Burton Greene Quartet
7 pm Wednesday, April 17; 8 pm Friday, April 19., Wednesday April 17 | $5-$15.
In this Creative Music Guild concert, the pioneer of American free jazz, based for decades in Amsterdam, joins two fine Portland jazzers, bassist Andre St. James and drummer Tim DuRoche, plus Seattle trombone master Marc Smason. Friday’s concert, at the Piano Fort (1715 SE Spokane St.), offers a performance on grand piano and a screening of a new film biography of the 75-year-old pianist’s eventful career from its Chicago beginnings through Greene’s New York encounters with legends like Albert Ayler and Cecil Taylor, and his later European musical adventures (with frequent return visits to his homeland), including Klezmer-influenced work with Willem Breuker, Anthony Braxton and other avant jazzers.
510 NW 11th Ave.