• Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble Composers Cookoff

    On December 1st, Giving Tuesday,at 7 pm PST Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble hosts a free online event to support its unique blend of collaborative, community-oriented jazz programs

    Loosely patterned after competitive cooking shows like Iron Chef and the Great British Baking Show, the PJCE version challenges three Portland jazz composers—Kathleen Hollingsworth, Jasnam Daya Singh, and Machado Mijiga—to create new music inspired by a musical “ingredient” that we’re sure will resonate with our audience during quarantine: Duke Ellington’s “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.” Each entry will be awarded an honorary title—like a high school yearbook’s “most likely to…”—by a panel of Portland jazz community luminaries. Fans can attend the performance at no cost at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/pjce-cookoff or on PJCE’s Facebook or YouTube channels.

    Plan on a light-hearted event that pokes fun at how the pandemic has kept us all at home a lot more these days. In addition to the three pre-recorded “musical bake-off” performances, PJCE will share plans for the organization’s evolution to meet the serious challenges of a post-covid Portland and highlights of its new strategic plan. PJCE’s sights are set on growth and inclusivity, and the organization is excited to unveil that vision at this event. Celebrity panelists and the Composers Cookoff MC will be announced via PJCE’s social media and email channels, stay tuned for all the details!

    Online event information:

    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020, 7:00 pm PST.
    http://pjce.org/event/cookoff
    Streaming live at
    https://www.crowdcast.io/e/pjce-cookoff
    Also streaming on our Facebook and Youtube pages.
    This event is free.  No ticket or registration required.

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, PJCE has shifted from presenting quarterly concerts with its signature 12-member jazz ensemble to monthly online events featuring small groups of musicians performing in socially distanced, pre-recorded videos with coordinated audio releases on PJCE Records. The new PJCE strategic plan will provide more support for an inclusive community of jazz composers working with their own small groups in local Portland venues, and build a larger, more diverse audience to support the incredible musicians right here in Portland’s community. The PJCElarge ensemble will resume public performances as soon as health and safety conditions allow. The large ensemble’s return to activity will include a new focus on providing expanded platforms for projects that began in the“incubator” of the small group program.

    PJCE hopes the new focus will provide a runway for all local jazz artists, from students to established masters, to reach a larger audience, and for jazz as an expression of Portland’s unique cultural environment to blossom even more brightly than before the pandemic.

    About the Composers:

    Portland-based musician Kathleen Hollingsworth has been performing and writing music for most of her life. A childhood steeped in singing led her to study piano and composition. Highly active in the northwest as a choral educator, adjudicator, director, and leader of the band Mad Love, Kathleen is a recipient of the Downbeat Award and is also a commissioned writer for the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble and the Jazz Educator Network. She is a professional vocalist for OCP and Resonance Ensemble and is the Founder/Director of the Music Performance and Technology degree at Clackamas Community College in Portland, OR. She has worked with many musical giants including Danilo Perez, Fareed Haque, Phil Mattson, Martin Bejerano, Terence Blanchard, Rhiannon, Billy Martin, and John Medeski. https://www.mad-love.net/

    Jasnam Daya Singh, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1962, has spent all ofhis musical life researching different types of sounds, ultimately dedicating most of his endeavors to uniting elements of classical, jazz, and Brazilian music. In Brazil, he advanced his craft as a concert pianist as well as a composer, writing mostly piano and chamber music works. Singh has recorded and performed with great luminaries such as Paul McCandless, Ali Ryerson, Kenny Stahl, Claudia Villela, Charles Loos, Marcia Maria, Alex Acuna, and Alphonso Johnson. Singh has released several albums including Children of the Wind Spring Will Stay Here. At the end of 2005, Daya Singh was commissioned by the Carmel Bach Festival to write his Jazz Concertino for Piano and String Orchestra which premiered on July 9th of 2006 in Monterey,California, and has since been performed by the Portland Chamber Orchestra and Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble.

     

    Multi-instrumentalist and Portland-born Machado Mijiga wears many hats, both literally and metaphorically. Classically-trained, jazz-weathered, and eclectically inclined, Mijiga left the proverbial creative "box" at a very early age, with access to many instruments and a diverse musical background brought about by an intercultural heritage. Mijiga is a musical polymath; composer, producer,bandleader, educator, gear fanatic, and audio engineer, to name a few. Authenticity and uniquity assume the locus of Mijiga's artistic identity.Self-expression is the prime directive, and the medium of choice changes like the weather.

    Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create original jazz music that engages and supports our community’s diverse artists, cultures, and place. In operation since 2008, PJCE is the only organization dedicated to commissioning and performing original music by Portland musicians, building a broad audience through unique,collaborative, and community-oriented programming that builds bridges between communities in this vibrant city. Learn more at http://pjce.org.

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  • Seffarine at PCC

    Online

    Seffarine performs flamenco At PCC

    Back by popular demand, Seffarine sings, strums and dances at PCC

    Seffarine is a group that includes Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and oud player/flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp. Their repertoire varies from classical Arabic and Andalusian music to original compositions influenced by the music of widely varying cultures, such as Spanish flamenco, classical Persian music, and American jazz. During this particular performance, the group will pause briefly to tell us something about the origins and technical aspects of Flamenco music.

    Seffarine takes its name from the ancient metalworking square in Lamiae’s home city of Fes, Morocco. Her family is well known in the Seffarine as master metalworkers continuing the tradition today. The square dates back to the 9th century and is famous for the complex rhythms that can be heard from the blacksmiths’ hammers.

    This online concert can be accessed by going to expmusicseries.com/youtube.The concert is free to view and donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, please go to https://www.expmusicseries.com/.

  • The Driveway Jazz Series

    Online / Private Residence (Inquire Directly to Attend In Person)


    Presenting The Driveway Jazz Series: a socially distanced outdoor jazz series! Held in front of a bungalow in Southeast Portland, this series features some of the city’s most in-demand jazz musicians. Past features include Darryl Grant, Marilyn Keller, George Colligan, and many more. The series is also streamed live on Facebook on Fridays at 4pm Pacific Standard Time.

     

    Stream us at https://www.facebook.com/drivewayjazz/live/.

  • Jack London Revue Livestream Concert Series: Max Ribner w/ Saeeda Wright


    THERE WILL BE NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE TO THIS SHOW. YOUR TICKET PURCHASE WILL GET YOU A LINK TO THE LIVE STREAM.

    From touring extensively with Nahko And Medicine For The People to lending his skillful sound to the likes of Esperanza and members of Prince, Stevie Wonder and Tower of Power, as well as touring internationally on his own, Max's solid musicianship has afforded him plenty of opportunities to play on stages the world over from Red Rocks to the Byron Bay Blues Festival.

    Max's music is like a study in cultural anthropology…a drawing together of world influences made stronger for its variety of voices. He's compelled by the idea that each song tells its own story, one that isnt about him, but rather a collective of artists each song an example of what it sounds like when we work together. He aims to use the stage as a platform from which to reach across cultural divides to connect seemingly disparate communities and encourage a deeper listening.

    Saeeda has been seen on stages backing Prince, is a member of his New Power Generation, and is featured with the Tim Snider Trio. Over the last twenty years, Saeeda has had the privilege of working with artists such as Lalah Hathaway, Mike Phillips, Patrick Lamb, Duffy Bishop, and The Pacific Northwests own Liv Warfield. Saeeda has also been blessed to grace the stage with, or open for, Gospel Music Power-houses Jessica Reedy, Cece Winans, Crystal Akin, JJ Harrison and Yvette Williams of the Kurt Carr Singers. Some of Saeeda's studio credits include Prince, Derrick McDuffey and Kingdom Sound, Liv Warfield, and Patrick Lamb, to name a few. She is very well known and respected for her work as a soloist with the Oregon Symphony and has been a regular participant in Portland's Annual Blues Festival, as well as many other festivals and events that take place in Oregon annually


    Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

  • The Driveway Jazz Series

    Online / Private Residence (Inquire Directly to Attend In Person)


    Presenting The Driveway Jazz Series: a socially distanced outdoor jazz series! Held in front of a bungalow in Southeast Portland, this series features some of the city’s most in-demand jazz musicians. Past features include Darryl Grant, Marilyn Keller, George Colligan, and many more. The series is also streamed live on Facebook on Fridays at 4pm Pacific Standard Time.

     

    Stream us at https://www.facebook.com/drivewayjazz/live/.

  • Jack London Revue Livestream Concert Series: Tyrone Hendrix & Friends


    THERE WILL BE NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE FOR THIS SHOW. YOUR TICKET PURCHASE WILL GET YOU A LINK TO THE LIVE STREAM.

    Having been the heartbeat for artists such as Prince & Stevie Wonder, Tyrone Hendrix embodies the quintessential trifecta: drummer, composer & producer. The Portland Based artist Will Draw You In With His eclectic & innovative style of Energetic, Rhythmic Beats Fused Effortlessly With Percussion & Pulse-Pounding Sounds, While Seamlessly blending elements of funk, jazz & hip hop.


    Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

  • The Driveway Jazz Series

    Online / Private Residence (Inquire Directly to Attend In Person)


    Presenting The Driveway Jazz Series: a socially distanced outdoor jazz series! Held in front of a bungalow in Southeast Portland, this series features some of the city’s most in-demand jazz musicians. Past features include Darryl Grant, Marilyn Keller, George Colligan, and many more. The series is also streamed live on Facebook on Fridays at 4pm Pacific Standard Time.

     

    Stream us at https://www.facebook.com/drivewayjazz/live/.

  • Jack London Revue Livestream Concert Series: Noah Simpson Quartet


    THERE WILL BE NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE FOR THIS SHOW. YOUR TICKET PURHCASE WILL GET YOU A LINK TO THE LIVE STREAM.

    Energetic, attentive, and dynamic define Noah Simpson's trumpet playing. Rooted in the jazz tradition and heavily influenced by modern Black American music, Simpson takes a very modern approach to the trumpet. Noah has performed with such artists as Bernard Purdie, George Benson, George Colligan, Ron Artis II, and others.


    Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

  • The Driveway Jazz Series

    Online / Private Residence (Inquire Directly to Attend In Person)


    Presenting The Driveway Jazz Series: a socially distanced outdoor jazz series! Held in front of a bungalow in Southeast Portland, this series features some of the city’s most in-demand jazz musicians. Past features include Darryl Grant, Marilyn Keller, George Colligan, and many more. The series is also streamed live on Facebook on Fridays at 4pm Pacific Standard Time.

     

    Stream us at https://www.facebook.com/drivewayjazz/live/.

  • The Driveway Jazz Series

    Online / Private Residence (Inquire Directly to Attend In Person)


    Presenting The Driveway Jazz Series: a socially distanced outdoor jazz series! Held in front of a bungalow in Southeast Portland, this series features some of the city’s most in-demand jazz musicians. Past features include Darryl Grant, Marilyn Keller, George Colligan, and many more. The series is also streamed live on Facebook on Fridays at 4pm Pacific Standard Time.

     

    Stream us at https://www.facebook.com/drivewayjazz/live/.

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