Elvin Jones was an explosive jazz drummer best known as a member of the John Coltrane Quartet. Some of jazz's greatest, including Miles Davis and Charles Mingus, employed Elvin as a sideman. Puttin' It Together: A Tribute to Elvin Jones is an homage to the legend that's fronted by Portland's own Alan Jones, who studied under Elvin. Alan, a Berklee School of Music graduate, is a highly respected drummer who was also a student of Art Blakey. Alan runs a successful music school, has played with numerous stars of the jazz world and has taught master classes in Paris, Vienna, New York and Boston. Alan will be joined by Azar Lawrence, an acclaimed saxophonist who's played with McCoy Tyner and Miles Davis, sax player Sonny Fortune, who's worked with Elvin Jones, Tyner, Davis and Buddy Rich, and bassist Jonathan Lakey, who's been called "the most ubiquitous upright player of his generation." Experience this 2016 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival event at Jimmy Mak's.