Upcoming Shows


Friday

6/3/22

 

 

 

 

Twilight Jazz

 

featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

Randy Porter, piano

 

7:00 - 11:00 pm

 

 

"Twilight Jazz" ~ an intimate duo format featuring the sultry vocals of Paula Byrne and stellar accompaniment of pianist Randy Porter.

Jazz pianist Randy Porter has a refined understanding of improvisation and the spontaneous communication between musicians. As a Steinway Artist, Randy Porter draws from a rich palette of sonorities found within his imagination and the depths of the piano. Lynn Darroch of The Oregonian states, “Porter has built a reputation as a musician’s musician, a knowledgeable, inventive, and sophisticated player with a remarkable sense of time and gorgeous keyboard facility…”

Randy Porter has performed with many jazz greats, including Freddy Hubbard, Art Farmer, and Benny Golson. He has also performed with the Charles McPherson Quartet throughout the US and in France, Italy, Greece, and China. The Charles McPherson Quartet has re-created the music from the classic recording Charlie Parker with Strings, performing with many orchestras nationwide. Porter has also toured with Diane Schuur and Bobby Caldwell, conducting the Jazz Orchestra for their “Sing in Swing” tour.

Randy Porter has toured Europe with bassist David Friesen and has performed on several recordings with Friesen. Friesen’s 2001 Trio CD, Name of a Woman, received 4 stars from Downbeat in June of 2002 and featured Porter as pianist and composer. Porter has also recorded, performed, and toured worldwide with singer Gino Vannelli; Porter’s pianistic contributions can be heard on Vannelli’s CD’s, Yonder Tree, Slow Love and Canto.


 

Friday

6/10/22

 

 

 

 

Paula Byrne Sings !

 

Paula Byrne, vocals

Ben Macy, piano

 

The Lodge @ Columbia Point

530 Columbia Point Drive

Richland, WA USA

 

6:00 - 9:00 pm

No cover

 

 

Along with performing jazz, Ben also loves playing other genres of music, and has played with and contributed to the recordings of such groups as Leigh Marble, Eric Herman, and Peter Rodocker. Ben also has started helping develop the local music scene by hosting monthly house concerts, serving on the board of the local historic Princess Theatre, and providing booking services for a number of venues including J Bell Cellars summer concert series.

 


 

Saturday

6/11/22

 

 

 

 

Jazz Vocal Workshop with Paula Byrne

 

Accompanied by:

Wes Georgiev, piano

Liam Hathaway, bass

 

Gallery Bistro @ The Seasons

101 N Naches Avenue

Yakima, WA USA

 

1:00 - 4:00 pm

 

$60 singers (limited to 9)

$40 auditors

 

Singers !

 

Bring your favorite tune and let Paula help you make it awesome.

Or bring a tune that you want to love, but don't yet.

Or bring a tune that befuddles you and we will unlock its mystery.

 

Wherever you are in your singing journey, Paula can help you take the next step, get over your current hurdle, and remember why you love to sing.

 

Concepts include:

~ Warming up the voice

~ Basic good vocal form, breathing, navigating register breaks

~ Fine-tuning a beautiful timbre

~ Understanding the importance of knowing the original melody

~ The distinction between jazz singing and musical theater/cabaret

~ How to find and count off your tempo

~ Phrasing differences in swing, latin, blues and ballad

~ How to sing it like you really MEAN it

~ Communicating with the band

 

As a long-time dancer, Paula uses a kinesthetic approach to teaching.

No music theory experience necessary.

We will explore our voices "by ear" and "through the body".

 

Singers of all levels are welcome.

 

Questions / Reservations: Paula@PaulaByrneMusic.com

 


 

Saturday

6/11/22

 

 

 

 

Paula Byrne Trio

 

Paula Byrne, vocals

Wes Georgiev, piano

Liam Hathaway, bass

 

Gallery Bistro @ The Seasons

101 N Naches Avenue

Yakima, WA USA

 

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.

 

 

His passion for music beginning with the tuba, and the piano, Liam Hathaway then began playing bass 10 years ago. He grew up in Newberg, Oregon, where he became the self-taught musician that is known in the Portland jazz scene today. He later studied at Portland State University with the great George Colligan. Playing with Colligan, Ron Steen, in his own groups, and in other young cats' ensembles, Liam has played hundreds of gigs at bars, restaurants, weddings, and various events in and around Portland. His undying love for free, avant-garde, and standard jazz has been brought on by Ornette Coleman, Richard Davis, Don Cherry, Miles Davis, and more. He has recorded albums with Keith Cheek, Shaymus Hanlin, and soon releasing his own album entitled "The Farm".

 

Sunday

6/12/22

 

 

 

 

Paula Byrne Trio

 

Paula Byrne, vocals

Wes Georgiev, piano

Liam Hathaway, bass

 

Private House Concert

Prosser, WA USA

 

6:00 - 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.

 

 

His passion for music beginning with the tuba, and the piano, Liam Hathaway then began playing bass 10 years ago. He grew up in Newberg, Oregon, where he became the self-taught musician that is known in the Portland jazz scene today. He later studied at Portland State University with the great George Colligan. Playing with Colligan, Ron Steen, in his own groups, and in other young cats' ensembles, Liam has played hundreds of gigs at bars, restaurants, weddings, and various events in and around Portland. His undying love for free, avant-garde, and standard jazz has been brought on by Ornette Coleman, Richard Davis, Don Cherry, Miles Davis, and more. He has recorded albums with Keith Cheek, Shaymus Hanlin, and soon releasing his own album entitled "The Farm".

 

Saturday

7/16/22

 

 

 


featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

Wes Georgiev, piano

Robert Lassila, bass

Jason Palmer, drums

 

@ Mood Indigo

61400 S Hwy 97
Bend, Oregon USA


6:30 - 8:30 pm


Reservations Required - Tickets Sell Out Quickly!

(Click here for details)

 

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.

 

 

 

Robert Lassila is a bassist and composer living in Eugene, Oregon. Growing up in Bend, Oregon, Robert played the bass clarinet and electric bass in high school. Upon starting college at the University of Oregon, he started learning acoustic bass. Since then, he has become active in the Eugene music scene, playing jazz, orchestral, and worship music. Robert's compositional side mostly focuses on writing jazz music for small and large ensembles. Robert has studied composition and arranging with Paul Krueger and Steve Owen, while studying bass performance with Tyler Abbott. Currently a senior in the jazz studies program at UO, he will be pursuing a master's in jazz studies at UO next year, filling a teaching assistant position.

 

 


Drummer Jason Palmer is a percussionist and educator who is active throughout Oregon, the United States, and internationally. His performances include appearances at St. Peter's Church and the Knitting Factory in New York, the Rochester Jazz Festival, the High Sierra Music Festival, The Sitka Jazz Festival, and Jazz Festival Calgary. Regionally, he has performed at The Waterfront Blues Festival, the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, the Portland Jazz Festival, and the Oregon Festival of American Music.

 

Since 1995, Jason has performed and recorded with such artists as Danilo Perez, John Clayton, Ben Monder, Ron Miles, Dave Frishberg, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Zorn, Steve Wilson, Lizz Wright, Sheryl Bailey, Chuck Redd, Dick Hyman, Ken Peplowski, Randy Porter, and George Colligan. His recordings have been reviewed in Cadence, All About Jazz, and the All Music Guide.

 

He attended the University of Oregon, where he received both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Music. As a student, Jason had the opportunity to perform in a variety of student ensembles as well as with guest artists such as Nancy King, Bobby Shew, John Hollenbeck, and Gary Versace. His pop and rock music experience includes work with Allen Toussaint, Mason Williams, Sonny Turner of the Coasters, Ruth Brown, and Satin Love Orchestra.

 

Active in education, Jason is currently the Department Chair of Music, Dance, and Theater at Portland Community College's Rock Creek Campus in Oregon. Recently, he has also taught at Western Oregon University, Umpqua Community College, and Lane Community College.

 

Sunday

7/17/22

 

 

 


featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

Wes Georgiev, piano

 

@ Maragas Winery

15223 US-97
Culver, Oregon USA


1:00 - 4:00 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

7/22/22

 

 


featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

George Colligan, piano

 

@ New Seasons

4500 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, Oregon USA


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

 

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).

 

Thursday

7/28/22

 

 


featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

George Colligan, piano

 

@ Methven Vineyards

130 SW 7th Street
Dundee, Oregon USA


5:00 - 8:00 pm
No Cover -- $ Tips $ Appreciated

 

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).

 

Friday

8/19/22

 

 

 


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."

 

Thursday

8/25/22

 

 


featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

George Colligan, piano

 

@ Methven Vineyards

130 SW 7th Street
Dundee, Oregon USA


5:00 - 8:00 pm
No Cover -- $ Tips $ Appreciated

 

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).

 

Friday

8/26/22

 

 


featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

George Colligan, keys

Perry Thoorsell, bass

 

@ Thai Lahnna

7937 SE 13th Avenue
Portland, Oregon USA


5:30 - 7:30 pm
No Cover -- $ Tips $ Appreciated

 

 

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).

 

 


Performances or recordings with Smith Dobson, Jessica Williams, Larry Vuckovich, Eddie Henderson, Sonny Simmons, Mark Levine, Joe Henderson, Jamie Davis, Marvin Stamm, Kurt Elling and Tootie Heath. Live shows accompanying Bobby Rydell, Dick Contino, Julius LaRosa, Rita Moreno, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Pete Barbutti, Jim Baily, Jerry Vale, Diahann Carroll and Frankie Laine. Musical Theater credits include "Stardust," "By George," "Godspell," "In the Heights," and "Camelot." Festival performances include PDXJazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Aarhus Jazz Festival (Denmark), Stanford Jazz Festival.


 

Friday

9/16/22

 

 

 

 

Twilight Jazz

 

featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

Randy Porter, piano

 

6:00 - 8:00 pm

 

 

"Twilight Jazz" ~ an intimate duo format featuring the sultry vocals of Paula Byrne and stellar accompaniment of pianist Randy Porter.

Jazz pianist Randy Porter has a refined understanding of improvisation and the spontaneous communication between musicians. As a Steinway Artist, Randy Porter draws from a rich palette of sonorities found within his imagination and the depths of the piano. Lynn Darroch of The Oregonian states, “Porter has built a reputation as a musician’s musician, a knowledgeable, inventive, and sophisticated player with a remarkable sense of time and gorgeous keyboard facility…”

Randy Porter has performed with many jazz greats, including Freddy Hubbard, Art Farmer, and Benny Golson. He has also performed with the Charles McPherson Quartet throughout the US and in France, Italy, Greece, and China. The Charles McPherson Quartet has re-created the music from the classic recording Charlie Parker with Strings, performing with many orchestras nationwide. Porter has also toured with Diane Schuur and Bobby Caldwell, conducting the Jazz Orchestra for their “Sing in Swing” tour.

Randy Porter has toured Europe with bassist David Friesen and has performed on several recordings with Friesen. Friesen’s 2001 Trio CD, Name of a Woman, received 4 stars from Downbeat in June of 2002 and featured Porter as pianist and composer. Porter has also recorded, performed, and toured worldwide with singer Gino Vannelli; Porter’s pianistic contributions can be heard on Vannelli’s CD’s, Yonder Tree, Slow Love and Canto.


 

Saturday

9/24/22

 

 


featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

Wes Georgiev, piano

Liam Hathaway, bass

 

@ Methven Vineyards

130 SW 7th Street
Dundee, Oregon USA


5:00 - 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.

 

 

His passion for music beginning with the tuba, and the piano, Liam Hathaway then began playing bass 10 years ago. He grew up in Newberg, Oregon, where he became the self-taught musician that is known in the Portland jazz scene today. He later studied at Portland State University with the great George Colligan. Playing with Colligan, Ron Steen, in his own groups, and in other young cats' ensembles, Liam has played hundreds of gigs at bars, restaurants, weddings, and various events in and around Portland. His undying love for free, avant-garde, and standard jazz has been brought on by Ornette Coleman, Richard Davis, Don Cherry, Miles Davis, and more. He has recorded albums with Keith Cheek, Shaymus Hanlin, and soon releasing his own album entitled "The Farm".

 

Thursday

10/13/22

 

 

 

 

 

Byrne & Bass

@ Wilf's Restaurant

600 NW 6th Avenue

Portland, Oregon

 

featuring

Paula Byrne, vocals

Tim Gilson, bass

 

7:00 - 9:00 pm

 

 

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.

 

 

Saturday

10/15/22

 


Paula Byrne Quartet @ The Jazz Station

 

featuring Paula Byrne, vocals

Randy Porter, piano

Dave Captein, bass

Charlie Doggett, drums

 

The Jazz Station

124 West Broadway

Eugene, Oregon USA

 

7:30-10:00 pm

 

$20

 

Jazz pianist Randy Porter has a refined understanding of improvisation and the spontaneous communication between musicians. As a Steinway Artist, Randy Porter draws from a rich palette of sonorities found within his imagination and the depths of the piano. Lynn Darroch of The Oregonian states, “Porter has built a reputation as a musician’s musician, a knowledgeable, inventive, and sophisticated player with a remarkable sense of time and gorgeous keyboard facility…”

Nominated for the 60th Grammy Awards, Randy's recent release Porter Plays Porter with Nancy King is a mix of swing, harmony and lyrical adventure. In the spirit of Cannonball Adderley and Nancy Wilson, tunes featuring Nancy King are interspersed with instrumental tracks featuring the Randy Porter Trio. This album is produced with an intimate listening environment in mind. John Wiitala on bass and Todd Strait on drums bring their wonderful swing skill set and intuition to Randy's arrangements of Cole Porter tunes Randy's original song, Inside Your Mind, adds to the poignancy and beauty of this project.

Randy Porter has performed with many jazz greats, including Freddy Hubbard, Art Farmer, and Benny Golson. He has also performed with the Charles McPherson Quartet throughout the US and in France, Italy, Greece, and China. The Charles McPherson Quartet has re-created the music from the classic recording Charlie Parker with Strings, performing with many orchestras nationwide. Porter has also toured with Diane Schuur and Bobby Caldwell, conducting the Jazz Orchestra for their “Sing in Swing” tour.

 

 

 

Dave Captein is an accomplished performer on both string bass and bass guitar, having worked as a professional musician for over 35 years in the Pacific Northwest. A Portland native, he studied with Alice Leyden (Portland Opera Orchestra), Herman Jobelmann (Principal, Oregon Symphony), Ring Warner, James Harnett (Principal, Seattle Symphony) and Chuck Deardorf (Seattle Jazz Bassist). A music graduate of Western Washington University and the University of Washington, where he was awarded a composition scholarship, Dave has performed in a broad range of situations, from symphonic performances to studio and club work, as well as many jazz concerts and festivals around the country and in Europe.

 

He has worked with many well known jazz artists. He freelances in the Portland area, and is a very active member of the music community there, frequently appearing in the city's many clubs and concert venues, as well as recording studios. He is a favorite choice for the region's many bandleaders and always in demand for his solid sound, time and feel, as well as his soloing abilities. He has played on numerous local artists' CD's, as well as nationally distributed releases by Tom Grant and Jessica Williams. He has also been a long time instructor, having taught at the University of Oregon for 10 years, he now teaches privately from his home in S.E. Portland and at Lewis and Clark College.

 

He has appeared with Mose Allison, Richie Cole, Tal Farlow, Art Lande, Red Holloway, Ernestine Anderson, Jack Sheldon, Nu Shooz, Marlena Shaw, Frankie Avalon, Jeff Clayton, Paul McCandless, Larry Coryell, Andy Narell, Jerry Hahn, Dave Frishberg, Randy Brecker, Steve Million, Ron Miles, Rick Braun, Kenny Drew Jr., Jessica Williams (appearing on 10 of her CD's), Joey De Francesco, Eric Alexander, Pete Christlieb, Gary Smulyan, Ron Eschete, Bud Shank, Ingrid Jensen, Jackie Naylor, Bobby Shew, Wynton Marsalis, Dick Hyman, Ken Peplowski, Steve Allen and Paul Smith, Bill Mays, Jeff Lorber, Benny Green and local luminaries such as Ron Steen, Mel Brown, Dan Balmer, Gary Hobbs and Rebecca Kilgore.

 

(excerpt from Jazz at Joes):
Charlie Doggett was born in Oregon and began playing drums at an early age. His first paying job as a musician was at the age 15. Up to this point Doggett was mostly self taught and he credits his uncle, (who played trumpet), with showing him how to hold the drumsticks. His first formal teachers were at the University of Oregon and included drummers Chris Lee, Alan Jones, and pianist Gary Versace.

Upon graduating from the U of O, Doggett was employed by both the University of Oregon and Lane Community College teaching drum set and percussion. He later relocated to Portland, Oregon where he currently resides.

Doggett has performed extensively throughout the Northwest, West Coast, Canada, and Europe. He is a member of Upper Left Trio, a group comprised of pianist Clay Giberson and bassist Jeff Leonard. This piano trio has been together for nearly a decade and has four releases to date on the Origin Arts Label... "Cycling", "Sell Your Soul Side", "Three", and "Ulternative".

 

Thursday

10/20/22

 


Paula Byrne @ Christo's Lounge

 

featuring Randy Porter, piano

Tim Gilson, bass

Charlie Doggett, drums

 

Christo's Lounge

1108 Broadway St., NE

Salem, Oregon USA

 

7:00 pm

 

Tickets $15 -- Reservations Highly Recommended

 

Jazz pianist Randy Porter has a refined understanding of improvisation and the spontaneous communication between musicians. As a Steinway Artist, Randy Porter draws from a rich palette of sonorities found within his imagination and the depths of the piano. Lynn Darroch of The Oregonian states, “Porter has built a reputation as a musician’s musician, a knowledgeable, inventive, and sophisticated player with a remarkable sense of time and gorgeous keyboard facility…”

Nominated for the 60th Grammy Awards, Randy's recent release Porter Plays Porter with Nancy King is a mix of swing, harmony and lyrical adventure. In the spirit of Cannonball Adderley and Nancy Wilson, tunes featuring Nancy King are interspersed with instrumental tracks featuring the Randy Porter Trio. This album is produced with an intimate listening environment in mind. John Wiitala on bass and Todd Strait on drums bring their wonderful swing skill set and intuition to Randy's arrangements of Cole Porter tunes Randy's original song, Inside Your Mind, adds to the poignancy and beauty of this project.

Randy Porter has performed with many jazz greats, including Freddy Hubbard, Art Farmer, and Benny Golson. He has also performed with the Charles McPherson Quartet throughout the US and in France, Italy, Greece, and China. The Charles McPherson Quartet has re-created the music from the classic recording Charlie Parker with Strings, performing with many orchestras nationwide. Porter has also toured with Diane Schuur and Bobby Caldwell, conducting the Jazz Orchestra for their “Sing in Swing” tour.

 

 

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.

 

(excerpt from Jazz at Joes):
Charlie Doggett was born in Oregon and began playing drums at an early age. His first paying job as a musician was at the age 15. Up to this point Doggett was mostly self taught and he credits his uncle, (who played trumpet), with showing him how to hold the drumsticks. His first formal teachers were at the University of Oregon and included drummers Chris Lee, Alan Jones, and pianist Gary Versace.

Upon graduating from the U of O, Doggett was employed by both the University of Oregon and Lane Community College teaching drum set and percussion. He later relocated to Portland, Oregon where he currently resides.

Doggett has performed extensively throughout the Northwest, West Coast, Canada, and Europe. He is a member of Upper Left Trio, a group comprised of pianist Clay Giberson and bassist Jeff Leonard. This piano trio has been together for nearly a decade and has four releases to date on the Origin Arts Label... "Cycling", "Sell Your Soul Side", "Three", and "Ulternative".

 

 

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