6-7:30 Jim Templeton on piano (no cover). Starting at 8 p.m.: Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra ($10 cover). The evening's performance will introduce exciting, newly rehearsed compositions and arrangements;
something fans of Israel's group have come to count on. It's what keeps this amazing band vital. Chuck
Israels brings years of experience playing with icons John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Bud Powell, Benny
Goodman, Stan Getz, JJ Johnson and Bill Evans, and writing for The Metropole Orchestra, the
Hannover Philharmonic and the National Jazz Ensemble, to directing and creating the repertoire for a
cohesive ensemble of some of Portland's best musicians. The orchestra has the flexibility and intimacy
of a small ensemble and the power and color of a larger band.