Friday, May 5, 2023 - 5:30pm to 11:30pm

Rotem Sivan performs at the 1905

Two Shows - 9:30p and 11:30p

  • Rotem Sivan, Gutar
  • Hamish Smith, Bass
  • Miguel Russel, Drums

Rotem Sivan’s guitar skills are heralded across the globe. The New York Times has praised him as “more than a very good young guitar player.” Downbeat Magazine has called him “a remarkable talent.” And universally beloved music platform, Treble FM, has described him as a “bonafide guitar god with rugged Israeli sex appeal and skills that make us swoon.” “Mr. Sivan runs through the music with natural confidence. He’s not spare. He plays a lot of notes. But he is quiet: almost always quieter than someone with this much training and musicality tends to be, and this is what makes him more than a very good young guitar player” - Ben Ratliff, New York Times “The gifted guitarist combines energy, ideas and undeniable chops. A remarkable talent and a welcome new voice on the scene.” - Bill Milkowski, DownBeat Magazine Rotem completed his studies in both classical composition and performance with honors in Tel Aviv and NYC. Rotem tours with his band most of the year playing in world-renowned festivals and clubs. He has performed in countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Poland, Slovenia, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Israel, UK, Canada and India among others, and has given workshops around the world in top universities and schools.He has performed at many clubs and festivals around the world such as Polanco Festival, Chutzpah Festival, Marseille Festival, Nice Festival, Exposure Festival, Montreux Festival, Utopia Music Festival, Bern Festival, Ottawa Festival and Sonora Jazz Festival to name a few.

Early Shows - Willie Jones III Quintet - 5:30p and 7:30p

  • Willie Jones III, Drums
  • Justin Robinson, Alto Saxophone
  • Gilbert Castellanos, Trumpet
  • Darrell Grant, Piano
  • Mike Gurrola, Bass

With an unparalleled style of rhythmic expression, drummer Willie Jones III is one of the world's leading jazz drummers. In addition to honoring his monumental influences - the late greats Philly Joe Jones, Art Blakey and Billy Higgins - Jones' bold articulation and constantly innovative sense of swing are results of his life-long musical experience.


May 5, 2023
5:30 pm to 11:30 pm
30 - 40 early shows, 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.