Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dan Balmer's "Far Wes - A Tribute to Wes Montgomery" Concert Reminder


PDX Jazz @ The Mission banner

PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater Presents

For Portland Only: Dan Balmer

"Far Wes - A Tribute to Wes Montgomery"

Featuring George Mitchell, Andrea Niemiec and Mel Brown

Photo Credit: Steve Korn

Thursday, November 15th @ 7:30pm

One Show Only


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, announces guitarist Dan Balmer, featuring special guests organist George Mitchell, bassist Andrea Niemiec, and drummer Mel Brown, as part of the continuing PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater series on Thursday, November 15 @ 7:30PM. Balmer will showcase a special For Portland Only performance, "Far Wes - A Tribute to Wes Montgomery", in honor of the late jazz guitar innovator, who was known for his smooth, thumb-picked sound and cited by the likes of Pat Metheny, Lee Ritenour, and Jimi Hendrix as an influence.


"To me, Wes was the ultimate jazz guitarist. He never sounded like he was playing licks, but instead, was presenting the pure melodies that were flowing through him," says Balmer. "When you watch him play, he, like all truly great artists, made it look effortless, as if he is simply channeling pure truth from a higher place." The quartet will be performing tunes including "Four on Six", "West Coast Blues", "Goin Out of my Head", "When a Man Loves a Woman", "Airegin", "Road Song", and "Once I Loved."


Dan Balmer at La Plata Jazz Festival 

Dan Balmer at La Plata Jazz Festival


PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater Presents

For Portland Only: Dan Balmer

"Far Wes - A Tribute to Wes Montgomery"

Thursday, November 15th @ 7:30pm


Dan Balmer - Guitar

George Mitchell - Organ

Andrea Niemiec - Bass

Mel Brown - Drums





Thursday, December 13 · George Colligan

"Hands On! - A Tribute to Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner"

All Seats $15 - Show @ 7:30PM 

George Colligan - Piano

David Valdez - Alto Saxophone

Nicole Glover - Tenor Saxophone

Chris Higgins - Bass

Chris Brown - Drums


Saturday, January 5 · Jenny Scheinman Trio

Featuring Bill Frisell and Brian Blade

Two Shows: 7:00 and 9:30PM, All Seats $25

Jenny Scheinman - Violin

Bill Frisell - Guitar

Brian Blade - Drums 



The Mission Theater

1624 N.W. Glisan, Portland, OR

(503) 223-4527



Ticketing Info:

Tickets for shows ticketed by Cascade Tickets may be purchased at the Crystal box office or other McMenamins outlets (Bagdad Theater, Edgefield, East 19th St. Café in Eugene). At these locations the convenience charge is only $1. 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.

* Reserved seating is available for PDX Jazz members


$2 Discount Trivia Question: What are the names of Wes Montgomery's

two brothers, and what city does the Montgomery family hail from? 



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: 



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