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HUBERT LAWS & BRIAN JACKSON ‘JAZZ CONVERSATION’ W/ ASHLEY KAHN
Biamp Portland Jazz Festival | 20th Anniversary
Saturday, February 25 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmFREE
2023 Biamp Portland Jazz Festival
HUBERT LAWS & BRIAN JACKSON
w/ ASHLEY KAHN
PORTLAND’5 ARTBAR | 5.30 PM – 6.30 PM
FREE Community Event
Internationally renowned legend Hubert Laws is one of the few classical artists who has also mastered jazz, pop, and rhythm-and-blues genres; moving effortlessly from one repertory to another. He is an NEA Jazz Master with 23 albums to his name plus endless collaborations with the who’s who of jazz, classical and pop music.
Brian Jackson flutist, keys, vocals of legendary duo Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson, wrote, arranged and produced over 10 classic albums together. Almost 40 years later, Brian is as vital as ever with acclaimed new releases on the Jazz is Dead label with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, on BBE Music & Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation.
ASHLEY KAHN is a GRAMMY® winning music historian, author and producer, a wearer of hats, is wary of autocrats, loves jazz but is allergic to cats. He co-wrote Carlos Santana’s autobiography The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story To Light, and has written titles on legendary recordings Kind of Blue by Miles Davis and A Love Supreme by John Coltrane, and a record label: The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records. His most recent book, George Harrison on George Harrison: Interviews and Encounters was published in August 2020. He teaches at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music.
Ashley has been our Portland Jazz Fest esteemed guest interviewer since 2020 in conversations with Gary Bartz, Makaya McCraven, Archie Shepp, Brian Jackson, Stanley Jordan, Harold López Nussa, Judith Hill, director John Scheinfeld and more.