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ANDREW OLIVER TRIO
Sunday, February 20 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFREE
2022 BIAMP PDX JAZZ FESTIVAL
ANDREW OLIVER TRIO
URBAN FARMER AT THE NINES, a Luxury Collection Hotel
| 12.00 NOON – 1.30 PM
FREE Community Event
Andrew Oliver piano
Tyson Stubelek drums
David Evans clarinet and tenor sax
“Works by Jelly Roll Morton and other early 20th-century piano greats just fly in the hands of this 21st-century virtuoso. There’s definitely something about his combination of technical brilliance and go-for-broke dynamism that just grabs you.” The Sunday Times (UK)
“Andrew Oliver is almost punk-rock in his attitude about Traditional Jazz and bringing back its visceral nature.” Matt Fleeger, KMHD Jazz Radio (USA)
Andrew Oliver is a pianist from Portland, Oregon, specializing in stride piano, 1920s jazz and blues, ragtime, and tango. His playing is energetic and authentic, drawing on the styles of pianists such as Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, and Earl Hines to deliver a stomping style which emphasizes the exciting groove that brought jazz to the forefront of popular music in the 20th century. Andrew lived in London from 2013-2020, performing in the UK and Europe with a number of acclaimed groups including the Dime Notes and Vitality Five, and has now returned to Portland, performing regularly with the Bridgetown Sextet and as a soloist around town.
Andrew is the founder of the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, a 2012 Chamber Music America New Jazz Works recipient, and an Oregon Arts Commission fellow. He also performs and composes a wide variety of music ranging from Argentine tango to modern jazz but with a strong focus on 1920s jazz and classic tango styles.
Tyson Stubelek Portland native began playing music at the age of 3 under the guidance of his father, also a drummer. Upon meeting and hearing Elvin Jones play live, Tyson, at age twelve, began to focus intently on being a jazz musician, studying with Portland drum gurus Alan Jones and Mel Brown, to whom he attributes much of his musical understanding.
Tyson moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 2005 where he studied intently at the New England Conservatory with many of the world’s finest including Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Billy Hart, and Bob Moses.
Tyson has toured internationally and has performed with the likes of Danilo Perez, Esperanza Spalding, Brian Lynch, Joe Locke, Don Byron, Clay Jenkins, Chuck Israels, Julian Lage, David Friesen, Glen Moore, Todd Sickafoose, Devin Philips, Shook Twins, Tony Furtado, Anna Tivel, George Colligan, and Darrell Grant.
In 2013, he returned home to Portland where he performs in a variety of stylistically diverse projects and teaches at the University of Portland, and George Fox University.
David Evans, Portland based saxophonist has performed or recorded with the likes of Art Abrams, Bryant Allard,Dan Balmer, Mel Brown, Dave Captein, Lynn Darroch, Sandy Dennison, Dan Faehnle, Dave Frishberg, Dan Gaynor, Darrell Grant, Chuck Israels, Carlton Jackson, Rebecca Kilgore, Glen Moore, Andrew Oliver, Eddie Parente, Charlie Porter, Randy Porter, Ron Steen, Todd Strait, Jay Thomas, Bobby Torres, Tall Jazz, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, Bridgetown Sextet, The Midnight Serenaders, and many others.
He has arranged music for Rebecca Kilgore, Retta Christie, Lynn Darroch, Johnny Martin, Eddie Parente, Armonica Gilford, Jonathan Swanson, Bill Hughes and others, and arranged music for Mahalia Jackson’s 100th Birthday concert in New Orleans.
A scholarship to Loyola University brought him to New Orleans in 1984, where he quickly became a busy commercial and jazz musician and where he performed or recorded with Pete Fountain, B. B. King, Mose Allison, Nicholas Payton, Brian Blade, Johnny Mathis, Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Dany Brillant and many others.
From the late 1980s to the mid 1990s David was musical director on the National Historic Landmark steamboat Delta Queen. He also researched, created and presented special programs on different periods of American music for groups from The Smithsonian, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. At home in the Northwest since 1994, he keeps a busy schedule as a working musician. As a teacher, David is associated with Lewis and Clark College and Marylhurst University.