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Let’s Celebrate Portland Jazz – Ron Steen Trio
August 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Let’s Celebrate Portland Jazz! A Benefit for Montavilla Jazz. Featuring Ron Steen Trio, streamed live by Left Door Streaming from The 1905.
Ron Steen, who was recently honored as a Jazz Journalist Association 2020 Jazz Hero, is a local jazz legend.
This concert will feature Ron Steen with pianist George Mitchell and bassist Perry Thoorsell.
“For the past 50 years, Steen has been a paragon of integrity and consistency in the Portland jazz community. As a jam session host, he is congenial and supportive, giving everyone a chance, at least once. As a bandleader and hired gun, he can rise to any creative challenge the music has to offer, with fierce intelligence and finely honed chops.” —Rick Mitchell
Montavilla Jazz honors cancelled festival with live-streamed benefit concerts.
In lieu of a 2020 festival, Montavilla Jazz is celebrating Portland jazz by hosting live-streamed concerts as a fundraiser for future programs and projects.