Ahhhh, finally summer in Portland. We all knew we had to wait until after July 4 – it’s simply understood – yet everyone I know was chomping at the bit for some warm sun, BBQ, lemonade, neighbors out on their porches and front lawns… and now it’s here!
Of course, summer heats up even more with live music, and in this town, we are never in short supply. Even in this band we have live music going weekly, sometimes as Mosaique, sometimes lending our “pieces” to other groups and grooves.
This Saturday, see Mosaique together at Arrivederci, our happy haunt, 7:30-10:30. Unlike other places in town, there’s no cover on this gig, so come on down and enjoy great food and wine and sultry summer jazz (and maybe some pop and funk, you never know)…
Earlier that day, catch the Steves playing with Carol Rossio, la chanteuse locale qui va chanter au Jour de la Bastille in the Pearl at Jameson Park, high noon!
Each Monday, catch Steve Squared at Rocco’s Bar downtown with the occasional femme fatale, 7:30-10:00p – grab a slice of their amazing vegan pizza (or the pepperoni, I suppose) and a brew and settle in – also no cover! They’ll also be backing local recording artist Kelley Shannon at Arrivederci during Happy Hour on July 23 and at Indish on the 29th.
First Thursdays, head south for the artistic stylings of Frankie D and Malski (aka Frank DiGiovanni, pianist and Steve Maliszewski, bassist) at Arrivederci playing 7-10p.
And on Saturday, July 17, Thea will be joining Tall Jazz (Mike Horsfall – vibes, Dan Presley – bass, Dave Averre -drums) and friends (George Mitchell – piano, Bryant Allard – trumpet, Lee Wuthenow – tenor sax) for Jazz in the City at Pioneer Square, smack in the midst of the Sand in the City celebration. This is a fundraiser for Impact Northwest and is $35 per ticket. For more info see the official website.
Need we say more? There’s fabulous music happening all over town, basking in the sun and rolling through the jasmine – come join us!