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Portland Jazz Festival


Jimmy Mak's (map) Northwest
Mon., Feb. 24, 7 & 9:30 p.m. 2014 21+

Jimmy Mak's

Fusion jazz is the oft-maligned subset of jazz that seems like it was built entirely for middle-aged white folks who still fancy themselves a little bit "funky." True or not, you've gotta pay your respects to a group like Yellowjackets, a quartet that has been making easy-on-the-ears grooves for nearly 40 years. The 2014 edition of the group only features one original member, keyboardist Russell Ferrante, but has not lost an iota of their smooth approach in the transition. Key to that is the recent inclusion of Felix Pastorius, who brings a rubbery swing to the group that should be familiar to fans of his more famous father, Jaco. ROBERT HAM

Jimmy Mak's

221 NW 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97209

Event Times
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  • Mon., Feb. 24, 7 & 9:30 p.m. 2014
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