Upcoming Shows


Tuesday

1/10/23

 


featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

Wes Georgiev, keys

Colescott Rubin, bass

 

@ Thai Lahnna

7937 SE 13th Avenue
Portland, Oregon USA


6:00 - 8:30 pm
No Cover -- $ Tips $ Appreciated

 

 

 

Wes Georgiev is a pianist, composer, and educator based in Portland, Oregon. Growing up in a multicultural and musical household, Wes began playing music at a very young age, learning the rhythms and tones of Bulgarian folk music by ear with the guidance of his parents. He then began 9 years of classical piano study, and transitioned to learning the Black American Music idiom known as jazz at age 12. In his music, Wes aims to transcend notions of 'genre' to tell stories steeped in natural, archetypal themes, allowing listeners to superimpose their own stories and experiences as a means to find healing. Wes performs several times a week throughout the region as a sideman and band leader at venues such as the 1905, The Jazz Station, Jo Bar, Vino Veritas, Teutonic Wine Company, Jack London Revue, Clyde's Prime Rib, Wilf's, and others. He has worked with Rob Scheps, John Stowell, George Colligan, Ron Steen, Mark Zaleski, Jon Lakey, Bobby Torres, Nicole McCabe, Noah Simpson, Andres Moreno, and more. Wes studies privately with George Colligan and Alan Jones. He is currently a junior in the Jazz Department of the School of Music and Theater at Portland State University where he is completing his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance.

 

 

 

Colescott Rubin literally performs in his sleep. He has the bizarre ability to conk out in almost any situation, and while sleeping, vividly dream his performances before they happen. During his waking hours however, he is a Boston-based award winning bassist, vocalist, entertainer, dancer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and educator. He has performed in many countries, including Argentina, Spain, Iceland, & Russia, and with Grammy-winning artists Esperanza Spalding, Patrice Rushen, Catherine Russell, and John Legend, among others. Hes currently on staff at Berklee College of Music, where he also attended on a Presidential Scholarship. Born into a musical family, Colescott performs with the Rubin Brothers regularly, who received the Boston Opportunity Fund Grant by the City of Boston last year. He plays shows and festivals in New Orleans regularly, inspired by his namesake great-grandfather Warrington Colescott Sr. who performed with Louis Armstrong 100 years ago. This year, he is recording his first three records of original music and training to join the circus.

 

Sunday

1/15/23

 

*CANCELLED

DUE TO COVID*

 

 


featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

Tim Gilson, bass

 

@ Maeve

6664 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, Oregon USA


2:00 - 4:00 pm
No Cover -- $ Tips $ Appreciated


Space is limited
Reserve your spot: Paula (at) PaulaByrneMusic (dot) com

 

 

Tim Gilson has been a mainstay in the Northwest for many years. In 1985 he joined the Mel Brown Quintet with which he recorded the award winning 'Gordon Bleu' CD. During this time Tim had the opportunity to play with many nationally acclaimed artists including Mose Allison, Ritchie Cole, Bud Shank, Herb Ellis, Julian Priester, John Handy, Ernestine Anderson and many others. In 1988 Tim won 2nd place in an international bass competition in Los Angeles and shortly thereafter substituted for John Clayton with 'Slide Hampton and the New Jazz Masters' in a concert in Sacramento. He toured Japan in 1993 with the Mel Brown Quintet with special guest artist Chuck Findley on trumpet; then in 1994 he moved to Madison Wisconsin where he served as Principal Bassist with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and substituted on a regular basis with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Since returning to Portland in 2002 Tim plays regularly with the Oregon Symphony backing guest artist such as Dee Daniels, Byron Stripling and Herbie Hancock. Tim has also accompanied several guest artists including Wycliff Gordon, Antonio Hart, Matt Wilson, Ingrid Jensen and Wynton Marsalis during their tours of the Pacific Northwest.

 

Friday

1/20/23

 

*CANCELLED

DUE TO COVID*

 

 

 

 

Paula Byrne Trio

@ Wilf's Restaurant

600 NW 6th Avenue

Portland, Oregon

 

featuring

Paula Byrne, vocals

Brandon Nelson, piano

Patrick Golichnik, bass

 

7:00 - 9:30 pm

 

 


Brandon Nelson began his piano studies at the age of 12 in Mount Vernon, WA. He graduated from Washington State University in 2016 with a degree in Piano Performance with a Jazz Emphasis. During his studies, Brandon studied directly from renowned musicians Brian Ward, Gerald Berthiaume, and Greg Yasinitsky. Brandon is a prizewinner in multiple competitions, including the Washington State Music Teachers Association's District One Recital (2011), Phase I Scholarship Competition (2012-2016), and The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival (2015 and 2016). In 2016, Brandon was also selected as the pianist to play at Hamp's Club. Currently a working musician, Brandon is playing with jazz and rock groups around Vancouver and Portland.

 

 


Patrick Golichnik is a young jazz bassist and composer who currently resides in Portland, OR. Despite his young age, Patrick has already had the opportunity to work with many local and international musical luminaries. Most recently, he had the honor of recording an album with Charles McPherson. He has also had the privilege of sharing the band stand with musicians such as George Colligan, Alan Jones, Randy Porter, Rob Scheps, Ron Steen, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, and many others. He studied music on scholarship at Portland State University.

 

 

Tuesday

1/24/23

 


featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

Joe Millward, keys

 

@ Thai Lahnna

7937 SE 13th Avenue
Portland, Oregon USA


6:00 - 8:30 pm
No Cover -- $ Tips $ Appreciated

 

 

 

Joe is a busy man in Portland these days! He is accompanist on a steady basis for Linda Michelet, Laura Stilwell, LaRhonda Steele, Ollie McClay and has worked with Nancy Curtain, Anandi, Mitzi Zilka, Julianne Johnson, Mike Winkle, Michael Baker, David (Doc) Watson, Shelley Rudolph, Cheryl Alex, Karla Harris and Toni Lincoln. Joe also writes and arranges along with regular studio work. Hear his arrangements on recordings by Linda Michelet, Mike Winkle, Neal Grandstaff and 3 cds by his own cover band the Swingline Cubs.

 

Friday

1/27/23

 

 


featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

Mike Horsfall, piano

Bill Athens, bass

 

@ First Taste Oregon

Oregon State Fair & Expo Center
Salem, Oregon USA


4:30 - 6:00 pm

Details : www.FirstTasteOregon.com

 

 

Mike Horsfall has enjoyed a successful and diverse musical career for over 35 years, serving as a performer, educator, composer, arranger, recording artist and concert soloist on both piano and vibraphone. He has performed and recorded with a large number of world class musicians, including Bud Shank, Bobby Shew, Leroy Vinegar, Chuck Redd, Holly Hofman, and Rebecca Kilgore, and has worked with such notable groups as Pink Martini, the Nu Shooz Orchestra, and the Portland Chamber Orchestra. In 1989 Mike co-founded the trio Tall Jazz, which went to perform, record, and educate for over 20 years. They became the first ensemble to be voted into the Jazz Society of Oregon's Hall of Fame. Mike currently serves on the music faculty at Willamette University, Mt. Hood Community College, and Oregon Episcopal School.

 

 

Bill Athens is an accomplished performer on both double bass and electric bass, having worked as a professional musician for over 15 years in the Pacific Northwest. He studied with Ken Baldwin (Oregon Symphony), Glen Moore (Oregon, The Band), and Dan Schulte (Jazz Bassist). Bill is a music graduate of Portland State University. He has performed in a diverse range of genres, from Classical and Jazz to Rock and studio recording.

Bill has performed Internationally with Blues legend Earl Thomas and with Jazz power trio Trio Subtonic. He has performed with the Rose City Chamber Orchestra, the Tacoma Symphony, Bel Canto Northwest, and as a soloist with The Oregon Sinfonietta debuting a new work by local composer Don Appert. He performed with local Jazz luminaries such as: Mel Brown, Nancy King, Shirley Nanette, and Dan Balmer. as well international Jazz artists: Ben Wendell, Seamus Blake, Byron Stripling, Dominique Eade, and Dave Pietro. He has been a long time music instructor, teaching at Clark Community College, George Fox University, and The Great Basin Jazz Camp.

 

 

Tuesday

2/7/23

 


featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

Wes Georgiev, keys

 

@ Thai Lahnna

7937 SE 13th Avenue
Portland, Oregon USA


6:00 - 8:30 pm
No Cover -- $ Tips $ Appreciated

 

 

 

Wes Georgiev is a pianist, composer, and educator based in Portland, Oregon. Growing up in a multicultural and musical household, Wes began playing music at a very young age, learning the rhythms and tones of Bulgarian folk music by ear with the guidance of his parents. He then began 9 years of classical piano study, and transitioned to learning the Black American Music idiom known as jazz at age 12. In his music, Wes aims to transcend notions of 'genre' to tell stories steeped in natural, archetypal themes, allowing listeners to superimpose their own stories and experiences as a means to find healing. Wes performs several times a week throughout the region as a sideman and band leader at venues such as the 1905, The Jazz Station, Jo Bar, Vino Veritas, Teutonic Wine Company, Jack London Revue, Clyde's Prime Rib, Wilf's, and others. He has worked with Rob Scheps, John Stowell, George Colligan, Ron Steen, Mark Zaleski, Jon Lakey, Bobby Torres, Nicole McCabe, Noah Simpson, Andres Moreno, and more. Wes studies privately with George Colligan and Alan Jones. He is currently a junior in the Jazz Department of the School of Music and Theater at Portland State University where he is completing his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance.

 

Sunday

2/12/23

 

 

 


featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

Wes Georgiev, piano

Tim Gilson, bass

 

@ Maeve

6664 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, Oregon USA


2:00 - 4:00 pm
No Cover -- $ Tips $ Appreciated


Space is limited
Reserve your spot: Paula (at) PaulaByrneMusic (dot) com

 

 

 

Wes Georgiev is a pianist, composer, and educator based in Portland, Oregon. Growing up in a multicultural and musical household, Wes began playing music at a very young age, learning the rhythms and tones of Bulgarian folk music by ear with the guidance of his parents. He then began 9 years of classical piano study, and transitioned to learning the Black American Music idiom known as jazz at age 12. In his music, Wes aims to transcend notions of 'genre' to tell stories steeped in natural, archetypal themes, allowing listeners to superimpose their own stories and experiences as a means to find healing. Wes performs several times a week throughout the region as a sideman and band leader at venues such as the 1905, The Jazz Station, Jo Bar, Vino Veritas, Teutonic Wine Company, Jack London Revue, Clyde's Prime Rib, Wilf's, and others. He has worked with Rob Scheps, John Stowell, George Colligan, Ron Steen, Mark Zaleski, Jon Lakey, Bobby Torres, Nicole McCabe, Noah Simpson, Andres Moreno, and more. Wes studies privately with George Colligan and Alan Jones. He is currently a junior in the Jazz Department of the School of Music and Theater at Portland State University where he is completing his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance.

 

 

Tim Gilson has been a mainstay in the Northwest for many years. In 1985 he joined the Mel Brown Quintet with which he recorded the award winning 'Gordon Bleu' CD. During this time Tim had the opportunity to play with many nationally acclaimed artists including Mose Allison, Ritchie Cole, Bud Shank, Herb Ellis, Julian Priester, John Handy, Ernestine Anderson and many others. In 1988 Tim won 2nd place in an international bass competition in Los Angeles and shortly thereafter substituted for John Clayton with 'Slide Hampton and the New Jazz Masters' in a concert in Sacramento. He toured Japan in 1993 with the Mel Brown Quintet with special guest artist Chuck Findley on trumpet; then in 1994 he moved to Madison Wisconsin where he served as Principal Bassist with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and substituted on a regular basis with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Since returning to Portland in 2002 Tim plays regularly with the Oregon Symphony backing guest artist such as Dee Daniels, Byron Stripling and Herbie Hancock. Tim has also accompanied several guest artists including Wycliff Gordon, Antonio Hart, Matt Wilson, Ingrid Jensen and Wynton Marsalis during their tours of the Pacific Northwest.

 

Tuesday

2/14/23

 

 

 

 

Paula Byrne Sings!

featuring Wes Georgiev, piano

 

@ Lux Sucre

31840 SW Charbonneau Drive

Wilsonville, OR USA

 

7:00 - 9:00 pm

 

 

Wes Georgiev is a pianist, composer, and educator based in Portland, Oregon. Growing up in a multicultural and musical household, Wes began playing music at a very young age, learning the rhythms and tones of Bulgarian folk music by ear with the guidance of his parents. He then began 9 years of classical piano study, and transitioned to learning the Black American Music idiom known as jazz at age 12. In his music, Wes aims to transcend notions of 'genre' to tell stories steeped in natural, archetypal themes, allowing listeners to superimpose their own stories and experiences as a means to find healing. Wes performs several times a week throughout the region as a sideman and band leader at venues such as the 1905, The Jazz Station, Jo Bar, Vino Veritas, Teutonic Wine Company, Jack London Revue, Clyde's Prime Rib, Wilf's, and others. He has worked with Rob Scheps, John Stowell, George Colligan, Ron Steen, Mark Zaleski, Jon Lakey, Bobby Torres, Nicole McCabe, Noah Simpson, Andres Moreno, and more. Wes studies privately with George Colligan and Alan Jones. He is currently a junior in the Jazz Department of the School of Music and Theater at Portland State University where he is completing his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance.

 

Friday

3/3/23

 

 

 

 

Paula Byrne Trio

@ Wilf's Restaurant

600 NW 6th Avenue

Portland, Oregon

 

featuring

Paula Byrne, vocals

Brandon Nelson, piano

Bill Athens, bass

 

7:00 - 9:30 pm

 

 


Brandon Nelson began his piano studies at the age of 12 in Mount Vernon, WA. He graduated from Washington State University in 2016 with a degree in Piano Performance with a Jazz Emphasis. During his studies, Brandon studied directly from renowned musicians Brian Ward, Gerald Berthiaume, and Greg Yasinitsky. Brandon is a prizewinner in multiple competitions, including the Washington State Music Teachers Association's District One Recital (2011), Phase I Scholarship Competition (2012-2016), and The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival (2015 and 2016). In 2016, Brandon was also selected as the pianist to play at Hamp's Club. Currently a working musician, Brandon is playing with jazz and rock groups around Vancouver and Portland.

 

 

Bill Athens is an accomplished performer on both double bass and electric bass, having worked as a professional musician for over 15 years in the Pacific Northwest. He studied with Ken Baldwin (Oregon Symphony), Glen Moore (Oregon, The Band), and Dan Schulte (Jazz Bassist). Bill is a music graduate of Portland State University. He has performed in a diverse range of genres, from Classical and Jazz to Rock and studio recording.

Bill has performed Internationally with Blues legend Earl Thomas and with Jazz power trio Trio Subtonic. He has performed with the Rose City Chamber Orchestra, the Tacoma Symphony, Bel Canto Northwest, and as a soloist with The Oregon Sinfonietta debuting a new work by local composer Don Appert. He performed with local Jazz luminaries such as: Mel Brown, Nancy King, Shirley Nanette, and Dan Balmer. as well international Jazz artists: Ben Wendell, Seamus Blake, Byron Stripling, Dominique Eade, and Dave Pietro. He has been a long time music instructor, teaching at Clark Community College, George Fox University, and The Great Basin Jazz Camp.

 

Friday

3/10/23

 

 


featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

Todd Marston, piano

Eric Ching, drums

 

@ The Hoppy Brewer

328 N Main Ave
Gresham, Oregon USA


6:00 - 9:00 pm
No Cover -- $ Tips $ Appreciated

 

Todd Marston has pursued a diverse musical career ever since his days playing in both punk bands and jazz combos as a teenager. His love of music has guided him to receive a jazz piano education at Berklee College of Music, tour nationally as a sideman with singer-songwriter Sonya Kitchell and indie folk rock band The Grownup Noise, and perform extensively in Asia with the Sam Hooper Band and Mike Null's Soulcasters. However, Todd's main passion has always been composing and songwriting. In 2012, one of his original projects, Boston-based instrumental quartet Choose to Find, released their 2nd album titled Songs Without Words. This music draws on influences ranging from post rock to minimalist classical music. Todd's composition, Above Water (featured on Songs Without Words) won 5th place in the 2013 Indie International Songwriting Contest. Todd is currently pursuing a master's degree in music & wellness at Portland State University. In his studies, he has worked under the tutelage of notable pianists/educators Joanne Brackeen, Charlie Banacos, Lisa Marsh and George Colligan.

 

 

Eric Ching is a drummer who plays the spectrum from traditional through modern jazz.


He recently studied Music Education at New York University where he had strong classical training and developed a refined sound. His playing can be described as dynamic and responsive while still dripping with blues feeling.


He currently plays with Robbie Laws (award winning blues guitarist), Charlie Porter (international jazz trumpet player), Heather Keizur (jazz vocalist), Paula Byrne (jazz vocalist), and more. Aside from his devout love for music, he enjoys drinking coffee, shooting pool, keeping up with the NBA, and cooking.

 

Sunday

3/12/23

 

 

 


featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

George Colligan, piano

 

@ Maeve

6664 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, Oregon USA


2:00 - 4:00 pm
No Cover -- $ Tips $ Appreciated


Space is limited
Reserve your spot: Paula (at) PaulaByrneMusic (dot) com

 

 

George Colligan is a New York based pianist, organist, drummer, trumpeter, teacher, and bandleader, who is one of the most original and compelling jazz artists of his generation. An award-winning composer (Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation grant recipient) and player (winner, Jazzconnect.com Jazz Competition), Colligan is highly in demand as a sideman, having worked with players like Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Lonnie Plaxico, both on the bandstand and in recording sessions (appearing on over 100 CDs). He has released 24 recordings full of his intelligent writing and impressive technique. His latest CD on the Origin Label is called "The Endless Mysteries" and features Larry Grenadier and Jack DeJohnette. Colligan's musical style incorporates everything from showtunes to funk, from free improvisation to 20th century classical music. His performances include dazzling technique as well as mature restraint. Colligan was on the faculty of the Juilliard School for two years and is currently an Assistant Professor at Portland State University. He is currently a member of Jack DeJohnette's New Quintet. Recently, Colligan started playing the Hammond 44 Melodion (melodica). He also started a popular blog called jazztruth (jazztruth.blogspot.com).

 

Tuesday

3/14/23

 


featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

Todd Marston, keys

 

@ Thai Lahnna

7937 SE 13th Avenue
Portland, Oregon USA


6:00 - 8:30 pm
No Cover -- $ Tips $ Appreciated

 

 

Todd Marston has pursued a diverse musical career ever since his days playing in both punk bands and jazz combos as a teenager. His love of music has guided him to receive a jazz piano education at Berklee College of Music, tour nationally as a sideman with singer-songwriter Sonya Kitchell and indie folk rock band The Grownup Noise, and perform extensively in Asia with the Sam Hooper Band and Mike Null's Soulcasters. However, Todd's main passion has always been composing and songwriting. In 2012, one of his original projects, Boston-based instrumental quartet Choose to Find, released their 2nd album titled Songs Without Words. This music draws on influences ranging from post rock to minimalist classical music. Todd's composition, Above Water (featured on Songs Without Words) won 5th place in the 2013 Indie International Songwriting Contest. Todd is currently pursuing a master's degree in music & wellness at Portland State University. In his studies, he has worked under the tutelage of notable pianists/educators Joanne Brackeen, Charlie Banacos, Lisa Marsh and George Colligan.

 

 

Sunday

3/26/23

 

 

 

 

Paula Byrne Sings !

 

with Steve Christofferson, piano

Laurent Nickel, bass

Brent Follis, drums

 

@ Scandals

1125 SW Harvey Milk Street

Portland, Oregon USA

 

2:00 - 4:00 pm

 

Steve Christofferson has been described as "one of the Northwest's most inventive pianists," (Willamette Week) with "a deft, lyrical touch and fevered imagination." (Victoria Times-Colonist) His trio is "focused, a very cohesive group capable of exploring standards and lesser-known jazz pieces with a soul and drive that hearkens all the way back to Monk, Garner and Bud Powell." (Cadence Magazine) His originals are "among the best compositions you'll hear on the local scene," (Dan DePrez) and David Frishberg says "Steve gets a great sound and plays with real authority and impeccable taste; he's one of my favorite piano players."

 

Laurent Nickel plays monthly with the Laura Cunard Trio, the Mike Horsfall Trio, and several other groups. On the cello he is a standing member of St James Lutheran Church's Bach Cantata series and performs occasionally in early music ensembles. He maintains both modern and baroque period basses and cellos. Also active in the LGTBQ community, he organizes a monthly jazz presentation at Scandals PDX every last Sunday.


Raised on a farm in Southern Illinois, the first thing Brent Follis can remember is picking up a pair of wooden spoons, and tapping out rhythms on some old popcorn tins. Since then, his journey has led him cross country and around the globe, performing music for thousands of people, while in search of inspiration and culture.

After receiving his degree in Advertising and music performance from Southern Illinois University, he transplanted himself in the fertile soil of the Pacific Northwest. After receiving a call from a friend and musical writing partner on the East Coast, and needing to fulfill his yearning for diversity, culture, and thin crust pizza, he moved to New York City.

After a decade of performing, traveling, and immersing himself deep within the trenches of NYC, he made the sojourn back to the Rose City, where he maintains a busy recording and performance schedule, and can be found backing up many talented singer-songwriters, jazz and pop artists.

 

Thursday

5/25/23

 

 

 


featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

Wes Georgiev, keys

Alan Cook, drums

 

@ Roland Wines

1106 Florida Street
Longview, Washington USA


6:00 - 8:00 pm
No Cover -- $ Tips $ Appreciated


 

 

Wes Georgiev is a pianist, composer, and educator based in Portland, Oregon. Growing up in a multicultural and musical household, Wes began playing music at a very young age, learning the rhythms and tones of Bulgarian folk music by ear with the guidance of his parents. He then began 9 years of classical piano study, and transitioned to learning the Black American Music idiom known as jazz at age 12. In his music, Wes aims to transcend notions of 'genre' to tell stories steeped in natural, archetypal themes, allowing listeners to superimpose their own stories and experiences as a means to find healing. Wes performs several times a week throughout the region as a sideman and band leader at venues such as the 1905, The Jazz Station, Jo Bar, Vino Veritas, Teutonic Wine Company, Jack London Revue, Clyde's Prime Rib, Wilf's, and others. He has worked with Rob Scheps, John Stowell, George Colligan, Ron Steen, Mark Zaleski, Jon Lakey, Bobby Torres, Nicole McCabe, Noah Simpson, Andres Moreno, and more. Wes studies privately with George Colligan and Alan Jones. He is currently a junior in the Jazz Department of the School of Music and Theater at Portland State University where he is completing his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance.

 

 

Born in Ayr, Scotland, Alan Cook brings a dynamic and multifaceted perspective to the creative exploration of the percussive arts, with over 50 years of diverse musical experience which includes performing with Nigerian master drummer Francis Awe's Talking Drum Ensemble, competing to top international honors with the Misty Isle Pipe Band, ensembles large and small covering music in a wide range of genres, as well as extended experience in solo accompaniment for modern dance and performance art. Originally self-taught, from his early twenties on he had been professionally active in the Southern California area, as well as nationally and internationally for several decades, studying and performing with renowned musicians such as Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Fred Katz, Bobby Bradford, Vinny Golia, and others. He graduated Cum Laude from Cal-State University, Long Beach with a BA in Liberal Studies: Visual and Performing Arts concentration in 2001 and received a Multiple Subject teaching credential in 2003, teaching in elementary education for the next 12 years.

Since relocating to the Pacific NW in August of 2015, Alan has continued to be musically active on many fronts, most notably live performances at The Chapel Performance Space in Seattle, as well live on air performances on the long running radio series Sonarchy, on KEXP-FM, produced by engineer extraordinaire Doug Haire. In the Portland area, Alan has been actively involved with the Creative Music Guild, the Portland Story Theater, experimental film maker Pamela Chipman, singer/songwriter Noah Kite, and freelance work in jazz settings with a wide range of artists such as Nancy King, Paul K Ward, Harrison Richter, John Stowell, Ryan Meagher, Rich Halley, Noah Bernstein, legendary bassist Andre St. James, Andrew Jones, among many others.

Since August of 2021, Alan has been the creative director of the ongoing Thursday's the new Friday jazz series at Roland Wines in Longview, WA.

 

Friday

7/14/23

 

 

 

 

Twilight Jazz

 

featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

Wes Georgiev, piano

 

6:00 - 8:00 pm

 

 

Wes Georgiev is a pianist, composer, and educator based in Portland, Oregon. Growing up in a multicultural and musical household, Wes began playing music at a very young age, learning the rhythms and tones of Bulgarian folk music by ear with the guidance of his parents. He then began 9 years of classical piano study, and transitioned to learning the Black American Music idiom known as jazz at age 12. In his music, Wes aims to transcend notions of 'genre' to tell stories steeped in natural, archetypal themes, allowing listeners to superimpose their own stories and experiences as a means to find healing. Wes performs several times a week throughout the region as a sideman and band leader at venues such as the 1905, The Jazz Station, Jo Bar, Vino Veritas, Teutonic Wine Company, Jack London Revue, Clyde's Prime Rib, Wilf's, and others. He has worked with Rob Scheps, John Stowell, George Colligan, Ron Steen, Mark Zaleski, Jon Lakey, Bobby Torres, Nicole McCabe, Noah Simpson, Andres Moreno, and more. Wes studies privately with George Colligan and Alan Jones. He is currently a junior in the Jazz Department of the School of Music and Theater at Portland State University where he is completing his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance.

 

 

Friday

7/21/23

 

 

Outdoor Seating

 


featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

Vince Frates, keys

 

@ Durant Vineyards

5430 NE Breyman Orchards Road
Dayton, Oregon USA


5:30 - 7:30 pm


Reservations Required - Tickets Sell Out Quickly!

(Click here for details)

 

Emmy Award-winning composer and pianist Vince Frates has established a diverse career in television and film music. Among his credits are TV themes, sound tracks, film trailers and promotional advertisements of every stripe.

As a composer for Nonstop Music, Vince has written music for ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, RTL and CNN as well as Disney, Dreamworks, Warner Brothers, HBO, and Universal. His compositions have been used as themes, underscores and promos in video productions heard around the world.

Vince keeps his fingers moving by playing with many fine players that reside in his hometown of Portland Oregon. He enjoys playing keyboards with singers, ensembles and as a soloist.

Vince offers his clients a deep bag of compositional possibilities including orchestral scoring, hybrid orchestration, world, soul, blues, rock, alternative and jazz. Using his gift for understanding and supporting the essence of a project, Vince enjoys finding musical solutions for his clients. He believes, "Anything that can be imagined can be said with music."

 

 

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