• Christopher Brown Quartet (7pm & 8:30pm)

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

    John Nastos, Alto Saxophone
    Greg Goebel, Piano
    Garrett Baxter, Bass
    Christopher Brown, Drums

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  • BOMBA ESTEREO

    Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA


    Double Tee + Soul'd Out Present:
    BOMBA ESTÉREO - Quién Viene Conmigo Tour
    Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 8:00PM
    Roseland Theater
    All Ages General Admission Floor | 21 & Over Reserved Seating Balcony
    No refunds or exchanges. Tickets are non-transferable. Will Call name changes not permitted.
    Print at home tickets can be displayed on your phone to be scanned at the door or physically printed out. Print at Home Method of Delivery is suggested to avoid potentially long Will Call lines at the Box Office Day Of Show.
    ** Delivery will be delayed for ALL DELIVERY types. ** Please adhere to published ticket limits. If you exceed the ticket limit, you may have any or all of your orders and tickets canceled without notice. Delivery will be delayed to check for duplicate orders. Purchase tickets here.

  • PDX JAZZ & SOUL’D OUT present: The Comet Is Coming

    Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St #203, Portland, OR 97214, USA

    The Comet is Coming is the soundtrack to animagined apocalypse. The Comet is Coming to destroy illusions. It is a musicalexpression forged in the deep mystery. Through the transcendent experienceof music we reconnect with the energy of the Lifeforce in hope of manifestinghigher realities in new constructs. 

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  • KMHD's Luis Ocasio of 'The Joint' presents...

    CereusPDX, 1465 NE Prescott St Suite F, Portland, OR 97211, USA

    Latin inspired beat maker and live instrumentation every Sunday evening at Cereus with KMHD’s host of The Joint, Luis Ocasio. 

    Incredible authentic South American cuisine and delicious craft cocktails to match, the vibe on the outdoor patio is electric.  

    Come join us from 7-10pm every Sunday through October.  

  • “AMAZING LIFE” | PJCE ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT

    Ezra Weiss (piano), Jon Shaw (bass), and Tim DuRoche (drums) conjure a reflective dreamscape in Amazing Life released by PJCE Records


    “DuRoche’s drumming was like rainfall that fell in love with gravity, at times almost violent with intensity. He disappeared into the dance of his instrument.” -Oregon Arts Watch

    “We can only hope that Weiss can keep the standard this high for many years to come.” -JazzTimes

    Weiss, Shaw, and DuRoche hope that listeners will find empathy, healing, and a genuine outreach of emotion in the project which certainly contains their own processing of the pandemic experience. DuRoche, in particular, hopes listeners will find, “A surrender. Not giving up or giving in, but an invitation to a different kind of generosity amid so much noise in the world.”

    PERFORMANCE DETAILS:

    October 4th, 2022


    The Old Church
    1422 SW 11th Avenue | Portland, OR

    Advanced: $15 Youth Under 30, $25 GA Advance, $30 Supporter, $5 Arts for All
    Day of Show: $18 Youth Under 30, $28 GA, $13 Students with ID, $5 Arts for All

    This concert will also feature performances by The Bylines and Reed Wallsmith/Joe Cunningham who made contributions to the album.

    ABOUT THE ARTISTS

    Composer/pianist Ezra Weiss is “a bold, inspired figure in the contemporary jazz arranging scene.” (DownBeat) He has released seven albums as a bandleader, most recently We Limit Not the Truth of God (2019). Additionally, Ezra composed the music for the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble’s multimedia concert and recording, From Maxville To Vanport (2018), and wrote the big band arrangements for Derek Hines’ The Long Journey Home (2017), which led to the formation of the Ezra Weiss Big Band. Ezra now leads his own big band and sextet, performing at major venues throughout the U.S., including several week-long engagements at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club. A former New Yorker, Ezra served as arranger for drumming legend Billy Hart, and co-led the Courtney Bryan/Ezra Weiss Jazz Orchestra in New York City. He has won the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award three times and has been listed in DownBeat Critics Polls in the Rising Star Arranger category. He has taught at multiple colleges and universities in Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife and two kids. ezraweiss.com

    Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, bassist Jon Shaw first came to music singing in choirs as a child. As a boy soprano he joined the acclaimed early music ensemble Cantores In Ecclesia, performing Gregorian chant and early polyphony as well as liturgical works of the Renaissance and Romantic periods. As a bass player, this deep connection to melody can be heard throughout his basslines. After some time studying drums and guitar, he began studying upright bass with André St. James, who further instilled in him a reverence for improvisatory music, and an unwavering dedication to rhythm and groove. Since then, he’s had the honor of opening for artists such as George Clinton, George Porter Jr., and Zigaboo Modeliste. In addition to this trio, Jon plays bass in groups spanning across the spectrum of musical genre, including the post-jazz Blue Cranes, the straight-ahead Ezra Weiss Sextet, the avant-garde Battle Hymns and Gardens, and the soulful Dirty Revival.

    Tim DuRoche is a jazz drummer, writer, sound artist, and radio host based in Portland since 2000. DuRoche has worked with an array of US and European jazz and free improvisation innovators, including Burton Greene, Roscoe Mitchell, Thollem McDonas, George Sams, Lori Goldston, Rich Halley, John Gross, Eri Yamamoto, Dominic Duval, Damon Smith, Bill McHenry, Matana Roberts, Carei Thomas, Paul Plimley-Lisle Ellis, Torsten Muller-Urs Leimgruber, Elliott Sharp, Jon Raskin, Perry Robinson, Phillip Greenlief, Marco Eneidi, Didier Petit, Alan Tomlinson, and Frank Gratkowski. Local ensembles have included Get Smashing Love Power, Battle Hymns and Gardens (with saxophonists Reed Wallsmith and Joe Cunningham, and bassist Jon Shaw of Blue Cranes), The Kin Trio, and a decade-long association with the late bassist André St. James in innumerable settings. Select recordings include Johnny Miss Mae (Gold Lion Arts), Live in Our Time (ESP-Disk), Timeless Memories from (Charles Lester Music), as well as two previous recordings on PCJE Records: The Kin Trio’s Breathe with Sunjae Lee and André St. James, and Ryan Meagher’s Evil Twin. timduroche.com



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  • Tortoise

    Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St #203, Portland, OR 97214, USA

    Simply put, Tortoise has spent nearly 25 years making music that defies description. While the Chicago-based instrumental quintet has nodded to dub, rock, jazz, electronica and minimalism throughout its revered and influential six-album discography, the resulting sounds have always been distinctly, even stubbornly, their own.

    It’s a fact that remains true on “The Catastrophist,” Tortoise’s first studio album in nearly seven years. And it’s an album where moody, synth-swept jams like the opening title track cozy up next to hypnotic, bass-and-beat missives like “Shake Hands With Danger” and a downright strange cover of David Essex’s 1973 radio smash sung by U.S. Maple’s Todd Rittman. Throughout, the songs transcend expectations as often as they delight the eardrums.

    Tortoise, comprised of multi-instrumentalists Dan Bitney, John Herndon, Doug McCombs, John McEntire and Jeff Parker, has always thrived on sudden bursts of inspiration. And for “The Catastrophist,” the spark came in 2010 when the group was commissioned by the City of Chicago to compose a suite of music rooted in its ties to the area’s noted jazz and improvised music communities.

    Tortoise then performed those five loose themes at a handful of concerts, and “when we finally got around to talking about a new record, the obvious solution to begin with was to take those pieces and see what else we could do with them,” says McEntire, at whose Soma Studios the band recorded the new album. “It turned out that for them to work for Tortoise, they needed a bit more of a rethink in terms of structure. They’re all pretty different in the sense that at first they were just heads and solos. Now, they’re orchestrated and complex.”

    “All of the songs went through a pretty intensive process of restructuring,” adds Parker. “We actually had quite a lot of material that we ended up giving up on. Oftentimes, we’ll shelve ideas and come back to them years later.”

    The album’s single “Gesceap” embodies the transformation of the original suite commissions, as it morphs from two gently intersecting synth lines into a pounding, frenzied full-band finish. “To a certain extent it’s more of a reflection of how we actually sound when we play live,” says McEntire of Tortoise’s heavier side. “That hasn’t always been captured as well on past albums.”

    As ever, Tortoise has conjured sounds on “The Catastrophist” that aren’t being purveyed anywhere else in music today. There’s a deeply intuitive interplay between the group members that comes only from two decades of experimentation, revision and improvisation. And at a time when our brains are constantly bombarded by myriad distractions, “The Catastrophist” reminds us that there’s something much greater out there. All we have to do is listen.

    Tortoise’s reissue of their classic, long out-of-print remixes album Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters is out April 22nd on Thrill Jockey.

    Get tickets here.

    This Event is 21+ and General Admission. No Minors.

    ALL SALES ARE FINAL. PLEASE, DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ORDER BEFORE PURCHASING. NO REFUNDS.

  • Surprise Chef

    Star Theater and Starlight Lounge, 13 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA


    Surprise Chef’s cinematic soul is based on evoking mood; their vivid arrangements utilize time and space to build soundscapes that invite the listener into their world. The quintet’s distinct sound pulls from 70s film scores, the funkier side of jazz, and the samples that form the foundation of hip hop. Humbly blurring genre lines and seamlessly weaving elements of yesteryear with today, they push the boundaries of instrumental soul and funk with their own approach honed by countless hours in the studio, studying the masters, and perhaps most importantly, the ‘tyranny of distance’ that dictates a unique perspective on the music that guides them.
    https://surprisechef.bandcamp.com/
    $15 ADV//$18 DOS
    8pm DOORS//9pm SHOW
    21+
    BUY TIX HERE: https://bit.ly/SurpriseChefStarTheater 

  • KMHD's Luis Ocasio of 'The Joint' presents...

    CereusPDX, 1465 NE Prescott St Suite F, Portland, OR 97211, USA

    Latin inspired beat maker and live instrumentation every Sunday evening at Cereus with KMHD’s host of The Joint, Luis Ocasio. 

    Incredible authentic South American cuisine and delicious craft cocktails to match, the vibe on the outdoor patio is electric.  

    Come join us from 7-10pm every Sunday through October.  

  • Soul'd Out proudly present GARAGE A TROIS + Machado Mijiga's BOGO

    Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St #203, Portland, OR 97214, USA

    Garage A Trois, aka guitarist Charlie Hunter, saxophonist Skerikand drummer Stanton Moore, triumphantly return to Portland after their laststunning Sold Out show!

    Their latest album, the high-stepping mind/body elixir, ‘CalmDown Cologne’ finds Garage A Trois in full improvisational flight, composinglive, in the moment, on the studio floor. Charlie on the Hybrid Big6 andStanton on the drums and cymbals are locked in a mountainous groove throughout.Simultaneously, Skerik conjures the melodic lines with one hand on thesaxophone and the other on a clutch of analog keys: Modal 001 synth, Rhodes 54and Mellotron, among them.

    As for the rather curious album title, the story goes thatlegendary underground Seattle artist Rick Klu gave Skerik the idea when he wasdescribing a bouncer having to use some ‘calm down cologne’ on an unrulypatron.

    More metaphorically speaking, a whiff of Garage A Trois’ newmagic potion elicits a “free your mind and your ass will follow” response -truly a much needed balm in these continued anxiety-ridden times.

    + BOGO
    Multi-instrumentalist Machado Mijiga presents BOGO, and exciting newthree-piece groove outfit featuring Ian "Yuck" Lindsay on bass, andRob "Arousal" Araujo in keyboards. These two bearded beasts have anuncanny resemblance, hence the name "Buy One, Get One. BOGO sits in thepocket, stretches like elastic, but smooth as silk— think backbeat, with abeard."

    ALL AGES

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  • PDX Jazz Presents: Laufey (SOLD OUT)

    Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214, USA

    *Please note this is an indoor event and that attendees will be subject to the venue's COVID policies and precautions.
     
    Half Chinese and half Icelandic, Laufey spent much of her childhood traveling between Reykjavík and Washington, DC, where she learned to speak English with barely a trace of an accent. Inspired in part by her mother, a classical violinist, she took up piano and cello early on, but it was her father’s collection of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday albums that spoke to her on a deeper level. “I’m definitely very influenced by composers like Ravel and Chopin,” Laufey explains, “but when I discovered the Great American Songbook and the music of George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers, it felt like this middle ground between jazz and classical that suited me perfectly.”
     
    Laufey dove into the music headfirst, captivated by the lush arrangements and dreamy vocals, and by her teenage years, she was already turning heads with a mesmerizing style that belied her young age. After landing a prestigious Presidential Scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, Laufey moved to Boston, where she began writing her own songs blending sophisticated jazz melodies and slow-burning R&B grooves. Unable to tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she began performing a mix of originals and vintage classics on Instagram and TikTok, and within a year, she would find herself racking up millions of likes, topping the Icelandic radio charts with her debut single, “Street By Street,” and earning support from Billie Eilish and Willow Smith. Laufey will release her debut EP, Typical of Me, later this year.

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