June First Thursday

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Pillar of the Portland jazz scene and bassist for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, André St. James.

Celebrate the beginning of summer and The Armory's final show of the season with a jazz combo featuring a pillar of Portland's jazz scene and bassist for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and GrillAndré St. James. The combo will also include drummer Timothy Rap, violinist Eddie Parente and guitarist Ben Graves.   

Every First Thursday, we open our doors to the community: whether you're just strolling by, headed to a gallery down the street, or here for a show, come on in and join us for local music, snacks a-plenty and a complimentary beer from our neighbors over at Deschutes. 

From 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. get a special sneak-peak of the set with our production manager, Liam Kaas-Lentz.

Thursday, June 7
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Main Lobby
Attend this event for 250 PlayMaker points!

About André St. James

Andre is a cornerstone of the rich thriving Pacific Northwest jazz scene and works regularly with The Kin Trio and many others. Over the last three decades, St. James has worked with Sonny Rollins, the Harold Land-Blue Mitchell Quintet, Andrew Hill trio and large bands, Bobby Hutcherson, Charlie Rouse, Pharoah Sanders, James Moody, Alan Shorter, Nancy King and George Cables. St. James’ strong sense of lyricism, buoyancy and surging momentum, as well as a deep respect for both tradition and innovation, have taken him to both ends of the jazz spectrum — from torch songs and two-beat to bop and beyond. He has enjoyed freewheeling, open ended avant-garde combustion - with keepers of the flame like Ron Steen, Joe Pass, Kai Winding, Herb Ellis and Houston Person, as well as trailblazers like Julius Hemphill, George Sams, Lori Goldston, Marty Ehrlich, Michael White, Mal Waldron — Billie Holiday’s last piano player — and Sun Ra.    

Don't miss Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.
Running May 26 to July 1 on the U.S. Bank Main Stage.

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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
May 26 – Jul 1

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