Monday, October 24, 2011

PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater Presents Cuong Vu, October 26


PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater Presents Cuong Vu, October 26

PDX Jazz Logo Mission Theater KMHD Logo

PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater Offers $2 Discount

for Trumpeter Cuong Vu and Quartet, Burn List

October 26 @ 8pm


**Name your favorite pho restaurant at the door

and receive a special $2 off promotion**

Cuong Vu

Sideman to the Stars to Make Debut Performance With New Band

PDX Jazz, the presenting organization of the Portland Jazz Festival in partnership with The Mission Theater, along with The Crystal Hotel and our media sponsor KMHD Radio, is set to continue the PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater series with Cuong Vu on Wednesday, October 26th at 8pm. The world renowned Vietnamese trumpeter will be performing with the Seattle-based quartet, Burn List. Vu and his band will be interviewed live on KMHD Radio this Wednesday, October 26 at 4pm.

Burn List is a new collaboration out of Seattle featuring Vu on trumpet, tenor saxophonist Greg Sinibaldi, keyboardist Aaron Otheim, and drummer Chris Icasiano. The group plays incredibly diverse styles, with influences ranging from Albert Ayler to Aphex Twin and Ligeti to Messhuggah, amongst their many other sounds. Expect a truly unique listening experience.

Cuong Vu's most recent album, Leaps of Faith, was released in February and was met with Vu's customary positive reviews. "Leaps of Faith is a musical paradox, conveying stillness and serenity through blatant expressions of noise. The results are brilliant." - "That the band is able to make so many disparate elements intersect at all, let alone with cohesion and vitality, speak to Vu and the Band's marvelous imagination." - JazzTimes.

Watch Video Featuring Cuong Vu Performing With

the Pat Metheny Group - "The Way Up Tour" (2005)

Trumpeter Cuong Vu and Burn List @ The Mission Theater

October 26 starting at 8 PM

Cuong Vu - trumpet

Greg Sinibaldi - tenor saxophone

Aaron Otheim - keyboard

Chris Icasiano - drums


World Jazz Wednesdays:

October 26 · Cuong Vu · 8pm

"Vu composes and plays a kind of music that is both jazz and not-jazz, post-rock without the pretention, metal without the cookie monster voice. Whatever it is, it's brilliant..."

- Matt Cibula,

November 16 · Miguel Zenón · 8pm

"This young musician [Miguel Zenón] and composer is at once reestablishing the artistic, cultural, and social tradition of jazz while creating an entirely new jazz language for the 21st century."

- MacArthur Foundation, 2008

Final PDX Jazz @ Mission Theater Performance of 2011:

Tuesday, December 13 · George Colligan · 8pm
The New York native, pianist/composer recently joined the music faculty at PSU and
will premiere a program of original works along with performing the music by the iconic pianist, former PSU professor and Blue Note Records recording artist, Andrew Hill. Colligan will be

joined by guest pianist Kerry Politzer, guest guitarist Dan Balmer,

bassist Eric Gruber, and drummer Todd Strait.

Tickets for shows ticketed by Cascade Tickets may be purchased at the

Crystal box office or other McMenamins outlet

(Bagdad Theater, Edgefield, East 19th St. Café in Eugene)

At these locations the convenience charge is only $1.

Or you can order by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX,

or by clicking the "Buy Tickets" link located at the event

listing on the McMenamins schedules.

Tickets are $15 advance/day of show.

*PDX Jazz members will receive a $2 discount at the door

for naming their favorite Pho restaurant. Offer available at the door only*

**reserved seating is available for PDX Jazz members

The Mission Theater is located at

1624 N.W. Glisan, Portland, OR

(503) 223-4527

Located within walking distance of the Mission Theater,

McMenamins Crystal Hotel & Ballroom is ideal for concert-goers

For more info about McMenamins Hotel & Ballroom, visit:

For further information contact

Don Lucoff @

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