Win Tickets ($44): Tal Wilkenfeld @ Aladdin Theater | Rock, Jazz, Fusion, Blues-rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Tal Wilkenfeld @ Aladdin Theater on October 10. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, October 7.


From our sponsors:
Tal WilkenfeldTal Wilkenfeld
October 10, 2016
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $20 ADV, $22 Doors | Minors OK w/ Parent

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Tal Wilkenfeld is a musical marvel; the kind of dynamic young talent whose fresh vision and uncanny intuition puts a whole new perspective on an age-old art form. Like a muse-lit meteor, Tal blazed upon the scene as a teen, sitting in with the Allman Brothers within months of her 2006 arrival in New York City. By the end of 2007, she had released her acclaimed instrumental debut, Transformation, hit the road with Chick Corea, appeared on A&E with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, and joined Jeff Beck’s world tour for what culminated in her global breakout moment: Her performance at Eric Clapton’s 2007 Crossroads Festival in Chicago, which has generated more than 10 million YouTube hits.

Unanimous praise reverberated throughout the industry, leading Tal to relocate to Los Angeles and begin a steady recording pace with such artists as Prince, Macy Gray, Trevor Rabin, Jackson Browne, Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Toto, Todd Rundgren and Ryan Adams—in-between high profile tours with Jeff Beck that found her backing guests like Sting, Clapton, Jimmy Page, Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler, Buddy Guy, David Gilmour and Billy Gibbons (and led to her role anchoring Pharrell and Hanz Zimmer on the 2015 Grammy Awards). Ever the growing artist, Tal’s collaborations with Jackson Browne and encouragment from Jeff Beck and Herbie Hancock to make her live vocal debut with their bands served as key transitions to her next path as a singer-songwriter. Stellar singing samples include her poignant cover of “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” from the Amazon holiday collection stream, All Is Bright, and her stirring YouTube channel performance of “Chelsea Hotel.”

Tal has now completed the writing and recording of her debut vocal album which she plans to release in 2016. The music is an intoxicating, intimate reimagining of the singer-songwriter idiom, comprised of improvisational music bloodlines, rock energy and intensity, and lyrics rich in both realism and folk symbolism—all delivered via vibrant, revealing vocals and world-class musicianship.

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17 Responses to Win Tickets ($44): Tal Wilkenfeld @ Aladdin Theater | Rock, Jazz, Fusion, Blues-rock

  1. James October 3, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

    Who wouldn’t want to stand in the presence of the greatest bass player in the game today??

  2. Marlana October 3, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

    I’d like to win tickets ;) Because Tal Wilkenfeld is the all time greatest female bass player and being female, I want to channel her spirit when I play (beginning) bass with my bass sister, Theresa….who turned me on to playing bass.

  3. Dave G. October 4, 2016 at 12:14 pm #


  4. Marco October 4, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

    I saw Tal perform with Jeff Beck. She stands on the shoulders of other great bassists I’d seen: Jaco Pastorious, Stanley Clarke, John Paul Jones, TM Stevens, Ray Brown, Bootsy Collins, Carol Kaye, Sting.

  5. Angie October 4, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

    Would love to see Tal live! She’s so inspiring.

  6. Kelly October 4, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

    I would love to see this show.

  7. Heather Lintner October 4, 2016 at 8:01 pm #

    What a great night out for me and my husband to spend listening to Fantastic wonderful music in the beautiful city of Portland

  8. JazzDad October 4, 2016 at 10:38 pm #

    Tal Wilkenfeld is an amazing bassist. I’ve been hoping she would come to Portland; I would love to see her perform live. I would love to win tickets and take my son, for his birthday.

  9. Danielle October 4, 2016 at 11:31 pm #

    This really sounds like an interesting show.

  10. Jeff October 5, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

    I truly believe Tal is one of the greatest bass players working today!
    Male OR female!!
    I’d sure LOVE to win tickets.

  11. Judy October 5, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    Dynamic young talent is a musical marvel and will give me a whole new perspective of music!

  12. Judy October 5, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    This dynamic young talent is a musical marvel and will give me a whole new perspective of music!

  13. Rachael Howard October 5, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

    I’d love to win! Xoxo!

  14. Cody October 5, 2016 at 9:57 pm #

    Already an elite’s elite bassist, Tal is poised on the brink of wider recognition as a bandleader, singer, and songwriter. She’s a unique talent, and as a musician, I admire and aspire to her phenomenal ability. My 12-yo daughter, on the other hand is a fan on a purer, more emotional level. A fan of the adventure that brought her crashing meteorically to foreign shores chasing an improbable dream with the utmost confidence, certainty, and belief in herself. My daughter just loves Tal for Tal, crazy hair and all. I would love this to be her first concert. I would love her to be moved by music in its most intimate setting rather than a hundred yards distant, staring at the jumbotron. Pretty please, with sugar on top?

  15. David October 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm #

    She flat out Rocks!

  16. William October 7, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

    Be a pal…send me to Tal!

  17. Tom P October 8, 2016 at 11:15 am #

    I’d love to check her out

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