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Sanctuaries

Gentrification in Portland and the city’s redlining past go under the microscope in Darrell Grant’s jazz-classical chamber opera, Sanctuaries, with a libretto by two-time National Poetry Slam Champion Anis Mojgani and directed by Alexander Gedeon. Focusing on personal stories from the Albina neighborhood, this latest site-specific commission challenges Portland as a community to truly listen to and acknowledge marginalized voices while addressing issues of white privilege, racial equity and inclusion, and economic disparity. Work DARRELL GRANT | Sanctuaries Creative Team DARRELL GRANT | composer ANIS MOJGANIi | librettist ALEXANDER GEDEON | director EZRA WEISS | conductor YUKI IZUMIHARA | set designer CARL FABER | lighting designer BRANIC HOWARD | sound engineer Vocalists DAMIEN GETER | bass-baritone EMMANUEL HENREID | baritone MARILYN KELLER | ITHICA TELL…

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Portland Story Theater: Urban Tellers

Connect to the heart and soul of Portland! This SEASON FINALE and final show at TOC features Urban Tellers® some of your favorite Urban Tellers: Warren McPherson, Lynn Fitch, Frank Engel, Penny Walter and PDX Story Theater founders Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard. The stories that people tell at Urban Tellers® shows are making a positive impact on our community by giving everyone the fundamental human right To Be Heard. Be a part of this revolution of listening. Come and listen someone into being. Jazz at 7pm. Stories at 8pm. This 2018-19 Season Finale and final show at TOC features some of your favorite Urban Tellers: Warren McPherson, Lynn Fitch, Frank Engel, Penny Walter and PDX Story Theater founders Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard. Rogéri Jazz Duo when…

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PDX JAZZ: The Resilience of Jazz

Join PDX Jazz for a lecture in their Discover Jazz series. The Resilience of Jazz with Marcia Hocker This lecture will explore why Jazz remains ever present in an evolving musical landscape and the important impact it continues to have on humanity. Marcia Hocker is a Director on the PDX Jazz Board, serving as the Education-Community Engagement Chair since 2011. In addition to being one of the primary emcees, she is the Coordinator and performs in their premier education performance program, the Incredible Journey Of Jazz now seen by over 15,000 students. She is the recipient of the PDX Jazz 2018 McClendon/Makarounis for Jazz Advocacy as well as the 2018 Jazz Hero Award for the city of Portland by the nationally recognized Jazz Journalist Association,…

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Portland Story Theater: Urban Tellers Immigrant & Refugee Edition

This program focuses on the real, true stories of immigrants and refugees who now call Portland home. We want to humanize and build connection within our urban community. This Special Edition features Nikolai Zhigalin (Russia), Angela Zagarella (Italy), Nimisha Gokaldas (South Africa), Alejandro Vilches (Honduras), Ursula Loret de Mola (Peru), and Katerina Perfilova (Russia). Hosted by LYNNE DUDDY & LAWRENCE HOWARD LIVE JAZZ when the doors open by Rogeri with Laurent Nickel (bass), and Roger Paulson (piano). DOORS and SOCIAL HOUR 7:00PM | STORIES 8:00PM $15 ADVANCE | $20 DAY OF SHOW | $5 ARTS FOR ALL

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AWP Offsite: Books & Brass

Join The Conium Review for a night of #AWP19 offsite readings from Theodora Bishop, TJ Fuller, Rachel Lyon, Simone Person, Caitlin Scarano, Rebecca Schiff, and Eliza Tudor. Readings from 6:00 to 7:30. After the readings, authors will be selling and signing books. Plus there will be free swag from Conium Press! Stick around for a live jazz performance from the Michael Raynor Quartet. The band starts playing at 8:00pm. Please note: the readings are free, but there is a $5 cover if you stay for the music. If you anticipate staying for the band, it’s highly recommended that you make a reservation for that portion of the evening; seating for the music fills up fast!

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PDX JAZZ: Carnival to Mardi Gras: A New Orleans Tradition

Carnival is a season; Mardi Gras is a day. Join former New Orleanian Deborah DeMoss Smith in celebrating this 300-year Crescent City tradition. From masking, krewes, balls, parades, throws, flambeaux carriers, the iconic Mardi Gras Indians and classic holiday tunes, get to know the story of Carnival and Mardi Gras. Laissez les bon temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!) [from the Literary Arts website]

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Johnny Scotch at the Rose City Book Pub

Come celebrate the release of my latest Johnny Scotch book, A Song for Charlie. We will be performing our Johnny Scotch Vignettes with live music to accompany the Jazz-noir goodness. [from the Facebook event page]

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PDX JAZZ: Capturing Jazz

From Literary Arts’s website: 100 years of recording technology has increasingly changed the way we listen to, perform, and consume music. Highlighting select recordings and technologies from the “phonograph era” of the first half of the 20th century, PDX Jazz board member and educator Martin Mueller will present a lecture and discussion on how recording technology has changed the very experience of jazz as musical art and listening culture. A native of Kansas City, KS and raised in Oregon, Martin Mueller and wife Sally recently returned to Portland after nearly four decades in New York City. Martin is the former Dean of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in Greenwich Village and has been active in Jazz Education for 38 years, in the…

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Triptych Tapestry

Prose and Poetry read to improvised jazz music as art inspired by the written pieces is displayed. [from the Sched official site]

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