2022 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival – The Cookers – presented by PDX Jazz
“Individually, they’ve been at the core of the post-bop jazz scene for decades. As a group, they’ve been thrilling audiences around the world for the past 5 years.” – NPR
“A dream team of forward-leaning hard-bop” – NY Times
After fourteen years together, The Cookers, who “embody the serious-as-death commitment that it took to thrive on the New York scene some four decades ago” (The Boston Globe), recently released their sixth album, Look Out!, with the latest offering of fresh, challenging, boundary-pushing music from these legendary, revered, veteran improvisers.
This exciting all-star ensemble of Billy Harper, Cecil McBee, George Cables, David Weiss, Eddie Henderson, and 2021 NEA Jazz Masters Billy Hart and Donald Harrison Jr. summons up an aggressive mid ‘60s spirit with a potent collection of expansive post-bop originals marked by all the requisite killer instincts and pyrotechnic playing.
Hart and Henderson were members of Herbie Hancock’s groundbreaking Mwandishi group; Cecil McBee anchored Charles Lloyd’s great ’60s quartet alongside Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette; Billy Harper was part of Lee Morgan’s last group, as well as being a member of Max Roach’s Quartet and Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers; while George Cables held down on piano including groups led by Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Dexter Gordon and Art Pepper.
David Weiss and NEA Jazz Master Donald Harrison, the youngest members of the band, have performed with Art Blakey, Bobby Hutcherson, Freddie Hubbard, Charles Tolliver, Roy Haynes and Herbie Hancock.
Combined, The Cookers have over 250 years of experience in the jazz world and have been a part of over 1,000 recordings!
$34.50 PDX Jazz Members
$45 At the Door
Minors ok when accompanied by a parent or guardian. 4 years old and under will not be permitted. 5 and older must show proof of vaccination and a matching photo ID to enter.
For the health and safety of everyone, at this time, entry to the Alberta Rose Theatre requires proof of a full course of COVID vaccination. Masks are required in all indoor public spaces per the current State of Oregon mandate.
Depending on the audience size, distancing may not be possible.