Shelly Rudolph: Swank Soul

Shelly Rudolph: Swank Soul

Thu, Feb 29

“Imagine a smoky, sonic concoction with equal parts sugar and whiskey, and you've got something close to Shelly Rudolph's voice. Whatever the material, Ms. Rudolph has enough bluesy grit and diva class to carry the day." - All About Jazz “A soulful vocalist that prefers not to be contained” (Midwest Records) Soul Siren Shelly Rudolph has long been a favored voice around her hometown of Portland, Oregon, and musical travels have taken her to New York, Los Angeles, the West Indies, Japan, Korea, Indonesia and beyond. She has been dubbed a...

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The Gordon Lee Quintet ft. Noah Simpson & James Powers

The Gordon Lee Quintet ft. Noah Simpson & James Powers

Thu, Mar 07

The great Gordon Lee returns with his phenomenal quintet featuring Portland saxophonist Noah Simpson and trombonist James Powers! Joining them will be Shao Way Wu on bass, and Tim DuRoche on drums! Doing some classics and some of Gordon's brilliant originals. It will be a fiery night of jazz in Salem!

Sound Creation Trio

Sound Creation Trio

Thu, Mar 14

The collective résumés of guitarist Mike Gamble, bassist Andrew Jones, and drummer Matt Mayhall — the three Portland, Oregon artists that make up the new ensemble the Sound Creation Trio — read like an expertly curated playlist of the past six decades of adventurous music: Charlie Haden, Aimee Mann, Shahzad Ismaily, Jeff Parker, Laura Veirs, Earth, Julia Holter. In and around their sideman work, these men have been responsible for some daring original music of their own that stretches from free jazz to post-rock to Americana to art pop and...

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Jack Radsliff Trio with Idit Shnher

Jack Radsliff Trio with Idit Shnher

Thu, Mar 21

Earnest, Playful, Heart-Forward Music from 4 mainstays of the Portland Jazz Scene! Jack Radsliff is one of the most in demand guitarists in the Portland area, working regularly with his own trio, featuring Michael Raynor and Patrick Golichnik, and as a member of the Cyrus Nabipoor Quintet, Kathleen Hollingsworth's MadLove, the Michael Raynor Quartet, the Clara Baker Band, Ian George + the Well and the Chuck Israels Trio. Jack also frequently plays in bands led by Alan Jones, Ron Steen, Christopher Brown, Kerry Politzer, Galen Clark and a who's who...

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Galen Clark Trio ft. Sarah Clarke

Galen Clark Trio ft. Sarah Clarke

Thu, Mar 28

Keyboardist Galen Clark (Trio Subtonic, Anna Tivel, Outer Orbit) and fantastic vocalist Sarah Clarke (The Motet, Portugal The Man, Outer Orbit) join forces with an incredible rhythm section feat. Damian Erskine (Peter Erskine, Skerik, Outer Orbit) on bass and Micah Hummel (Trio Subtonic, Anna Tivel) on drums. The music ranges from stripped down funk and soul originals to beautiful ballads that pay homage to artists such as Emily King and Betty Harris. Don't miss it!

Jun Iida - Evergreen Tour

Jun Iida - Evergreen Tour

Sat, Mar 30

Jun Iida, trumpet Kelsey Mines, bass Martin Budde, guitar Dylan Hayes, keys Xavier LeCouturier, drums Trumpeter, composer, educator, and recording artist Jun Iida (Joon Ee-da) has quickly established himself as a highly sought after musician. A recording and performing artist, Iida has performed extensively throughout the U.S. at notable jazz clubs, theaters, and festivals with his sextet and as a sideman. Originally from St. Louis, MO, Iida has lived in Seattle, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Los Angeles, and has recently relocated to New York City. Iida has internalized the different styles of music from each region, making his approach to composing...

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Greta Matassa Quartet

Greta Matassa Quartet

Thu, Jun 13

So excited to have Greta Matassa back with us at Christo's! In the Pacific Northwest, where she built her career, Greta Matassa wins wide acclaim; eight times, the readers of Earshot, the Seattle jazz magazine, have voted her the best jazz vocalist in the Northwest. Jim Wilke, the Seattle jazz maven and host of the syndicated "Jazz After Hours" radio program, praises her versatility. "She has a fearlessness in approaching material," Wilke says, "that makes her like an instrumentalist in a jam session." Bassist and producer John Clayton says “One of the best...

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