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February 24, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Cecile McLorin Salvant, Julian Priester shine at Portland Jazz Festival | Concert review

The Buster Williams band Something More, with Julian Priester, trombone.  (Mark Sheldon)

The Buster Williams band Something More, with Julian Priester, trombone. (Mark Sheldon)

Singer Cecile McLorin Salvant dazzled Jazz Alley Wednesday, then hit the Portland Jazz Festival this past weekend. Portland, on the other hand, got first dibs on veteran Seattle trombonist Julian Priester — in bassist Buster Williams’ band Something More, which hits Jazz Alley Tuesday.

But never mind the timing, Portland got the best deal: Salvant and Williams shared a double bill at the Newmark Theatre there Saturday.

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February 13, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Portland Jazz Festival revs up Thursday | Concert preview

Jack DeJohnette will perform at the Portland Jazz Festival with his Spring Quartet. (Carlos Pericas).

Jack DeJohnette will perform at the Portland Jazz Festival with his Spring Quartet. (Carlos Pericas).

The Portland Jazz Festival is upon us Thursday (Feb. 20) and though quite a few of its major attractions also pass through Seattle this year — namely, Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, guitarist Pat Metheny, vocalist Cecile McLorin, bassist Buster Williams (with Seattle trombonist Julian Priester) and drummer Brian Blade — the festival also features acts that make a hop down I-5 worthwhile.

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