MT. BACHELOR RIVERHOUSE JAZZ

The best gig in town, at the best new place to eat

Central Oregon’s music scene and Bend’s nightlife will get a major boost in October, as Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz launches a new seven-month series that will feature a mix of world-class touring artists, including Benny Green, Tierney Sutton, Yellowjackets and Ravi Coltrane, as well as the greats of the NW (see detailed artist information below). There will be two shows (Friday & Saturday) one weekend each month, from October to April.

A new intimate jazz club is being created adjacent to Currents at the Riverhouse, following a $10 million renovation of the iconic hotel.  Check out the recent review of Currents.  Pre-show reservations are highly recommended.  A special “jazz menu” will be available during the shows, as well as handcrafted NW beers (featuring GoodLife Brewing), NW regional wines (featuring Stoller Family Estate), and a dessert and coffee bar.

Book the special Jazz + Ski + Stay Package to bundle Jazz tickets with Mt. Bachelor lift tickets and lodging.



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DOORS 
6:00pm

STUDENT ENSEMBLES 
6:30pm

HEADLINER 
7:30pm

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  • All seats reserved (select your seats online, view venue floor plan here
  • Digital tickets are transferrable and can be stored on your smart phone
  • Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz welcomes all ages

March 17–18

King Louies Portland Blues REVUE Featuring Louis Pain, Lisa Mann, Andy Stokes & LaRhonda Steele

Opening: Jazz Bros. (Bend trio featuring Georges Bouhey, Andy Armer & Warren Zaiger)

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“As heavy as [Memphis soul’s] impact has been, don’t forget how flat-out good the music was. The [Portland Blues Revue] will remind you.” (The Oregonian)

“Soul singer Andy Stokes sings Marvin Gaye as good as Marvin himself”
(Marshall Glickman)

Andy Stokes: Vocals | LaRhonda Steele: Vocals | Lisa Mann: Vocals & Electric Bass | Louis Pain: Hammond B3 Organ | Peter Dammann: Guitar | Renato Caranto: Tenor Saxophone | Danny Armstrong: Trombone | Edwin Coleman: Drums

“As heavy as [Memphis soul’s] impact has been, don’t forget how flat-out good the music was. The [Portland Blues Revue] will remind you.” (The Oregonian)
“Soul singer Andy Stokes sings Marvin Gaye as good as Marvin himself” (Marshall Glickman)

Back in 2012, Executive Producer Marshall Glickman, asked organist extraordinaire Louis Pain, if he could put together a “super group” of Portland-based blues and R&B artists. Wow…did Louis come through! Louis assembled a group exclusively for Bend, and they brought the crowd to their feet. No doubt they will do it again at Riverhouse Jazz, returning to Bend after a nearly two-year absence.

This group is an all-star cast. Three amazing voices are featured – the smooth, soulful voice of Oregon’s King of Soul, Andy Stokes (who sings Marvin Gaye as good as Marvin himself!), the church-inspired “get down on your knees and pray” chants of LaRhonda Steele, and the grit, warmth and oomph of West Virginia native Lisa Mann, who also masterfully holds down the bass grooves.

Stokes is about to release a new record, produced by LA-based Marlon McClain. Mann’s latest album, Move On, was honored by Blue411’s annual Jim Awares for Best Rocke/Blues Release. And, Steele teamed up with Louis Pain for last year’s release of Rock Me Baby, which received 4 out of 5 stars from Downbeat, and has been positively-reviewed by several of Europe’s music publications.

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April 14-15

Ravi Coltrane Quintet

Opening: Innovation Project (Portland trio featuring Laz Glickman, Finnegan Jones & Domo Branch)

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“Ravi Coltrane is an inventive and melodic improviser who has tempered his father’s headlong rush into a controlled contemporary aesthetic…” (Financial Times)

Ravi Coltrane: Saxophones

“Ravi Coltrane is an inventive and melodic improviser who has tempered his father’s headlong rush into a controlled contemporary aesthetic…” (Financial Times)

Riverhouse Jazz closes out its inaugural season with the acclaimed Grammy-nominated multi-saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, who is influenced by, but set apart from, his father’s legacy.

Ravi is well known as the second son of jazz legends, John and Alice Coltrane. His father passed away when he was two years old, when the family moved to Los Angeles. Raised by his mother, who was a significant influence on Ravi’s development as a world-class musician in her own right.

The post-bop Grammy-nominated saxophonist has released six albums as a bandleader, and has recorded and performed with the likes of Carlos Santana, Stanley Clarke, Herbie Hancock, Elvin Jones, Terrance Blanchard, Kenny Barron, Jack DeJohnette, and McCoy Tyner. Ravi is co-leader of the Saxophone Summit, featuring Joe Lavano and Dave Leibman. As a producer, his credits include David Gilmore (Pink Floyd guitarist).

In 2005, Coltrane performed for the first time in India, as part of a delegation of American jazz musicians sent by the State Department to promote HIV/AIDS awareness, which included Al Jarreau, George Duke, and Earl Klugh. There, he first met the person he was named after, sitar legend Ravi Shankar while performing at the Coltrane Shankar Centre.

Ravi’s quartet has performed several times at the Monterey, Newport and Montreux Jazz Festivals.

He resides in Brooklyn, New York, and oversees a variety of projects regarding the preservation of the John Coltrane Home in Dix Hills, Long Island and important re-issues of his parent’s recordings.

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