Ezra Weiss & Devin Phillips (In Person)

Wednesday, August 26 2020 @ 7PM

The LCCC presents an evening with composer/pianist Ezra Weiss, “a bold, inspired figure in the contemporary jazz arranging scene” (DownBeat) in a duo with tenor saxophone Devin Phillips.

Sorry, the Dinner & A Show option is no longer available.

With the safety of our patrons, staff and musicians in mind, we’re offering two types of tickets:
1) Table seating in the LCCC auditorium before a small audience of 25, seated in singles and couples at socially-distant tables. Masks will be required.
2) VIP Live Stream, broadcast from the LCCC auditorium to your laptop, phone, tablet or TV through our private YouTube channel. Purchase a ticket to the VIP Live feed, and we’ll send you the link prior to the show.

Ezra Weiss has released seven albums as a bandleader: The Five A.M. Strut (2003), Persephone (2005), Get Happy (2007), The Shirley Horn Suite (2010), Our Path To This Moment (2012), Before You Know It [Live in Portland] (2014), and We Limit Not the Truth of God (2019). All of these CD’s have received substantial national and international acclaim from the press, and have spent significant time on the JazzWeek Radio Charts.

Additionally, Ezra composed the music for the Portland Jazz Composer’s Ensemble’s multimedia concert and recording, From Maxville To Vanport (2018). He also wrote the big band arrangements for Derek Hines’ recording The Long Journey Home (2017), which led to the formation of the Ezra Weiss Big Band.

Born and reared in New Orleans, the cradle of jazz, Devin Phillips’ intense affair with the saxophone began at the age of eight. Performing, touring and recording with top jazz artists, such as Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Palmieri, The Headhunters, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, musician Lenny Kravitz, and Los Hombres Caliente (with whom he recorded two award-winning albums) soon followed. His reputation as a sax man with intricate and rhythmically innovative sounds made him a popular feature at jazz festivals: France’s Jazz de Vien Festival; Tokyo’s JVC Jazz Festival; Itanbul’s The Ruins; Spain’s Barcelona Jazz Festival; the Netherlands’ North Sea Jazz and the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

Your ticket purchase supports these fantastic musicians, as well as the Cultural Center and an adventurous group of local audio and video professionals dedicated to live broadcasts of the highest quality (the LCCC Stream Team).

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