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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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October 10, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Portland Jazz Festival lineup announced

Wyton Marsalis performs with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Portland Jazz Festival.(Frank Stewart) Wynton Marsalis, Ahmad Jamal and Pat Metheny will headline the 2014 U.S. Bank Portland Jazz Festival, which takes place Feb. 20-Mar. 2. Seattle trombonist and composer Julian Priester will also be featured as part of the festival’s For Portland Only production, which reunites Priester…

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Comments | More in Festivals, Jazz | Topics: Ahmad Jamal, Julian Priester, Oregon