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TWO BASS HIT feat. Ed Bennett, Shao Way Wu

Biamp Portland Jazz Festival | 20th Anniversary

Friday, February 24 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Biamp Portland Jazz Festival
feat. Ed Bennett, Shao Way Wu
presented by PDX Jazz 

P5 Art Bar | 4.00 – 5.30 PM
FREE Community Event

Two Bass Hit is a duo featuring bassists Ed Bennett and Shao Way Wu. The two stellar musicians came together in 2017 working on repertoire and arrangements of music from the Great American Songbook, Bird, Monk, Strayhorn and many more as well as original compositions. Two basses are a great forum for jazz explorations.

Ed Bennett has long been considered one of the West Coast’s premiere acoustic bass players. Los Angeles born, he relocated to Portland, OR in 1990. Ed’s work has taken him virtually everywhere in the world. He has worked with, toured internationally, or recorded with many legendary jazz figures, including: Dizzy Gillespie, Curtis Fuller, Terell Stafford, Claudio Roditi, Jeremy Pelt, Joe Henderson, Sonny Stitt, Benny Golson, Frank Morgan, Richie Cole, Pete Christlieb, Bud Shank, Charles McPherson, Hadley Caliman, Bobby Watson, Harry Allen, Pete Jolly, Don Abney, Joe Albany, Dave Frishberg, James Williams, Mike Wofford, Pete Malinverni, Bill Mays, Dick Berk, Lawrence Marable, Joey Baron, Frank Butler, Gene Stone, Chuck Redd, Carmen McRae, Jimmy Witherspoon, Anita O’Day, Nancy King, Ernistine Anderson, Marlena Shaw, Karrin Allyson, Mary Stallings, Dee Daniels, Bill Henderson, The Modernaires, Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabakin Big Band and the Gerald Wilson Orchestra.

Shao Way Wu is a freelance jazz bassist and Portland resident who grew up in Hong Kong. He moved to the Bay Area in 1971 at the age of fifteen. For two decades Wu was a pillar of the Humboldt County, CA jazz community. His artistic spirit has been thriving in Portland, where he’s released a handful of albums and collaborated with a swath of northwest creatives. Current projects include The CMG Extradition Series, John Savage Quartet, Bryan Smith Quartet, Alan Cook Collective, JB Butler Trio, John Niekrasz Trio, Ike Levin Trio, Chris Lee Duo.


Friday, February 24
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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