INHOUSE Jazz will open its 2019 season with a concert hosted by vocalist Annie Averre, featuring Portland musicians Steve Christofferson, pianist, and David Evans, saxophonist, on Sunday April 14.
The concert will showcase classic ballads, jazz standards and deliver a combination of classic pop standards, with favorite selections from the artists’ recordings. Christofferson and Evans are playful improvising partners and longtime collaborators.
Christofferson performs in clubs and festivals around the world. He is best known for accompanying Grammy-nominated vocalist Nancy King. He plays piano with exemplary depth and warmth, and creates his signature sound by doubling on melodica, which he makes a surprisingly poignant tool for improvisation, as well as for lead lines. Christofferson lays down graceful chord structures on piano, filling in atmospheric washes or subtly funky solos, thickening the tonal palette with the melodica's distinctive blend of innocence and yearning.
Learn more about the artist online at stevechristofferson.com.
Evans began playing professionally around the southeast in his early teens. In New Orleans in 1984, he played with national acts like Johnny Mathis, Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, The Temptations and many others. A resident of Portland since 1994, he has performed or recorded with the best of the best (see more at davidevanssax.com).
The April 14 concert is the first of the INHOUSE jazz 2019 season. INHOUSE Jazz, an official member of The Folk Alliance International, is an intimate house concert series presenting quality jazz artists on Sunday afternoons, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., from spring to fall on the central Oregon coast.
Seating is limited. For reservations, call 360-606-7136 or email [email protected] Concert location and directions are provided upon confirmation. Admission is free and by donation ($15-$30 suggested). Proceeds exceeding expenses are donated in support of music education for young people. For more information, visit inhousejazz.org.