Father-son bonding over the 2014 Portland Jazz Festival.
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
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 ...
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
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 ...
A survey of jazz guitar from Django to the Portland Jazz Festival.
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
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