This "Black Friday" (Nov 24th, 2017), millions of Portlandians will suffer great injuries and fatigue, burning off turkey calories in
an attempt to get a leg up on their holiday shopping.
The agony, distress, and impairment will leave scars: shopper's elbow, credit card breakdown, and freeway anarchy are just a few of the perils these citizens face.
We can help. The need for respite is dire, and this holiday season JAZZ comes to the rescue! The Tony Pacini Trio, featuring Ed Bennett-bass, Tim Rap-drums, and Tony Pacini-piano, will heal whatever ails you. In the
posh setting of Wilf's Jazz Lounge, (at Union Train Station) you'll find those familiar sounds that echo Oscar Peterson, Monty Alexander, Ahmad Jamal, George Shearing, and others, but are unique to The Tony Pacini Trio.
Meet Frank behind the bar who will pour you anything you desire and call you "Honey" at the same time. (He calls everyone honey).
Wilf's Restaurant 800 N.W. 6th Avenue Portland, OR 97209 ( 7:00pm-11:00pm ) Reservations strongly recommended. Call: 503-223-0070 and RSVP with Ticket Tomato .
Every Sunday afternoon into the evening tune in, 4:00pm-6:00pm with Tony Pacini and "Jazz Connections" on K.M.H.D. Jazz Radio 89.1 fm Stream the show anywhere in the world at: http://www.opb.org/kmhd/listen/player/
The new website is here, but it's not necessarily the page your viewing now. Let's embrace technology. For 2018, the trio (Ed Bennett bass, Tim Rap drums, myself) will be selling E.P.'s (Extended Play, 3-4 selections per) video packages. To encapsulate the new project, a new, refined website was needed at tonypacini.com, and it's official and up. We'll also be re-distributing our previously recorded CDs (Compact Discs) in digital format through the standard status quo now found on the internet. Several "canned" but previously unreleased recording sessions will also be made available. We are constantly filming, so there'll always be a plethora of free and new content, but the bonus will be in the E.P.'s We'll be adding things like; insight to the playing, history of a composition, the arrangements, lead sheets and printed music, files for disklavier player pianos, etc. This is really exciting stuff, so when the announcement comes in 2018 that E.P's are available, we hope you'll come back for those specialities. Additionally, help spread the word about this webpage you're on right now - this little "culdesac on the internet": Visit the main site at; tonypacini.com Remember, to keep coming back for the latest videos, and those E.P.'s Want to see some videos? Continued on page 6... Story by: The A.P. (Associated Pianist)
My videographer/video moderator Ciro Fusco called me the other day and asked; "Tony! What was the name of that tune you were playing in the last video shoot we did?" I replied over the phone; "Who Know's?", and so it became. About the film "Who Knows?" - My good friend and colleague Willie Matheis happened to call me the night we were filming at exactly the time we needed to take a break whilst Ciro made some adjustments on the cameras. I asked Willie over the phone if he was nearby, and if he might be interested in stepping in the shoot since my drummer Tim Rap was on a gig that night. Willie said; "Sure, my acting chops aren't up, but my playing is." We're actually playing the chord progression to "There'll Never Be Another You" in the key of Eb (for those of you keeping score at home). A few weeks later, Ciro was looking over the footage prior to editing, and felt that there was something "retro cool" about this selection. He did his artistic magic, and then added the following comment in the Vimeo description box: "A rare archival video clip of the greatest jazz pianist Tony Pacini broadcasted in the Summer of 1959 from the Classic Pianos Studio in Portland Oregon, featuring Ed Bennett on Bass and Willie Matheis on Tenor Sax." Just to clarify, my mother would have been 10 years old in 1959, and I hadn't even been born yet. Anyways, that's Ciro's humor for you, but more importantly, watch the video for his artistry. Musically, it's a very be-bop-ish dialog we're having on this one. I like to think of it expressing a bit of that West Coast jazz feel. Watch more videos...
It's Holiday Season, which means warm drinks, sweaters, and live music. Take a break from the shopping, parties, and hook up with friends instead at Wilf's Jazz Lounge and the Tony Pacini Trio, Friday, November 24th, December 29th, and every last Friday each month in 2018.
You'll find those familiar sounds that echo Oscar Peterson, Monty Alexander, Ahmad Jamal, George Shearing, and others, but are unique to The Tony Pacini Trio. Join us this Black Friday, November 24th, 2017. Tony Pacini-piano, Ed Bennett-bass, Tim Rap-drums. Wilf's Restaurant 800 N.W. 6th Avenue Portland, OR 97209 ( 7:00pm-11:00pm ) Reservations strongly recommended. Call: 503-223-0070 and RSVP with Ticket Tomato .
In sports today, the pitcher walked off the ballfield to tune a piano.
The 2nd Friday of the month always brings together an audience, as well as a piano trio that has perfected itself since 1999 -
The Tony Pacini Trio performs every 2nd Friday of each month at the Benson Hotel. "I get to play my arrangements of multiple repertoires;
American songbook standards, jazz musician's compositions, originals, and slightly more adventurous pop tunes.
And, I can do so with my stellar colleagues and friends Ed Bennett bass, and Timothy Rap drums." Join the fun; elegant surroundings, no cover,
full bar, live jazz. Simple.
Well, it looks like I'm back to stride and bass lines in the left hand. I'll do my best to make the piano sound wide, harmonically rich, and occasionally go for that "three handed sound". Join me and the serenade, every Thursday night at the Benson Hotel 309 SW Broadway Portland, Oregon. 8:30pm...
November update: There will be no music on Thanksgiving Thursday (evening), but join the Trio at Wilf's Jazz Lounge as an alternative on Black Friday.
Story by: The Jazz Pianist
Your Stars This Friday At Wilf's Jazz Lounge
By Psychic Sid
Aires: Don't drive alone.
Taurus: Go shopping first.
Gemini: Go to the bar - twice.
Cancer: Start with the crabcakes.
Leo: Go to hear the band, but stay off the microphone.
Virgo: Have your steak cooked any way you like.
Libra: Have a water with your cocktail.
Scorpio: Meet people in the audience.
Sagittarius: So is the bass player.
Capricorn: Don't go shopping before the show.
Aquarius: Meet a Scorpio at the show.
Pisces: Order the salmon.