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Vestal Stories: Mary-Sue Tobin Sextet

Friday, September 1st, 2023, 6PM – Mt. Tabor Park Caldera Amphitheater
Mary-Sue Tobin

Vestal Stories: Mary-Sue Tobin Sextet

Friday, September 1st, 2023, 6PM – Mt. Tabor Park Caldera Amphitheater – FREE! (link to RSVP)

Celebrating where we come from and the joy around us, this project is the culmination of a collaboration between Montavilla Jazz, Portland State University’s Artist as Citizen Initiative, and Vestal Elementary.

Tasting notes: positive, buoyant, warm

Mary-Sue Tobin is a full-time professional performer and instructor on saxophones, woodwinds and piano. She performs regularly with the Rebirth of The Cool, The Quadraphonnes, The Paul Brainard Horns, and many other regionally-based ensembles. Mary-Sue has performed with The Oregon Symphony Pops and numerous jazz festivals. She has shared the stage with international jazz and R&B stars such as Dave Douglas, The Temptations, James Moody and Esperanza Spalding. She is the saxophone, clarinet, jazz theory, and piano instructor at Beacock Music in Vancouver, WA and the musical director for Gospel Outreach in Portland, OR. She also gives private lessons from her home. Mary-Sue received her Masters of Music in Saxophone Performance (Classical) in 2005 and a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Studies) from Portland State University in 2003. Mary-Sue also serves as a member of the PDX Jazz Festival Programming Committee and is a Montavilla Jazz Artist In Residence at Vestal Elementary School.

Lineup: Mary-Sue Tobin, saxophones; Jet Black Pearl, accordion, flute, voice, loops; Kerry Politzer, piano; Bill Athens, bass; Ken Ollis, drums; Carl Smith, percussion

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Personnel

Mary-Sue Tobin, saxophones
Jet Black Pearl, accordion, flute, voice, loops
Kerry Politzer, piano
Bill Athens, bass
Ken Ollis, drums
Carl Smith, percussion

2023 Festival Events

Presented by Accelerator Design Studios

Friday 9/1

Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra Combo
MJF Student Stage at Vino Veritas – 4:00PM
Vestal Stories: Mary-Sue Tobin Sextet
Mt. Tabor Park Amphitheater – 6:00PM
Views of an Urban Volcano with Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble
Mt. Tabor Park Amphitheater – 7:30PM
Charlie 3rown Quartet
The 1905 – 11:30PM

Saturday 9/2

George Colligan: The Phyllis Wheatley Project featuring Zyanna
Portland Metro Arts – 2:00PM
Ryan Meagher, Ralph Alessi, Peter Epstein, and Mark Ferber
Portland Metro Arts – 5:00PM
Mt. Hood Community College Jazz Combo
MJF Student Stage at Vino Veritas – 6:00PM
Darrell Grant's Piano in the Dark with special guest Billy Childs
Alberta Rose Theatre – 8:00PM
Nicole McCabe Quartet
The 1905 – 11:30PM

Sunday 9/3

Domo Branch and Branchin’ Out
Portland Metro Arts – 2:00PM
Jam Session by Alan Jones Academy of Music
The 1905 - 4:00PM
Tim Willcox Quartet featuring Chuck Israels
Portland Metro Arts – 5:00PM
Portland State University Combo
MJF Student Stage at Vino Veritas – 6:00PM
Alan Jones Quartet featuring Tivon Pennicott, Kevin Hays and Joe Martin
Alberta Rose Theatre – 8:00PM
Frank Irwin's Aurora Septet
The 1905 – 11:00PM