Michael Raynor Quartet plays the 1905
Two Shows - 7:30p and 9:30p
- John Nastos, Saxophones
- Greg Goebel, Piano
- Garrett Baxter, Bass
- Michael Raynor, Drums
Drummer Michael Raynor splits his time between Portland and Chicago, where he spent more than twenty years playing with tenor sax icon and NEA Jazz Master, Von Freeman. Raynor also toured with vocalist Kurt Elling and can be heard on two of his Grammy nominated recordings, including "Live in Chicago," featuring Jon Hendricks. He has worked with Freddie Hubbard, Eric Alexander, Tia Fuller, Steve Coleman, Gary Bartz, Johnny Griffin, Ira Sullivan, Jon Faddis, Bob Sheppard, Bobby Broom, Fareed Haque, Howard Levy, Arturo Sandoval, Chuck Israels, Nancy King, and Bob Dorough among others. In addition to playing festivals throughout Europe, North America, and Australia, Raynor has co-led tours in both Asia and Africa as a United States Jazz Ambassador.
Early Show - Sherry Alves - 5:30p
- Sherry Alves, Vocals
- Wes Georgiev, Piano
- Tim Gilson, Bass
- Jason Palmer, Drums
- Hannah DiMo, Special Guest Vocalist
Sherry Alves’s performances are an exploration of the great songwriters and storytellers of the past and present. Her clear tone and improvisatory vocal approach create fresh and nuanced musical experiences. Her debut album You Can Have Him was released in 2011 on Teal Creek Records. She is also the featured vocalist on Brazilian composer and pianist Cassio Vianna’s 2013 record Letters to Grace: A Song Cycle. Sherry performs regularly in the Portland area, sharing the bandstand with Mel Brown, George Colligan, Christopher Woitach, Keller Coker, Dan Balmer, and many more. As a founding member of the American Metropole Orchestra, she arranged for and performed with the likes of Allen Toussaint, Lizz Wright, Martha Reeves, Jose James, Kurt Elling, Dave Frishberg, and Lynn Anderson. At the University of Northern Colorado, she shared the stage with the New York Voices and Aubrey Logan as a member of the Downbeat Award-winning vocal ensemble Vocal Lab, under the direction of Kerry Marsh. In 2018, she was a backup singer for Sara Bareilles at the Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C. Sherry Alves is the Zina and Edna Professor of Jazz Voice at Portland State University.
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.