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Portland Jazz Festival: Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band 

When: Thu., Feb. 20, 9:30 p.m. 2014
Price: $32-42
Since jazz sprang from New Orleans back in the days of bowlers and petticoats, the Crescent City has always hosted a rich tradition of jazz musicians. Brian Blade is no exception. Known for his clean, sharp drumming skills, Blade has studied and played with jazz greats like Ellis Marsalis and Harold Battiste, and has recorded with everybody from Joni Mitchell to Herbie Hancock to Bob Dylan. In 1998, Blade teamed up with the Fellowship, a group of friends who were also seasoned musicians, creating a sound and a dynamic that make listeners feel cool and sophisticated, like they're part of the party. The Portland Jazz Festival can't suck too much this year when Brian Blade and the Fellowship are at the helm of its opening night. ROSE FINN

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