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The multi-award-winning Rae Gordon Band serves up a potent stew of gritty blues and heartfelt soul – soaring vocals with searing guitar counterpoint, high-...
May 05, 2020
Rae Gordon Band
A message of hope As the first wave of the coronavirus passes over us, people are yearning to "get back to normal." But, as experts from all fields of endeavor...
Apr 25, 2020
A message of hope from Darrell Grant
Like jazz, life in the time of the coronavirus pandemic is about improvisation. We sincerely hope you are staying safe and well during this unprecedented,...
Apr 22, 2020
Update from the JSO Board of Directors
Review by Tree Palmedo The instrumental jazz concept album can be a tricky undertaking. With no lyrical content to make the music’s meanings clear, the message...
Feb 14, 2020
Charlie Porter - Immigration Nation (OA2)
CD Review by Tree Palmedo — Now in its third decade, the quartet Echoes of Swing has made a trademark of lending a spare, swinging approach to 1950s-style...
Dec 11, 2019
Echoes of Swing with Rebecca Kilgore - Winter Days at Schlauss Emau (ACT Records)
CD Review by Tree Palmedo — Australia has produced a number of formidable musicians, especially in recent years, and yet the massive country still remains a...
Oct 30, 2019
Barry Deister Quintet - Melbourne Memories (2019, Trans-Pacific Jazz)
North Willamette Valley Friends of Music presentsFriends of Music Jazz Festival September 15th, 12 pm – 6 pmVilla Catalana Cellars, Oregon City$25, Free for...
Sep 13, 2019
Friends of Music Jazz Festival - Sun 9/15, 12-6pm at Villa Catalana Cellars!
What is jazz? More importantly, where is it headed? At the Montavilla Jazz Festival (MJF), the future of the art form is at the forefront of the experience....
Aug 08, 2019
Mel Brown and Gordon Lee to Headline Sixth Annual Montavilla Jazz Festival August 17–18
Jack London Revue | 8:00pm$25 Advance, $30 Day of ShowPurchase Tickets Online Now! “Kendrick Scott has become the Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, and Tony Williams of...
May 01, 2019
Kendrick Scott Oracle Plays the Jack London Revue May 6th @ 8pm!
24 years ago, Oregon State Senator Margaret Carter and the late Senator Bill McCoy co-sponsored House Joint Memorial 10 which honors jazz master bassist, Leroy...
Apr 18, 2019
Leroy Vinnegar Day - by Yvonne Lerch
Randy Brecker and the NDR Bigband - Rocks by Tree Palmedo While Randy Brecker’s most enduring legacy in the public eye may always be his work as co-leader (...
Apr 10, 2019
CD Review | Randy Brecker and the NDR Bigband - ROCKS - by Tree Palmedo
PORTLAND, February 26, 2019 - Kerry Politzer, a pianist on the adjunct jazz faculty at Portland State University, has received a Regional Arts & Culture...
Feb 28, 2019
Pianist Kerry Politzer Receives RACC Grant to Research and Perform the Music of Brazilian Composer Durval Ferreira
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