Archive for May, 2012

This SATURDAY, June 2nd, 2012: TONY PACINI PERFORMS; Jazz Pianist Tony Pacini Performs With Bassist Ed Bennett, And Drummer Mel Brown At Portland Prime Bar 7:30pm-11:00pm. Located Adjacent To The Portland Embassy Suites Hotel At S.W. 3rd & Ash Streets – no cover.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

When: Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
Who: Tony Pacini piano,
Mel Brown drums,
Ed Bennett bass.
Where: Portland Prime Bar
121 SW 3rd Avenue Portland, Oregon 97204
Time: 7:30pm-11:00 pm
Venue Info: 503-223-6200 www.portlandprime.net

No cover

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This FRIDAY EVENING, June 1st, 2012: The TONY PACINI TRIO Performs At Portland Prime Bar, no cover, 7:30pm-11:00pm. Located Adjacent To The Portland Embassy Suites Hotel At S.W. 3rd & Ash Streets – no cover.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

When: Friday, June 1st, 2012,
Who: Tony Pacini piano, Tim Rap-drums, Ed Bennett-bass.
Where: Portland Prime Bar
121 SW 3rd Avenue Portland, Oregon 97204
Time: 7:30pm-11:00pm
Venue Info and reservations: 503-223-6200 www.portlandprime.net

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This THURSDAY, May 31st, 2012: Jazz Pianist Tony Pacini Explores The Stride Side Of Solo Piano At Portland Prime Bar. Located Adjacent To The Portland Embassy Suites Hotel, 5:30pm-8:30pm, (no cover).

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

When: Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Who: Tony Pacini-solo piano,
Where: Portland Prime Bar
121 SW 3rd Avenue Portland, Oregon 97204
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Venue Info: 503-223-6200 www.portlandprime.net

No cover ( and it’s Happy Hour )…

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This WEDNESDAY, May 30th, 2012: Jazz Pianist Tony Pacini performs With The Mel Brown Quartet at Jimmy Mak’s, 9:00pm-11:00pm (see feed about late start time).

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

When: Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 (every Wednesday)
Who: M.B.Q., Featuring: Tony Pacini-piano, Dan Balmer-guitar,
Ed Bennett-bass, Mel Brown-drums.
Where: Jimmy Mak’s (Mel Brown Quartet)
221 NW 10th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97209
Time: NOTE; Due to the scheduled Beaumont Middle School performance this night, the Mel Brown Quartet will take the stage at 9:00pm, and continue as usual to 11:00pm,
featuring the music and arrangements of: Tony Pacini, Ed Bennett, and Dan Balmer.
All ages welcome for the first set (8:00pm-9:30pm)
Venue Info: 503-295-6542 www.jimmymaks.com

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This WEDNESDAY, May 23rd, 2012: “Jazz Up the Field” A Fundraising Event For Sport Field Renovation At Forest Heights School, Featuring Jazz Pianist Tony Pacini performs With The Mel Brown Quartet at Jimmy Mak’s, 8:00pm-11:00pm (All ages).

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

When: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 (every Wednesday)
Who: M.B.Q. Featuring: Tony Pacini-piano, Dan Balmer-guitar,
Ed Bennett-bass, Mel Brown-drums.
What: Special Event, Please Note; “Jazz Up the Field” A fundraising event for sport field renovation at Forest Heights School. Music presented by The Mel Brown Quartet. Learn more at fitfp.com | tickets at forestheightssoccer.org
$100 includes heavy appetizer buffet / $55 admission only.
Where: Jimmy Mak’s (Mel Brown Quartet)
Time: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Featuring the music and arrangements of: Tony Pacini, and Ed Bennett.
All ages welcome for the first set (8:00pm-9:30pm)
Venue Info: 503-295-6542 www.jimmymaks.com

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This THURSDAY, May 24th, 2012: Jazz Pianist Tony Pacini Explores The Stride Side Of Solo Piano At Portland Prime Bar. Located Adjacent To The Portland Embassy Suites Hotel, 5:30pm-8:30pm, (no cover).

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

When: Thursday, May 24th, 2012
Who: Tony Pacini-solo piano,
Where: Portland Prime Bar
121 SW 3rd Avenue Portland, Oregon 97204
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Venue Info: 503-223-6200 www.portlandprime.net

No cover ( and it’s Happy Hour )…

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This FRIDAY, May 25th, 2012: Schedule Update; Last Friday For The Month Of May.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

PLEASE NOTE: The Trio Will Not Be Performing On The Last Friday Of This Month (May 2012) Due To A Much Needed Roof Repair At The Train Station. We Will Resume Our Regular Last Friday Each Month Schedule Again In June 2012. Sorry For Any Inconvenience.
When: Friday, May 25th, 2012
Who: THE TONY PACINI TRIO
Where: Wilf’s Restaurant 800 NW 6th (located at Union Train Station) Portland, OR 97209
Venue Info: 503-223-0070 www.wilfsrestaurant.com

This SATURDAY, May 26th, 2012: TONY PACINI PERFORMS; Jazz Pianist Tony Pacini Performs With Bassist Ed Bennett, And Drummer Mel Brown At Portland Prime Bar 7:30pm-11:00pm. Located Adjacent To The Portland Embassy Suites Hotel At S.W. 3rd & Ash Streets – no cover.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

When: Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Who: Tony Pacini piano,
Mel Brown drums,
Ed Bennett bass.
Where: Portland Prime Bar
121 SW 3rd Avenue Portland, Oregon 97204
Time: 7:30pm-11:00 pm
Venue Info: 503-223-6200 www.portlandprime.net

No cover

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This Sunday, May 27th, 2012: Tony Pacini Performs With Vocalist Marilyn Keller, Bassist Kevin Deitz, And Drummer Ron Steen At Augustana Lutheran Church’s Jazz Service, 6:00pm.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

When: Sunday, May 27th, 2012
Who: Tony Pacini-piano, Marylin Keller-vocals, Kevin Deitz-bass, Ron Steen-drums.
Where: Augustana Lutheran Church
N.E. 15th and Knott Streets Portland, Oregon
Time: 6:00pm
Venue Info: Jazz Service

Jazz Pianist Tony Pacini Recaps Some Nice Shows Of 2012

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Some great shows coming up this year – 2012 ( see below )

October 2012
Join me this year in Newport, Oregon for the Jazz Party there October 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2012. I’ll be on the stand several times this year, and with some internationally acclaimed jazz artists; Chuck Redd, Jeff Clayton, and Gary Hobbs, just to name a few.

Please check back often at my Schedule Page for updates about tickets, venues, times, etc.

May 2012 Anat Cohen and Tony Pacini backstage before the show.

I had the great honor and privilege of sharing the bandstand with Israeli born saxophonist / clarinetist Anat Cohen this Spring. The performance occurred at Mt. Hood Community College’s Performing Arts Theater on Friday night, May 4th, 2012 with Anat on sax and clarinet, myself on piano, Tim Gilson on bass and drummer Gary Hobbs. We performed some of Anat’s arrangements on such tunes as “Lullaby Of The Leaves”, Jimmy Rowles’ “The Peacocks”, Ornette Coleman’s “Blues Connotation”, and an original Anat Cohen melody line written to the changes of “After You’ve Gone”, done blistering fast I might add.

Although this show was open to the public, it was also part of the college’s invitational festival held every first weekend in May, when high schools from all corners of the state, and beyond, arrive on Saturday to perform, compete and experience jazz education at the highest level. I was also honored to sit along side colleague / drummer Gary Hobbs as one of those judges for the division 1 category. The day started at 8:30am with the usual judges meeting, and the judging/performing started at 9:00am, continuing to 5:00pm, and with a lunch break thrown in for good measure. Judges present at this year’s festival included, Stan Bock, Brian Dickerson, Paul Mazzio, Jeff Usitalo, Dave Barduhn, Tim Gilson, Gary Hobbs and myself. As well as being able to share with all those teenaged performers some guidance to getting the most out of the music, I found myself easing back in my chair a few times throughout the day due to some stellar soloists and presentations. At times, it felt as if I had been looking into an oracle that gave me a little glimpse into the future of jazz, – and it looked good. Congratulations to Sunset, David Douglas and West Linn High Schools for your success at the festival.

PDX Jazz Festival, February, 2012
The Tony Pacini Trio (featuring bassist Ed Bennett, drummer Mel Brown, and myself), were invited by Don Lucoff to play at this year’s (2012) PDX Jazz Festival. The theme on the main stage Saturday night was Italian. We played songs by Italian-American musicians, Henry Mancini, George Wallington (a.k.a. Giacinto Figlia), Frank Rosolino, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett. Following us, Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava took the stage with his band “Tribe” featuring; Enrico on trumpet, Gianluca Petrella on trombone, Giovanni Guidi on piano, bassist Gabriele Evangelista, and drummer Fabrizio Sferra. We couldn’t stay for long because we had to get over to the Portland Embassy Suites Hotel for our weekly Saturday night gig, but surprisingly, Enrico’s band was staying there for this leg of their tour. They popped in after their set and caught our last set at Prime that night, and we conversed endlessly about jazz. Truly a delightful evening.

The Tony Pacini Trio Performs At The 2012 PDX Jazz Festival.

Many thanks to Don Lucoff (PDX Jazz Festival Director), Classic Pianos, Enrico, and the Winningstad Theater and their staff for this year’s great festival.