• Trio Subtonic with Dan Balmer

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

    *Please note this is an in-person, indoor event and that this venue will require either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test from the previous 48 hours for entry. Multnomah County residents are also advised to wear masks both indoors & outdoors when not seated or eating/drinking, even if they are vaccinated.
     
    Trio Subtonic is a groove heavy power trio out of Portland, Oregon that blends genre bending funk with slow burning underground soul jazz. Led by keyboardist Galen Clark, Subtonic explores a coalescence of rock, soul, funk, hip hop and jazz that simultaneously draws in listeners and pushes boundaries. Creating a sonic footprint reserved for more than just three people, Subtonic delivers soulful grooves, expansive improvisations and a deep pocket that compels audiences to try dance moves they didn't know they had. Trio Subtonic consists of Galen Clark on keyboards, Bill Athens on bass and Russ Kleiner on drums. The group has performed with Dan Balmer, A Love Electric, JFJO, Scott Pemberton, D'Vonne Lewis, Michal Angela and more. Touring extensively on the West Coast, East Coast and in Mexico, Subtonic brings dynamic energy to festivals, jazz clubs and watering holes alike and has garnered admiration from a wide variety of fans and critics.    

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  • Dmitri Matheny & Holly Pyle: Songs of Wonder - The Stevie Wonder Songbook

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

    *Please note this is an in-person, indoor event and that this venue will require either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test from the previous 48 hours for entry. Multnomah County residents are also advised to wear masks both indoors & outdoors when not seated or eating/drinking, even if they are vaccinated.

    Jazz artists Dmitri Matheny and Holly Pyle join forces for one night only in an all-star celebration of Stevie Wonder!

    American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stevie Wonder is a former child prodigy who developed into one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century, mastering virtually every idiom of African-American popular music and synthesizing them all into a language all his own. The 69-year-old Grammy-winner created dozens of unforgettable hit songs, selling over 100 million records. Today he is widely acknowledged as one of music’s greatest living songwriters.

    Known for her “soulfully graceful, liquid-like voice” (Phoenix New Times), Holly Pyle started out as an opera major before studying jazz and psychology at Northern Arizona University. Now one of the most popular vocalists in the Valley of the Sun, Holly performs with leading jazz groups, tours with the progressive soul-pop band House of Stairs, and appears regularly as a solo a-cappella act using electronic looping to build masterful sonic creations.

    Flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of Music). An honors graduate of Berklee College of Music, Dmitri Matheny vaulted onto the jazz scene in the 1990s as the protégé of jazz legend Art Farmer. Since then he has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal international following, releasing eleven CDs and touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.The San Francisco Chronicle calls Matheny “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players.”
     

    Holly Pyle vocal

    Dan Gaynor piano

    Eric Gruber bass

    Michael Raynor drums

    Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn

  • Outer Orbit / The Quick & Easy Boys

    Stage 722, 722 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, USA

    *Please note this is an in-person, indoor event. Current CDC recommendations state that event such as these are only save for fully vaccinated people. Multnomah County residents are also advised to wear masks both indoors & outdoors when not seated or eating/drinking, even if they are vaccinated.

    Doors @ 7:00pm  //  Show @ 8:00pm  //  Ages 21+ welcome.

    --- Outer Orbit is a funk soul collective led by Galen Clark (Trio Subtonic, Sleater Kinney) and fronted by vocalist Sarah Clarke (Dirty Revival). The band features an all-star lineup of Tyrone Hendrix (Prince, Allen Stone), Damian Erskine (Skerik Band), Peter Knudsen (Ghost-note, greaterkind) and Mike Elson (Swatkins and the Positive Agenda). Coming fresh off of their freshman self-titled album release, featuring artists like John Medeski, Nicholas Semrad (Cory Henry), and Saeeda Wright (Prince, Liv Warfield) the band has been making a name for themselves despite the pandemic, exploding onto the live music scene playing Waterfront Blues Festival and crafting the local star-studded PDX Funk Revue. Outer Orbit brings original burning soul and pocket heavy funk while drawing on a range of influences from Sly Stone and The Meters to Aretha Franklin and Emily King.

    --- The Quick & Easy Boys are a power-trio out of Portland, Oregon who creates their own blend of rock and roll. Imagine the Minutemen, the Police, and Band of Gypsy’s rolled into one. Formed in 2005, The Quick & Easy Boys quickly made a name for themselves in Eugene, Oregon before relocating to Portland and becoming a renown nationally touring act. Their shows are an interactive party with electrifying stage antics and profound musical moments as the trio pours out every ounce of their energy, leaving nothing behind. The band has gained the reputation for moving a crowd all-night long whether it be a big festival or a tiny watering hole. Founding members Sean Badders on vocals and bass & Jimmy Russell on vocals and guitar play all the notes. Tyrone Hendrix joined in 2018 on percussion. The Quick & Easy Boys have continued to evolve musically…and audiences continue their enthusiastic calling of “Yeah Bud!” at every show.

    Don't miss this double-feature! 

  • Balkan Bump

    Star Theater

    *Please note this is an in-person, indoor event and that this venue will require either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test from the previous 48 hours for entry. Multnomah County residents are also advised to wear masks both indoors & outdoors when not seated or eating/drinking, even if they are vaccinated.
     
    Balkan Bump is the newest project from trumpet player, producer and ethnomusicologist Will Magid and is a fusion of live instruments, world influences and lush electronic production. His releases flaunt experience as an instrumentalist and arranger, fusing energetic Balkan brass with heavy electronic production and hip-hop influences.

    Balkan Bump debuted with the single "Aymo" alongside superstar collaborators Gramatik and Talib Kweli. Gramatik quickly championed the new project; unveiling Balkan Bump's live show on his Re:Coil Tour and releasing Balkan Bump's debut EP on his Lowtemp label imprint in 2018. Balkan Bump then blossomed to international audiences, performing at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lightning In A Bottle and Electric Forest, and releasing collaborations with CloZee, Beats Antique, The Gift Of Gab, The Geek x Vrv, Fakear, and more.

    Balkan Bump's latest EP NFTrees (out Aug 8) ft. the new single "Sleepless" is an NFT release which Will explains here: "The music industry needs to change! A few months ago I sold one of my songs as an NFT. It was an exciting new adventure, but something about it didn't feel quite right. It felt so intangible, and there was a lot of concern about the environmental impact from crypto currencies. So I created NFTrees (Nitrogen Fixing Trees). With this project I'm not only reducing the environmental impact from the blockchain (geek alert), but I'll also offset all of Balkan Bump's touring carbon footprint. All sales of NFTrees will go towards carbon credits that will help me reach carbon neutrality for the tour!"

    Follow Balkan Bump on his socials for all the developing info on NFTrees.      

  • Mic Capes feat. Milc & Sxlxmxn

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

    *Please note this is an in-person, indoor event and that this venue will require either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test from the previous 48 hours for entry. Multnomah County residents are also advised to wear masks both indoors & outdoors when not seated or eating/drinking, even if they are vaccinated.
     
    Mic Capes is a prolific hip hop artist from Portland, OR that represents the North Portland neighborhood, St.Johns. Capes is known for his authenticity, vivid story telling ability, raw lyricism, versatility of styles and deliveries, and thought provoking social commentary as key components of his music while at the same time making music you can bounce to. Capes states he grew up around music his entire life but began writing raps at the age of 11 while in a foster home as therapy and a way to express the emotions and thoughts he had tucked away. He names Tupac Shakur, Scarface, Nas, DMX, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Nipsey Hussle, Lupe FIasco, Black Thought, Juvenile, Lauryn Hill, and Kanye West as some of his biggest musical influences.

    When Portland emcee Milc boldly rapped that he is “the only white boy could sign to Griselda,” this proved to be far from a hollow brag. Repping northeast Portland like a badge of honor, Milc effectively balances gritty drug talk with potent punchlines. The PDX rapper boasts a distinctly raw style reminiscent of Sean Price or Jadakiss but with a unique ear for beats that often mirror the avant-garde soundscapes of Alchemist and Madlib. As one half of Portland’s infamous and irreverent hip-hop group LOAD B (alongside the immensely talented and gravelly-voiced Brill), Milc solidified himself as a mainstay artist within the city as well as a “rapper’s rapper” due to his skilled and humorous penmanship. Milc has more recently been on a prolific run as a solo artist, dropping projects with some of the city’s most respected producers Calvin Valentine, Trox, Sxlxmxn, Lawz Spoken and L.A.’s Chase Moore. Milc is currently preparing to continue unloading the clip of solo projects via the release of “WINDBREAKER” through critically acclaimed label FRESH SELECTS with Seattle based producer Andy Savoie. - Keegan Bauer

    For fans of: Benny the Butcher, MF DOOM, Earl Sweatshirt, Boldy James, Jadakiss, Sean Price, Action Bronson

    SXLXMXN is a producer based in Portland, OR. Pronounced as his first name, Solomon, his production resume includes work with Danny Brown, The Underachievers, Smoke DZA, Dave B just to name a few.
     
    Important Safety Notice: In accordance with the Multnomah County mask mandate, all Jack London customers and staff, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking. As a further measure, no customers will be admitted without proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of negative test taken within 48 hours of admission. Stay safe, Portland!

  • Nick Waterhouse

    Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227, USA

    *Please note this is an in-person, indoor event and that this venue will require either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test from the previous 48 hours for entry. Multnomah County residents are also advised to wear masks both indoors & outdoors when not seated or eating/drinking, even if they are vaccinated.

    Nick Waterhouse

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    Nick Waterhouse grew up in a coastal town near Long Beach, CA. It was a serene setting: the ocean stretching out for miles to the North and South, manicured lawns, two-story homes, long swathes of concrete highway, fast food chains and mega malls. He was there for two decades. Then, he left.

    He found a home in his early 20s in San Francisco, working at record stores alongside a collective of like minded young crate-diggers and 45 collectors. And then he started making his own records: “Time’s All Gone” in 2012, “Holly” in 2014, “Never Twice” in 2016, “Nick Waterhouse” in 2019. These were evocative albums, steeped in a perfectionism and clarity of vision that informed every choice, from the studios to the players, the arrangements to the album art. Everything, deliberately designed and purposeful, bubbling over with power and feeling. And as those records rolled out into the world, Waterhouse found a dedicated audience of his own as well as a bevy of influential champions and collaborators, including garage-rock mystic Ty Segall, retro-futurist R&B bandleader Leon Bridges and the LA-based quartet Allah-Las, whose first two albums he meticulously produced and played on. There is a “Waterhouse Sound'' and it comes from both the man and the method — recording everything on magnet- ic tape, through analog equipment, and playing live (!), eyeball to eyeball, whenever possible.

    Now, he’s finished his fifth album. Nick Waterhouse takes the color blue as his hue of choice as he takes a spiritual look to the past on new album, ‘Promenade Blue’ due out April 9 on Innovative Leisure.

    The new collection sparkles beatifically, reverberating with energy, heart, creativity, and vibe from start to finish. Nowhere is this more evident than on the album’s opening track, “Place Names,” bringing teenaged memories to the forefront, pondering the pride he takes in his hometown and the distinct life that he has made (or that has made him). A soulful, sweeping arrangement punctuated with Girl Group backing vocals, “Place Names” which would find itself at home in a vibrant New Orlean’s club or alongside contemporaries Marlon Williams and The Budos Band.

    The world of Promenade Blue represents rebirth and reinvigoration as well as a clarity of purpose. It is vivid and magnetic, buoyed by both light and density due to Nick’s newfound collaboration with co-producer Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, Devendra Banhart). It’s not Gatsby’s New York in the 1920s, it’s Waterhouse’s California in the 2020s.

  • PDX Jazz Presents: Mike Dillon's Punkadelick

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

    *Please note this is an in-person, indoor event and that this venue will require either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test from the previous 48 hours for entry. Multnomah County residents are also advised to wear masks both indoors & outdoors when not seated or eating/drinking, even if they are vaccinated.

    MIKE DILLON’S PUNKADELICK
    feat. Nikki Glaspie & Brian Haas

    Jack London Revue | 8.00PM
    $20 ADVANCE GA / $25 DOS

    How many artists have been praised a “punk rock provocateur,” “jazz vibraphone visionary,” and “percussion virtuoso” in the same sentence? Whether through his affiliation with artists like Les Claypool, Primus, Rickie Lee Jones, and Ani Difranco, and collaborations such as Nolatet, Garage a Trois, The Dead Kenny G’s, Critters Buggin or bands he has led, including Mike Dillon Band, Mike Dillon’s New Orleans Punk Rock Percussion Consortium, Billy Goat and Hairy Apes BMX, the Texas-native has set his own standard for 25 years now.
    Over the past decade, Mike Dillon has released a number of highly acclaimed albums, intertwining a range of influences from Zappa-esque eccentricity to Fishbone punk funk, D.C. Go-Go to Milt Jackson-influenced vibraphone majesty.
    (This show is seated general admission. Members seats available, please arrive early to ensure best seating.)


    Important Safety Notice:
    PDX Jazz follows all COVID-19 health and safety guidelines issued by public authorities and the venues that host our events. Mandatory mask wearing, proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test and seating limitations may apply to performances. If any of these health and safety measures has been enacted, compliance will be required by all show attendees. If an event cancels due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, refund will be available at at the point of ticket purchase.

  • PDX Jazz Presents: Merry Christmas from José James

    The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201, USA

    *Please note this is an in-person, indoor event and that this venue will require either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test from the previous 48 hours for entry. Multnomah County residents are also advised to wear masks both indoors & outdoors when not seated or eating/drinking, even if they are vaccinated. 
     
    Have yourself a soulful little Christmas with smooth-as-silk crooner José James, the crown prince of new-jack jazz. An R&B-steeped singer who’s as effective evoking Billie Holiday as Bill Withers, José James returns with his first holiday project that imbues classic songs of the season with the warmth of a roaring fireplace in winter, captured on his new album Merry Christmas From José James.

    Working in collaboration with master bassist and arranger Ben Williams and surrounded by an array of brilliant players including James Farm pianist Aaron Parks, James opted for the immediacy of sharing the same space with his collaborators like a 1950s jazz session — together in a single room without isolation. He brings all that heat and light to an evening of songs inextricably linked to the holidays.

    PDX Jazz follows all COVID-19 health and safety guidelines issued by public authorities and the venues that host our events. Mandatory mask wearing, proof of vaccination, and seating limitations may apply to performances. If any of these health and safety measures has been enacted, compliance will be rquired by all show attendees. If an event cancels due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, refund will be available at at the point of ticket purchase.

  • Thievery Corporation

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

    *Please note this is an in-person, indoor event and that this venue will require either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test from the previous 48 hours for entry. Multnomah County residents are also advised to wear masks both indoors & outdoors when not seated or eating/drinking, even if they are vaccinated.

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    THIEVERY CORPORATION: The Outernational Tour
    w/ Dessa

    Roseland Theater
    All Ages General Admission Floor | 21 & Over Reserved Seating Balcony

    Twenty-five years into their genre-defying electronic music career, Thievery Corporation’s founding principles of D.I.Y. and inclusion have become key themes in mainstream social conversation. After a dozen highly acclaimed full-length albums, remix LPs, concert recordings, and over two decades of incendiary live performances that have thrilled audiences worldwide, Thievery Corporation’s music and message is more relevant and important now than ever.

    That lack of filter enabled Garza and Hilton to mine their musical inspirations and create one of the most unique bodies of work in electronic music, respectfully incorporating tastes of international cultural styles, without ever falling into the trap of cultural appropriation. “We always wondered: with so much incredible music in the world, why would anyone limit themselves to one genre? Well, we found out – it’s far easier to stay in one lane than to genre hop!” laughs Hilton. Garza elaborates: “When we started, we were influenced by music from all over the world, flipping through bins in second hand record stores for LP’s from Brazil, India, Iran, Jamaica, jazz records…..we wanted to make music where you didn’t know whether it was recorded today or a decade ago.” Thievery Corporation’s music has always looked toward the future while paying homage to the past, starting with their groundbreaking debut LP, 1996’s “Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi,” which both introduced the world to Garza and Hilton as producers and set their course as pioneers of song-based electronic music with wildly diverse vocalists.

    The band’s legendary D.C. headquarters, the Eighteenth Street Lounge, became an epicenter for a diverse group of people and staff from all over the world, which in turn had a profound influence on their musical output. “D.C. was very cosmopolitan, lots of places to see international live music and jazz,” says Garza. “We’d run into people from all over the world and invite them to play with us – so Thievery became an extension of that, both on our records and in our live performances.” Indeed, Hilton and Garza’s “Outernational” approach created a world reflected by the artist’s ideals of diversity and acceptance. “25 years after we started, it seems like the world is catching up,” Garza opines. “Social consciousness is more mainstream, awareness of the importance of inclusivity…it’s so encouraging to see so many people working towards these goals in America.” Hilton agrees. “Thievery is a reflection of who we are, it evolved from our musical tastes. Artists who were for the people, like The Clash, Fela Kuti, Manu Chao were so important to us, and engaging in social ideas has always been a part of what we’ve tried to do.” People don’t refer to Thievery Corporation as “World Music,” but it’s safe to say that their music and ethos is global in its scope and ahead of its time at every turn.

    In a live setting, Thievery Corporation avoids any electronic dance music tropes. Yes, you’ll dance, sweat and put your hands in the air….but their concerts are true performances, with a killer band of players and an array of vocalists from diverse global cultures. No two shows feel the same. “Our shows are VERY live, lots of energy, the com-bination of multiple instruments and singers that take you on a musical journey,” says Garza. “We have a sitar player, songs are in different languages – it’s a multicultural experience, people connect to the band and to each other, it’s beautiful.” With a world cautiously beginning to emerge from isolation and towards communal events, Garza is eager to return Thievery Corporation to live performance. “I feel like people have been waiting to celebrate together after being forced apart for too long. We’re all craving that.”

    Eric Hilton’s presence at Thievery gigs, however, has become an increasingly rare event. “I never really embraced touring; some of the world tours were interesting, seeing new places and cultures,” he says. “For me, touring was tourism. The creative process of making music is more my thing.” And Thievery Corporation have brought the sounds of the world to listeners throughout each of their albums. “There are so many highlights for me. 2014’s Saudade is my favorite record that we’ve done, a real creative stretch for us. Quiet music is hard to make! Symphonik also. To hear our music done with an orchestra was incredible.” Hilton concedes that over time live performance influenced the studio records. “After Cosmic Game (2011), we orchestrated jam sessions and built the records from those. For Temple of I and I (2014), we went to Jamaica to jam and record, which gave that record a different feel and authenticity.”

    Looking back over their career, Rob Garza and Eric Hilton acknowledge that what drives each of them may be different, but the mashup of personalities, sounds, cultures and experiences birthed something wholly unique. “We love all kinds of music, which is why Thievery Corporation sounds the way it does,” the founding partners agree. “We couldn’t possibly incorporate all our tastes into the music, but we do it more than most.” By not following trends or the whims of major labels, and embracing the cultural diversities that make the world such a wondrous place, Thievery Corporation has created a legacy that runs deep and continues to expand.

    “Over 25 years, we’ve left nothing undone. We far exceeded what we thought we would do,” Hilton and Garza agree. And Thievery Corporation’s music will continue on to reverberate and influence the next generation of listeners with an ear toward a global musical experience.

  • Vinyl Gold

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


    *Please note this is an in-person, indoor event and that this venue will require either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test from the previous 48 hours for entry. Multnomah County residents are also advised to wear masks both indoors & outdoors when not seated or eating/drinking, even if they are vaccinated.
     
    Vinyl Gold is a jazz-influenced funk and soul band playing original music. In-the-pocket beats connect with smoky vocals, while horn lines, jazz-riffs and solos are reminiscent of gritty bands of the 70's. The lineup includes Sarah Tollefson (vocals), Mark Bennett (keys), Charles Neal (drums), Kevin Marcotte (bass), Dan Nelson (sax), Kyle Molitor (trombone), and Levis Dragulin (trumpet). Find us at www.vinylgoldband.com.

    Important Safety Notice: In accordance with the Multnomah County mask mandate, all Jack London customers and staff, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking. As a further measure, no customers will be admitted without proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of negative test taken within 48 hours of admission. Stay safe, Portland!

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