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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 7-9:30pm
Ella Fitzgerald, The First Lady Of Song, was born on April 25, 1917. We're celebrating her 100th birthday, on her 100th birthday! Is there a song she didn't sing? Didn't record? We have the internationally renowned vocalist Rebecca Kilgore leading her Rhythm band to swing us through the early and later career of jazz's most celebrated and admired leading lady. An unmissable birthday for a true and timeless American heroine.
Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 7-9pm
Greg Lief will perform classical (Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy) and ragtime (Scott Joplin) compositions for your listening pleasure. All proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Columbia Gorge.
Friday, November 7, 2014 from 7:30-10pm
An evening of choro, samba, bossa nova and MPB. Tickets are 2 for $25 in advance or $15 at the door. Choro Da Alegria (http://www.choroalegria.com) is a Portland-based ensemble dedicated to playing wonderful melodies of various Brazilian composers. Our group draws much inspiration from the genre "Choro" which has been loosely called "Brazilian ragtime". Beyond choro we include in our repertoire classic tunes of Bossa Nova and MPB. Choro Da Alegria means "Choro of happiness". Pam Beaty (guitar, cavaquinho) is a classically-trained guitarist, who has been a long-time devotee of various styles of Brazilian music. Pam teaches guitar in the Portland area and has performed in several ensembles. Peter Fung (guitar, cavaquinho, percussion) has been happily obsessed with samba and choro for the last two decades. Peter is founder of Portland's (OR) first weekly Roda de Choro, and annual Dia do Choro PDX. Tom Pinit (bandolim/Brazilian mandolin) began playing stringed instruments before entering kindergarten. Starting with violin, progressing to electric bass, and most recently mandolin, Tom was bitten by the Brazilian music bug soon after taking up the bandolim. ----- The Nancy Curtin Trio (http://www.nancycurtin.com) plays an eclectic mix of songs featuring some of the great composers of the bossa nova and MPB era as well as samba. Nancy has been singing Brazilian music for over 14 years and has developed a following of music lovers who appreciate hearing the more obscure (and beautiful) songs from the Brazilian songbook. Ben Graves is an accomplished guitarist who excels in both jazz and classical styles. Recently he has focused on the music of Brazil, and can be heard playing regularly in jazz clubs around the Northwest. Pyata Penedo is a Brazilian percussionist and vocalist who plays in several ensembles, adding his infectious rhythms as well as beautiful singing.