Wednesday, July 25
Teutonic Wine Company
3303 SE 20th Ave. Portland, OR 97202
Nica’s Dream is an all-female modern jazz quartet featuring Anandi Gefroh (vocals) Kerri Politzer (piano) Rivkah Ross (drums) and Whitney Mouton (bass).
Anandi Gefroh is the daughter of two professional musicians. She began her career as a singer-songwriter, recording three albums of original songs. Her funk-rock tune “Enough of You” has received more than 3 million hits on YouTube and other songs have been used on television spots and in commercials. Jazz fans delight in Anandi’s full-spectrum repertoire, and Oregon Jazz Society critic George Fendel said of Anandi, “…a no nonsense, real deal jazz singer…straightforward, thoroughly honest jazz chops! Anandi supplies…a swinging feel for all of her material.”
Kerry Politzer is a pianist-composer with a particular love for Brazilian music. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Kerry studied composition with jazz guru Charlie Banacos. She went on to record six albums, the latest of which is “Below the Surface” (PJCE Records). Kerry is an adjunct member of the music faculty of Portland State University.
Rivkah Ross began to play drums after being inspired by a Sevendust concert in Miami, Florida. She attended Broward College in Davie, Florida as a music major and studied jazz drum set and classical percussion. She then moved to Los Angeles to study drumming at Musicians Institute. As a member of the Jeff Hershey and the Heartbeats, she opened for bands like Dick Dale and the B-52s, performing all over Europe. She also performed and recorded with two unique all-female jazz bands, Lady Jazz and the Hard Bop Chicks. In 2016, Rivkah entered the Portland jazz scene. She is endorsed by Soultone Cymbals.
Whitney Moulton started playing the bass in high school. She moved to New York, where she performed with Sarah McLawler, Carol Sudhalter, Emme Kemp, Dick Katz, and the Bronx Symphony Orchestra, among many others. Her experiences in the Big Apple inspired her to record “Whitney Moulton Sextet: New York Time.” Now that she has moved to Oregon, she has been similarly inspired, releasing “Whitney Moulton Quartet Live on the Oregon Coast.”
We serve a small-plate dinner menu (5 to 9 pm) and the music starts at 7:30 pm. No reservation needed. This is a 21 and over show.