The Biamp Portland Jazz Festival is the largest jazz festival in the Pacific Northwest, comprised of over 75 events, including headline concerts and multiple free community events. This festival is a two-week music extravaganza that takes place in over 30 venues across Portland February 16 – March 2. Recognized as one of the top jazz festivals in the nation, the festival features artists spanning the full breadth of jazz and associated genres. Featured artists include those who are driving the evolution of jazz alongside NEA Jazz Masters and GRAMMY award-winners.
The Benson Portland, a long-standing partner and supporter of the Biamp Portland Jazz Festival is proud to present two free community events! Join us in the Palm Court Restaurant and Bar for an evening of delightful jazz!
PDX Jazz is excited to announce a FREE community event featuring Tony Pacini Trio with Tim Rap and Ed Bennett. Friday, February 16 at 6:00pm.
The TONY PACINI TRIO has performed non-stop since 1999. Originally Pacini formed a band in 1987, but with a personnel change in 1999 (present), several albums, and countless nightclub and festival performances later, the current band has continued to enjoy success and bring jazz audiences abroad joy. The trio ( Ed Bennett on bass, and Timothy Rap on drums ) is a mainstay of piano trio jazz interpretation on the West coast, and their albums have become very popular in the Japanese jazz listening market since 2000.
PDX Jazz is excited to announce a FREE community event featuring Dan Gaynor Trio at The Benson Hotel. Saturday, February 17 at 6:00pm.
Dan Gaynor has been a regular fixture of the Portland jazz scene, getting his start playing at the Jazz de Opus. He has regularly performed with Nancy King, Chuck Israels, Bobby Torres, Ed Bennett, Rob Scheps, Glen Moore, Esperanza Spalding, Bob Mover, Reggie Houston, Dmitri Matheny, Damien Erskine, Reinhardt Melz, and many others. He has recorded with David Friesen, Dan Wilensky, the Portland Jazz Orchestra, Martin Zarzar, and Robert Moore. The piano trio offers a pleasing blend of group interplay, the opportunity to showcase individual talent, and a small enough ensemble so that you can listen to all three voices at once. Come share the joy as Gaynor leads his piano trio in a program of jazz, blues, and love songs.
View the full lineup, buy tickets and learn more: www.pdxjazz.org