DEPRIEST FAMILY JAZZ
Jazz Legend Red Holloway In Concert
DePriest Family Jazz, a local nonprofit committed to family-friendly
jazz, is proud to present a concert featuring jazz and blues saxophonist
Red Holloway on Saturday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m. at the University of Portland’s
Buckley Center Auditorium.
The University is located at 5000 North Willamette Boulevard
in North Portland. The concert will feature jazz and blues, and a
rhythm section of Portland-based musicians, including Jof Lee on
piano, Dennis J. Caiazza on bass and DePriest Family Jazz founder
and artistic director Akbar DePriest on drums.
Tickets are available at all Safeway TicketsWest Centers and
at the door with an additional fee. For advance tickets, call 503-224-TIXX
or visit www.ticketswest.com. Ticket prices are $15 for general admission;
$13 for seniors and students with ID, and young people 17 and under
will be admitted free.
Legendary bandleader and saxophone player Holloway contributed
to defining a new way of playing the saxophone in jazz. Whether bop,
blues or R&B, Holloway can hold his own with anyone and has collaborated
with legends such as Billie Holiday, Muddy Waters. Chuck Berry and
Early on, Holloway played in Chicago with Gene Wright’s big
band (1943-1946); served in the Army, where he became bandmaster
for the U.S. Fifth Army Band; and then played with Roosevelt Sykes
(1948) and Nat Towles (1949-1950), before leading his own quartet
(1952-1961) during an era when he also recorded with many blues and
Holloway came to fame in 1963, while touring with Jacl McDuff,
making his first dates as a leader for Prestige (1963-1965). Although
he has cut many records in R&B settings, Red Holloway is a strong
bop soloist at heart, as he proved in the 1970s when he battled Sonny
Stitt to a tie on their recorded collaboration. He went on to work
primarily as a band leader, but has also played with Juggernaut and
the Cheathams, and with Clark Terry, Gene Harris and Monty Alexander
on an occasional basis.
DePriest Family Jazz fosters an understanding and appreciation
of jazz for multi-generational audiences through concerts and programs
led and played by local musicians and national headliners.
For more information about this concert or about DePriest
Family Jazz, please call 503-292-0674. DePriest Family Jazz is a
tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are encouraged, and
those made that are above the ticket price are tax deductible.