Tag Archives | Live Music

PDXJazz Week…Richard Arnold & The Groove Swingers

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 such greats as Lou Rawls, Frank Sinatra, Billy Eckstein, Joe Williams, and Barry White, to name a few.  This ensemble is perfect for an intimate adult audience or a lively dance oriented atmosphere.

….”In the cozy Summit View wine bar, patrons are wooed by the croonings of handsome Richard Arnold, whose jazzy baritone cuts through the room like a foghorn”…. Portland Tribune

Minimum purchase of $18 per person, food or beverage. Reserve at 503.223.0070.

Continue Reading 0

Ron Steen Band- vocalist Chip Parker

A wonderfully musical guy whose warmth and joy come shining through when he sings. I love working with him.” – Hans Brehmer

Performing Jazz, ballads and blues for capacity Seattle audiences at Tula’s, Egan’s, and the Sorrento Hotel’s Fireside Room since 2009, Chip is a beguiling crooner whose style reflects what he’s absorbed over the years from singers such as Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Billie Holliday, and Chet Baker. Comfortable with the dynamic interplay between storytelling and musical improvisation, Chip’s unique interpretations convey happiness, humor, and love lost and found, all inflected with his signature charm.

Chip Parker

Continue Reading 0

Devin Phillips & Friends

The Jazz Society of Oregon presents their 2015 JSO Hall of Fame Concert honoring this year’s Hall of Fame inductee, Devin Phillips. Phillips musical talent is immense and he is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in his work. The Jazz Society of Oregon is proud to recognize Devin’s tremendous talent and his contributions to jazz education by honoring him as our 2015 Hall of Fame inductee. Even though he’s relatively young, and has decades of work ahead of him, the addition of Devin Phillips to the JSO Hall of Fame celebrates what he’s accomplished so far as well as the promise of accomplishments to come. The best saxaphone in Portland.

devinphillips.com

Continue Reading 0

Jazz-Heather Keizur & Steve Christofferson

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 compelled to sing these passionate songs.”

Shades of Dalida, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Henri Salvador can be found in Heather’s latest CD, Under My Skin, a sultry, expressive, soothing, and romantic album with classic ballads, jazz standards and some authentic French chansons. Her first CD, J’ai Deux Amours, a handful of beautiful melodies of love and longing, many sung in French, speaks to Heather’s love of Edith Piaf, Blossom Dearie and Billie Holiday.

She has sung with some of the Northwest’s premier jazz musicians, including Steve Christofferson, Tom Grant, Vince Frates, Dave Captein, Dennis Caiazza,  and Ron Steen, as well as bay area pianist David K Mathews who is currently touring with Santana and Seattle’s Milo Petersen, formerly with Eartha Kitt.  CALL FOR RESERVATIONS 503.223.0070.

www.heatherkeizur.com

Continue Reading 0

Dmitri Matheny

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 and masterful technique, American musician Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of Music). 

Dimitri

Continue Reading 0

Adlai Alexander & Friends

Noted for the sweetness and wide range of his voice, Adlai Alexander sings and accompanies himself with intricate guitar in a way that’s rare in both the acoustic and jazz worlds. Jazz, Bossa Nova and a 60s twist.

“A skilled writer, vibrant singer, and hotshot guitarist.” – JazzNow Magazine.

Take a listen at the link below.

AdlaiAlexander.com

Continue Reading 0

Ron Steen Band w/ Alyssa Schwary

In 1988, Alyssa Schwary’s music education went from Cornish College of the Arts In Seattle, to an 11 year touring schedule, resulting in “lots of frequent flier mileage”. She has sung in 28 countries and in all 50 of the United States under various private and corporate sponsorships. As an independent artist, singer/song writer and bandleader, she sold over 3,000 copies of her first CD release in 1993 “Another Chance”. This album was voted one of the 10 best in Seattle in 1994, by Earshot Jazz Magazine. Jim Wilke featured Schwary regularly on his PBS jazz program on KPLU and she received both, national radio play on PBS and College Radio stations. Virgin Atlantic used the title cut, an original composition, “Another Chance”, for their in-flight entertainment programming. Schwary has opened, recorded or performed with Tito Puente, Gino Vanelli, Kenny Barron, The Yellow Jackets, and the Oregon Symphony, featuring Kathleen Battle, not to mention all of the jazz greats of the Northwest!

Motherhood, marriage, and the passage of time has only added to her depth of character and her ability to be authentic and creative. For 20 years, Alyssa has been living on an island in the middle of the Bering Sea, in the port town of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Without the influence of much outside interference, she has had ample time to develop her own sound and style!

Now, after a 15 year reprieve from the music business of daily gigging, band leading, and schlepping, she has returned to her roots in the Pacific Northwest.

Learn more at alyssasmusic.com

Continue Reading 0

Saxophonist Devin Phillips & Friends

The Jazz Society of Oregon presents their 2015 JSO Hall of Fame Concert honoring this year’s Hall of Fame inductee, Devin Phillips. Phillips musical talent is immense and he is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in his work. The Jazz Society of Oregon is proud to recognize Devin’s tremendous talent and his contributions to jazz education by honoring him as our 2015 Hall of Fame inductee. Even though he’s relatively young, and has decades of work ahead of him, the addition of Devin Phillips to the JSO Hall of Fame celebrates what he’s accomplished so far as well as the promise of accomplishments to come. The best saxaphone in Portland.

devinphillips.com

Continue Reading 0

Tony Pacini – Jazz Pianist

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

Continue Reading 0

Ron Steen, Rebecca Kilgore, David Kilm, Dave Captein

“When Rebecca sings, the sun comes out.”
— Johnny Mandel

DID YOU KNOW?

Rebecca Kilgore has over 40 recordings in her discography. Some of her most notable are with Dave Frishberg on piano. She has also teamed with him on long standing engagements in Portland, Oregon, where they both reside.

See All Recordings

IN THE NEWS

New York Times review of Judy Garland show August 11, 2012 Rebecca Kilgore’s ‘Jazzy Side of Judy Garland,’ at Feinstein’s by Stephen HoldenChanneling Judy Garland, Serenely

See All Press

FEATURED SHOWS

See the online preview for my Judy Garland show at SIMPLY-SHOWBIZ.com. With the Harry Allen Quartet at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency Hotel, July 31-August 11, 2012

See Upcoming Show Schedule

 

Continue Reading 0
×

Like Wilfs on Facebook for the latest news, updates and special promotions. Click Here