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October 18, 2012

Post-Matthew Shipp Trio Performance / Pre-Portland Jazz Fest

The Matthew Shipp Trio performed Monday night at Portland's Jimmy Mak's.  Sponsored by PDX Jazz, the lineup announcement for the 2013 Portland Jazz Festival coincided with the show.  

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

I know! Right?...  The shows that stand out to me are Jack DeJohnette and his For Portland Only special quartet configurationThe Jazz Message Celebrating Art Blakey in a world premiere featuring Javon Jackson, Bobby Watson, Eddie Henderson, Curtis Fuller, George Cables, Buster Williams and Lewis Nash, the Kenny Garrett Quartet, and the Steve Kuhn Trio featuring special guest Devin Phillips.  

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

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