Located Inside:

Antoinette Hatfield Hall

Winningstad Theatre

Ralph Peterson's Triangular

Featuring The Curtis Brothers

Jazz drummer, bandleader and educator Ralph Peterson achieved early notoriety as Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers second drummer in 1983 and has continued in his footsteps with mentoring young talent throughout his career. Over the years, Peterson has also played with jazz heavyweights such as Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, Charles Lloyd, Branford Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Jon Faddis, Dewey Redman, Geri Allen, Betty Carter, Stanley Cowell and Wynton Marsalis. But arguably his most impressive work has been featured with his own trio, Triangular, whose first iteration put out their album on Blue Note Records in 1988. In early 2016, Peterson resurrected Triangular for only the third time in nearly 30 years with its new album, TriAngular III, and this time being aided by the surefire musical chemistry of brothers Luques and Zaccai Curtis on bass and piano respectively. This reinvigorated version of Triangular provides a dazzling showcase for Peterson’s boundless energy and imaginative tunes while allowing The Curtis Brothers room to show off their own composition skills and flawless musical chops.

(Peterson) specializes in a more urgent and pressurized momentum: a runaway freight train, a bronco bolting out of the chute…” – The New York Times


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Winningstad Theatre : Upcoming Events


Portland'5 & Chamber Music Northwest present chamber music ensemble American Brass Quintet at the...

Showing: 10/06

Portland'5 welcomes composer and guitarist Kaki King to the Winningstad Theatre Saturday, October 14, 2017...

Showing: 10/14

Portland'5 presents bass/cello/violin trio Simply Three at the Winningstad Theatre for a concert on...

Showing: 10/17

Portland'5 presents One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody on Love, Friendship and Shoes at the...

Showing: 10/20 - 10/22

Portland'5 welcomes Las Migas- flamenco and Mediterranean music from Spain- to the Winningstad Theatre...

Showing: 10/29

Emery Entertainment presents Robert Dubac's The Book of Moron for three performances only at the Portland'...

Showing: 12/01 - 12/02