note this is an indoor event and that attendees will be subject to the venue's COVID policies and precautions.
     
    Anson Wright, Guitar
    Jasnam Daya Singh, Piano
    Eric Gruber, Bass
    Chris Lee, Drums

  • Rita Marquez

    Wilf's Restaurant & Jazz Bar at Union Station, 800 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA

    *Please note this is an indoor event and that attendees will be subject to the venue's COVID policies and precautions.

    With Vince Frates on piano, Kennedy Anoe on bass, and Tim Paxton on drums.

    Reservations are required 

    Call 503-223-0070  

    $10 Cover charge and $20 food or drink minimum

    Wilf's requires proof of vaccination or negative covid test within 24 hours.

    Rita Marquez, jazz vocalist, is a veteran of Portland’s local jazz jam sessions and has been performing as a soloist for the past 15 years at venues such as Wilf’s, ArtBar, Arrrivederci, Tony Starlight’s and Mazza’s. Born in New York City, she experienced all the arts the city had to offer, seeing many Jazz luminaries perform regularly from an early age. Rita’s Caribbean heritage and the Latin sounds in her neighborhood immersed her in a love of dance and rhythm. She has a presence that can put a hush over a boisterous club and add excitement to an intimate setting. She is celebrating her first professional album, Street Medley, available at Bandcamp.

  • Marilyn Keller at the Oregon Coast

    North County Recreation District, 36155 9th St, Nehalem, OR 97131, USA

    *Please note this is an indoor event and that attendees will be subject to the venue's COVID policies and precautions.

    “She preaches every time she sings…” Marty Jones, MJ Arts

    Marilyn Keller, inducted into the 2016 Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of Fame, is a 38-year veteran of music and stage performance in Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Pop and Theater. Her voice can be heard on multiple recordings, movie soundtracks and documentaries.

    She appears frequently at clubs, festivals and holiday events throughout the Pacific Northwest and performs at the annual “Gospel Christmas with the Oregon Symphony” in Portland.

    In 1997, Marilyn joined the Black Swan Classic Jazz Band, establishing a loyal following in the Dixieland and Ragtime scene.  She has been the vocalist for the Augustana Jazz Quartet, performing weekly for 28 years, along with Ron Steen, Kevin Deitz and George Mitchell.

    Marilyn’s career has taken her to Denmark, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Spain, Australia, Russia and the UK.  Since 2004, she has performed with the band, New Orleans Delight, based in Copenhagen, touring Denmark and Sweden every summer.

    In 2017, Marilyn performed Darrell Grant’s Suite: “Step by Step - The Ruby Bridges Story”, for the Unitarian Universalist National Assembly in New Orleans and in 2019, at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, in Washington, DC.

    Marilyn is currently an Adjunct Professor at Portland State University, teaching Vocal Jazz Improvisation. She's also on the board of the Portland Symphonic Choir and Portland Jazz Composer's Ensemble and is currently working with Darrel Grant on his "Sanctuaries" Jazz Opera. 

    She is dedicated to music education and conducts clinics and master classes for arts councils, as well as high school, middle school and grade school choirs and bands.

    Marilyn will appear as part of the NCRD Spring Music Series on May 7 at 7:00 pm at the NCRD Performing Arts Center in Nehalem.

  • Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

    The 1905, 830 N Shaver St, Portland, OR 97227, USA

    *Please note this is an indoor event and that attendees will be subject to the venue's COVID policies and precautions.

    TWO SETS: 7:30pm & 9:30pm

    Jane Bunnett, Soprano Saxophone & Flute
    Joanna Tendai Majoko, Vocals
    MaryPaz Fernández, Congas & Vocals
    Dánae Olano, Piano
    Tailin Marrero, Acoustic & Electric Bass
    Yissy Garcia, Drums

    La Línea
    https://youtu.be/4RdMskd25b0

    Five-time Juno Award winner, Jane Bunnett has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the US, and Cuba. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, received The Order of Canada, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and, most recently, The Premier’s Award for Excellence.

    With Maqueque, Bunnett has created something new and phenomenal in the world of jazz. What started out five years ago as a project to record and mentor young brilliant Cuban female musicians, has become one of the top groups on the North American jazz scene. Since 2015, they have played in major jazz festivals like Newport and Monterey, been featured on NPR’s program Jazz Night in America, won a Juno Award for their first album, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, were nominated for a Grammy Award for their second release, Oddara and were nominated for a Juno Award for their latest release, On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme. Most recently, were voted as one the top ten jazz groups by the prestigious DownBeat magazine’s critics poll.

    An internationally acclaimed musician, Bunnett is known for her creative integrity, improvisational daring, and courageous artistry. Her exploration of Afro-Cuban melodies expresses the universality of music, and her ability to embrace and showcase the rhythms and culture of Cuba has been ground-breaking. She has toured the world bringing her own special sound to numerous jazz festivals, displaying her versatility as a flutist, saxophone player, and pianist.

    Two documentaries have been made about Bunnett’s work: Spirits of Havana by the National Film Board was presented at numerous film festivals internationally, on television (CBC, PBS), and in Europe. A more recent film, Embracing Voices, has been shown at film festivals and is awaiting commercial release.

    As an educator, spokesperson, and social activist, JANE remains unafraid to explore uncharted territory in her quest for excellence.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR: