About

Led by pianist Kerry Politzer, Bossa PDX is a Portland-based band that plays lovingly transcribed arrangements of Gilberto Gil, Roberto Menescal, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Joao Donato, and Tom Jobim compositions, among others. We also play a selection of upbeat Brazilian jazz tunes.¬†Our instrumentation includes vocals, piano, sax or flute, guitar, bass, and percussion. (The Portland Mercury calls us “pleasantly propulsive,” and we think that’s a good description.)

Bossa PDX has performed at the Oregon Coast Jazz Party, the Florence Wine & Jazz Festival, the Lincoln City Cultural Center, and PDX Jazz’s Jazz in the Garden Series at the Lan Su Garden, among other venues. The band has been profiled in Oregon Coast Today.

We hope you will sign up for our mailing list and come on out to a gig.

(Also, we’ve just added a TeePublic store!)