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10th Annual U.S. Bank Portland Jazz Festival
General Event Information
Live Music: Jazz
Dates and Times:
February 15-24, 12:00-12:00AM; (Sold out shows in event description; check Pdx Jazz website for more info.)
ACS: Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding
Tickets remain for:
Wednesday, February 20: Matt Wilson Arts & Crafts; Jimmy Mak's 7 & 9:30 pm
Friday, February 22: The Jazz Message; Tribute to Art Blakey featuring Musical Director Javon Jackson, Bobby Watson, Curtis Fuller, Eddie Henderson, George Cables, Buster Williams, Lewis Nash
Friday, February 23: Steve Kuhn Trio with special guest Devin Phillips; Winningstad Theater @ 9:30 pm
Saturday, February 23: Steven Bernstein's Sex Mob Plays Fellini; The Music of Nino Rota; Winningstad Theater @ 9:30 pm
Sunday, February 24: Nancy King "Just Friends" with Steve Christofferson and Glen Moore; Winningstad Theater @ 3:00pm
10th Anniversary Event Celebrates Enduring Jazz Legacy
The 2013 U.S. Bank Portland Jazz Festival presented by Alaska Airlines will be held Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 24 at venues throughout Portland, OR. The 10th anniversary celebration will include a heady mix of world and west coast premieres and For Portland Only performances with a series of concerts featuring an imposing array of internationally recognized and local musicians playing a wide-range of jazz styles. Education and outreach, as always, amplify the festival's recognition of Black History Month through a series of community-wide initiatives. This year's headliners are NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette in a For Portland Only special quartet configuration featuring Don Byron, Matt Garrison and George Colligan; The 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 west coast premiere of ACS featuring Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding; Afro Cuban All-Stars and Alfredo Rodríguez; Steve Kuhn Trio featuring special guest Devin Phillips; Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet; Kenny Garrett Quartet; Patricia Barber Quartet; SexMob Plays Fellini; Portland Jazz Master Nancy King with Steve Christofferson and Glen Moore; Barry Harris Trio; Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts; Gerald Wilson leading two Portland ensembles; Scott Hamilton Quartet; Art Abrams Swing Machine Big Band In Tribute to Stan Kenton featuring Rebecca Kilgore; The Blue Cranes; and more.
States Manager Director Don Lucoff, "This year's vast programming of 17 ticketed shows reflects the eclecticism that is uniquely Portland. In our 10th anniversary we welcome back festival favorites Portland Jazz Master Nancy King, Esperanza Spalding, Patricia Barber, Afro Cuban All Stars, Scott Hamilton, and Rebecca Kilgore. A rare PDX appearance by NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette and The Jazz Message celebration of Steel City icon Art Blakey boast a drum feast for the ages as we host the top drummers in jazz throughout the festival: Lewis Nash, Joey Baron, Terri Lyne Carrington, Justin Faulkner and Matt Wilson in the City of Roses."
Other festival highlights include: Berlin-based Kurt Rosenwinkel playing Portland for the first time, Gerald Wilson's first PDX appearance since 1949 when he last played lead trumpet in the Count Basie band at McElroy's Ballroom, the PDX debut by Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodríguez, Art Abrams premiering his 20 strong aggregation in tribute to Stan Kenton, featuring Rebecca Kilgore and a long overdue PDX appearance by 83-year-old NEA Jazz Master Barry Harris.