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February 26, 2010

Devin Phillips at Rogue Distillery & Public House

Part of the Portland Jazz Festival, Rogue Ales is hosting three shows this week at their NW Portland location. Kicking off the three nights of live jazz, Portlanders were treated with a great show by Devin Phillips last night. If you are from Portland and do not know who Mr. Phillips is shame on you. Unfortunately, this pub is very unfriendly for live performances. Most of the guests who sat close to the bandstand could care less if there was a live jazz act or not -- not to mention barely any standing room. But there were a few of ecstatic individuals (I being one of them) who were happy to be there, squeezing into awkward spots to see the drummer nail some killer grooves, or the bassist perform some crazy licks. Here's a couple of photos, pretty much the only two out of many worth showing. I wish I had my SLR, these low light environments are awful for point shoots -- at least mine.

Devin Phillips will be performing at Jimmy Maks on March 26th for those who'd like to see Portland's best local jazz performer.

Below are some photos by Fran Kaufman. Check out the PDX Jazz Fest's own Photostream.

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