• Biamp Portland Jazz Festival Presents Melanie Charles (Late Show)

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

    There are very few artists whose sound can capture the sentiments of a generation. The Brooklyn born and raised, Melanie Charles, is one of these artists. Over the past few decades, she has made a name for herself through dynamic engagements with jazz, soul, and R&B. Her bold genre-bending style has been embraced by a range of artists including Wynton Marsalis, SZA, Mach-Hommy, Gorillaz, and The Roots. In 2021, she appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk and stunned with her eclectic style. Through it all, she has remained committed to making music that pushes listeners to consider new possibilities—both sonically and politically. “Make Jazz Trill  Again,” a project that she launched in 2016, demonstrates her allegiance to everyday people, especially the youth and is focused on taking jazz from the museum to the streets. “I love jazz, I really fell in love with it deeply. But I was interested in young people interacting with it,” Charles says. The album Y’all Don’t (Really) Care About Black Women is reflective of Charles’ tremendous versatility and imagination as an artist but of also her deep care for community.

    This event is part of the 2024 Biamp Portland Jazz Festival presented by PDX Jazz
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  • Saturday Brunch with Machado Mijiga

    At The Garages Live Music Venue Eatery & Taphouse, 17880 SW McEwan Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035, USA

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  • Swing & Sandards Trio

    Ale & Cider House, 1720 Willamette Falls Dr, West Linn, OR 97068, USA

    Bill Coones singer/bass, Matt Schiff guitar, Leonard Maxson drums. Showtunes, Swing, Romantic Melodies.

  • Yugen Music Project

    Mermosa PDX, 1422 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210, USA

    Yugen Music Project is Greg Kelly flute, Phillip Tucker drums, Carmelo Torres congas, and Terrance Wooten guitar.   Yugen Music Project welcomes back the vocal stylings of artist Toni Hill.

  • Biamp Portland Jazz Festival Presents John Patitucci

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

     John Patitucci was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1959 and began playing the electric bass at age ten. He began performing and composing at age 12, at age 15 began to play the acoustic bass, and then started the piano at age 16. He quickly moved from playing soul and rock to blues, jazz and classical music. His eclectic tastes caused him to explore all types of music as a player and a composer.

    John studied classical bass at San Francisco State University and Long Beach State University. In 1980, he continued his career in Los Angeles as a studio musician and a jazz artist. As a studio musician, John has played on countless albums with artists such as B. B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, Was Not Was, Dave Grusin, Natalie Cole, Bon Jovi, Sting, Queen Latifah and Carly Simon. In 1986, John was voted by his peers in the studios as the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences MVP on Acoustic Bass.

    As a performer, John has played throughout the world with his own band and with jazz luminaries Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Stan Getz, Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Michael Brecker, McCoy Tyner, Nancy Wilson, Randy Brecker, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Hubert Laws, Hank Jones, Mulgrew Miller, James Williams, Kenny Werner and scores of others. Some of the many pop and Brazilian artists he has played with include Sting, Aaron Neville, Natalie Cole, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Milton Nascimiento, Astrud and Joao Gilberto, Airto and Flora Purim, Ivan Lins, Joao Bosco and Dori Caymmi.
    John has always felt a call to mentor and teach young musicians and to help further and sustain the art of jazz and bass playing around the world. In 2002, following the retirement of Ron Carter, John began teaching at The City College of New York and was a Professor of Jazz Studies there for ten years. He has also been involved with the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program in Washington, D.C. and the The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. John is a frequent clinician and guest lecturer at schools around the world and a regular featured performer at the International Society of Bassists conventions. In 2010, John began his involvement with the Berklee College of Music’s Global Jazz Institute, spearheaded by pianist Danilo Perez. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at Berklee, teaching in both the Global Jazz Institute and the Bass Department.

    John currently resides in New York with his wife Sachi, a cellist, and their two daughters.
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  • Biamp Portland Jazz Festival Presents Caroline Davis’ Alula (Early Show)

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

    Caroline Davis created the band, Alula, to seek out electronic components in her performances and compositions. On their first album, released in 2019 on New Amsterdam Records, the trio included synthesizer contributions from Matt Mitchell (Linda Oh, Dave Douglas, Tim Berne, Fiction) and the drum and percussion voice of Greg Saunier (Deerhoof, Dal Niente, Mystical Weapons). Davis’ first compositions arose after a stimulating read of The Sibley Guide to Birds, where she learned about “...this magical structure on bird wings that appeared during moments of take off, flight, and landing” was immediately drawn to it. Of her first release, The New York Times remarked, "you can hear Ms. Davis's talent for deriving long, dizzying motifs from smaller melodic cells." A forthcoming album will present a similar balance of improvised and composed material amongst electronic samples from freedom fighters held in captivity for wrongful convictions. Alula’s current lineup features Chris Tordini (bass) and Eliza Salem (drums).

    This event is part of the 2024 Biamp Portland Jazz Festival presented by PDX Jazz
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  • Biamp Portland Jazz Festival Presents Louis Cole Quartet with special guests Salami Rose Joe Lewis & Genevieve Artadi

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

    Louis Cole is a Los Angeles based singer songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalists. Celebrated as one of the world’s most future-sonic-funk drummers and co-founder of KNOWER, his mission is “to create deep feelings through music.” Cole has proudly been DIY to date, amassing millions of views with his viral videos like ‘Bank Account’, and arrives with his third album debut ‘Time’ out now on Brainfeeder.

    ‘Time’ is – a casual but addictive LP, with a blend of quickfire, hook-laden electro-funk bullets and wistful, soft-focus balladry – and it’s compelling. “A lot of it is little thoughts, that I made into big songs… blasts of inspiration that I was lucky enough to receive.”

    Louis’s new album features his friend Thundercat (with whom he worked on “Drunk” co-writing ‘Bus In The Streets’ and ‘Jameel’s Space Ride’) who returns the favour, contributing lead vocals on ‘Tunnels In The Air’. KNOWER’s Genevieve Artadi, and acclaimed jazz pianist and experimental composer Brad Mehldau also pop up on ‘When You’re Ugly’ and ‘Real Life’ respectively. Furthermore, ‘Last Time You Went Away’ features a 23-piece string orchestra – the Rochester Stringz from Eastman School of Music.
    Genevieve Artadi (USA) is a LA based vocalist, composer and producer also known as one half of the future-electronic funk duo KNOWER. Celebrated internationally, her duo is a hallmark name of its scene who broke out with their four albums, viral YouTube videos and tours with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Artadi is also known for her collaborations with Pollyn, Expensive Magnets, and solo collaborations as a composer with Norrbotten Big Band to WDR Big Band. This year welcomes her second solo album “Dizzy Strange Summer” which is a debut on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint. The album stands as something special, being her first self-produced project released on any record label involving many of her long time collaborators such as Louis Cole, Sam Wilkes, David Binney, Jacob Mann, and Adam Weissman. Exploring her sound and influences of jazz, psychedelia, bossa nova, avant-garde electronics, the album is deeply her own.
    CARRTOONS has become one of the most sought-after producers through his eye-catching Instagram videos and the buzz of his latest album, “Homegrown” (Wichita Recordings). His unique bass lines and fills have made him a favorite, leading to a recent appearance on NPR Tiny Desk (at home), and a commercial placement with Supreme + Nike. He has performed or recorded with Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, George Clinton, Benny the Butcher, Mac Ayres, Kiefer and many more…

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  • Live Jazz at Keys

    Keys Lounge, 533 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211, USA

    INTRODUCING LIVE JAZZ ON SATURDAY NIGHTS. Every Saturday from 10pm ~ Midnight your visit to Keys Lounge will be soundtracked with the sweet sounds of live jazz. 🎷🎶🎺🍸 See you there! 👀

  • BIAMP Portland Jazz Festival presented by PDX Jazz SALAMI ROSE JOE LOUIS (Late Show)

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

    Bay Area singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Lindsay Olsen is the brilliant mind behind the warped and magical project Salami Rose Joe Louis. Drawing from her studies in planetary sciences, she creates a unique experience: exploring ideas of multiverses and climate change through the lens of a fictional post-apocalyptic keyboard-toting earthling with a flashlight, a can of cashews and a hopeful optimism. Melding influences from jazz, rock and hip-hop – Shuggie Otis, Captain Beefheart, Stereolab, and R. Stevie Moore – she creates a unique blend of experimental galaxy sounds with jazz influenced vocals and keys.

    Her new album “Akousmatikous” (Ah-coooz-mat-e-koi) features collaborations with Brijean (Ghostly International) and Soccer96 (a project from The Comet is Coming’s Danalogue and Betamax). It will be released on 19th May 2023 with SRJL’s headline North American tour kicking off the following week incorporating ten shows including Elsewhere NYC and Zebulon LA. Summer 2023 festival appearances include Green Man, We Out Here and Womad (UK).
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  • Jazzy Brunch with the Billie Edison Band

    Studio One Theaters, 3945 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202, USA

    Billie Edison, Vocals Greg Goebel, piano Ed Bennett, bass Todd Strait, drums