Thursdays at The Hoxton: Bossa PDX: Featuring Kerry Politzer
Thursday, September 21 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us as we kick off our fall jazz series with The Hoxton. Every Thursday, we’ll feature PDX-based musicians for a night of jazz, cocktails, and bar bites at Lovely Rita. Every Thursday from September 21-November 30th from 5-7pm. Please note: no show the week of Thanksgiving.
Tickets: Online: $15; PDX Jazz Members / Hoxton Guests: $10
Bossa PDX, led by Kerry Polizter, is a Portland-based band that plays lovingly transcribed arrangements of Gilberto Gil, Roberto Menescal, Marcos Valle, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, João Donato, and Tom Jobim compositions, among others. We also play a selection of upbeat Brazilian jazz tunes. Our instrumentation includes vocals, piano, sax or flute, guitar, bass, and percussion.
Kerry Politzer is a Portland-based jazz pianist, composer, and educator. She is on the music faculty of Portland State University, and she has taught at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Swing University, the University of Portland, and the Oregon Jazz Workshop. Kerry received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Piano from the New England Conservatory of Music, where she studied improvisation and composition with the late jazz guru Charlie Banacos. In May 2023, she earned a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from Rowan University. Kerry is an alumna of the 2003 and 2005 Banff Jazz Workshops.
Bossa PDX: Featuring Kerry Politzer | September 21
Leon Cotter Quartet | September 28
Dan Balmer Quartet | October 5
James Powers Trio | October 12
Tahirah Memory Trio | October 19
Maria Wulf Trio | October 26
Integer Quartet with Todd Marston | November 2
Damian Erskine Trio | November 9
Idit Shner Quartet | November 16
Pablo Rivarola Quartet | November 30