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September 2016

Vocalist Heather Keizur and Steve Christofferson

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Heather Keizur, a jazz vocalist who sings in both English and French, is emerging as one of the most unique and gifted singers on the Northwest Jazz scene. When asked why she sings in French, Heather says, “I grew up in Canada where I fell in love with the French language. It’s so musical, it’s beautiful to simply hear it spoken. Add that to the poignant melodies and lyrics written by greats like Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, and I am…

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Tony Pacini Jazz Trio

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The jazz piano artistry of Tony Pacini has been enthusiastically enjoyed by nightclub and festival audiences throughout the West coast as well as in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. In addition to leading the Tony Pacini Trio, he is the pianist and musical director of the Mel Brown Quartet, an owner of Saphu Records (an independent, boutique jazz record label with international distribution), and a jazz radio host Sunday afternoons 4:00pm-6:00pm on K.M.H.D. 89.1fm. Learn more at tonypacini.com

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October 2016

Jazz & Motown with Richard Arnold & Grooveswingers

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Richard Arnold & the Groove Swingers”, led by Richard Arnold on lead vocals, and supported by an “all star” rhythm section featuring keyboards, upright bass, percussion and sax, will bring a touch of class and excitement  to any and all of  your clientele’s musical tastes! “Richard Arnold & The Groove Swingers” are able to perform various styles from Jazz to classic Standards, Swing, Blues and Motown to classic R & B. Richard Arnold’s rich and powerful bass and baritone vocals are reminiscent  of…

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1st Wednesday with Tom Grant, Ron Steen, Chris Hochstatter

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Every 1st Wednesday, join Ron and Tom with special guests that add to an already great musical evening! Visit Tom Grant

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Eldon T. Jones & N’Touch

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A creative blend of R&B and other urban styles, skillfully woven into an instrumental uptempo jazz genre. Listen at cdbaby N’Touch More info at NTouchBand

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Danny Green Trio

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Danny Green reaches new creative heights on this, his fourth recording as a leader (second for OA2 Records). Recorded over several days at New York’s famed Sear Sound with master producer Matt Pierson, Danny brings together his five year-old trio featuring bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, along with a string quartet, to interpret eleven new highly personal compositions, each shaped by elements of his life’s narrative – feelings of warmth or nostalgia, the experience of a harried moment,…

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Ron Steen Band w/ Jeremy Joyce

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Featuring Jeremy Joyce, Todd Marston, Jonathan Lakey Ron Steen is literally the Godfather of Jazz Jams in Portland, Oregon, and one of the most successful musicians in the area. He has had an ongoing jam session since 1980, and has been hosting Produce Row for about 13 years. Any New York pros who come through town stop in to Produce Row to jam on Monday nights. In addition to hosting at present FIVE jam sessions in town, including the new…

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Dimitri Matheny Group

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Dmitri Matheny Group performs over 100 concerts on tour each year. Directed by flugelhornist/composer Dmitri Matheny (“one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” —International Review of Music), the DMG has developed an engaging repertoire and a strong international following. The group’s signature sound pleases both crowds and critics, balancing fresh, original works with familiar jazz classics, hard bop, west coast cool and selections from the DMG’s 10 critically-acclaimed CDs. Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism…

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Greta Matassa & Friends

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

In the Pacific Northwest, where she built her career, Greta Matassa wins wide acclaim; four times, the readers of Earshot, the Seattle jazz magazine, have voted her the best jazz vocalist in the Northwest. Jim Wilke, the Seattle jazz maven and host of the syndicated “Jazz After Hours” radio program, praises her versatility. “She has a fearlessness in approaching material,” Wilke says, “that makes her like an instrumentalist in a jam session.” Seattle Times critic Misha Berson described Matassa as a…

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Ron Steen Band w/ Paula Byrne

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Paula Byrne‘s voice sounds like chilled champagne on a hot summer day. She moves easily between songs that are lush and beautiful to highly rhythmic, wild rides. Her sense of humor, revival of obscure songs and new twists on old standards keeps the audience engaged and enraptured. Paula is omnivorous in her choice of musicians with whom to perform, including many of Portland’s best: Randy Porter, Gordon Lee, George Mitchell, Craig Bidondo, Joe Millward, Ron Steen, Dennis Caiazza, Rich Turnoy,…

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COVER CHARGES apply when Wilfs features live music in our bar area – Wednesday – Saturday, 7:30-11:30 pm. Quite simply, the cover charge is paid directly to the artists that you are enjoying each night at Wilfs. When you join us for drinks or dinner and plan on leaving before the music starts, we won’t ask for a cover charge. That does not mean you can come early and avoid paying the cover – we want to make sure our musicians are paid for their performance. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask your host or server.


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