Portland Jazz Festival: Patrick Lamb, Nate Watts, Tyrone Hendrix, Liv Warfield, Paul Creighton, Jarrod Lawson (Stevie Wonder tribute, 10 pm and 7 pm)
7:30 pm (all ages) and 10 pm (21+), Friday February 17 | $20-$25
[BLIND AMBITION] If there’s any vocalist in Portland who can hit Stevie Wonder’s tremendous vocal range while still remaining in possession of a set of testicles, it would be Intervision crooner extraordinaire Paul Creighton. He’s proven it as part of tribute king Joey Porter’s ensemble, and now he’s joining up with local sax phenom Patrick Lamb for an all-star show featuring performers who have actually shared the stage with the legend. Unlike Porter’s show, Lamb’s set at Jimmy Mak’s is likely to be less jam-happy—it features actual members of Stevie Wonder's band who may want to do them the Stevie way—and the sound system should prove Creighton’s status as one of the most velvety and talented vocalists in town.
221 NW 10th Ave.Website: www.jimmymaks.com