Events

Soul'd Out Presents
December 13, 2017 7:30 pm

Vocalist Rebecca Kilgore presents Randy Porter (keyboards), Tom Wakeling (bass), and special guest Dan Faehnle from Pink Martini (guitar)  Rebecca Kilgore, renowned for her swinging melodic interpretation of music familiar and ... Read more

Vocalist Rebecca Kilgore presents Randy Porter (keyboards), Tom Wakeling (bass), and special guest Dan Faehnle from Pink Martini (guitar) 

Rebecca Kilgore, renowned for her swinging melodic interpretation of music familiar and obscure from theGreat American Songbook, has been delighting listeners not only with her many recordings but her ebullient live performances. Her fans include Terry Gross, Bucky Pizzarelli, Michael Feinstein, Harry Allen, Dave Frishberg, Dan Barrett, and John Sheridan. Tender or hilarious, her singing always honors the song. She has over 50 recordings to her credit (most thanks to the Arbors Records label) and over 1,000 songs in her repertoire (and counting). Her most recent recording is with German pianist/arranger Bernd Lhotzky with whom she tours in Germany. Other recordings include collaborations with Nicki Parrott, Dan Barrett, Dave Frishberg, Harry Allen, John Sheridan, Paolo Alderighi, Eddie Erickson, Hal Smith, Lyle Ritz, John Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Duke Heitger, Randy Porter, and James Mason. Originally from Massachusetts, she's resided in Oregon since 1980 but keeps busy touring the US, Europe, and performing on jazz cruises.

"When Rebecca sings, the sun comes out." - Johnny Mandel

Awards and Honors: Oregon Music Hall of Fame, 2010 Oregon Jazz Society Hall of Fame Guest of Honor, Roswell Jazz Festival, 2013 Jazz Legend Honoree, San Diego Jazz Party, 2016

What Others Are Saying: Kilgore, who also sometimes teaches, was attracting much more attention in the late 90s and in 2000 owing to some very good, spirited and well-received albums. Her eclecticism was revealed in some of these sessions, which included a tribute to Maxine Sullivan for Audiophile Records, an appearance on a western swing set with Tom Morrell's Time-Warp Tophands on WR Records, another set with Barrett, Being A Bear, for Arbors Records, and, also for Arbors, a duo album with vocalist-banjoist- guitarist Eddie Erickson. Kilgore sings with lithe swing and has a breathily engaging tone. Her repertoire ranges through the great song standards which she interprets with charm and felicity. - The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin

Rebecca is simply one of the best interpreters of The Great American Songbook. She has a gorgeous voice and has a deep connection with every song she touches. In a world of pretenders, she's absolutely the real thing. I love what she does! - Michael Feinstein

Becky sings with a beautiful clear sound, a great sense of time and swing, and a heartfelt unpretentiousness. - Dave Frishberg

If Benny Goodman were alive today, he'd hire Becky to sing in his band. - Bucky Pizzarelli

Rebecca Kilgore is the quintessential jazz singer. I look forward to every opportunity to work with her....every time is a real occasion! - John Sheridan

Becky is one of my favorite singers, and one of my greatest recent pleasures was presenting her in concert on Fresh Air. - Terry Gross, host of National Public Radio's Fresh Air


Soul'd Out Presents
December 14, 2017 8:00 pm

"If this band appeared in New York City, they'd be a sensation!" That was guitar great--and one-time Mel Brown bandmate--George Benson's reaction after hearing the Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group open for him in 2003.  This true all-... Read more

"If this band appeared in New York City, they'd be a sensation!" That was guitar great--and one-time Mel Brown bandmate--George Benson's reaction after hearing the Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group open for him in 2003.  This true all-star band has been a sensation for a long time—including a 20-year run on Thursdays at Portland’s Jimmy Mak’s (The Oregonian dubbed them “Jimmy Mak’s signature group”).  A collective resume that reads like a "Who's Who" of NW jazz, blues, and soul, this group has the talent and confidence to be completely spontaneous--from their blistering solos to their improvised arrangements and segues.

MEL BROWN -- An Oregon icon, has been labeled the "Gentleman of Jazz," with a career spanning a half century. The city of Portland proclaimed June 22, 1989 "Mel Brown Day" in recognition of Mel's achievements as a musician and educator, receiving the Governor's Arts Award in 2002. Mel first made his mark as a Motown staff drummer, recording and touring with the Temptations, Smokey Robinson, and many others. He subsequently spent ten years working with Diana Ross and other pop acts before giving up the road in 1991 and returning home to his first love: jazz. Mel has been a fixture in Portland ever since, leading groups six nights a week at Jimmy Mak's and other venues when he isn't backing jazz artists like Joey DeFrancesco and Benny Golson.

DAN BALMER -- Widely considered the defining sound of contemporary jazz guitar in the Northwest.  Described by the Los Angeles Times as "the model of what a contemporary guitarist should be," Dan is one of the most original and creative artists to come from the fertile Northwest music scene.  Dan has played and recorded with a long list of jazz greats, has released six CDs of his own, is a jazz educator and a noted composer. Dan leads his own groups and performs with jazz artists including Diane Schuur, Benny Green, and Jeff Hamilton.  

RENATO CARANTO -- described as "one of Portland's most soulful jazz saxophonists" by The Oregonian," Renato is one of the most versatile, accomplished, soulful saxophonists anywhere. Arriving from the Philippines in '81 with only his horn, Renato has built an enviable career in Portland. After gaining a foothold in the local scene, Renato became one of the most sought-after jazzmen in the NW and beyond. In recent years, he’s toured with Grammy-winning jazz artist Esperanza Spalding and late country legend Merle Haggard. Talk about versatility!  

LOUIS "KING LOUIE" PAIN -- "Portland's boss of the B-3" (The Oregonian) hails from San Francisco, where he played and recorded with a wide variety of top musicians: Tower of Power guitarist Bruce Conte, Santana saxophonist Jules Broussard, Edwin Hawkins vocalist Dorothy Morrison, and B.B. King saxophonist Bobby Forte. After moving north in '86, Louis continued the trend. His 2016 cd with vocalist LaRhonda Steele, “Rock Me Baby,” was honored by Downbeat as one of the “Best Albums of 2016.”  Louis’ knack for playing exactly what's needed to further the song has made him Portland's "first call" organist.

 

 

 

 


Soul'd Out Presents
December 16, 2017 9:00 pm

Portland's hottest new jazz club, the Jack London Revue presents: French Twist Holiday Show French Twist is a retro French pop vocal band with a pinch of cabaret and a good slice of jazz. Think Manhattan Transfer in French and you'll have ... Read more

Portland's hottest new jazz club, the Jack London Revue presents: French Twist Holiday Show

French Twist is a retro French pop vocal band with a pinch of cabaret and a good slice of jazz. Think Manhattan Transfer in French and you'll have an idea of their unique sound. Never the same show twice.

Enter through the Rialto, make your way to the back where the velvet staircase leads to the underground speakeasy...

www.frenchtwistband.com        



Neo-Soul Sunday Presents

Tyrone Hendrix Christmas Time is Here Bash 

- featuring Saeeda Wright & Vursatyl the Great

 


Jazz Society of Oregon Presents
December 20, 2017 8:00 pm

Ryan Meagher (pronounced Marr) is a jazz guitarist and composer who launched his international reputation in New York City in 2003 after completing his bachelor of music degree at San Diego State University. He spent his first few years in New Yor... Read more

Ryan Meagher (pronounced Marr) is a jazz guitarist and composer who launched his international reputation in New York City in 2003 after completing his bachelor of music degree at San Diego State University.

He spent his first few years in New York discovering his compositional voice and honing his improvisational craft. During this period he launched his debut album "Sun Resounding," announcing his arrival on the modern jazz scene. Shortly after the success of his second album entitled "Atroefy" on Fresh Sound New Talent Records, he attended the University of Nevada, Reno, to earn his master of music degree in pursuit of a career directing his own college jazz program. His third album "Tone," was recorded in NYC in between his studies at UNR. It received international critical acclaim.

After completing his master's degree Meagher relocated to Portland, Oregon where he quickly became a recognizable force in the creative music community. Along with releasing his fourth record "Tango In the City of Roses," he has been instrumental in expanding the scene. He is a co-founder and Programming Director of the Montavilla Jazz Festival, Director of Operations of the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, Director of PJCE Records, Director of Portland State University's The Shed Summer Jazz Workshop, Editor of the Jazzscene Magazine, Marketing and Advertising Consultant for the Oregon Coast Jazz Party, and was interim Director of Jazz Studies at Mt. Hood Community College before taking his vision to the Lower Columbia College Jazz Ensemble. His fifth album as a leader is called "Mist. Moss. Home."        


Soul'd Out Presents
December 21, 2017 8:00 pm

"If this band appeared in New York City, they'd be a sensation!" That was guitar great--and one-time Mel Brown bandmate--George Benson's reaction after hearing the Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group open for him in 2003.  This true all-... Read more

"If this band appeared in New York City, they'd be a sensation!" That was guitar great--and one-time Mel Brown bandmate--George Benson's reaction after hearing the Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group open for him in 2003.  This true all-star band has been a sensation for a long time—including a 20-year run on Thursdays at Portland’s Jimmy Mak’s (The Oregonian dubbed them “Jimmy Mak’s signature group”).  A collective resume that reads like a "Who's Who" of NW jazz, blues, and soul, this group has the talent and confidence to be completely spontaneous--from their blistering solos to their improvised arrangements and segues.

MEL BROWN -- An Oregon icon, has been labeled the "Gentleman of Jazz," with a career spanning a half century. The city of Portland proclaimed June 22, 1989 "Mel Brown Day" in recognition of Mel's achievements as a musician and educator, receiving the Governor's Arts Award in 2002. Mel first made his mark as a Motown staff drummer, recording and touring with the Temptations, Smokey Robinson, and many others. He subsequently spent ten years working with Diana Ross and other pop acts before giving up the road in 1991 and returning home to his first love: jazz. Mel has been a fixture in Portland ever since, leading groups six nights a week at Jimmy Mak's and other venues when he isn't backing jazz artists like Joey DeFrancesco and Benny Golson.

DAN BALMER -- Widely considered the defining sound of contemporary jazz guitar in the Northwest.  Described by the Los Angeles Times as "the model of what a contemporary guitarist should be," Dan is one of the most original and creative artists to come from the fertile Northwest music scene.  Dan has played and recorded with a long list of jazz greats, has released six CDs of his own, is a jazz educator and a noted composer. Dan leads his own groups and performs with jazz artists including Diane Schuur, Benny Green, and Jeff Hamilton.  

RENATO CARANTO -- described as "one of Portland's most soulful jazz saxophonists" by The Oregonian," Renato is one of the most versatile, accomplished, soulful saxophonists anywhere. Arriving from the Philippines in '81 with only his horn, Renato has built an enviable career in Portland. After gaining a foothold in the local scene, Renato became one of the most sought-after jazzmen in the NW and beyond. In recent years, he’s toured with Grammy-winning jazz artist Esperanza Spalding and late country legend Merle Haggard. Talk about versatility!  

LOUIS "KING LOUIE" PAIN -- "Portland's boss of the B-3" (The Oregonian) hails from San Francisco, where he played and recorded with a wide variety of top musicians: Tower of Power guitarist Bruce Conte, Santana saxophonist Jules Broussard, Edwin Hawkins vocalist Dorothy Morrison, and B.B. King saxophonist Bobby Forte. After moving north in '86, Louis continued the trend. His 2016 cd with vocalist LaRhonda Steele, “Rock Me Baby,” was honored by Downbeat as one of the “Best Albums of 2016.”  Louis’ knack for playing exactly what's needed to further the song has made him Portland's "first call" organist.

 

 

 

 


Soul'd Out Presents
December 22, 2017 9:00 pm

Ty Curtis has a Blues mojo that is alive and kicking, a natural musical treat for all that stand before his stage. His offerings have a throwback Rock and Roll flair with an undeniable southern-fried ambiance. Blended, it all adds up to the authentic... Read more

Ty Curtis has a Blues mojo that is alive and kicking, a natural musical treat for all that stand before his stage. His offerings have a throwback Rock and Roll flair with an undeniable southern-fried ambiance. Blended, it all adds up to the authenticity of his Blues Rock Style. His explosion of emotion-power-packed performances captures the undivided attention of audiences with tantalizing guitar fret work and highly intellectual lyrics. Add to the mix his exceptional vocals, and in Ty Curtis, you've found a classy performer that has ignited an exciting Blues career and a major Blues star in the making."Ty Curtis is a triple threat, since he is the band's lead singer, as well as the primary composer of their material, and thirdly he's a sonically incendiary, string-shredding electric guitar player" (Blues Rock Review). Ty has been winning awards for his vocals and musicianship for the last 10 years. In 2009 his raw soulful version of 5 Long Years by Eddie Boyd captivated the audience and earned the band 2nd place in The International Blues Challenge and lead to performances at The Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada and the St John Blues Festival USVI.        


Soul'd Out Presents
December 23, 2017 9:00 pm

Well schooled in many styles of music and guitar technique, Q is a rare breed of guitarist who feels at home in any style of music, on any guitar. Having studied extensively jazz, funk, pop, rock, and classical guitar here in the far West, Carnatic (... Read more

Well schooled in many styles of music and guitar technique, Q is a rare breed of guitarist who feels at home in any style of music, on any guitar. Having studied extensively jazz, funk, pop, rock, and classical guitar here in the far West, Carnatic (South Indian Classical) and Hindustani music in the far East, Brazilian and Cuban music on the side, it would be no stretch to say that his versatility is his strongest point.

What sets him apart from other world musicians is the fact that his interest in music is spiritual, not technical. To Q, music is an offering. Growing up in Caldwell, Idaho, a suburb of Boise provided Q with ample practice time. He honed his early songwriting skills with early bands before moving to California at age 18. There he studied music in Santa Cruz at Cabrillo College before attending the prestigious University of North Texas's Jazz Program in 2003. He then spent a year studying Carnatic music in Bangalore, India with Veena Maestro Jayanthi Kumaresh.

Q has settled in Brooklyn, NY and is an active part of the rich music scene. His Debut Album All Around Dude is available at the itunes store.        

 

With her dynamic band and soulful originals, few modern performers embody class, presence, energy, and talent like Lilla does. At the age of 6, Lilla taught herself to play the piano by ear, and soon after she fell in love with gospel music. In high school, she toured the East Coast with the internationally recognized choir, Royal Blues. At the age of 16, Lilla joined a socially conscious hip-hop band along with Esperanza Spalding where their original songs pushed the boundaries of hip- hop and jazz. After providing guest vocals for a number of hip-hop, R&B and jazz notables, Lilla felt the call to produce an album of her own.

It's now an exciting time for the Portland, Oregon, native. Shortly after graduating from Berklee College of Music, the singer, bandleader, and multi-instrumentalist released her second self-produced album, The Awakening. Over the last year she has toured throughout the US, performing on festival main stages, as well as joining Allen Stone and Thievery Corporation as their tour opener. Lilla has recorded and performed with an impressive array of artists, including Annie Lennox, Trombone Shorty, Esperanza Spalding, Ciara, Damian & Stephen Marley, Talib Kweli, Willie Nelson, Mos Def, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Carole King, Kenny G, and more.

Writing, producing and performing her two full-length albums are some of Lilla's most remarkable accomplishments. Despite the challenges of creating truly original music, the end products are those of uncompromising dedication to music with integrity. Her latest album was recorded all over the map, from Bob Marley's studio (Tuff Gong) in Jamaica, to Kfar Saba, Israel. The Awakening is her testament to the power of music and its ability to connect musicians, culture and people from around the globe.

This down to earth, kindhearted young artist infuses her music with passion and soul. She generates an uplifting energy and she is active in her community. Through Lilla's music, education, environmental, and charity efforts, she is committed to make a positive impact in the world.       

 

 


Neo-Soul Sunday Presents
December 24, 2017 9:00 pm

Neo-Soul Sunday Presents a House Party and Benefit for DJ Chill    Featuring: The Thankyousomuch band, Michal Angela and more... Hosted by Rich Hunter and Soundstage 1. Come join us for a night of good times and great music! ... Read more

Neo-Soul Sunday Presents a House Party and Benefit for DJ Chill 

 

Featuring:

The Thankyousomuch band, Michal Angela and more...

Hosted by Rich Hunter and Soundstage 1.

Come join us for a night of good times and great music!

 

 

 



Neo-Soul Sunday Presents NYE with Kimberly Monique, Kirk Green and Special Guests VIP Dinner Package $50: includes early entry at 7pm, dinner, desert, reserved seating, champagne, artist meet and greet.        Kimb... Read more

Neo-Soul Sunday Presents NYE with Kimberly Monique, Kirk Green and Special Guests

VIP Dinner Package $50: includes early entry at 7pm, dinner, desert, reserved seating, champagne, artist meet and greet.       

Kimberly Monique was born and raised in Portland, OR also commonly known as the city of Roses to her parents Billy and Audrey Holt. Kimberly is the middle of five children, and the second oldest girl in the bunch, she is very fond of family and often speaks of how dear each of them are to her. During her childhood is when young Monique started to recognize her gift. At an early age she would sing along to all of her favorite Disney movies, and create her own arrangements. From there her abilities grew to now singing in church, with various groups, songwriting and a creative mastermind.        

 


Soul'd Out presents
January 5, 2018 9:00 pm

Cosmic Dust, also known as the Cosmic Dust Fusion Band, is an instrumental jazz band formed in 1990 by Jim Templeton. The band was the first well-known group that guitarist Myles Kennedy played in. The original lineup consisted of Jim Templeton on ke... Read more

Cosmic Dust, also known as the Cosmic Dust Fusion Band, is an instrumental jazz band formed in 1990 by Jim Templeton. The band was the first well-known group that guitarist Myles Kennedy played in. The original lineup consisted of Jim Templeton on keyboard, Gary Edighoffer on saxophone, Clipper Anderson on double bass, Myles Kennedy on guitar, and Scott Reusser on drums. Kennedy eventually left the band and went on to become the lead vocalist/lead guitarist for a jazz fusion group called Citizen Swing and later an alternative rock band called The Mayfield Four. Kennedy is now fronting and playing guitar for the hard rock/alternative metal band Alter Bridge, which he helped form with Creed members Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips, and Brian Marshall in 2004, and is also the lead vocalist for Slash's solo band on tour. Jim Templeton, pianist, clinician, teacher, band leader, and jazz club owner, graduated in music from Washington State University, and holds a Masters Degree in piano from Louisiana State University. He has taught at half a dozen colleges, universities, and conservatories both in the USA, and in Denmark, where he resided for 16 years. He holds various honors, including Phi Beta Kappa, and was awarded the 1993 Washington State Artist's Grant, ($5000), for one of his original jazz compositions featured on "Journey."     

Innersphere is a 4 piece Jazz/Fusion band with Funk and Latin American influences. The band was conceived a few years ago by drummer Charles Neal and guitarist Tom Sandahl. Soon after Spencer Finnan joined in on keyboards and lastly Alex DeMaderios filled the gap on bass guitar. The concept behind Innersphere is to compose and perform originals with the occasional cover tune that excite and challenge the band. Some of the artist and groups that have inspired Innersphere include Return to Forever, Chick Corea Electric Band, Tribal Tech, Herbie Hancock, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, Miles Davis, Jim Hall, Pat Metheny, Beethoven, Jimi Hendrix and many more. The group strives to push the level of their musical abilities and stretch the boundaries of music. However, at the same time sharing their musical journeys with the audience and connecting with spectators on a musical level that they can enjoy and relate. The band mates are musical veterans who have performed in respectful music groups around the region. Innersphere puts on an awesome show and the music is polished insuring the patrons have a immense and entertaining musical experience.


Soul'd Out Presents
January 6, 2018 9:00 pm

Evan Mustard is a jazz guitarist, educator, and composer based in Portland, Oregon. He earned his Master of Music in Music Production with an emphasis in jazz studies from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2013 after completing his Bachelor of Mu... Read more

Evan Mustard is a jazz guitarist, educator, and composer based in Portland, Oregon. He earned his Master of Music in Music Production with an emphasis in jazz studies from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2013 after completing his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance from the same institution in 2010. While in his studies, Evan quickly gained professional experience performing in the pits of national, regional, and collegiate musical theatre productions, including the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma City, The Pollard Theatre, Summerstock Productions, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Central Oklahoma. Evan has also appeared in performance with symphonic orchestras such as the Tonkawa Gala Pops Orchestra and the inaugural concert of the Norman Philharmonic in Norman, Oklahoma.      

 

 

 

 


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