May 17 - Friday @ 8:00 PM
$5 ($4 members)
DANCE FLOOR WILL BE OPEN!
Calango performs a diverse repertoire of Brazilian music, delighting dancing & listening audiences alike! Formed in 2004 and led by Kimberly Cullen, Calango is comprised of versatile musicians drawing on a wealth of experiences in genres ranging from classical to rock and jazz to world music.
Kimberly’s connection to Brazil began many years ago when a Brazilian foreign exchange student spent a year living in her tiny hometown in Wisconsin. In 1992, Kimberly herself became a foreign exchange student—living in the coastal city of Fortaleza, Brazil and soaking in the vibrant culture and rich musical traditions. Years after her exchange experience, she moved to Oregon and eventually collaborated with Willamette Valley musicians to form Calango.
Performing jazz-influenced sambas, forros and more will be: John Polese, keyboard, trumpet & accordion; Sonja Rasmussen, vocals; Brian Toon, guitar; Michael Clark, bass; Michael McCarthy, tenor saxophone; Pat Morgan, percussion; Susan Lucia, drums; and Kimberly Cullen, vocals & percussion.
May 18 - Saturday @ 8:00 PM
$6 ($4 members)
Canadian vocalist Jaclyn Guillou will be backed by guitarist David Blake on guitar, Tyler Abbot on bass, and a Adam Carlson on drums.
Vocalist/composer/lyricist Jaclyn Guillou (pronounced Ghee-you) is a young Canadian performer who emerged on the scene in 2009 at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and recipient of a CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award.
Inspired by Blue Note albums from the 60s and notable singers like Sheila Jordan, Nancy King, Theo Bleckmann, Kate McGarry and Kurt Elling, Jaclyn merges modern jazz elements with a fresh new personal approach adding her distinctive lyrics and arrangements to popular and original tunes. Genuine, soulful, romantic, thought provoking and personable are just a few ways to describe her music.
Her debut studio album, "To The City," features Oregon's own Randy Porter and boasts original jazz music with an infectious, polished and playful new sound. She has toured throughout Europe, Canada and the United States in some of the most recognized jazz clubs and festivals with sold out shows at places like the Birdland Jazz Club, Cellar Jazz Club and Yardbird Suite.
This young twenty-something artist strives to merge the sound of deep jazz roots and hip modern themes which as a result provides something new and interesting for music lovers of all sorts. Her voice is raw and emotional, and it lingers long after the last note. Come listen to this new international talent.
May 23 - Thursday @ 8:00 PM
$5 ($4 members)
Award-winning composer and pianist George Colligan performs with Portland-based bassist Jon Lakey, and drummer Jon Huteson and local favorite saxophonist Adam Harris.
George Colligan is a jazz pianist, organist,drummer, trumpeter, teacher, and band leader, who is one of the most original and compelling jazz artists of his generation.
An award-winning composer (Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation grant recipient), Colligan is highly in demand as a sideman, having worked with players like Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Ravi Coltrane, both on the bandstand and in recording sessions (appearing on over 100 CDs).
Colligan is currently a member of Jack Dejohnette's new Quintet. His 23rd and latest CD on the Steeplechase label is "The Facts."
Colligan has toured, recorded and/or performed with a host of jazz greats, including: Gary Bartz, Benny Golson, Gary Thomas, Dave Weckl, Steve Coleman, Eddie Henderson, Ralph Peterson, Vanessa Rubin, Steve Wilson,Richard Bona,Jane Monheit, Ravi Coltrane, Lenny White, Michael Brecker, Mike Clark, Nicholas Payton, Sheila Jordan, Miguel Zenon, Janis Siegel, Christian McBride, Billy Hart, Charles Fambrough, Mingus Big Band, Al Foster, Gunther Schuller, Mark Turner, Lee Konitz, Jamie Baum, Carl Allen, Michal Urbaniak, DJ Logic and Stefon Harris, among others.
May 24 - Friday @ 8:00 PM
$5 ($4 members)
Every Thursday @ 8:00 PM - $3 to $5 ($2 to $5 members/students)
Hosted by drummer Bruce Cole, this jam always features a hot trio. On March 15, Bruce will be joined by Barbara Dzuro on piano and Byron Case on bass. Enjoy the excitement and wonder of jazz improvisation!
(Intended for intermediate and advanced jazz musicians.)
Every Sunday @ 4:00 PM - Donation ($3 - $5 suggested)
We welcome Kenny Reed as our new Sunday Jam host. Kenny brings decades of experience performing jazz, funk and blues, and brings his soulful and passionate drum style to the Sunday Jam. Joining Kenny will be long-time Sunday Jam bassist, Jack Niederman and guitarist, Neal Janssen. Both Jack and Neal perform with Kenny regularly in Stone Cold Jazz. They form a tight, intuitive unit.
The Sunday All-Comers Jazz Jam welcomes all skill levels and all ages to the stage. Vocalists should prepare by bringing four charts in their chosen key. Prepare to take risks and learn.