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Devin Phillips

PDX Jazz, the presenting organization of the Portland Jazz Festival in partnership with the Mission Theater, along with The Crystal Hotel and our media sponsor KMHD Radio, announces the New Orleans born saxophonist Devin Phillips with special guest vocalist Richard Arnold as part of the continuing PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater series on Thursday, July 19 @ 7:30. Phillips will lead a quartet for this special performance composed of pianist Andrew Oliver, bassist Andrew St. James, and drummer Chris Brown in a Coltrane themed program titled, “John Coltrane Remembered A Night of Ballads and Blues.”

Last July, Phillips celebrated John Coltrane through instrumental interpretations of classic material including “A Love Supreme” suite which was broadcast on Sirius XM radio Labor Day 2011. For this concert Phillips has chosen the following repertoire: “Lush Life”, “My One and Only Love”, “They Say It’s Wonderful”, and “Autumn Serenade” with Arnold on vocals; as well as “Naima”, “I Want to Talk About You”, “Last Blues”, “Blue Trane”, “John Coltrane Plays the Blues”, “Chasin the Trane”, and “Blues to You” for the instrumental portion.

“Devin has a huge, robust sound, like Sonny Rollins or Dexter Gordon, but what sets him apart is the amazing rhythmic complexity of his playing.” – Ron Steen

Devin Phillips – My Favorite Things

Devin Phillips – Saxophone
Richard Arnold – Vocals
Andrew Oliver – Piano
Andre St. James – Bass
Chris Brown – Drums

The Mission Theater
1624 N.W. Glisan, Portland, OR
(503) 223-4527


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Ticketing Info:
Tickets for shows ticketed by Cascade Tickets may be purchased at the Crystal box office or other McMenamins outlets (Bagdad Theater, Edgefield, East 19th St. CafĂ© in Eugene). At these locations the convenience charge is only $1. You can order by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX, or by clicking the “Buy Tickets” link located at the event listing on the McMenamins schedules.

Tickets are $15 advance/day of show.
* Reserved seating is available for PDX Jazz members

Trivia Question for $2 Discount at the Door: What vocalist did
John Coltrane record with for Impulse Records?

Located within walking distance of the Mission Theater, McMenamins Crystal Hotel & Ballroom is ideal for concert-goers
For more info about McMenamins Hotel & Ballroom, visit: www.McMenamins.com

::: SOURCE: PXD Jazz.com :::