Downtown Portland Restaurant West Cafe Presents Live Music Events for September 2012
West Cafe hosts free jazz music every Saturday night. Our September Jazz Line-up features some familiar faces of recording artists and performers. Please stop by and unwind at our cozy bar with excellent company, breathtaking music and top-notch aperitifs and appetizers.
September 8, 2012: Carol Rossio
Come to West Cafe and enjoy jazz with a French flair
West Cafe is proud to present Portland recording artist and performer Carol Rossio. 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, September 8, 2012
September 15, 2012: 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, September 15, 2012
September 22, 2012: Mary Kadderly
West Cafe hosts a distinctive voice in downtown Portland
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.
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012
September 29, 2012: 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, September 29 and Saturday, October 6th, 2012. YES! The Originals will play two Saturdays in a row as they start off next month’s jazz line up.