Jazz in the Garden: Summer Music Series


Lan Su Chinese Garden and PDX Jazz present Jazz in the Garden, a summer music series held in the early evening splendor of Portland’s most intimate venue. Featuring six concerts Tuesday evenings July 11 through August 15, the series includes local, national and international artists. The series will feature jazz stylings adapted from movie scores to a musical homage of Ella Fitzgerald’s songbook to the contemporary stylings of Cuban jazz.

Each evening offers the opportunity to purchase dinner boxes from  Citizen Baker, beer from Full Sail Brewery, and wine from local wineries. The Teahouse will be open with a full menu. 

Please note that doors open at 7:00 PM. No outside food, beverages, or chairs allowed. Seating is general admission. All concerts are rain or shine. No exchanges or refunds.


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July 11 — David Goldblatt Sextet

July 18 — Darrell Grant & All For Naught

July 25 — Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

August 1 — Ryan Meagher & All Across the City

August 8 — Eugenie Jones

August 15 — Daymé Arocena


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Jazz in the Garden is presented by Lan Su Chinese Garden & PDX Jazz and is sponsored in part by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Full Sail Brewing, Classic PianosCitizen BakerKMHD-FM and The Society Hotel.


Tuesday, July 11 — David Goldblatt Sextet — “Jazz Goes to the Movies”

David GoldBlatt“Jazz Goes to the Movies” is a movie theme based performance that will re-adapt thematic material from motion pictures for a jazz sextet setting. Each theme will get a fresh treatment and will be familiar in a new way as well as opening the interpretation to the mastery of each individual jazz soloist that will be featured in this chamber jazz group setting. The instrumentation will be jazz trio of piano, bass, and drums augmented with trumpet, ww’s, and trombone.

David Goldblatt Sextet

David Goldblatt, piano | Charlie Porter, trumpet | John Moak, trombone | John Nastos, saxophone | Jon Lakey, bass | Charlie Doggett, drums

Tickets

Please note that doors open at 7:00 PM. No outside food, beverages, or chairs allowed. Seating is general admission. Rain or shine; no exchanges or refunds.

$25 Members$30 Non-Members$20 Student

Food & Drink

Dinner boxes from Citizen Baker (limited availability night-of), beer from Full Sail Brewery, and wine from local wineries will be available for purchase. The Teahouse will be open with a full menu.

$4 Fresh Fruit cup (night-of only; limited availability)

$22 Pre-order | $24 Night-of (limited availability)

  • Option 1 - Grilled chicken breast with Greek orzo salad (feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, lemon oregano vinaigrette and olives)
  • Option 2 (vegetarian) - Baked stuffed portobella mushroom with Greek orzo salad (feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, lemon oregano vinaigrette and olives)


Buy Your Tickets now!



Jazz in the Garden is presented by Lan Su Chinese Garden & PDX Jazz and is sponsored in part by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Full Sail Brewing, Classic PianosCitizen BakerKMHD-FM and The Society Hotel.


Tuesday, July 18 — Darrell Grant & All For Naught

Darrel Grant & All for NaughtPianist Darrell Grant is a creative artist who harnesses the power of music to create change. Whether through performing, composing, teaching, or organizing musical initiatives around community, sustainability or social justice, he seeks to leverage a deeper level of engagement and connection. Through eight albums as a bandleader, numerous recordings as a sideman, a growing body of compositions, and two decades of service as an educator and leader in the arts, Grant’s multi-faceted creative projects and innovative initiatives reflect a belief in the extraordinary power of art to communicate, inspire, provoke, inform, and move others to transform society and themselves. Grant was introduced to international audiences in 1988 as the pianist with the legendary vocalist Betty Carter. He has performed and/or recorded with such notable musicians as Branford Marsalis, David Sanborn, Esperanza Spalding, Sonny Fortune, Roy Haynes, John Clayton, Nicholas Payton, Kevin Eubanks, Chico Freeman, Somi, Lesley Gore, Jack Dejohnette, Terence Blanchard, and Art Farmer. He has performed extensively as a bandleader and solo artist throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe in venues ranging from clubs to major jazz festivals, plus he's been featured on Marian McPartland's "Piano Jazz" on National Public Radio.

Darrel Grant & All for Naught

Darrell Grant, piano and keyboards | Eric Gruber, bass | Tyson Stubelek, drums | David Evans, saxophones

with additional special guests

Tickets

Please note that doors open at 7:00 PM. No outside food, beverages, or chairs allowed. Seating is general admission. Rain or shine; no exchanges or refunds.

$25 Members | $30 Non-Members | $20 Student

Food & Drink

Dinner boxes from Citizen Baker (limited availability night-of), beer from Full Sail Brewery, and wine from local wineries will be available for purchase. The Teahouse will be open with a full menu.

$4 Fresh Fruit cup (night-of only; limited availability)

$22 Pre-order | $24 Night-of (limited availability)

  • Option 1 - Grilled salmon with Dijonnaise sauce over French lentil salad with carrots, bell peppers and herbs and red wine vinaigrette
  • Option 2 (vegetarian) – Spicy peanut butter and soy marinated tofu, cilantro, cucumber, scallions over cellophane noodles


Buy Your Tickets now!



Jazz in the Garden is presented by Lan Su Chinese Garden & PDX Jazz and is sponsored in part by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Full Sail Brewing, Classic PianosCitizen BakerKMHD-FM and The Society Hotel.


Tuesday, July 25 — Jane Bunnett & Maqueque — “Havana Homecoming”

Jane Bunnet & MaqueuqeMultiple Juno Award winner, Jane Bunnett has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the U.S and Cuba. She has been nominated for Grammy Awards, numerous Juno Awards, received a Order of Canada, The Queens Diamond Jubilee medal, and most recently Ontario’s Premiers Award for Excellence. An internationally acclaimed musician, Jane Bunnett is known for her creative integrity, improvisational daring and courageous artistry. Her exploration of Afro-Cuban melodies expresses the universality of music and her ability to embrace and showcase the rhythms and culture of Cuba has been groundbreaking. She has toured the world bringing her own special sound to numerous JAZZ festivals, displaying her versatility as a tourist, saxophone player and pianist. As an educator, spokesperson and social activist, she remains unafraid to explore uncharted territory in her quest for excellence!

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

Jane Bunnett, saxophones | Yissy Garcia, drums | Magdelys Savigne, percussion & vocals | Danae Olano, piano & vocals | Elizabeth Rodriguez, violin & vocals | Celia Jimenez, electric bass & vocals

Tickets

Please note that doors open at 7:00 PM. No outside food, beverages, or chairs allowed. Seating is general admission. Rain or shine; no exchanges or refunds.

$30 Members$35 Non-Members$20 Student

Food & Drink

Dinner boxes from Citizen Baker (limited availability night-of), beer from Full Sail Brewery, and wine from local wineries will be available for purchase. The Teahouse will be open with a full menu.

$4 Fresh Fruit cup (night-of only; limited availability)

$22 Pre-order | $24 Night-of (limited availability)

  • Option 1 - Asian marinated pork tenderloin with soba noodles, cilantro, carrots, scallions, radish, and ponzu vinaigrette
  • Option 2 (vegetarian) – Quinoa stuffed sweet bell pepper with mint, red green onions, parsley, pine nuts, and citrus vinaigrette


Buy Your Tickets now!



Jazz in the Garden is presented by Lan Su Chinese Garden & PDX Jazz and is sponsored in part by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Full Sail Brewing, Classic PianosCitizen BakerKMHD-FM and The Society Hotel.


Tuesday, August 1 — Ryan Meagher & All Across the City — “The Sound of Paul Desmond & Jim Hall”

Ryan MeagherPortland guitarist, Ryan Meagher (pronounced Marr) views this performance as a tribute to one of the most underrated quartets in jazz history. The light and lyrical sound of Paul Desmond had a much deeper output than being a sideman in Dave Brubeck’s Quartet. The quartets Desmond led alongside Jim Hall (guitar) and Connie Kay (drums) had a revolving door of top-call bassists but always maintained a focused aesthetic with no frills. Meagher’s usual quartet is comprised of some Portland’s most intellectual, sensitive, and virtuostic improvisers on their respective instruments. Instead of playing Meagher’s quirky originals they come together to play the music from the RCA recordings of the Desmond/Hall quartet recorded from 1959-1965, as well as some music inspired by this group. The Metropolitan Youth Symphony will provide a string section to accompany the quartet for part of the evening.

Ryan Meagher & All Across the City

Ryan Meagher, guitar | Tim Willcox, saxophone | Chris Higgins, bass | Charlie Doggett, drums

Tickets

Please note that doors open at 7:00 PM. No outside food, beverages, or chairs allowed. Seating is general admission. Rain or shine; no exchanges or refunds.

$25 Members | $30 Non-Members | $20 Student

Food & Drink

Dinner boxes from Citizen Baker (limited availability night-of), beer from Full Sail Brewery, and wine from local wineries will be available for purchase. The Teahouse will be open with a full menu.

$4 Fresh Fruit cup (night-of only; limited availability)

$22 Pre-order | $24 Night-of (limited availability)

  • Option 1 - Grilled chicken breast with Greek orzo salad (feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, lemon oregano vinaigrette and olives)
  • Option 2 (vegetarian) - Baked stuffed portobella mushroom with Greek orzo salad (feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, lemon oregano vinaigrette and olives)


Buy Your Tickets now!



Jazz in the Garden is presented by Lan Su Chinese Garden & PDX Jazz and is sponsored in part by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Full Sail Brewing, Classic PianosCitizen BakerKMHD-FM and The Society Hotel.


Tuesday, August 8 — Eugenie Jones — “The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook”

Eugenie JonesA Jazz Week Review top-50 artist and the first vocalist to be awarded Earshot Jazz NW Recording of the Year, Eugenie Jones is described as possessing, “A voice that covers words like pieces of silk covering precious stones.” Sharing tunes popularized by the irrefutable First Lady of Song and Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, Jones will sing and scat her way vivaciously through Great American Songbook selections popularized by Lady Ella while also drawing listeners inside original straight-ahead tunes that have earned her recognition as a cleverly gifted lyricist and authentic jazz vocalist.

Eugenie Jones

Eugenie Jones, vocals | Clay Giberson, piano | Kevin Dietz, bass | Mel Brown, drums

Tickets

Please note that doors open at 7:00 PM. No outside food, beverages, or chairs allowed. Seating is general admission. Rain or shine; no exchanges or refunds.

$25 Members | $30 Non-Members | $20 Student

Food & Drink

Dinner boxes from Citizen Baker (limited availability night-of), beer from Full Sail Brewery, and wine from local wineries will be available for purchase. The Teahouse will be open with a full menu.

$4 Fresh Fruit cup (night-of only; limited availability)

$22 Pre-order | $24 Night-of (limited availability)

  • Option 1 - Grilled salmon with Dijonnaise sauce over French lentil salad with carrots, bell peppers and herbs and red wine vinaigrette
  • Option 2 (vegetarian) – Spicy peanut butter and soy marinated tofu, cilantro, cucumber, scallions over cellophane noodles


Buy Your Tickets now!



Jazz in the Garden is presented by Lan Su Chinese Garden & PDX Jazz and is sponsored in part by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Full Sail Brewing, Classic PianosCitizen BakerKMHD-FM and The Society Hotel.


Tuesday, August 15 — Daymé Arocena — Direct from Cuba - Yoruban Singing Sensation

Dayme ArocenaCuba is one of the most creative places on the planet, gifting the world with an occasional superstar from its musical homeland. Today that gift is singer/composer Daymé Arocena. With exceptional warmth and a powerful presence to augment her virtuosity, Daymé is one of the “most inviting ambassadors” for Cuba’s contemporary music. Santerian chant, rhythmic complexity, fluid jazz styling and a nuanced Afro-Cuban soulfulness – Daymé channels the elements in service to her audience and culture. Daymé’s talent was recognized by the Havana Cultura Mix project which saw Gilles Peterson mentoring selected producers from around the world to record in Cuba with local musicians, and Daymé enchanted a packed audience at the London album launch. In May, 2016 Daymé released her third album, One Takes (Brownswood Recordings) featuring Horace Silver’s powerful “Gods of Yoruba” among a collection of masterfully reimagined rare covers that further bridge her musical worlds. With this release, Daymé’s impact upon the unfolding history of Cuban music is unmistakably underway.

Daymé Arocena

Daymé Arocena, vocals | Jorge Luis Lagarza, piano | Rafael Aldama, bass | Ruly Herrera, drums

Tickets

Please note that doors open at 7:00 PM. No outside food, beverages, or chairs allowed. Seating is general admission. Rain or shine; no exchanges or refunds.

$30 Members | $35 Non-Members | $20 Student

Food & Drink

Dinner boxes from Citizen Baker (limited availability night-of), beer from Full Sail Brewery, and wine from local wineries will be available for purchase. The Teahouse will be open with a full menu.

$4 Fresh Fruit cup (night-of only; limited availability)

$22 Pre-order | $24 Night-of (limited availability)

  • Option 1 - Asian marinated pork tenderloin with soba noodles, cilantro, carrots, scallions, radish, and ponzu vinaigrette
  • Option 2 (vegetarian) – Quinoa stuffed sweet bell pepper with mint, red green onions, parsley, pine nuts, and citrus vinaigrette


Buy Your Tickets now!



This performance sponsored in part by Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America.



Jazz in the Garden is presented by Lan Su Chinese Garden and

PDX Jaz

Jazz in the Garden is sponsored in part by

James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation

Full Sail Brewing Co.

Classic Pianos

Citizen Baker


KMHD-FM

and

The Society Hotel 


Upcoming Jazz in the Garden: Summer Music Series

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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