PDX Jazz Thursdays at The Hoxton, Portland
Bossa PDX: Featuring Kerry Politzer
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Event: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue website: Lovely Rita - The Hoxton, Portland
Event website: PDX Jazz
Bossa PDX, led by Kerry Polizter, is a Portland-based band that plays lovingly transcribed arrangements of Gilberto Gil, Roberto Menescal, Marcos Valle, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, João Donato, and Tom Jobim compositions, among others. We also play a selection of upbeat Brazilian jazz tunes. Our instrumentation includes vocals, piano, sax or flute, guitar, bass, and percussion.
Kerry Politzer is a Portland-based jazz pianist, composer, and educator. She is on the music faculty of Portland State University, and she has taught at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Swing University, the University of Portland, and the Oregon Jazz Workshop. Kerry received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Piano from the New England Conservatory of Music, where she studied improvisation and composition with the late jazz guru Charlie Banacos. In May 2023, she earned a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from Rowan University. Kerry is an alumna of the 2003 and 2005 Banff Jazz Workshops.
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