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THEE SACRED SOULS + ORQUESTRA PACIFICO TROPICAL | SOLD OUT!
BIAMP PORTLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL | 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Friday, February 24 | 8:30 pm
Biamp Portland Jazz Festival
THEE SACRED SOULS
+ ORQUESTRA PACIFICO TROPICAL
& JALEN N’GONDA
presented by PDX Jazz
of $5 per ticket available on Advance Purchase Tickets Only.
Discount not valid on the Day of Show.
ALL AGES – Seated
8.10 pm Jalen N’Gonda
8.45 pm Orquestra Pacifico Tropical
9.45 pm Thee Scared Souls
For Thee Sacred Souls, the first time is often the charm. The band’s first club dates led to a record deal with the revered Daptone label; their first singles racked up more than ten million streams in a year and garnered attention from Billboard, Rolling Stone, and KCRW; and their first fans included the likes of Gary Clark Jr., The Black Pumas, Princess Nokia, and Timbaland. Now, the breakout San Diego trio is ready to deliver yet another landmark first with the release of their self-titled debut.
“Every step of the way has just been so organic,” says drummer Alex Garcia. “Things just seem to happen naturally when the three of us get together.”
Indeed, there’s something inevitable about the sound of Thee Sacred Souls, as if Garcia and his bandmates—bassist Sal Samano and singer Josh Lane—have been playing together for a lifetime already. Produced by Bosco Mann (aka Daptone co-founder Gabriel Roth), Thee Sacred Souls is a warm and textured record, mixing the easygoing grace of sweet ’60s soul with the grit and groove of early ’70s R&B, and the performances are utterly intoxicating, with Lane’s weightless vocals anchored by the rhythm section’s deep pocket and infectious chemistry. Hints of Chicano, Philly, Chicago, Memphis, and even Panama soul turn up here, and while it’s tempting to toss around labels like “retro” with a deliberately analog collection like this, there’s also something distinctly modern about the band that defies easy categorization, a rawness and a sincerity that transcends time and place.
ORQUESTRA PACIFICO TROPICAL
All kindred spirits that have been in each other’s bands since the dawn of time. In this band, OPT connect all living energy together as one and bring the house down with electrifyingly infectious ’50s, ’60s & ’70s cumbias from Colombia to Peru.
Join us and have a ball…
Born in Maryland, USA, Jalen N’Gonda chose the city of Liverpool as the place in which he would flourish as a musician. It was at the age of 11 he began getting into music, inspired by his father’s collection of jazz, hip-hop, soul and classical records. Since moving to Liverpool in 2014 Jalen has been playing gigs across the UK and beyond. Two years later Jalen is selling out headline shows in London and Geneva, is breaking into the Viral Charts with his debut single and is supporting touring act such as Laura Mvula, Martha Reeves and Lauryn Hill at the Montreal Jazz Festival. With his tender soulful voice and bluesy arrangements, Jalen will leave you no choice but to be drawn into his world.