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Steven R. Lorton

Portland music

Here's a sampler of the city's best music venues.


The Blue Monk. 5 p.m.–2 a.m. Tue–Sun. 3341 S.E. Belmont St.; or 503/595-0575.

Jazz at the Lobby Court, Benson Hotel. 9 p.m. Wed–Sat; free. 309 S.W. Broadway Ave.; or 503/228-2000.

Jazz Society of Oregon. With a $36 annual membership you receive a subscription to the monthly magazine Jazzscene. or 503/234-1332.

Jimmy Mak's. 7:30 p.m. Mon–Wed, 9 p.m. Thu–Sat. 300 N.W. 10th Ave. (at Everett St.); or 503/295-6542.

Leroy Vinnegar Jazz Institute, Portland State University. "Remembrance: The Music of Jim Pepper" 7:30 p.m. Feb 11. 1011 S.W. 12th Ave.; 503/725-5828.

Portland Jazz Festival. Feb 11–20. or 503/228-5299.


Chamber Music Northwest. Brahms Festival (in collaboration with the Oregon Symphony) Feb 18–28. 35th Anniversary Summer Festival Jun 27–Jul 31. or 503/294-6400.

Friends of Chamber Music. Chanticleer, a 12-man a cappella ensemble, Feb 26–27. or 503/725-3307.

Oregon Symphony. Dvorák Cello Concerto Feb 5–7. "Evening of Romance" Pops concert Feb 12–14. Brahms Festival Feb 18–28 (Brahms Symphony no. 2 Feb 19–21; Brahms German Requiem Feb 26–28). or 503/228-1353.

Portland Baroque Orchestra. Haydn and Mozart performances with baroque violinist Andrew Manze. Feb 11–13. or 503/222-6000.

Portland State University Piano Recital Series. Louis Lortie, Canadian concert pianist, Mar 19–20. or 503/725-3307.


Artichoke Music. Check website for upcoming performances. Store open 10–6 Tue–Sat. 3130-A S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.; or 503/232-8845.

Homowo African Arts & Cultures. Check website for upcoming performances. or 503/288-3025.

Pink Martini. Check website for upcoming performances.

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