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About This Event
The American Refrain: Jazz and Modern Music commissioned by PDX Jazz and arranged by Noah Simpson, is the newest education program at PDX Jazz. This inaugural debut performance showcases the rich musical talents of Portland. A celebration of jazz, this hour-long show with narration walks the audience through the tenets of the genre; building community, storytelling, fighting for social justice,and improvisation, highlighting the modern evolution of jazz and how it has shaped contemporary music of today.Danielle Barker – VocalsBlossom – RapperCharlie Brown III – KeysJon Lakey – BassCory Limuaco – DrumsNoah Simpson – TrumpetMachado Mijiga – TenorAdriana Wagner – Trombone