The Portland Jazz Festival continues through March 3. Here are some of the highlights in the next week:
• The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, $29.50-$59.50
• Aaron Diehl Trio, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, $29.50-$39.50
• The Bad Plus, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, Winningstad Theatre, $35.50-$45.50
• "The Creator Has a Master Plan: An Evening With Pharoah Sanders," 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, Newmark Theatre, $44.50-$74.50
• Freddy Cole's "Celebrating Nat King Cole at 100," 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, Winningstad Theatre, $45.50-$55.50
There are many other events, from the likes of Mel Brown and Dan Balmer. For a complete lineup, see www.pdxjazz.com.
Coming to venues this week (tickets still available at press time):
• On her "Remind Me Tomorrow" tour, Sharon Van Etten performs at the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. Tickets: $25, $30 day of show, www.crystalballroompdx.com.
• Called "The Latin Madonna" because of her bleached blond hair and provocative outfits, the L.A.-based Marisela comes to Portland to perform at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Tickets: starting at $60, www.portland5.com.
• The Grammy Award-nominated Danish trio Lukas Graham, touring in support of "7 Years," plays the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Tickets: $35, $40 day of show, www.crystalballroompdx.com.
• The place will be thumping when Bone Thugs N Harmony appears at the Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave., 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets: $25-$40, www.roselandpdx.com.
• Rachmaninoff's "Piano Concerto No. 2" and more will be performed by the Oregon Symphony and pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin, 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Feb. 23-25, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. Tickets: starting at $24, www.orsymphony.org.
• If you want to see an all-time great, Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers play the Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. Tickets: $44.50-$69.50, www.portland5.com.
• It's all fair in love and music. All Classical Portland (89.9 FM) presents the second annual Lovefest Concert, featuring an all-star lineup of musicians, including pianist Hunter Noack, pianist Darrell Grant, violinists Sarah Kwak and Vali Phillips, singer Merideth Kate Clark, violinist Kenji Bunch and pianist Monica Ohuchi and more. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $25-$60.
• Imagine warm breezes and surf and sandy beaches as Masters of Hawaiian Music, featuring acoustic musicians George Kahumoku Jr., Nathan Aweau and Kawika Kahiapo, takes place at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E Alberta St., 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27. Tickets: $25, $30 at door, www.albertarosetheatre.com.
Buy your tickets soon ...
• Brad Paisley, touring the world, plays Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington on June 15, and tickets have gone on sale at www.LiveNation.com.