West Cafe Welcomes the Portland Jazz Festival and Live Music for February 2013
In honor of the Portland Jazz Festival West Cafe hosts complementary jazz all month. In addition to our familiar faces of Saturday night music we welcome the many recording artists and performers joining Portland Jazz Festival 2013 . Please stop by and unwind at our cozy bar with excellent company, breathtaking music and top-notch aperitifs and appetizers.
February 2, 2013: The Originals
West Cafe invites you for the jazz sounds of old time radio
The Originals are a jazz trio in the traditions of Ahmad Jamal, Hank Jones, and Red Garland. The Originals play jazz standards of the 40′s, 50′s, and 60′s. The repertoire is drawn from what is known as the “Great American Songbook”, featuring composers such as Gershwin, Ellington, Rodgers, Hart, and more. Featured are Don McFarlane on piano, Morgan Curtis on drums, and Jules Auger on string bass.
The group has been together for more than two years. Their name comes from their origin as one of the very first ensembles coached by jazz educator and drummer, Alan Jones at AJAM.
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013
February 9th, 2013: David Brothers
West Cafe presents down-home folk and blues in downtown Portland
West Cafe is happy to host the always captivating David Brothers and his award-winning urban folk and blues. Schooled in multiple disciplines, David artfully incorporates bebop, Latin jazz, gypsy swing, blues, Americana, and solo concert guitar into his compositions and playing. He typically packs the house and we expect the cafe to be jumping.
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013
February 15th, 2013: John Nastosand and Clay Giberson
West Cafe kicks off the Jazz Festival with this modern jazz duo with a collaboration of saxophone, woodwinds, and keyboards.
Date: Friday, February 15, 2013
February 16th, 2013: Carol Rossio
Come to West Cafe for a celebration with a French flair
West Cafe is proud to present Portland recording artist and performer Carol Rossio with her accompanist, Dustin Hunley. Carol is a shining light on the Pacific Northwest jazz scene, performing jazz and pop with French flair – ooh-la-la! Her vocal stylings conjure visions of a perfect Parisian café night – filled with the joys and sorrow of love discovered and lost. Working in an intimate combo setting, Carol’s live shows enchant audiences with her range and charisma.
For more info on Carol and her various projects, please visit www.carolrossio.com.
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013
February 21st and 28th, 2013: AJAM: Alan Jones Academy of Music
West Cafe welcomes a jazz jam of future recording artists
Every Thursday night AJAM brings together a dedicated ensemble of aspiring musicians. Under the instruction of Alan Jones this group of band members work together to build their own repertoire of music, prepare for performances, auditions, and learn to navigate the music business and more.
For more info on AJAM, please visit www.ajampdx.com.
Date: Thursday, February 21 and 28, 2013
February 18th, 2013: A jazz workshop with Nancy King and Mary Kadderly
West Cafe presents the collaboration of two fine ladies of the Portland Jazz Community.
Date: Monday, February 18, 2013
February 22nd, 2013: Mary Kadderly with Dan Gildea
Special Duet Program: The Lure of The Lyric
Date: Friday, February 22, 2013
February 23rd, 2013: Mary Kadderly
West Cafe hosts a distinctive voice in downtown Portland
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Mary Kadderly’s smoky vocals recall Natalie Cole in her “Unforgettable” phase, though she can get sassy and coy like Kay Starr, be as coolly detached as Sade, and ooze overt sensuality like Julie London. More information can be found at www.marykadderly.com.
West Cafe always has a cozy seat reserved for you. So come on in and dine, drink, unwind and enjoy the jazz. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 227-8189