17 2024

Friday Noontime Concert with Jesse Marquez Duo

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Eastside Jewish Commons 2420 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

Latin jazz vocalist Jessie Marquez blends Cuban, Brazilian, jazz and pop sounds for music with lush harmonies and cool grooves. While her themes revolve around love and longing, her soothing vocals are a balm for any heart. Marquez got on-the-job training in Havana, where she recorded with members of the Afro Cuban Allstars. Sana Locura (2004) reached the top of Latin jazz and Salsa charts in the US and Europe. A frequent visitor to the island, she has appeared on Cuban television and radio and has performed throughout the country.

Piano Accompaniment Clay Giberson. Giberson is an innovative voice in the contemporary jazz scene of the Pacific Northwest. Emotionally compelling, his music grooves as much as it dazzles with harmony, lyricism and rhythmic intricacy.

Enjoy our free monthly concert series with top Portland musicians! Pack a lunch or stop by one of the many pods at 24th and Glisan, bring your food in (no pork or shellfish please) and come and hear the music! Small concerts that are semi-acoustic and always enlivening. All are welcome. What better thing is there to do on a Friday afternoon?!

Free, no registration needed.