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Ideal Holiday Outing (all ages welcome)

Dec. 22-23 with piano masters David Goldblatt & Darrell Grant:

Bend has emerged as a hub of jazz in Oregon. Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz features two shows (Friday & Saturday) on one weekend each month, from October to April (see below for details). Our shows feature some of the world’s greatest musicians from jazz, blues, soul and R&B.

This year, CURRENTS lounge will also feature live local jazz every Thursday, from 7-9pm, where we will take advantage of our gorgeous grand piano to present the best jazz musicians and singers in Bend. There is no cover charge.

Our intimate jazz club is adjacent to the lounge. We offer 225 reserved seats, free parking, state-of-the-art sound, a special jazz menu, cocktails featuring Crater Lake Spirits, an assortment of fabulous wines from Stoller Family Estate and our shows are open to all ages. No doubt you will agree that we are the best gig in town.

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December 22-23

Double Bill: Darrell Grant & David Goldblatt with Chris Brown, Dave Captein & John Nastos

OPENING: Plus A Drummer (Alan Jones Academy of Music)

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A unique format, featuring two quartets on the same bill

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Darrell Grant: Piano | David Goldblatt: Piano | Chris Brown: Drums | Dave Captein: Bass | John Nastos: Saxophone


A unique format, featuring two quartets on the same bill, separately led by Portland-based pianists Darrell Grant (Tony Williams, Brian Blade) and David Goldblatt (The Chevy Chase Show, Diana Ross, Dizzy Gillespie). New Zealand¹s Evening Post wrote about Grant, ³I didn¹t know piano could be this good,² Goldblatt is well known as a composter and arranger for numerous films and TV shows, who moved to Portland several years ago after a long career as a major player in the LA music scene, Each quartet will be backed by Chris Brown on drums, Dave Captein on bass, and guest appearances by saxophonist John Nastos. This is an amazing opportunity to hear contrasting styles and sensitivities.

WEBSITE: Darrell Grant

Artist Video

David Goldblatt — Serenity (Live at Jimmy Mak’s)
David Goldblatt — Live on the Dennis Miller Show (as musical director)
Darrell Grant — Live @ Montavilla Jazz Festival (2015)
Darrell Grant — The Territory

WEBSITE: David Goldblatt

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January 12-13

George Colligan + Buster Williams + LENNY WHITE TRIO

OPENING: Eclipse (Alan Jones Academy of Music)

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Two legends join world-renown Portland-based pianist

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Buster Williams: Bass | Lenny White: Drums | George Colligan: Piano

Two legends, bassist Buster Williams (Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Bobby McFerrin, Sonny Fortune), and drummer Lenny White (Return To Forever, Gato Barbieri, Larry Coryell, Stanley Clarke, Chaka Kahn, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis), join world-renown Portland-based pianist George Colligan (Jack DeJohnette, Cassandra Wilson, Jane Monheit, Christian McBride), forming a world-class trio. According to All About Jazz (Chris Hoven), Colligan is "one of the best kept secrets in jazz."

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George Colligan - Live in Italy
Buster Williams — with Herbie Hancock
Lenny White — with Chick Corea and Return To Forever, Live at Montreal 2008

WEBSITE: Buster Williams

  

WEBSITE: Lenny White

  

WEBSITE: George Colligan

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February 16-17

REGINA CARTER QUINTET

OPENING: Bend Student Jazz & Funk Ensemble

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The foremost jazz violinist in generations

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Regina Carter: Violin | Xavier Davis: Piano & Keys | Chris Lightcap: Bass | Marvin Sewell: Guitar | Alvester Garnett: Drums

The foremost jazz violinist in generations, Regina Carter (Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Wynton Marsalis) brings her quintet from New York City, blending a range of musical influences, including Motown, Gospel, Afro-Cuban, Swing, Bebop, Folk, World, Cajun and, yes, even country. Ms. Carter received a MacArthur Fellowship ("genius grant") in 2006, is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, and has performed at many of the most esteemed performance venues in the world, including Lincoln Center, the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and Italy's Teatro Carlos Felice. Carter is pioneering new and exciting possibilities for an instrument that as long been defined by the classical tradition.

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Regina Carter — Artiste
Regina Carter — Ain’t Nobody

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March 23–24

Taylor Eigsti QUARTET (WITH HARISH RAGHAVAN, ERIC HARLAND & JULIAN LAGE)

Opening: Innovation Project
(Laz Glickman, Domo Branch
and Finn Jones)

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"The most amazing talent I've ever come across.” (Brubeck)

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Taylor Eigsti: Piano | Harish Raghavan: Bass | Eric Harland: Drums | Julian Lage: Guitar

Two-time Grammy nominee, pianist Taylor Eigsti (John Mayer, Dave Brubeck, Sting), who was acclaimed by Brubeck as "the most amazing talent I've ever come across," leads a quartet of virtuoso musicians that includes bassist Harish Raghavan (Vijay Iyer, Ambrose Akinmusire), multi-Grammy nominated Eric Harland (Betty Carter, Esperanza Spalding, Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter) on drums, and Grammy-nominated guitarist Julian Lage(Béla Fleck, Fred Hersch). This is truly an all-star lineup, as each of these musicians is a star in their own right.

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Taylor Eigsti, Harish Raghavan & Eric Harland Trio — NYC Winter Jazz Fest 2012
Taylor Eigsti/Julian Lage Duo — Little Darlin’
Taylor Eigsti — I Love You (solo)

WEBSITE: Taylor Eigsti

  

WEBSITE: Harish Raghaven

  

WEBSITE: Eric Harland

  

WEBSITE: Julien Lage

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April 20-21

Dan Balmer EXTRAVAGANZA (3 TRIOS)

» Caminos Cruzados (featuring Nat Hulskamp & Israel Annoh)
» Trio Uncontrollable (featuring Damian Erskine & Alan Jones)
» Dan Balmer Trio (featuring George Mitchell & Alan Jones)

Opening:
Totem (Alan Jones Academy of Music)

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A unique opportunity to enjoy the many sides of Portland's famed guitarist.

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Dan Balmer: Guitar

Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz’s second season closes with a unique opportunity to enjoy the many sides of Portland's famed guitarist Dan Balmer (Airto, Benny Green, Joey DeFrancesco), as he will lead an extravaganza featuring three of his groups, each playing a separate 45-minute set. Following a performance in South Florida, The Palm Beach Post reviewed proclaimed “(Dan’s) fast fingered runs and twisting figures were arresting.”

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Trio Uncontrollable (w/ Damien Erskine & Alan Jones) — Live at Jimmy Mak’s
Caminhos Cruzados — Live at Jimmy Mak’s
Dan Balmer Trio — Jazz at Joe’s (Bend)

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