Beaverton High alumna Shoshanna Bean returned home to celebrate the release of her fourth studio album, Spectrum, and used the opportunity to raise funds for the Beaverton High School performing arts program. The evening was highlighted by Bean sharing the stage with 16 young artists from the school district as well as an 18-piece big band led by Alan Ferber and featuring local legends Michael Allen Harrison, Bobby Torres and many more.
In Conversation with JoJo ScottBrendan Swogger - Apr 12, 2018
JoJo Scott might seem like a typical high schooler who enjoys studying history and singing in her school’s choir. But today, on her 16th birthday, she's doing something a little out of the...
A Portlander’s Guide To JazzChris Young - Feb 4, 2016
From jazz in pop culture to the essential PDX jazz records to where you can experience it live, here's a crash course in local jazz.
An Open Letter to Jazz MusiciansChris Young - Feb 1, 2016
The conversation about Portland jazz does not have to begin and end with Jimmy Mak’s or the Portland Jazz Festival. And while local jazz musicians are wont to improvise creatively, they should do...
The Sounds of Portland JazzNathan Rizzo - Feb 2, 2016
In a city that prides itself on its music scene, why has some of its very best talent been overlooked? Photos by Jason Quigley