Alicia Olatuja and Brian Blade & The Fellowship shared the stage at Revolution Hall on Thursday, February 25 for the PDX Jazz Festival. With Olatuja singing, her band featured Jon Cowherd on piano, David Rosenthal on guitar, Ben Williams on bass, and Ulysses Owens on drums. And with Blade behind the kit, The Fellowship are Cowherd (piano), Myron Walden (saxophone), Melvin Butler (saxophone), and Chris Thomas (bass). Read an interview with Blade by Nathan Rizzo.
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