Portland Jazz Festival Announces Jazz Conversations and Panel Discussions

Education and outreach schedule includes sessions with Jack DeJohnette, Joey Baron, others

Joey Baron
Steven Bernstein performs at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC, as part of the 2012 Undead Music Festival

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The U.S. Bank Portland Jazz Festival, which takes place Feb. 14-24, has announced its education and outreach schedule for Jazz Conversations and panel discussions. All events are free and open to the public (with the exception of the Jimmy Mak’s Jazz Conversations).

Jazz Conversations Schedule

Thursday, February 14: Barry Harris w/ Darrell Grant 4:00-5:30PM; Lincoln Hall #75 (Jazz Conversation & workshop)

Friday, February 15: Juan de Marcos, Laura and Gliceria de Marcos & Alfredo Rodríguez: África y Cuba con Alma w/ Nick Gefroh; 2:00-3:00PM; SEI

Art Abrams w/ Shawn Kirkeby; 5:00-6:00PM; Ivories

Saturday, February 16: Paul DeBarros/Seattle Times on the Life & Art of Jazz Piano Legend Marian McParland w/ Lynn Darroch; 5:00-5:50PM; Ivories

Alfredo Rodríguez w/ Sean Brennan; 6:00-6:50PM; Ivories

Sunday, February 17: Wayne Horvitz w/ Paul DeBarros;

1:00-2:00PM; Oregon Jewish Museum

Nancy King w/ Mary Kadderly; 5:00-5:50PM; Ivories

Williams Ave. Breakdown: Gerald Wilson, Sweet Baby James, Mel Brown discuss Portland’s Golden Age of Jazz w/ Thara Memory; 6:00-7:00PM; Ivories

Monday, February 18: NEA Jazz Master Gerald Wilson w/ David Schiff;

6:45-7:05PM; Jimmy Mak’s

Tuesday, February 19: Kurt Rosenwinkel w/ Dan Balmer; 2:00-2:45PM; Evans Auditorium Scott Hamilton w/ Wayne Thompson; 6:45-7:05PM; Jimmy Mak’s

Wednesday, February 20: Matt Wilson w/ Alan Jones;

6:45-7:05PM; Jimmy Mak’s

Thursday, February 21: Kenny Garrett w/ Devin Phillips; 12:00-1:00PM; PSU, Lincoln Hall #75

Friday, February 22: Jack DeJohnette w/ Steven Cantor; 12:00-1:00PM; PSU, Lincoln Hall #75

Bobby Watson & Javon Jackson; Art Blakey: The Jazz Message w/ Farnell Newton; 2:00-3:00PM; SEI

Joey Baron, Jack DeJohnette, Lewis Nash, Chris Brown, w/ Carlton Jackson; Give the Drummer Some; 3:30PM-4:20PM; Art Bar

Steve Kuhn, w/ Tim DuRoche; 4:30-5:20PM; Art Bar

Saturday, February 23: Steven Bernstein w/ Tom D’Antoni;

4:15-5:00PM;Oregon Jewish Museum

Sunday, February 24: Terri Lyne Carrington and Geri Allen w/ Michelle Mercer/NPR 1:45-2:30PM; Art Bar

For updated schedule info go to PDX Jazz.