PDX Jazz Thursdays at The Hoxton, Portland
Mike Horsfall/Dan Balmer Quartet
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Doors: 4:30 pm
Event: 5 pm
Artist Website: Mike Horsfall
Artist Website: Dan Balmer
Venue website: Lovely Rita - The Hoxton, Portland
Mike Horsfall has enjoyed a successful musical career for over 40 years, serving as a concert soloist, accompanist, musical director, educator, composer, arranger, and recording artist on both vibraphone and piano. In 2010 Horsfall was voted into the Oregon Jazz Society’s Hall of Fame as a member of the award-winning trio, Tall Jazz, which he co-founded in 1989. He has performed and recorded with a diverse group of world-class acts, including Anat Cohen, Kurt Elling, Janis Siegel, Pink Martini, Valarie Day and Nu Shooz, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, Marv & Rindy Ross, Rebecca Kilgore, Marilyn Keller, and Darrell Grant, to name just a few. Horsfall is a tireless jazz educator, serving on the faculties of Willamette University, Mt. Hood Community College, Clark College, and Oregon Episcopal School.
Dan Balmer: From coffee house gigs at fifteen to chart-topping success with the Tom Grant Band in the 90s, world tours with two-time Grammy Award winner Diane Schuur and contemporary jam bands, Dan Balmer brings fire and heart every time he plays the guitar. His playing spans nearly one hundred CDs including twelve as a leader from which his original works have appeared internationally on television, film, and radio.
The mission of PDX Jazz is to evolve the art of jazz by engaging our community, celebrating live performances, and enhancing arts education.
PDX Jazz is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
The Hoxton is a series of open-house hotels inspired by the diversity and originality of the streets and scenes that surround us.
PDX Jazz Members / Hoxton Guests: $10