Cyrus Nabipoor Presented by KMHD Radio

Cyrus Nabipoor Presented by KMHD Radio

Fri, Jun 14

TICKETS $25 | $20 Trumpeter and composer Cyrus Nabipoor is among the most unique storytellers on the scene today. His voice resonates with honesty, warmth, and lyricism. Melody reigns as Nabipoor balances focused clarity with fearless exploration on the horn. With his Quartet, Nabipoor combines his formidable compositional ability with sensitive yet daring arrangement. The result is a powerful instrumental & improvisational experience, which pulls just as much from pop & rock music as it does the jazz idiom. Born and raised in Portland OR, Cyrus Nabipoor began playing trumpet at age 11. He wanted to play trombone, but it wouldn’t fit on his bike. As an adolescent Cyrus was taught by Cynthia Plank and trumpeter Derek Sims. In high school he joined the Alan Jones Academy of Music. Cyrus holds a Bachelor of Music from Loyola University New Orleans, where he graduated magna cum laude and was awarded outstanding undergraduate in both Jazz and Brass. While at Loyola, he studied with Nick Volz, Tony Dagradi and Jimbo Walsh. Cyrus also spent a very formative term at the Grieg Academy in Bergen, Norway studying with ECM legend Per Jørgensen and Martin Winter (Bergen Philharmonic). In 2015, Cyrus was awarded the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Scholarship. Cyrus is endorsed by Edward’s Trumpets. 

Dae Bryant

Dae Bryant

Fri, Jun 14

TICKETS $15 | THIS SHOW IS 21+ Direct from Harlem. NYC. Dae is an individual who believes that music is the true non binary and the true transcendence of tangible language. They have already found their space in their 4 months of being in Portland playing with musicians such as George Colligan and Bepresentartgroup. Getting their undergraduate degree in Psychology and the current Graduate Teachers Assistant of Jazz Studies at Portland State University. Dae’s goal in their time here is to create space for all our subjectives to thrive and coexist through the medium of music and specifically the influences of Black American Music. 

A Tribute to Thelonious Monk

A Tribute to Thelonious Monk

Sat, Jun 15

TICKETS $25 | $20 Scheduled to Appear: Bryn Roberts, Piano - Alan Jones, drums, Garrett Baxter, bass - Noah Simpson - trumpet Garrett Baxter is an exciting figure in Portland’s jazz scene. Garrett performs regularly in bands led by Alan Jones, George Colligan, Kerry Politzer, Michael Raynor, Christopher Brown, Noah Simpson, Domo Branch and more. He has had the privilege of touring internationally, as well as performing with artists such as Gilad Hekselman, Allison Miller, Kevin Hays, Geoffrey Keezer, Benny Benack, Dick Oatts, Greg Ward, Jonathan Pinson, Sasha Berliner, Martina DaSilva, Caroline Davis, Yoav Eshed, Jaleel Shaw, Bruce Williams, Clay Jenkins, Mike Lee, and Javon Jackson. In 2020, he received the Outstanding Jazz Studies Undergraduate award while attending the University of Oregon. In addition to freelancing, Garrett teaches private lessons to all ages, and has given masterclasses to middle schools, high schools, and Universities across Oregon, Washington and Vienna, Austria. 

The 1905 Late Nite Jam Session

The 1905 Late Nite Jam Session

Sat, Jun 15

TICKETS $15 | THIS SHOW IS 21+ The 1905 Late Nite Jam Session Hosted by Garrett Baxter 

Donna Jones

Donna Jones

Sun, Jun 16

TICKETS $20 Scheduled to Appear: Joshua Hegg-Keys, Paul Stewart-Bass, Kirk Kalbfleisch-Drums Donna Jones is known for unique sultry and soulful renditions of jazz classics, new jazz tunes, and some powerful blues. Donna is a Portland native whose singing roots began at a young age in gospel church choirs. She stretched her vocal and performing skills in several local musical theater productions such as 'The Wiz" with Stumptown Stages and "Who I Am Celebrating Me" with World Stage Theater. She is an avid supporter of the local music scene in Portland. She is now living her dream as the lead vocalist of her self-named band. Donna brings vocal talent to audiences across the Pacific Northwest accompanied by: Joshua Hegg (keys), Paul Stewart (bass), Madison DeSantis (Drums). Donna has performed with various local artis and at the following events and venues: Amy Winehouse Tribute (with Davi Music), Tom Waits Tribute, Bre Gregg and Red Bird, Alberta Street Pub (residency since October 2022), Havalina (w/ Paul K. Ward), Jack London Revue, Wilfs, Artichoke Music, Studio One Theater, Lakewood Theater, Rose city Fair, Portland Parks concert series, and participated in Ron Steen's Jams sessions at Wilfs and 1905. “Jones brings plenty of personality to her original songs, as well as renditions of standards like “Black Coffee’, “At Last”, and “Stormy Monday.” Andrew Jankowski ~ Willamette Week "Donna Jones (Donna Jones Music PDX), whom I've had the honor and pleasure of working with for a few years now. What a joyful sound she makes, and her regular crowd at Alberta Street Pub defines what it means to be big-hearted, music-loving, community-lifting souls. ~ Paul K. Ward 

Christopher Brown Quartet

Christopher Brown Quartet

Wed, Jun 19

TICKETS $25 | $20 Scheduled to Appear: John Nastos - sax, Greg Goebel - piano, Garrett Baxter - bass Christopher Brown is an acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, and educator who seeks to be a voice within the advocacy of Jazz music and American culture. And through the expansive range of groups that he has assembled and/or performed with—which span from duos to Jazz big bands to military marching bands and orchestras—his musical and personal experiences have led him towards an interest in synthesizing the principles of Jazz with the day-to-day practicalities of life. However, given that businesses shape the global market economy that everyone lives and participates in, is why he has found it useful to integrate business philosophies with that of music to help develop himself and his band. Which as he likes to say, “we’re all in the same business…the people-trusting-people business. No people, no business.” 

KMHD's Brazilian Beat Presents: Kerry Politzer's Bossa PDX

KMHD's Brazilian Beat Presents: Kerry Politzer's Bossa PDX

Thu, Jun 20

TICKETS $20 Scheduled to Appear: George Colligan - drums, Ben Graves - guitar, Artie Adams - bass Kerry Politzer is a Portland-based jazz pianist, composer, and educator. She is on the music faculty of Portland State University, and she has also taught at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Swing University, the University of Portland, and the University of Manitoba. Kerry received a Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music, where she studied improvisation and composition with the late jazz guru Charlie Banacos, and a Master of Music from Rowan University. Prior to her new album Ruminations (PJCE Records), Kerry released seven jazz CDs as a leader, including Blue in Blue, which featured saxophonist Donny McCaslin and was termed a “first-rate jazz outing” by AllAboutJazz.com. She has also been a featured sideman on albums of George Colligan, Laura Dreyer, and the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE). Her commissions include works for the PJCE as well as a solo piano piece, "Microclimates," for the pianist Andree-Ann Deschenes. This piece was featured on Modern Notebook with Tyler Kline. In 2019, Kerry was awarded a Regional Arts and Culture Council Artistic Focus grant to explore the music of Brazilian composer Durval Ferreira. The project culminated in the August 2019 release of Diagonal: The Music of Durval Ferreira. Kerry continues to be inspired by Brazilian music and studies Portuguese in her spare time. 

Michael Raynor Quartet

Michael Raynor Quartet

Fri, Jun 21

TICKETS $20 Drummer Michael Raynor splits his time between Portland and Chicago, where he spent more than twenty years playing with tenor sax icon and NEA Jazz Master, Von Freeman. Raynor also toured extensively with vocalist Kurt Elling and can be heard on two of his Grammy nominated recordings, including “Live in Chicago,” featuring Jon Hendricks. Raynor has worked with Freddie Hubbard, Johnny Griffin, Eric Alexander, Steve Coleman, Tia Fuller, Ira Sullivan, Gary Bartz, Jon Faddis, Bobby Broom, Fareed Haque, Howard Levy, Arturo Sandoval, George Colligan, Chuck Israels, Bob Dorough, and Nancy King among others. In addition to playing festivals and venues throughout Europe, North America and Australia, Raynor has twice toured as a United States Jazz Ambassador. First, under the artistic direction of the Kennedy Center, he performed throughout Southeast Asia, and then in 2012, under the artistic direction of Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center, he toured southern Africa as co-leader of the Dennis Luxion/ Michael Raynor Quartet. Both tours included performance, teaching, and collaboration with local musicians. He continues to teach in both cities and on-line. 

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TBD

Fri, Jun 21

TBD | TICKETS $15 | THIS SHOW IS 21+ 

The Ben Fowler Quintet

The Ben Fowler Quintet

Sat, Jun 22

TICKETS $20 Scheduled to Appear: Jack Radsliff, guitar , George Colligan, piano , Ross Garlow, bass, Chris Brown, drums The Ben Fowler Quintet infuses modern jazz with a heavy dose of soul, blues, and gospel roots. Get ready for an incredible night of music at The 1905! The band has new music, special guests, and surprises a plenty for this evening. Besides the standard repertoire from The Pilgrimage album era, Fowler will be sizzling up some new and modern tunes as well, from some of Ben's biggest influences, including Kenny Garrett, Mike Stern, Donald Harrison, Vincent Herring, The Crusaders, and more. 

Garrett Baxter Trio

Garrett Baxter Trio

Sat, Jun 22

TICKETS $15 | THIS SHOW IS 21+ Scheduled to Appear: Chris Brown - drums, George Colligan - piano, Special guest, Leanna Simmons Garrett Baxter is an exciting figure in Portland’s jazz scene. Garrett performs regularly in bands led by Alan Jones, George Colligan, Kerry Politzer, Michael Raynor, Christopher Brown, Noah Simpson, Domo Branch and more. He has had the privilege of touring internationally, as well as performing with artists such as Gilad Hekselman, Allison Miller, Kevin Hays, Geoffrey Keezer, Benny Benack, Dick Oatts, Greg Ward, Jonathan Pinson, Sasha Berliner, Martina DaSilva, Caroline Davis, Yoav Eshed, Jaleel Shaw, Bruce Williams, Clay Jenkins, Mike Lee, and Javon Jackson. In 2020, he received the Outstanding Jazz Studies Undergraduate award while attending the University of Oregon. In addition to freelancing, Garrett teaches private lessons to all ages, and has given masterclasses to middle schools, high schools, and Universities across Oregon, Washington and Vienna, Austria 

Shaymus Hanlin

Shaymus Hanlin

Wed, Jun 26

TICKETS $20 Shaymus Hanlin is a 22 year old vocalist and bandleader based out of Portland, Oregon. Growing up with the American Songbook in his heart, he fell in love with music and began performing at age 13. Hanlin has appeared with many great musicians and performers such as Yve Evans, Clint Baker, Dave Bennett, Terry Myers, The Glenn Miller Orchestra and more. Having been introduced to the music festival circuit at a young age with the Oregon Coast Lab Band, and Bay City Swing, he has made many friends and mentors in the music business. Notable performances include appearances at the Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival, Sacramento Hot Jazz Jubilee, Fresno Dixieland and Mardi Gras Festival, a Glenn Miller Orchestra tour throughout Mexico, invited to New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (Jazz Fest) with Banu Gibson, and singing our National Anthem at the Moda Center three times. Shaymus and his Quartet released their debut album on February 5th, 2021! To get your copy visit: https://shaymushanlin.com/shop With a modern touch on an old school sound, Hanlin brings class, nostalgia, and excitement to audiences wherever he goes. For more information about Shaymus’ background and performance schedule be sure to follow him on all major social media platforms and check out his website https://shaymushanlin.com 

Joe Manis Trio

Joe Manis Trio

Thu, Jun 27

TICKETS $20 Scheduled to Appear: George Colligan, organ & Charlie Doggett, drums. Originally from Dexter, Oregon, SteepleChase recording artist Joe Manis is a current faculty member at the University of Oregon and Lane Community College and is the Director of the Oregon Jazz Workshop. Recent Joe Manis Trio appearances include Fat Cat NYC, the Shedd Institute’s jazz series, Jimmy Mak's, Tula's, the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, and the Montavilla Jazz Festival. Manis has toured Europe as a duo and trio with David Friesen, where they recorded Structures, a live album. He also appears on Risky Notion (four stars & Best Albums of 2015, DownBeat Magazine) on Origin Records with George Colligan's Theoretical Planets. Manishas played with Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited, including a performance at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, and appears on their album Rise Up! on Real World Records. He has also performed with the George Colligan Quartet, the Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra, and the Ken Schaphorst Big Band. Manis’s live performance was recently featured on NPR’s Jazz Night in America, hosted by Christian McBride. The recipient of a 2013 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, Manis has been published in JazzEd magazine and has presented jazz masterclasses across the country. He received a Master of Music in Jazz Studies-Performance with Academic Honor from the New England Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon. Additional studies were at the Eastman School of Music. 

Trio Subtonic featuring Dan Balmer

Trio Subtonic featuring Dan Balmer

Fri, Jun 28

TICKETS $20 Scheduled to Appear: Dan Balmer, Guitar-Galen Clark, keyboards-Bill Athens, bass-Micah Hummel, drums Trio Subtonic is a groove heavy power trio out of Portland, Oregon that blends genre bending funk with slow burning underground soul jazz. Led by keyboardist Galen Clark, Subtonic explores a coalescence of rock, soul, funk and jazz that simultaneously draws in listeners and pushes boundaries. Creating a sonic footprint reserved for more than just three people, Subtonic delivers soulful grooves, expansive improvisations and a deep pocket that compels audiences to try dance moves they didn't know they had. Trio Subtonic’s most recent release ‘Coda’ (single) is out now! Subtonic released ‘Fiction’ on the Ropeadope label in 2016 and a live album with Dan Balmer in 2017! The lis­tener will find funky, groove-oriented sounds, acoustic bal­lads, and gospel-tinged instru­men­tals. Trio Subtonic’s “pop­ulist” take on Jazz means that just about every­body digs what they’re doing. Best of all, this record is “designed” well, mak­ing for a diverse lis­ten­ing expe­ri­ence from begin­ning till end. –Matt Fleeger, KMHD No secret to North­west jazz afi­ciona­dos, Trio Subtonic oper­ate within simul­ta­ne­ously soul­ful and funk-heavy arrange­ments. High­lighted by the daz­zling key-work of Galen Clark, the trio is a ver­i­ta­ble mon­ster hybrid of jazz fusion. –PDX Pop Now In an indus­try becom­ing increas­ingly over­crowded with crossover acts, Port­land, Oregon’s Trio Subtonic has carved out their own iden­tity… The trio has embraced the sounds that sur­round them and crafted a cohe­sive, expertly sequenced record that should pack dance­floors and demand care­ful lis­ten­ing. –JazzTimes.com 

Chris Shuttleworth Quartet

Chris Shuttleworth Quartet

Fri, Jun 28

TICKETS $15 | THIS SHOW IS 21+ Scheduled to Appear: Chris Shuttleworth - Trombone and Compositions, Noah Simpson - Trumpet, Garrett Baxter - Acoustic Bass, Micah Hummel - Drums Chris Shuttleworth is a low brass artist, composer, bandleader, and educator in the Portland and Chicago Areas. Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Chris Shuttleworth moved to Chicago to pursue a Jazz Studies degree at the prestigious DePaul University School of Music, where he studied under a number of staples of the Chicago music scene, including Dennis Carroll, Mark Fisher, and Charles Vernon. He has shared the stage with many diverse acts ranging from jazz heavyweights such as Wycliffe Gordon, Chuck Israels, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Randy Brecker, Ken Peplowski, Greg Ward, Matt Ulery, and Dana Hall, to pop acts including Beats Antique, Hellogoodbye, The Temptations, and The Four Tops. He has also toured extensively as a leader and a sideman, having performed in the majority of the United States as well as internationally as far as Shanghai. A passionate educator, Chris has worked with students and ensembles at South Eugene High School, Grant High School, Willamette High School, DePaul University, Mt. Hood Community College , and the University of Oregon. He currently maintains a studio of private students and is the professor of trombone at Mt. Hood Community College. Chris continues to perform as a leader around the United States as well as maintaining a schedule as an in-demand sideman in Chicago and Portland. 

George Colligan Trio

George Colligan Trio

Sat, Jun 29

Scheduled to Apprear: Eric Gruber - bass, Dae Bryant - drums, George - piano George Colligan is not only one of the great jazz pianists of his generation, but he has earned an international reputation as a multi-instrumentalist (drums, trumpet, organ, keyboards), composer, accompanist, teacher, and bandleader, as well as popular blogger (jazztruth.blogspot.com). George Colligan has toured, recorded ,and/or performed as a sideman with Lonnie Plaxico, Gary Bartz, Benny Golson, Gary Thomas, Miguel Zenon, Tom Harrell, Steve Coleman, Eddie Henderson, Ralph Peterson, Vanessa Rubin, Steve Wilson, Dave Weckl, Richard Bona, Jane Monheit, Ravi Coltrane, Lenny White, Michael Brecker, Mike Clark, Nicholas Payton, Sheila Jordan, Janis Siegel, Christian McBride, Billy Hart, Charles Fambrough, Mingus Big Band, Al Foster, Mark Turner, Don Braden, Lew Soloff, Gunther Schuller, Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey, Carl Allen, Rodney Whitaker, Lee Konitz, Jamie Baum, Michal Urbaniak, Ron McClure,DJ Logic, Randy Brecker and Stefon Harris, among others. Fresh from his tour of Ireland the U.K., Jazz pianist/composer and PSU professor George Colligan celebrates the release of his 38th album, “You’ll Hear It, ” his debut for the New York based La Reserve label. 

Machado Mijiga

Machado Mijiga

Sat, Jun 29

TICKETS | $20 | THIS SHOW IS 21+ Scheduled to Appear: Chris Clark Johnson - guitar, Paul Moyer - piano, Christian Ramirez - bass, Machado - drums. Multi-instrumentalist and Portland native Machado Mijiga wears many hats, both literally and metaphorically. Classically-trained, jazz-weathered, and eclectically inclined, Mijiga left the proverbial creative "box" at a very early age, with access to many instruments and a diverse musical background brought about by an intercultural heritage. Mijiga is a musical polymath; composer, producer, bandleader, educator, gear fanatic, and audio engineer, to name a few. Authenticity and uniquity assume the locus of Mijiga's artistic identity. Self-expression is the prime directive, and the medium of choice changes like the weather. Joined by Dario LaPoma on piano and Andrew Jones on bass, Machado will explore the modern jazz idiom through an assortment of originals, along with a few select covers from Machado's contemporaries. Both sets will be entirely different repertoire, so come enjoy a diverse assortment of 21st century jazz on a Saturday night. 

Mel Brown B3 Organ Trio

Mel Brown B3 Organ Trio

Sun, Jun 30

Scheduled to Appear: Renato Caranto, Tenor Saxophone, Louis "King Louis" Pain, Hammond B3 Mel Brown, Drums "If this band appeared in New York City, they'd be a sensation!" That was guitar great--and former Mel Brown bandmate--George Benson's reaction after hearing the Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group back in 2003. In fact, this true all-star band (all four members are Oregon Music Hall Of Fame inductees) has been a sensation going back to 1997, when they began a 20-year run on Thursday evenings at Portland’s legendary “Jimmy Mak’s” (The Oregonian dubbed them “Jimmy Mak’s signature group”). They’ve continued their Thursday night tradition at the Jack London Revue for the past 7 years, and are now appearing at The 1905 every Last Sunday! With a collective resume that reads like a "Who's Who" of NW jazz, blues, and soul, this group has the talent and confidence to be completely spontaneous--from their blistering solos to their improvised arrangements and segues. No wonder they've thrilled audiences wherever they've played. Count among the band’s fans jazz great Christian McBride, host of National Public Radio’s “Jazz Night In America.” In an October 2021 broadcast, McBride interviewed Mel and played excerpts from a Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group festival set. At one point in the program, McBride exclaimed, “My mind is blown!”