Ezra Weiss Sextet performs at the 1905
- Farnell Newton, Trumpet
- John Nastos, Alto Saxophone
- Devin Phillips, Tenor Saxophone
- Ezra Weiss, Piano
- Eric Gruber, Bass
- Christopher Brown, Drums
Composer/pianist Ezra Weiss is “a bold, inspired figure in the contemporary jazz arranging scene.” (DownBeat) He has released seven albums as a bandleader: The Five A.M. Strut (2003), Persephone (2005), Get Happy (2007), The Shirley Horn Suite (2010), Our Path To This Moment (2012), Before You Know It [Live in Portland] (2014), and We Limit Not the Truth of God (2019). All of these albums have received substantial national and international acclaim from the press, and have spent significant time on the JazzWeek Radio Charts. Additionally, Ezra composed the music for the Portland Jazz Composer’s Ensemble’s multimedia concert and recording, From Maxville To Vanport (2018). He also wrote the big band arrangements for Derek Hines’ recording The Long Journey Home (2017), which led to the formation of the Ezra Weiss Big Band.
Early Show - LeAnna Simmons 5:30p $15 - $20
- LeAnna Simmons, Vocals
- George Colligan, Piano
- Garrett Baxter, Bass
- Christopher Brown, Drums
Hailing from Central PA, LeAnna Simmons developed her love for vocal jazz while studying nursing at Temple University in Philadelphia. Between rigorous nursing courses, took vocal lessons with Philly vocalist Joanna Pascale, performed in her vocal ensemble, and gigged around the city. Though travel nursing is what brought her to this city in January, she has continued to perform jazz during her travels in LA, Seattle, and now Portland. Her contralto tone is inspired by the voices of Betty Carter, Julie London, and Sarah Vaughan. This will be LeAnna’s first time performing at the 1905.
Late Show - Julana Torres "La Colorá" 11:30p $15 - $20
- Julana Torres, Vocals
- Mario Posada, Piano
- Ben Medler, Bass
Carmelo Torres, Percussion Julana Torres, known as “La Colorá" is a multifaceted artist gracing the stages of Portland for over 25 years. As a classically trained dancer, vocalist, and actor, Julana's versatility engages audiences in an unforgettable experience of rhythm and dance. Her new project La Colorá is an explosion of classic Salsa, Latin Jazz, and Pop/Salsa fusion and highlights the legacy of her percussionist family as she is often joined on stage by her father Bobby Torres and brothers Carmelo Torres and Reinhardt Melz.
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.