Montavilla Jazz celebrates Portland jazz with live streamed concerts on August 15-16 in honor of its cancelled annual festival and shifts to new projects and expanded educational programming in 2021. Two concerts will be live streamed, and a slew of Portland jazz artists will be shuttled around the city to play one-off impromptu solo concerts in front of select households (with safe social distancing protocols, of course).
Let's Celebrate Portland Jazz!
A benefit for Montavilla Jazz
Live-streamed by Left Door Streaming from The 1905
August 15 and 16, 2020, 5-7 p.m. both nights!
Saturday, 8/15, 5 p.m.
Integer is a Portland-based jazz trio led by composer and pianist Todd Marston, with bassist Andrew Jones and drummer Micah Hummel. Marston's compositions are accessible, propelled by strong grooves, they juxtapose singable melodies with complex harmonic textures.
Ron Steen Trio Sunday, 8/16, 5pm
Ron Steen, who was recently honored as a Jazz Journalist Association 2020 Jazz Hero, is a local jazz legend. This concert will feature Ron Steen with pianist George Mitchell and bassist Perry Thoorsell.
“For the past 50 years, Steen has been a paragon of integrity and consistency in the Portland jazz community. As a jam session host, he is congenial and supportive,giving everyone a chance, at least once. As a bandleader and hired gun, he can rise to any creative challenge the music has to offer, with fierce intelligence and finely honed chops.” —Rick Mitchell
Links to stream can be found inside Facebook event pages closer to the event.