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2022 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival: Ron Carter Trio

Welcome to the 2022 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival, February 17 – 26, 2022, celebrating jazz music and culture in Portland for 19 consecutive years!

The 2022 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival includes artists spanning the full breadth of the genre; artists who are driving the evolution of jazz figure prominently alongside GRAMMY® Award-Winning masters.

RON CARTER is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz history, with more than 2,200 albums to his credit, an accomplishment honored in the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records. He has recorded with greats including: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons, Jaki Byard, Eric Dolphy and Cannonball Adderley.

From 1963 to 1968, Ron was a member of the classic and acclaimed Miles Davis Quintet. He was named Outstanding Bassist of the Decade by the Detroit News, Jazz Bassist of the Year by Downbeat magazine, and MVP by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He earned two Grammy awards, one in 1993 for Best Jazz Instrumental Group, and another in 1998 for Call Sheet Blues from the film Round Midnight.

Ron has composed music for the classic films A Gathering of Old Men, The Passion of Beatrice and Blind Faith.

In 2014, Ron received the medallion and title of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, France’s premier cultural award, by the French Minister of Culture.

A best- selling author, Carter’s books include Building Jazz Bass Lines and his autobiography Finding The Right Notes, available in print as well as an audio book read by the Maestro himself. In 2016 he published Ron Carter’s Comprehensive Bass Method, an advanced level book pioneering the use of QR codes to demonstrate technique in printed books.

Additionally, Ron authored The Ron Carter Songbook, a collection of 121 original compositions including classic hits such as Little Waltz, For Toddler’s Only, Loose Change.

In 2017, Ron expanded his reach to his considerable worldwide following on Facebook, where he regularly posts helpful information and back-stories for bass players and fans alike. His “Facebook Live” events are enjoyed around the world.

2018 saw the publication of Behind the Changes, another groundbreaking book where Carter shows how he “changes the changes” with each new chorus, with a clear roadmap to how any bassist can do it with proper practice.

Ron teaches frequently at master classes around the world. He has also received five honorary doctorates, most recently from The Juilliard School.

Ron continues to tour worldwide, with his trio, quartet, nonet and big band, playing to sold-out crowds across Europe, Asia, and South America.

CHUCK ISRAELS performance + PDX JAZZ MASTER Award 

Chuck Israels is a composer/arranger/bassist who has worked with Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, J.J. Johnson, John Coltrane, and many others.  He is best known for his work with the Bill Evans Trio from 1961 through 1966 and for his pioneering accomplishments in Jazz Repertory as Director of the National Jazz Ensemble from 1973 to 1981.

Among Chuck’s many recordings as a bassist, some outstanding ones include: Coltrane Time, with John Coltrane; My Point of View, with Herbie Hancock;  Getz au Go-Go, with Stan Getz; and many recordings with the Bill Evans Trio, including The Town Hall Concert; The Second Trio; Trio ’65; Live at the Trident; Time Remembered; and  Live at Shelley’s Manne Hole.

Recently retired from directing the jazz studies program at Western Washington University, Chuck has moved to Portland, OR to work in its vibrant jazz community and participate in his favorite Northwest city’s cultural life.

COVID-19 Update

PDX Jazz Event Attendance Policy

IMPORTANT HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

VACCINE REQUIREMENT

All PDX Jazz staff, volunteers, and patrons attending PDX Jazz events must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of age, which includes receiving a booster shot. Prior to entering any venue hosting a PDX Jazz event, all individuals will be required to provide proof of full vaccination (an official COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card issued by the CDC) along with a valid government issued photo ID (a valid student ID from an education institution may be accepted for minors under the age of 18 who are accompanied by an adult guardian).

Individuals who have received the two-dose regimen of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson, who are not eligible for a booster, must provide a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test taken within 2 days of event entry or Antigen [rapid] test taken within 1 day of event entry). Negative test results must be from a test administered by a licensed healthcare facility. At-home tests are not accepted. Recipients of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines become eligible for a booster six months after their second dose, and recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine become eligible two months after their single dose.

Children ages 4 and under, for whom there is currently no vaccine available, are not permitted to attend PDX Jazz events.

“Fully Vaccinated” means that an individual has received their final vaccination dose of either the two-dose regimen of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson at least 14 days before the event date, and at least 7 days have passed since receiving their booster shot.

PDX Jazz will not recognize any exemptions to this vaccination requirement and policy.

MASK REQUIREMENT

Face masks are required to be worn by all persons at PDX Jazz events. Unmasked persons will not be allowed into the venue. Masks must completely cover the nose and mouth. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable. Masks must be worn at all times except while eating or drinking for brief periods. 

SAFETY ENFORCEMENT

In order to protect attending audiences, performing artists, and working personnel, and to create the safest environment possible, safety officers and event staff will be on site at PDX Jazz events enforcing all provisions of this event attendance policy.

REFUNDS

Refunds will be provided for those unable to meet the event admission vaccination requirements outlined in this PDX Jazz Event Attendance Policy.

Ticket holders who have already purchased a ticket to a PDX Jazz event, that are unable to meet the updated vaccination requirement, may request refund assistance by emailing ticketing@pdxjazz.com

Refunds will be provided directly from the ticketing company that issued the ticket.

This policy is subject to change and updates will be posted at pdxjazz.org.

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