PDX Jazz Festival @ Various
Mt Hood Community College Student Trio performs at the Inn at Northrup Station, 2025 Northwest Northrup Street Portland, OR, 97209 - 4:00p - Free
PDX Jazz is excited to announce a FREE community event featuring Mt Hood Community College Student Trio. The MHCC music program is one of the most legendary in the Portland area. Their curriculum offers a vibrant, creative and rigorous environment that prepares students to be better musicians and have the option to transfer to four-year institutions as music majors or minors. The faculty provides students with a highly personalized and comprehensive education, including courses in classical and contemporary music studies, instrumental and vocal labs, music production, performance studies and master classes with world-renowned visiting artists. MHCC music alumni have continued on in their education at the Manhattan School of Music, the Berklee College of Music, University of Southern California, and at universities across Oregon and Washington. They have become internationally known soloists and hold faculty positions at world-renown conservatories. Many have also established successful careers touring and performing with Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, Buddy Rich, Mel Torme, Harry Connick Jr., Stan Kenton, and Woody Herman, just to name a few.
David Kim at the AC Hotel, 888 Southwest 3rd Avenue Portland, OR, 97204 - 5:00p - Free
David Kim was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and began his musical studies at age 10. As first place winner of the Oregon Symphony's Corbett Competition, he was featured as a soloist performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1. David discovered jazz while attending the renowned Interlochen Arts Academy in Northern Michigan. He subsequently went on to study classical music at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston. Since then, David has been passionate about jazz and continues to compose music and perform within the Portland area.
- David Kim, Piano
- Eddie Parente, Violin
- Joey Aloia, Bass
- Brent Follis, Drums
Tony Pacini Trio with Tim Rap and Ed Bennett at The Benson Hotel 309 Southwest Broadway Portland, OR, 97201 - 6:00p - Free
The TONY PACINI TRIO has performed non-stop since 1999. Originally Pacini formed a band in 1987, but with a personnel change in 1999 (present), several albums, and countless nightclub and festival performances later, the current band has continued to enjoy success and bring jazz audiences abroad joy. The trio ( Ed Bennett on bass, and Timothy Rap on drums ) is a mainstay of piano trio jazz interpretation on the West coast, and their albums have become very popular in the Japanese jazz listening market since 2000. On The Drums: Tim credits Billy Higgins' philosophy - "to play what the music calls for, no more no less", with shaping his thoughtful approach to the role of the drums in jazz. Tim's exceptional talent caught the ear of guitarist John Stowell, leading to performances with world class vocalists Nancy King, Shirley Nanette and jazz guitar icon Herb Ellis. On The Bass: Long considered one of the West coast's first rate string bass players, Ed stepped onto the world stage in the 1970's, touring with jazz great Carmen McRae. Three recordings were produced during Ed's work with Carmen most notably the Grammy nominated "Live At The Great American Music Hall" on Blue Note Records, which also featured Joey Baron, Marshall Otwell and jazz giant Dizzy Gillespie. In addition to leading the Tony Pacini Trio, Tony Pacini has been the pianist and musical director of the Mel Brown Quartet for nearly 20 years (as well as producer of the Mel Brown Quartet's release, "Live: An Evening With The Mel Brown Quartet"). Pacini also broadcasts as a jazz radio host Sunday afternoons 4:00pm-6:00pm Pacific Time (World Clock; UTC/GMT -7 hours) on K.M.H.D. 89.1fm Portland, OR. Stream KMHD online anywhere in the world