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Susan LeMaster Jazztet!
July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$5
Live, on the patio! First come first serve, $5.00 cover. The restaurant will be open for a great take out menu, 13 taps of local craft beer, ciders and many wine offered by t the glass and bottle. Doors open at 5:00, music starts at 6:00!
Susan LeMaster is a versatile vocalist who dishes up cool stylings and smoldering warmth with her formidable vocal talent. She is a mature performer who welcomes her audience into the joy of making sound.
Susan has been on stage or in the audience since arriving in Portland, Oregon in 1986. Her singing began in gospel choir and moved steadily through jazz ensembles, chorale, mass choir, spontaneous inventions, folk & roll and big band. She now fronts her namesake band, LeMaster Jazztet.
With an impressive catalog of songs in her head, Susan can tailor a request, gig or concert for any setting. With LeMaster Jazztet, the up to 5-piece band readily delivers song, sound, passion and professionalism. Explore their music portfolio through the links provided and get in touch with any questions or opportunities.
Susan performs jazz standards and popular tunes in duo, trio, quartet, big bands and event settings. Since arriving in Portland, Oregon in1986, she has sung, organized, toured, jammed, recorded, traveled, supported, listened and performed her repertoire at home and abroad. Now, Susan is at the center of the LeMaster Jazztet, supported by many of the musicians she has met along the way.
Collaborator, Chris Scherer, focuses his own love for music in the LeMaster Jazztet. A life-long guitarist, jazz aficionado and studio engineer, Chris reaches for what makes jazz great.
“The original Jazztet was a jazz sextet, co-founded in 1959 by trumpeter Art Farmer and tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, always featuring the founders along with a trombonist and a piano-bass-drums rhythm section. … The Jazztet was “famous for nicely structured, precise yet soulful pieces and a swinging style”. (Wikipedia)
In jazz ensembles, rotation of musicians keeps the “standards” fresh and lively. The band must sound great regardless of size or instrumentation.
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