The Portland Jazz Festival is coming up in February, but events are put on throughout the year. Up next Tuesday, Jan. 23, is a septet called Mingus Dynasty doing a showcase of Charles Mingus that celebrates the 1957 "Tijuana Moods" recording. It benefits The Bright Moments Fund.
Portland is one of five cities to host the premiere event.
"Tijuana Moods" is considered one of Mingus' master works, but hasn't been played in its entirety since the formation of the Dynasty shortly after the jazz giant's death in 1979.
Mingus often is mentioned alongside Duke Ellington as one of the most important composers in jazz history.
The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St. Tickets are $35 and available at revolutionhall.com.
Coming to venues this week (tickets still available at press time):
• The Reel Music festival of music-themed films takes place at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., through Jan. 30. For more: www.nwfilm.org.
• The Randy Rogers Band, Texas country stalwarts, plays the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. Tickets: $20, $25 day of show, www.crystalballroompdx.com.
• Mark Hummel presents the annual Chicago Blues Harmonica Blowout, featuring Billy Boy Arnold, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St. Tickets: $32, www.albertarosetheatre.com.
• The School of Rock Portland, which conducts performance-based music education, will host a night of diverse bands in "Best of Portland 6" at Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St., 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19. It's a benefit for extracurricular music education nonprofit PROWUS. Students join several bands on stage. Tickets: $15, $20 at door, www.wonderballroom.com.
• St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, on her "Fear the Future" tour, plays the Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Her self-titled "St. Vincent" drew high acclaim. She has one of the most distinctive artistic voices, accompanying her original guitar work, of her generation. Tickets: $35-$55, www.portland5.com.
• Unchained, a Van Halen tribute act, takes the stage at the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St., 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Tickets: $15, www.dougfirlounge.com.
• Portland songwriter and guitarist Sallie Ford, with her new band supporting 2017 LP "Soul Sick," plays Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave., 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Check for tickets at www.mississippistudios.com.
• Hippo Campus performs at the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Tickets: $18, $20 day of show, www.crystalballroompdx.com. Their album "Landmark" debuted at No. 1 on the New Alternative Chart.
• The Oregon Symphony, conducted by Norman Huynh and joined by members of the Pacific Youth Choir, presents "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl in Concert," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. They'll play Han Zimmer's thrilling score for the movie that features Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. Tickets: starting at $30, www.portland5.com.
• Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band, touring in support of his ninth full-length album, "Gathering," play the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24. Tickets: $35, $37.50 at door, www.crystalballroompdx.com.
Buy your tickets soon ...
• James Taylor and his all-star band and Bonnie Raitt and her band are coming to Portland, playing the Moda Center on June 5. Tickets ($66 and $100) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the Rose Quarter box office and www.rosequarter.com.
• Country music duo Sugarland is coming to Portland for a June 9 concert, with tickets ($31-$101) already on sale at www.rosequarter.com and at the Rose Quarter box office.