Welcome to Portland's Jazz Bridge Project. Read on to find information and updates on all aspects of our Jazz Cultural Exchange visit to Khabarovsk, Russia December 11-23, 2011.

Jazz Bridge Videos #1: Marilyn singing “At Last” from Zhakarov Concert on 12/15

December 25, 2011

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I’m excited to begin posting photos and videos from our trip to Khabarovsk.  There are several of performances and interviews. This one is from the Birthday concert for Slava.  It was a wonderful setting.

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Khabarovsk Photos #1: Zakharvov concert & after party on 12/15

December 25, 2011

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Here is a link to some wonderful photos from the 70th birthday concert and after party for  Zakharov on 12/15. Also some of our concert at the Church of the Ponds, and the benefit concert at club Rock and Roll-a The photographer is Oleg Litvak,  a member of the Union of Photo Artists of Russia, […]

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Home!

December 23, 2011

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The Jazz Bridge delegation landed in Portland this morning at 7:30 am.  Tired but happy after a blissfully uneventful trip from Vladivostok by way of Beijing and Tokyo. Looking forward to celebrating the holidays with family and sleep. Darrell

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Jazz Bridge Journal Post #15: Final Thoughts

December 22, 2011

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I’ve been dreading my last blog post from Russia.  In part because of the bittersweet feeling of heading towards home, in part because I don’t like summaries.  My least favorite part of any project is the obligatory summing up.  I much prefer the thrill of beginnings or the absorption of the middle. I’d rather be […]

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Jazz Bridge Journal Post #14: Rock Stars

December 22, 2011

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In America jazz is a niche music that fights for respect and audience.  True, it is touted as our great American art form.  It has established a firm foothold in the modern arts environment, with plethora of non-profit institutes and institutions.  It is firmly ensconced in music education at just about all levels. It eats […]

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Jazz Bridge Journal Post #13: A Legacy Move

December 21, 2011

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 This is a post from our second day in Khabarovsk.  Wish I’d gotten to it sooner. But it is interesting to reflect on my perspective early on and how it fleshed out over the week. I’m thinking of coining a new phrase.  The phrase is “Legacy Move.”  A legacy move is the single action or […]

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Jazz Bridge Journal Post #12: Receiving Line

December 21, 2011

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Here is a short post I didn’t get to send.  From 12/15, our third full day in Khabarovsk We met the Minister of Culture today.  We were sitting in the theater waiting for him, talking amongst ourselves, when our interpreter Masha stood up and said, someone important is coming.  So we all stood up.  The […]

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