Events

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1:00 pm

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5:00 pm

We are kicking off our Seafood Sunday series with a Mid-Atlantic Crab Boil! Same as always, it will be finger-licking good. Our seafood dish will change each week, so make sure and visit our events calendar regularly to not miss out on anything! No RSVP necessary. Kids and dogs are welcome in the outside seating area only.

Stick around a little longer to hear some cool live jazz. Every Sunday Jon “Sticky” Lakey hosts “AJAM Session” named after the Alan Jones Academy of Music. You will have a chance to hear some of AJAM’s best students play along side with some accomplished jazz musicians from the Portland area and beyond. The line up changes every week so it’s always different. Music starts at 5:30 pm and there is free to enjoy. Music lasts until doors close at 8 PM.

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25

7:30 pm

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10:00 pm

Bobby Torres has been honing his unique Latin Jazz sound in Portland for the last 25 years. Before that, he was all over the world.

From New York City, to Woodstock with Joe Cocker, through ten years of world-touring with Tom Jones, to forming The Bobby Torres Ensemble – his own Latin Jazz group in Portland – Bobby Torres has been on the music scene for over 45 years. In addition to performing as a percussionist, Bobby is a record producer, songwriter, percussion instructor, session musician and band leader. You can read more about Bobby on his website.

The Bobby Torres Trio will feature Cameron Morgan on guitar, and a special guest on bass. We’ll be offering a small-plate dinner menu by Chef Alex Bourgidu served from 5 to 9 PM. The music will start at 7:30 pm, but we do recommend coming early as these events tend to fill up quickly. No cover. You must be at least 21 years old to attend.

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7:30 pm

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10:00 pm

 

A Portland native, Alan Jones ranks as one of America and Europe’s most creative jazz drummers, composers, multi-instrumentalists and teachers. He has performed, toured and recorded with a long list of jazz legends, including his very own Sextet! He also runs his own successful Portland school, the Alan Jones Academy of Music (AJAM).

Alan began playing the drums at a young age. In high school, he toured with organist Count Dutch and saxophonist Jim Pepper. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, he studied with Alan Dawson, and spent two summers at the Banff Center for the Fine Arts in Canada. Alan has also studied with Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Tony Williams, Jaco Pastorius, Roy Haynes and Billy Higgins.

Alan has worked with some of music’s greatest artists including: Esperanza Spalding, Andrew Hill, Leroy Vinnegar, Red Mitchell, Kenny Wheeler, David Friesen John Abercrombie, Jim Pepper, Miroslav Vitous, John Clayton, Cecil Taylor Bud Shank, Randy Brecker, Denny Zeitlin, Dave Liebman, Airto Moriera, George Cables, Lee Konitz, Ralph Towner, Ingrid Jensen, Dave Holland, Charles McPherson, Chuck Israels, and John Hicks.

In high school Alan began teaching private lessons. He worked with children ages 6-17 at the Krebs School for the Learning Disabled in Boston teaching music and music therapy. He has held positions at The American Institute of Music in Vienna, Austria (1990-1992) and at Portland State University (1993-Present). Alan has presented Master Classes and Clinics in exciting places such as the Paris Conservatory of Music in France, Hochschule fur Musik Graz, Austria, The New School NY, USA Berklee College of Music Boston and many more venerable institutions.

Alan’s love and understanding of music and his ability to communicate, both as a player and a teacher led him to the creation of The Alan Jones Academy of Music. AJAM is an innovative education system focused on personal and collective improvisation from grade school through retirement, and prompted the city of Portland to honor him with an award for “Outstanding Achievement in Jazz.” Students have been involved in projects ranging from collaborating with Michael Curry on multimedia stage presentations to balancing on tightropes to playing in International Jazz Festivals.

The Alan Jones Quintet will feature Charlie Porter on trumpet, Mike Gamble on guitar, John Nasto on alto saxophone, Bill Athens on bass and Alan of course on drums. The music starts at 7:30 pm and we offer a small plate dinner menu by Chef Alex Bourgidu from 5 to 9 pm. You do not need a reservation but we do recommend you arrive early as these shows fill up quickly. No cover.

This event is sponsored by PDX Jazz and J&J Foundation Support New Partnership Initiative, Expanding April Programming in Celebration of Jazz Appreication Month.

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1:00 pm

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5:00 pm

Love shrimp? Come and enjoy some shrimp pazole by our guest Chef Fernando Juan of Holy Mole. Fernando recently was awarded”food cart of the year” and frequently participates in pop-up dinners around Portland. We’re looking forward to hosting him for a fun afternoon.

Be sure to stick around for live jazz at 5 pm. Every week Jon “Sticky” Lakey, bass player, drummer and composer leads a house band comprised of accomplished jazz musicians (from Portland and beyond) and some of the best students from the Alan Jones Academy of Music (AJAM).  Music lasts until we close the doors at 8 PM. Free to enjoy.

MAY

02

7:30 pm

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10:00 pm

Photo: Anthony Pidgeon

Anyone acquainted with David Friesen’s exceptional music quickly thinks of his creative universe. Ocean-deep in his sensitivity to the human spirit, Friesen is compassionate and his music founded on integrity and the pursuit of excellence.

He began playing the ukulele and the accordion at 10, and a guitar professionally at 16. Born in Tacoma, Washington May 6, 1942, he was raised in Seattle. Friesen’s first exposure to jazz was Slim Gaillard in an L.A. club when he was underage and playing guitar.  To continue to his website, click here.

The David Friesen New Quartet line up will feature Joe Manis on tenor saxophone, Tim Wilcox on tenor saxophone and Charlie Doggett on drums.

Small plate dinner menu is available the night of the show (5 to 9 pm) and the music begins at 7:30 pm. No cover. You must be at least 21 years old to attend.

MAY

06

1:00 pm

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5:00 pm

Jimmy Carrasquer, owner and Chef of PDX Paella, will be making his delicious seafood paella.  Jimmy’s paella is full of delicious seafood including shrimp, clams, calamari and squid ink. Jimmy cooks the paella traditionally paella right on sight. Watch him in action!

Stick around until 5 PM and watch John “Sticky” Lakey lead a house band full of Portland’s finest jazz musicians sprinkled in with standout students from the Alan Jones Academy of Music.  The band will play until we lock up doors at 8 PM.  Music is free to enjoy.

No RSVP necessary. Kids and dogs are welcome in the outside area.

 

MAY

09

7:30 pm

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10:00 pm

Rebecca Kilgore regularly performs worldwide at jazz festivals, jazz parties, and on jazz cruises. She has been a frequent guest on National Public Radio’s ‘Fresh Air’ with Terry Gross, has appeared on ‘A Prairie Home Companion’, and with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall.

The Rebecca Kilgore Quartet (formerly known as BED) was a popular favorite on the jazz festival circuit: with Eddie Erickson (guitar/banjo/voice), Dan Barrett (trombone), and Joel Forbes (bass).

She has been performed with the Statesmen Of Jazz, dedicated to perpetuating the art of jazz for future generations. Click here to continue to her website.

Rebecca will be accompanied by Randy Porter on piano and Tom Wakeling on bass.

We offer a small plate dinner menu before the show (5 to 9 pm) and the music starts at 7:30 pm. No cover. You must be at least 21 years old to attend.

MAY

13

1:00 pm

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5:00 pm

Do something different for your Mom this Mother’s Day. Bring her to our Seafood Sunday for some grilled calamari panzanella paired with Teutonic wines. Chefs Emma Kemp of No Such Recipe Catering & Events and Isaac Ocejo of Wild Card PDX will partner to bring you this delicous meal. No reservation needed! And if you stick around until 5 pm, our weekly house jazz band will play from 5 to 7 pm. Sounds like a great Mother’s Day don’t you think?

MAY

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7:30 pm

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10:00 pm

SteepleChase recording artist Joe Manis is noted for the strength of his “intense, updated take on the glorious Rollins-‘Trane tradition.” (Willamette Week)  Manis was the recipient of a 2013 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship.  His album for SteepleChase Records, The Golden Meanfeatures George Colligan on organ, Kevin Congleton on drums, and Lillie Manis on viola and was released in 2015.  North By Northwest was released by SteepleChase Records in 2013.

He released his debut album Evidence in 2009 features Manis on tenor saxophone, Kevin Congleton on drums, and Portland luminary Dave Captein on bass: the Willamette Week called the album “explosive,” and said “(Manis) makes Pink Floyd’s ‘Money’ sound like something a young John Coltrane might have played”; the Eugene Weekly said: “Fabulous… Will thrill fans of Monk, Rollins.”  Click here to go to his website.

The Joe Manis Trio will feature George Colligan on organ, Alan Jones on drums and Manis on tenor saxophone.

We offer a small dinner plate menu from 5 to 9 pm. Music starts at 7:30 pm. No cover. You must be at least 21 years old to attend.