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Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 6 – Rich Halley 5 with Vinny Golia

Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 6 - RICH HALLEY 5 WITH VINNY GOLIA: I was truly excited to attend this great jazz festival,...
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Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 5 – David Friesen Quartet

Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 5 – DAVID FRIESEN QUARTET:  I have long been a fan of David Friesen's "brand" of jazz... ever...
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Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 4 – Joe Manis Double Drums Quartet

Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 4 - JOE MANIS DOUBLE DRUMS QUARTET: I was immediately impressed with Joe's sax work when they started...
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Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 3 – PJCE with Jasnam Daya Singh

Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 3 - PJCE (PORTLAND JAZZ COMPOSERS ENSEMBLE) WITH JASNAM DAYA SINGH:  Jasnam Daya Singh is one of the...
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Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 2 – Trio Subtonic with Dan Balmer

Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 2 – TRIO SUBTONIC WITH DAN BALMER:  Galen Clark, the keyboardist for this high-talent krew, is the leader...
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Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 1 – Ron Steen Quartet

Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 1 - RON STEEN QUARTET: I don't think the organizers could have picked a better act to open...
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Charlie Saibel Tipsy piano bar I only go out on the town when there are great musician's playing, and of course my friend Charlie...
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Montavilla jazz festival forefront creative expression The Montavilla Jazz Festival (in the Montavilla area of Portland, Oregon) is in it's fourth year (unbeknownst to...
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A most sincere thanks to Ryan and Cuong Vu for letting me sit in & observe * jazzcamp portland ryanmeahger * RYAN MEAGHER'S JAZZ CAMP...
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Jazz freed from jazz Jungsu Choi Tiny Orkester - TSCHUSS JAZZ ERA:  "Tschüss" means "goodbye" in Germany, which is where this 12-piece group performed...
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Fine Americana roots tones and melodies Eric Tingstad - ELECTRIC SPIRIT:  When I first reviewed Eric's superb guitar work in issue # 158, he...