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About David Evans

David Evans – tenor sax, clarinet Photo by Brandy Kaysakian-Rowe Originally from New Orleans, David Evans has been living and working in the Portland, OR area for the past 10 years. Since relocating to the Rose City, the tenor saxophonist and clarinetist has become an integral part of Portland’s jazz community, earning the well-deserved respect […]

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About John Stowell

   Guitarist Stowell was one of the first U.S. musicians to play for the general public in the former Soviet Union in 1984, in a quartet led by flautist Paul Horn. His resume includes travel to Europe and South America as well as frequent tours of the U.S., which take him away from his home […]

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About Dave Fischer

Dave Fischer has performed on drums and percussion with a variety of Portland area musicians, including Conjunto Alegre. He has traveled throughout Latin America and has focused on Latin percussion, especially in his work with Alfredo Muro since 2000. Grounded in traditional rhythms, he brings a variety of instruments and eclectic blend of sounds. He […]

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About Carlton Jackson

Carlton Jackson has worked with contemporary jazz pianists Tom Grant and Dan Siegel, guitarists Dan Balmer and Terry Robb, Blues/R&B singers D.K. Stewart and Curtis Salgado, and composer Jon Newton. He has also worked with Leroy Vinnegar, Billy Eckstine, Bo Diddley, Mark Isham, Jim Pepper, James Cotton, Houston Person, actor Bruce Willis, Dianne Schuur, Larry […]

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About Randy Porter

Randy Porter Pianist, Composer, Educator Randy Porter is well known for his fine jazz piano performance. Porter credits Dr. Frank Marks at Humboldt State University for his classical training and musical inspiration. His jazz teachers at New England Conservatory, Fred Hersch and Jaki Baird, along with Art Lande and Butch Lacey, also enhanced his musical […]

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About Rob Davis

After establishing a reputation in Seattle with the group Matt Jorgensen +451, saxophonist Davis moved to Portland, where he has worked with drummer Alan Jones’s quartet, David Friesen’s groups, the Bobby Torres Ensemble and led his own trio at the Portland Jazz Festival in 2005. He is also a member of PDXV The Portland Jazz […]

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About Gary Hobbs

Drummer Gary Hobbs is a native of the Pacific Northwest and lives in Vancouver, WA. He has played professionaly for 3 decades and appears on over 40 recordings. Gary played with The Stan Kenton Orchestra from 1975 through 1977. Through the years Gary has played with Anita O’Day, Suzanna McKorkle, Dan Siegel, Glen Moore, The […]

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About Alfredo Muro

Alfredo Muro was born in Lima, Peru, where he won awards and studied Latin and classical guitar styles while earning his law degree. For nine years, he juggled the two careers, but gave up the legal vocation and moved to the U.S. in 1989 to broaden his musical skills. He represented Peru in the 16th […]

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About Brian Healey

Brian Healey is a graduate of the Hartford Camerata Conservatory and has studied with Dave Holland, Michael Moore, Dave Santoro and Joey Baron. As a sideman, he has performed in nearly every style of music, from symphony orchestras to avant-garde jazz and Latin. He’s performed at the Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival, the Portland Jazz […]

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