SFJAZZ Collective and Joshua Redman are set to perform at the 2011 Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Portland Jazz Festival Presented by US Bank. The eight-piece all-star ensemble, SFJAZZ Collective, will present the world-premiere of repertoire from “SFJAZZ Collective Plays Stevie Wonder” on Saturday, February 26 at 7:30pm. Joshua Redman – the founder and former leader of the SFJAZZ Collective – will showcase his quartet on Sunday, February 27 at 2pm. Both performances will take place at the Newmark Theatre (inside the PCPA’s Antoinette Hatfield Hall).
SFJAZZ Collective annually looks back and re-arranges famous compositions of jazz masters from Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane to Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner. Featuring alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón, tenor saxophonist Mark Turner, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, trombonist Robin Eubanks, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, pianist Edward Simon, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland, the ensemble’s performance will debut new material: “SFJAZZ Collective Plays Stevie Wonder.” A Motown Records star at age 11, Stevie released a string of classic albums in the 1970s that fused elements of his roots from the soul music scene in Detroit with R&B, jazz, and reggae. The Collective will perform at the Newmark Theater on Saturday, February 26 at 7:30pm.
Redman, who originally founded and led the SFJAZZ Collective, is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s. The son of legendary African American saxophonist Dewey Redman and Jewish American dancer Renee Shedroff, he has performed with such esteemed artists as Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, and Brad Mehldau, as well as a new working quartet, “James Farm,” which infuses traditional acoustic jazz quartet instrumentation with a progressive attitude and modern sound. In Portland, Redman will showcase his storied group – the “Joshua Redman Quartet” – featuring pianist Aaron Goldberg and SFJAZZ Collective rhythm section, bassist Penman and drummer Harland. Redman will perform at the Newmark Theater on Sunday, February 27 at 2pm.
Saturday, February 26 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 27 at 2pm
Newmark Theatre (inside the PCPA’s Antoinette Hatfield Hall)
31111 SW Broadway (at Main Street)
Portland, OR 97205
To purchase tickets online, visit TicketMaster.com
To purchase tickets via phone or in person, please call the PDX Jazz office at 503-228-JAZZ (5299), or visit the PDX Jazz office at 133 SW Second Avenue, Suite 420.
For more info on what The 2011 Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Portland Jazz Festival Presented by US Bank has to offer, please visit: http://www.pdxjazz.com
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