Live Review: Christian McBride at Newmark Theater, Feb. 21


The best virtuosos don’t smother you with their talent. Playing at the Newmark Theater on Feb. 21, as part of the Portland Jazz Festival, Christian McBride demonstrated this fact with unrelenting melody and poise. The famed Philadelphia bass player with the mellow DJ voice and thick white-rimmed glasses allowed his young sidemen, pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, ...   More
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 PARKER HALL

Whiskey, Weed, Jazz and Dad

Father-son bonding over the 2014 Portland Jazz Festival.

Music Stories
My first clear musical memory is walking into my dad’s wood shop and hearing the opening bars of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” on his dust-caked boom box. It certainly wasn’t the first t   More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 CASEY JARMAN

Here's the Lineup for the 2014 Portland Jazz Festival


 Just prior to a particularly hot set by trumpeter Dave Douglas and his quintet, Portland Jazz Festival Executive Director Don Lucoff took to the stage at Jimmy Maks this past Friday to announce some of the lineup for the 2014 edition of the Portland Jazz Festival. Taking place from February 20th to March 2nd of next year, the festival doesn't boast a huge number of jaw-dropping names that ...   More
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Top Five Must-See Acts at Jazz Fest

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Barry Harris with Chuck Israels and Mel Brown (Friday, Feb. 15, at Jimmy Mak’s) Pianist Barry Harris, still sharp and dextrous at 83, is one of the last great bebop innovators we have, and bass   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 CASEY JARMAN

Check Out the Lineup for the 2013 Portland Jazz Festival


If you were lucky enough to catch the soul scorching set by Matthew Shipp Trio at Jimmy Mak's last night, you were also given the inside track on the lineup for the 2013 Portland Jazz Festival. Managing Director Don Lucoff took the stage and rattled off a quite impressive string of players and performers who will be gracing our fair city with their talent from February 15-24. But, lest we leave ...   More
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 ROBERT HAM

Here’s Where the Strings Come In

A survey of jazz guitar from Django to the Portland Jazz Festival.

Music Stories
There’s no official theme for this year’s Portland Jazz Festival. That’s fine: They’re often contrived anyway. Still, the presence of Seattle’s Bill Frisell and Berkeleyite-turned-Brookl   More
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 BRETT CAMPBELL

Top Five Free Portland Jazz Festival Events

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Jazz Conversation: Roy Nathanson & Curtis Fowlkes with Marty Hughley, Sunday, Feb. 19, at The Art BarThese Jazz Passengers know an awful lot about the New York scene, and hopefully they’ve got   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 CASEY JARMAN


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