Tuesdays by Twilight Summer Concert Series

Now in its second decade, Tuesday by Twilight returns with a beguiling and ambitious season! This summer’s series features jazz star Sara Gazarek and The Portland Cello Project with Patti King, plus world music, retro hot jazz and a new, neo-country outing featuring alt-music artists from Portland’s favorite bands. 

All Tuesdays by Twilight profits directly support Lan Su Chinese Garden’s mission in the community. Thank you for your support! 

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. for Series Pass holders and 6:45 p.m. for all others.

Beer from Full Sail Brewing and wine will be available for sale at each show. Regular and vegetarian dinner boxes ($10 pre-sale, $12 day of show) from f&b Cafe will also be available. In addition, The Tao of Tea will also offer a full menu in the Teahouse at Lan Su Chinese Garden. (Download a copy of the f&b Cafe or Teahouse menus from the sidebar.)

Tuesdays by Twilight is supported by NW Natural, Portland Monthly Magazine and KGW-TV with additional in-kind support from Full Sail Brewing and Classic Pianos.

Previous 2014 Tuesdays by Twilight Artists & Shows

Portland Cello Project with Patti King

Monday, August 4, 2014 & Tuesday August 5, 2014

The genre-blurring cello force is at it again, this time blending classical, jazz and rock with their Bach, Brubeck and Beck repertoire featuring guest singer Patti King of Radiation City. Since 2007, the Portland Cello Project has entranced audiences across the nation from Prairie Home Companion to sketchy punk rock clubs and elite concert halls. Musically creative, intriguing and always an adventure! 

Listen to "Please Leave a Light on When You Go" from The Portland Cello Project [mp3 - 3.2 MB].

The Delines

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

With the intimacy of a midnight confessional, The Delines evoke the skid row heart of Tom Waits and the street tough weariness of early Rickie Lee Jones in the dreamy, heartbreaking voice of Austin singer Amy Boone (The Damnations). The neo-country band is the brainchild of Willy Vlautin, frontman to alt-country band Richmond Fontaine, The Delines boasts a who’s who of Portland alt-music artists including Jenny Conlee-Drizos (The Decemberists), Tucker Jackson (The Minus 5), Sean Oldham and Freddie Trujillo. 

Listen to "Stateline" from The Delines [mp3 - 4.7 MB].

The Midnight Serenaders

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Like the small groups of the 1920s and ‘thirties who inspire them, The Midnight Serenaders this retro hot swing sextet rides giddily along on a current of Hawaiian-flavored steel guitar and ukulele, with plenty of sizzling clarinet, muted trumpet and a flirtatious pair of lead singers leading the way. Yowza! Dee Settlemeier (ukulele/vocals), Doug Sammons (guitar/vocals), David Evans (clarinet/saxophone), Doc Stein (Hawaiian steel guitar), Garner Pruitt (trumpet/vocals), Pete Lampe (bass).

Listen to "Can't Dance I Got Ants In My Pants" from The Midnight Serenaders [mp3 - 4.8 MB].

Sara Gazarek

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Blessed with a gorgeous, translucent voice and a supple sense of time, artist Sara Gazarek is a jazz star on the rise, championed by jazz leaders and adored by listeners. Gazarek deftly blends old with new, seamlessly combining the intimacy of singer/songwriter stylings with the musical and improvisational elements of jazz. A rare Northwest performance for this international touring artist. With Josh Nelson (piano), Hamilton Price (bass) and Zach Harmon (drums). 

Download a poster for this show! [PDF 1.3 MB]

Listen to "You Are My Sunshine" from Sara Gazarek [mp3 - 5.0 MB].

3 Leg Torso

Tuesday, July 5, 2014

Influenced by tango, Eastern European folk and other world music traditions, 3 Leg Torso boasts a cosmopolitan sound of arresting and uncommon beauty — famously presented with wit, humor and rock star high energy. Béla R. Balogh (violin), Courtney Von Drehle (accordion), T.J. Arko (percussion/drums), Gary Irvine (percussion/drums), Mike Murphy (upright bass). 

Listen to "Frailach" from 3 Leg Torso [mp3 - 9.1 MB].

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Tuesdays by Twilight Tickets

Now in its second decade, Tuesdays by Twilight concerts at Lan Su Chinese Garden return with an exciting lineup for 2014! 

Tuesdays by Twilight Sponsors

Tuesdays by Twilight is supported by NW Natural, Portland Monthly Magazine and KGW-TV.

Additional in-kind support provided by Full Sail BrewingSouthern Wine & Spirits Oregon and Deutsch Family Wine & Spiritsand Classic Pianos.

Tuesdays by Twilight Menus

Regular and vegetarian dinner boxes ($10 pre-sale, $12 day of show) from f&b Cafe will be available at each concert.

Download the f&b Cafe concert menu here (PDF, 244 KB) »

The Teahouse will also be open during each concert with a special summer menu. 

Download the Teahouse summer menu here (PDF, 297 KB) »