Folk Element Trio fea. Adam Moezinia, Ben Ring, Will Lyle

Folk Element Trio fea. Adam Moezinia, Ben Ring, Will Lyle

Wed, Jul 24

TICKETS $25 | ALL AGES Scheduled to Appear: Adam Moezinia, Ben Ring, Will Lyle Guitarist Adam Moezinia is a native of Los Angeles, where he studied at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) under the mentorship of Jason Goldman, Walter Smith III, and Kenny Dennis. Within his first year at LACHSA, Adam was selected as a representative for the Thelonius Monk Institute’s nationwide peer-to-peer tours. There he performed and co-taught on four tours with established jazz musicians: Bobby Watson, Antonio Hart, and Lisa Henry. In 2008, he performed at the former Kodak Theatre (now Dolby Theatre) for the Thelonius Monk Saxophone Competition w/ the “Thelonious Monk High School All-Star Jazz Septet” featuring Antonio Hart. In 2010, he moved to New York City to study at The Juilliard School under a full tuition scholarship. Since then, he’s worked with many greats such as Freddy Cole, Mike LeDonne, Cecile Mclorin Salvant, George Coleman and Kenny Washington at venues like Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Blue Note, Birdland, Smoke, Scullers and Bird’s Basement. Adam has also been performing regularly with his band the “Folk Element” trio since 2017. The trio is rooted in the jazz tradition but is influenced by folk music from all over the world including West Africa, South Africa, the Caribbean, the UK and Appalachia. As of April 2021, they officially released their debut album “Folk Element Trio” available in the “store” section! Moving forward, they will continue to explore the unique relationship between jazz and folk music, sharing those discoveries with audiences across the globe. 

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

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

Thu, Jul 25

TICKETS $25 $20 | ALL AGES 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 

CYRUS NABIPOOR

CYRUS NABIPOOR

Fri, Jul 26

TICKETS $25 $20 | ALL AGES Trumpeter, composer and educator Cyrus Nabipoor splits his time between New Orleans and his hometown of Portland, OR. He speaks through the horn with an earnest & distinctive voice which soars over a unique style of crossover-jazz. Cyrus has been a featured artist at the PDX Jazz Fest, Cathedral Park Fest, Montavilla Jazz Fest, New Orleans French Quarter Fest, and Instigation Fest. He has had several works commissioned by Portland Jazz Composer’s Ensemble. In addition to leading his own group, Cyrus is a member/collaborator of Reb & The Good News, Noruz, Korgy & Bass and Puddletown Stompers. He has had the pleasure of working with artist such as Jamison Ross, Elle King, Tarriona “Tank” Ball, Nicky Youre, James Singleton, Jason Marsalis, Steve Masakowski, Mike Dillon, Stanton Moore, Larry Sieberth, Alan Jones, Dan Balmer, Nicole McCabe & more. Cyrus has produced horn tracks for artists including Nicky Youre, Peach Tree Rascals, Clubhouse, and David Hugo. 

Late Night with Alan Jones

Late Night with Alan Jones

Fri, Jul 26

TICKETS $25 $20 | 21+ PLEASE Born from humble Pacific Northwest roots, Alan Jones has enjoyed a rich performing career both in Portland and across Europe. Beginning his touring career at just 16 years old with Amsterdam-based organist Count Dutch, Alan’s performing career has since traveled into an escapade involving some of jazz’s greatest living artists. As a performer, Alan’s discography ranges from local legends such as Jim Pepper and Ralph Towner to international phenomena like Kenny Wheeler and Lee Konitz. His own band, the Alan Jones Sextet, has recorded four albums to date and performs regularly. Alan also leads several other groups, most notably Social Music, which enjoy a regular performing schedule in some of Portland’s most notable venues. Alan Jones’ Social Music presents music “for the people,” aiming to create an atmosphere of refreshment, relaxation, and camaraderie. In addition to maintaining a steady performing career, Alan has established himself as one of Portland’s premier jazz educators. Established 2007, the Alan Jones Academy of Music (AJAM) has gained a reputation of producing excellent musicians – students routinely appear on local stages, produce their own records, and even participate in international festivals. AJAM’s all- inclusive atmosphere has made a mark on Portland’s jazz scene, allowing students of all ages and abilities to thrive musically. Recently, with groups like Social Music, Alan has pioneered a movement to make live music more accessible to the public and more contributive to a friendly and social atmosphere. 

George Colligan Trio

George Colligan Trio

Sat, Jul 27

TICKETS $25 $20 | ALL AGES 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, Jul 27

TICKETS $20 | 21+ PLEASE The Machado Mijiga All Stars perform a late nite set. 

Mel Brown B3 Organ Group

Mel Brown B3 Organ Group

Sun, Jul 28

TICKETS $25 $20 | ALL AGES Renato Caranto, Tenor Saxophone Dan Balmer, Guitar 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 one-time 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 has been a sensation going back to 1997, when they began a 20-year run on Thursdays at Portland’s legendary “Jimmy Mak’s” music venue (The Oregonian dubbed them “Jimmy Mak’s signature group”). 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 played several excerpts from a Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group festival set. During one of the interview segments with Mel, McBride exclaimed, “My mind is blown!” 

The Christopher Brown Quartet

The Christopher Brown Quartet

Wed, Jul 31

TICKETS $25 $20 | ALL AGES Scheduled to Appear: Greg Goebel - piano, John Nastos - sax, Chris Brown - drums, 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.” 

Chris Shuttleworth

Chris Shuttleworth

Thu, Aug 01

TICKETS $25 $20 | ALL AGES With a sound born from the jazz scene of Chicago and grounded in an unabashed search for beauty and melody, Chris Shuttleworth has quickly established himself as one of the most unique voices in the Northwest creative music scene. This quartet navigates Shuttleworth’s compositions selflessly, creating something unified that is both entirely fresh and completely approachable. Chris' line-up for the evening will be: Noah Simpson - Trumpet Garrett Baxter - Acoustic Bass Jason Palmer - Drums 

Ben Fowler Qunitet

Ben Fowler Qunitet

Fri, Aug 02

TICKETS $25 $20 | ALL AGES This show features 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. 

Harrison Richter fea. The North Star Trio

Harrison Richter fea. The North Star Trio

Sat, Aug 03

TICKETS $25 $20 | 21+ Please Harrison's farewell to Portland show. Harrison Richter - piano Arte Adams - bass Noah Mortola - drums. The North Star trio is an innovative, forwarding traveling piano trio comprised of three young flames from Portland, Oregon, their names being Harrison Richter (pianist and bandleader), Arte Adams (bass), and Noah Mortola (drums). First appearing at the Montavilla Jazz festival in 2022,.their chemistry has been undeniable, earning the endorsement and recommendation of Portland legend Ron Steen. Harrison Richter is an upcoming pianist in Portland Oregon who has been a faithful and hardworking musical apprentice in the scene, appearing on the bandstand alongside those such as Nancy King, John Stowell, Alan Jones, and Ron Steen. He is known for his inventive use of harmony and for his thoughtful vocal accompaniment. 

Behind the Scenes with The Christopher Brown Quartet

Behind the Scenes with The Christopher Brown Quartet

Sun, Aug 04

++ PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS EVENT IS FOCUSED ON EDUCATION - PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION ++ In an effort to create meaningful culture building moments within a Jazz context for high school and college aged musicians (as well as band instructors), drummer/bandleader Christopher Brown will host an ongoing series entitled “Behind the Scene” with his quartet. And what will separate this event from any other like it is that it’ll combine the Jam session and clinic experience into one epic memory maker. Throughout this event, the audience will have an opportunity to electronically submit music that they’d like clarity on from members of the band, so as to watch how Christopher’s band problem solves their questions in real-time, in addition to hearing his group perform their own music, followed by members of the audience getting an opportunity to perform with his group in front of their peers. THERE IS NO FOOD OR DRINK SERVED AT THIS EVENT 

Jack Radsliff Organ Trio Feat. LA Saxophonist Nicole McCabe + LIVE RECORDING +

Jack Radsliff Organ Trio Feat. LA Saxophonist Nicole McCabe + LIVE RECORDING +

Sun, Aug 04

TICKETS $25 $20 | ALL AGES Jack Radsliff and this ALL star line-up for an evening of storytelling and swing. Special guest, saxophonist, Nicole McCabe This will be a live recording. Jack Radsliff - guitar, Nicole McCabe - sax, Joe Bagg - organ, Michael Raynor - drums. 

The Mel Brown B3 Organ Group

The Mel Brown B3 Organ Group

Sun, Aug 18

TICKETS $25 $20 | ALL AGES Mel Brown, Drums Renato Caranto, Tenor Saxophone Dan Balmer, Guitar Louis "King Louis" Pain, Hammond B3 "If this band appeared in New York City, they'd be a sensation!" That was guitar great--and one-time 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 has been a sensation going back to 1997, when they began a 20-year run on Thursdays at Portland’s legendary “Jimmy Mak’s” music venue (The Oregonian dubbed them “Jimmy Mak’s signature group”). 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 played several excerpts from a Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group festival set. During one of the interview segments with Mel, McBride exclaimed, “My mind is blown!”