PDX … Soul’d Out Productions & The Jack Russell Revue Two Times

Begin­ning oper­a­tions in 2003, PDX Jazz is a non-prof­it cul­tur­al arts orga­ni­za­tion and the pre­sen­ter of the Port­land Jazz Fes­ti­val. Con­ceived by for­mer Mt. Hood Fes­ti­val Artis­tic Direc­tor Bill Roys­ton, the pro­posed annu­al event was award­ed a three-year city gov­ern­ment grant with co-founder and part­ner Trav­el Port­land (for­mal­ly POVA). The Festival’s man­date was estab­lished as a cul­tur­al tourism ini­tia­tive to cel­e­brate February’s Black His­to­ry Month by high­light­ing a series of jazz edu­ca­tion and out­reach pro­grams that would extend into Portland’s schools and com­mu­ni­ty cen­ters. Cur­rent PDX Exec­u­tive Artis­tic Direc­tor Don Lucoff, who’s involve­ment with Jazz dates back to the 1980’s (stints at the Play­boy Jazz Fes­ti­val, MCA Records Jazz Divi­sion and DL Media) has con­tin­ued to build on PDX’s man­date to fos­ter the growth of musi­cal offer­ings in Port­land and through­out the Pacif­ic North­west.

Nick Har­ris and Haytham Abdul­ha­di co-found Soul’d Out Pro­duc­tions in 2008. They been pro­mot­ing great soul, funk, R&B and hip hop all across Port­land ever since, fill­ing a wide gap in the city’s musi­cal land­scape.

The Jack Lon­don Revue is the Pacif­ic NW’s new des­ti­na­tion for Jazz. Locat­ed in the his­toric Alder Build­ing in down­town Port­land, OR, the Jack Lon­don com­bines the clas­sic speakeasy feel of an his­toric base­ment Jazz club with the mod­ern bells and whis­tles of a cut­ting-edge 21st Cen­tu­ry club.

BSA is thrilled, hit us two times, that our first Port­land OR appear­ance in over fif­teen years, under the co-ban­ner of PDX and Soul’d Out Pro­duc­tions, will shine a flash­light on BSA’s cor­nu­copia of musi­cal won­der­ment with a late night Trib­ute to the Dear­ly Depart­ed Pur­ple One as only the Burnt Sug­ar Arkestra can do …  Ya Heard!