Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help
2

PDX Jazz All-Star Student Big Band Under the Direction of Gerald Wilson at Portland PDX Jazz Festival at Jimmy Mak's

.

Where

Jimmy Mak's
Portland PDX Jazz Festival

221 N. W. 10th
Portland, OR
503-295-6542

When

Mon, February 18, 2013
7:00 PM

Add to Calendar 2013-02-18 7:00 PM 2013-02-18 PDX Jazz All-Star Student Big Band Under the Direction of Gerald Wilson at Portland PDX Jazz Festival at Jimmy Mak's In his first Portland performance since 1949, where he performed at McElroy’s as lead trumpeter in the Basie band, NEA Jazz Master Gerald Wilson will lead the PDX Jazz All-Star Student Big Band and the PDX Jazz Educators Septet. The 94-year-old bandleader, composer, trumpeter, educator and jazz icon, has a career that dates back to his first gig with the Jimmie Lunceford band in 1939. Known for his advanced voicing and pioneering the use of eight-part harmonies, Wilson went on to write for some of the greatest jazz orchestras (Ellington, Basie and Benny Carter, among others) and continues to compose to this day. The Detroit native currently records for Mack Avenue Records.

"...sitting with Gerald Wilson is a little like having coffee with jazz history itself." - LA Times
Jimmy Mak's, 221 N. W. 10th false MM/DD/YYYY

Musicians

Gerald Wilson Gerald Wilson
composer/conductor

About

In his first Portland performance since 1949, where he performed at McElroy’s as lead trumpeter in the Basie band, NEA Jazz Master Gerald Wilson will lead the PDX Jazz All-Star Student Big Band and the PDX Jazz Educators Septet. The 94-year-old bandleader, composer, trumpeter, educator and jazz icon, has a career that dates back to his first gig with the Jimmie Lunceford band in 1939. Known for his advanced voicing and pioneering the use of eight-part harmonies, Wilson went on to write for some of the greatest jazz orchestras (Ellington, Basie and Benny Carter, among others) and continues to compose to this day. The Detroit native currently records for Mack Avenue Records....
read more


Matthew Jurasek added this event on October 15, 2012

Interviews
Live Reviews
CD/LP/Track Review
Interviews
Read more articles
Legacy
Legacy
Mack Avenue Records
2011
buy
Detroit
Detroit
Mack Avenue Records
2009
buy
Monterey Moods
Monterey Moods
Mack Avenue Records
2007
buy
In My Time
In My Time
Mack Avenue Records
2006
buy
In My Time
In My Time
Mack Avenue Records
2005
buy
The Artist Selects
The Artist Selects
Blue Note Records
2005
buy
Miles Davis Miles Davis
trumpet
Benny Goodman Benny Goodman
clarinet
Buddy Rich Buddy Rich
drums
Mark Murphy Mark Murphy
vocalist
Joe Henderson Joe Henderson
sax, tenor
Bobby Hutcherson Bobby Hutcherson
vibraphone
Carla Bley Carla Bley
piano
Grant Green Grant Green
guitar
Quincy Jones Quincy Jones
producer
Stan Kenton Stan Kenton
piano
Oliver Nelson Oliver Nelson
saxophone
Support our sponsor

Sponsor: Motéma Music | BUY IT  


Date Event Venue Time Tickets
Oct9Sun Jonathan Smith Trio Milwaukie Farmers Market
Milwaukie, OR
10:00 AM
Sep30Fri Tony Pacini Trio Wilfs Restaurant & Bar
Portland, OR
8:00 PM
$8
Oct28Fri Tony Pacini Trio Wilfs Restaurant & Bar
Portland, OR
8:00 PM
$8
Oct18Tue Mccoy Tyner Revolution Hall
Portland, OR
7:30 PM
Dec2Fri Dmitri Matheny Group Christo's Pizzeria And Restaurant
Salem, OR
8:00 PM
Sep28Wed Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Revolution Hall
Portland, OR
8:00 PM
$42
Nov12Sat David Friesen’s Quintet Solaes Jazz Restaurant
Portland, OR
9:00 PM
Date Event Venue Time Tickets
Dec4Sun LaVon Hardison McMenamin's Edgefield Winery
Troutdale, OR
7:00 pm
Oct2Sun LaVon Hardison McMenamin's Edgefield Winery
Troutdale, OR
7:00 pm
Oct8Sat Heather Keizur & Steve... The Living Room Theaters
Portland, OR
8:00 PM
Oct1Sat Heather Keizur & Steve... Orenco Station Grill
Portland, OR
6:30 PM
Sep29Thu Heather Keizur & Steve... Wilf's At Union Station
Portland, OR
7:00 PM
Nov12Sat Dan Savage's Hump! Film Festival Revolution Hall
Portland, OR
10:30 PM
$20
Nov11Fri Dan Savage's Hump! Film Festival Revolution Hall
Portland, OR
6:30 PM
$20
Date Event Venue Time Tickets
Sep25Sun Jonathan Smith Trio The Hoppy Brewer
Gresham, OR
3:00 PM
Sep26Mon The Great Divide Revolution Hall
Portland, OR
6:00 PM
Sep28Wed David Friesen‘s Quartet East Glisan Lounge
Portland, OR
8:00 PM
Sep29Thu David Friesen's Quartet Noho’s Hawaiian Cafe
Portland, OR
6:30 PM
Sep29Thu Heather Keizur & Steve... Wilf's At Union Station
Portland, OR
7:00 PM
Sep30Fri Anandi & Friends Classic Pianos
Portland, OR
7:00 PM
Oct1Sat Mel Brown Trio Portland Prime
Portland, OR
7:30 PM

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.