Three unique individuals in Matthew Shipp's trio, himself along with Michael Bisio (b) and Whit Dickey (dr), provided both a physical and metaphysical journey throughout the night. An organic blend of familiar and unfamiliar themes pulling from Classical, Jazz, Rock, and Folklore. I know I use the phrase Controlled Chaos a lot on this blog, but this was the perfect example of that concept. The music was free and continued to lift higher and higher. Yet it was all weighted by a sense of connectivity these three had with one another.
...So without further ado here is the 2013 U.S. Bank Portland Jazz Festival Presented by Alaska Airlines roster. Now in their tenth year of bringing stellar Jazz music to our fine Metropolis.
Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30pm @ Aladdin Theater - Afro Cuban All-Stars & Alfredo Rodríguez
Friday, Feb. 15, 7 & 9:30pm @ Jimmy Mak's - NEA Jazz Master Barry Harris with Chuck Israels & Todd Strait in partnership w/ Soul Patch Music
Saturday, Feb. 16, 7:30pm @ Scottish Rite Auditorium - Art Abrams Swing Machine Big Band featuring Rebecca Kilgore in Tribute to Stan Kenton with Shanghai Woolies
Saturday, Feb. 16, 9:30pm @ The Mission Theater - Blue Cranes in partnership with Creative Music Guild
Sunday, Feb. 17, 3:00pm @ Classic Piano - Alfredo Rodriguez, solo piano
Monday, Feb. 18, 7:00pm @ Jimmy Mak's - PDX Jazz All-Star Student Big Band under the direction of Gerald Wilson
Monday, Feb. 18, 9:30pm @ Jimmy Mak's - PDX Jazz All-Star Educators Ensemble under the direction of Darrell Grant Play the Music of Gerald Wilson
Tuesday, Feb. 19 7 & 9:30pm @ Jimmy Mak's - Scott Hamilton Quartet
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30pm @ Evans Auditorium - Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet in partnership with Lewis & Clark College
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 & 9:30pm, Jimmy Mak's - Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts
Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:00pm @ Winningstad Theatre - Patricia Barber Quartet
Thursday, Feb. 21, 9:30pm @ Winningstad Theatre - Kenny Garrett Quartet
Friday, Feb. 22, 7:00pm @ Newmark Theatre - The Jazz Message; Celebrating Art Blakey
Friday, Feb. 22, 9:30pm, Winningstad Theatre - Steve Kuhn Trio w/ special guest Devin Phillips
Saturday, Feb. 23, 7:00pm @ Newmark Theatre - NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette featuring Ravi Coltrane, Matt Garrison & George Colligan
Saturday, Feb. 23, 9:30pm @ Winningstad Theatre - Sexmob Plays Fellini
Sunday, Feb. 24, 3:00pm @ Winningstad Theatre - Portland Jazz Master Nancy King with Glen Moore and Steve Christofferson
Sunday, Feb. 24, 7:00pm @ Newmark Theatre - ACS: Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding
Tickets are on sale now to PDX Jazz Members and will be on sale to the public starting October 27. For ticketing information and a complete schedule of events visit www.pdxjazz.com.