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2021 BIAMP PDX Jazz Festival Presents

Brian Jackson presents “The Gil-Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson Songbook”

Doors: 7:00 pm |
$5.00 – $150.00 Buy Tickets

About This Event

The late Gil Scott-Heron is revered as one of the founding fathers of spoken word. He and his musical co-conspirator, Brian Jackson, developed a style that stands at the crossroads of jazz, soul, blues, and funk: deeply uplifting but unsettlingly current. Between 1971 and 1979, Scott-Heron and keyboardist/flautist Brian Jackson together co-composed and co-produced nine albums. The duos 1974 Winter in America was lauded as a masterwork of ghetto melancholia and stark political gravitas, and included their most commercially successful song, The Bottle. Brian brings of their best-known songs into context as he sings and plays, interweaving stories and anecdotes in the tradition of the African Griot. Youve never heard their music like this! Come and celebrate the music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson with the co-founder of this powerful musical movement!greaterkind is a local all-star project featuring some of the best young players in the PNW, all on a mission to spread a message of love and community through the medium of sound. Music to uplift the soul and move the booty. Ya dig? Pete Knudsen-guitar/voxCharlie Brown-keys/synth/talkboxCory Limuaco-drumsIan Linsday-bass

Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.


Jack London Revue 529 SW 4th Ave.
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