Author: welovejazz

Nov. 27: Paquito D’Rivera

Trio_Corrente_Paquito_D'Rivera_Horizonte_2015_4578On Monday, Nov. 27 at 7 pm in Lincoln Hall, legendary Cuban jazz artist Paquito D’Rivera will perform original compositions and arrangements with PSU students, faculty and guest artists. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

D’Rivera was a co-founder of the Grammy-award-winning band Irakere, which performed a blend of jazz rock, classical, and Cuban music. He has worked with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Yo-Yo Ma. Please join us in celebrating this amazing musician who also happens to be a recipient of the National Medal for the Arts, the Carnegie Hall Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Kennedy Center’s Living Jazz

D’Rivera will also present a master class on Tuesday, November 28th at 5:00 PM in Room 37.

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May 22: Sinne Eeg

Sinne Eeg

Sinne Eeg

Stay tuned for an exciting concert with vocalist Sinne Eeg, piano professor George Colligan, and saxophone alumna Nicole Glover! The show will take place from 5-7 pm in Lincoln Hall, Room 75.

Eeg is one of the strongest new female vocalists from the Scandinavian jazz scene. With 5 albums Sinne Eeg has established herself as a Danish jazz singer with international potential.

Eeg’s distinctive vocals have earned her a loyal and ever-growing fan base around the world as well as in her native country. As a singer she is influenced by Nancy Wilson, Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan, but with her personal touch of soft darkness, Sinne keeps the Scandinavian melancholy settled in her music.
Since the release of the album “Waiting For Dawn” (2007) Sinne has won several music awards in Denmark.

More on Eeg at www.sinnemusic.com.

March 9-14: An Exciting Week!

Elysia Strauss

Elysia Strauss

This week at the PSU Jazz Series, we have a lot of exciting events planned for you! We start off Tuesday with a clinic by California-based saxophonist Elysia Strauss from 5-6:30 pm in Room 47, then continue with our large ensemble concert at 7 pm in Room 175.

Bob Mover

Bob Mover

On Wednesday, we host legendary saxophonist Bob Mover for a master class at 2 pm in Room 47 (Mover will also give a vocal master class and concert at Michelle’s Pianos, 600 SE Stark, on Friday the 14th; the master class starts at 2 pm, and the concert takes place from 8-11 pm). Later that night, we will feature our PDX Collective jazz vocal ensemble in Room 75 at 7 pm.

Don’t miss this great week of music!

Feb. 3: Rob Scheps Master Class

Rob Scheps

Rob Scheps

Join Mannes faculty member Rob Scheps for an afternoon of tenor saxophone. Scheps’ latest releases include The Brazil Project and King On the Road, which features local legend Nancy King. The saxophonist has performed with Muhal Richard Abrams, Gil Evans, Eddie Henderson, and many others. Scheps’ clinic will take place from 5-7 p.m. in Room 47, Lincoln Hall.

November 24: Jamie Baum Master Class/Concert

Jamie Baum

Jamie Baum

It really is an exciting month for wind players at the Portland State Jazz Series! Students learned a lot from NYC alto saxophonist Jim Snidero. Next up, our series hosts prolific flutist/composer Jamie Baum, who is a nominee for the 2014 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards. Join her in Room 47 for a free clinic from 2:00-400 pm, and then enjoy a concert in the same venue at 7 pm (tickets are $10).

November 19: Jim Snidero Master Class/Performance

JimSnidero

Jim Snidero

We’re so lucky to host prolific alto saxophone virtuoso Jim Snidero. He has 17 albums as a leader, and has been hailed by DownBeat as a “master musician.” He also teaches innovative online jazz courses at www.jazzimprovisation.com. Snidero will give an informative clinic from 2:00–4:00 pm in Lincoln Hall, Room 47. Free admission. Then, from 7:00-9:00 pm (also in Room 47), the saxophonist will perform a concert. Admission is $10 at the door.