PDX Jazz Thursdays at The Hoxton, Portland
Rivkah Ross Quartet
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Event: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Artist website: Rivkah Ross
Venue website: Lovely Rita - The Hoxton, Portland
Event website: PDX Jazz Thursdays
Rivkah Ross, drums
Kerry Politzer, piano
Joe Aloia, bass
Pete Petersen, saxophone
Rivkah is an Oregonian by birth who took a “detour” - living in Florida and California for many years before returning to live in Portland in 2016. While in Florida, she studied jazz at Broward College and fell in love with jazz and Roy Haynes’ playing. The next stop was Los Angeles, where she got her Bachelor of Music at Musicians Institute. While living in SoCal, Rivkah completed three European tours, performing with Jeff Hershey and the Heartbeats, who opened up for Dick Dale, the B-52s, and The New Mastersounds.
Other experiences of note include opening up for LMFAO and Lady Gaga, and performing with Stevie Wonder as part of a drum ensemble at the Nokia Theater. Rivkah continues to be inspired by Roy Haynes, and her favorite drummers also include Cindy Blackman, Terri Lyne Carrington, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, and Sean Reinert. Her favorite composers are Wayne Shorter, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, and McCoy Tyner.
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