Friday, January 13, 2023 - 7:30pm

Ben Solomon Quartet (NYC) plays the 1905

  • Ben Solomon, Tenor Saxophone
  • Davis Whitfield, Piano
  • Tyrone Allen, Bass
  • Adam Aruda, Drums


Two Shows - 7:30p and 9:30p

Ben Solomon’s musical upbringing began when he started learning saxophone at the age of 10 and was exposed to the music of John Coltrane and Miles Davis. Originally from Chicago, Ben moved to New York to study music in 2012, and left school to go on tour with Wallace Roney’s band. Playing in this band from 2012 to 2017 had a formative effect on Ben’s playing. Roney was a great mentor and positive influence on Ben’s musical growth, and playing gigs, traveling and recording with this band became the way that Solomon grew up as a person and as a musician. As Roney’s sideman, Solomon also had the great opportunity to play alongside master musicians such as Buster Williams, Lenny White, Patrice Rushen, Gary Bartz, Ron Carter, and many others. Solomon’s most recent recording was on Wallace Roney’s album “A Place In Time”. Other notable performances include performing as a guest artist with the Brown University Jazz Ensembles in 2015, touring with Geraud Portal throughout France in 2014, and in 2016, Solomon played 2 nights with Chick Corea at the Blue Note in New York for Chick Corea’s 75th birthday residency at the Blue Note. In 2017 Solomon went back to school to study music composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston and finish his bachelor’s degree. While living in Boston, Ben played regularly at Wally’s jazz club and continued touring, performed with Ben Wolfe at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in 2017, Theo Hill (also at Dizzy’s) in 2018, and in 2019 made an appearance with Wallace Roney’s band at the Wall to Wall John Coltrane festival at Symphony Space in New York City. He also taught private lessons at the Boston Sax Shop. In 2020 Solomon published "Chromatophores”, a book of modulation etudes for saxophone. He is currently living in New York City where he is working on an album and a second book to be released in 2022.

Early Show 5:30p - Barry Deister Quintet

  • Barry Deister, Saxophone
  • Paul Mazzio, Trumpet/Flugelhorn
  • Randy Porter, Piano
  • Garrett Baxter, Bass
  • Tim Rap, Drums


Originally hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Barry Deister cut his teeth in the 1970s with some of the best musicians of that City including pianist John Campbell, the great drummer Robert Shy, saxophonist Ron Dewar and many others. In 1989 after moving to Oregon on the West coast he assembled a collaborative quintet of musicians from both the East coast and West coast called “East/West Dialogue” which included internationally acclaimed New York based pianist/composer Jim McNeely as well as Chicago based musicians David Urban on trumpet, Kelly Sill on bass and Joel Spencer on drums. The group produced two recording sessions that were released on the German jazz record label L+R Records. During his time in Oregon, Barry has also performed with the legendary vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson and toured with avant-garde saxophonist/composer Anthony Braxton and the Northwest Creative Orchestra. He is currently leading a quintet with trumpeter Paul Mazzio, Pianist Randy Porter, Bassist Garrett Baxter & drummer Tim Rap and has recently released three projects “Melbourne Memories”, “Crows-The Portland Images Project” & “Music for Jazz Quintet & Strings” to critical acclaim.


January 13, 2023
7:30 pm
15 - 20 early show, 25 - 35 evening shows


(503) 460-3333
830 N Shaver St
Portland, OR 97227

Every day of the week in the evenings, and often multiple times per day on weekends, The 1905 plays host to the exquisite jazz community that Portland has to offer. In addition to keeping a finger on the pulse of the local scene, The 1905 has hosted internationally recognized musicians such as 5 time Grammy award-winner Antonio Sanchez, and Jazz greats like Ralph Peterson Jr.