Christopher Brown

Word on the Street...

Chris Brown is home now...like father, like son...making music to appeal to the next generation.

-Ken Boddie. Portland, OR.

KOIN 6 News Anchor

http://koin.com/

 

Coast-hopping, Jazz-drumming, Chris Brown is back in town!

-www.portlandtribune.com

 

Brown has gained a stellar reputation as one of the bright new talents on the scene, working with a who's who of Jazz artist.

-www.portlandobserver.com

 

This quartet is so amazing on so many different levels...go see 'em whilst they still exist in PDX. I really think this one could go a long way in the Jazz world!

-Bob Stark. Portland, OR.

Producer/Sound Engineer Kung Fu Bakery Studio.

http://kungfubakery.net/

 

He is a uniquely talented performer and educator, and a man in whom I trust and for whom I hold great admiration.

-Conrad Herwig. New York, NY.

Director of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University, NJ, and 3x Grammy Nominated artist.

http://www.conradherwig.com/

 

I used him almost exclusively in my band when he used to reside in the NYC area, as he always brought so much knowledge and artistry to the music. And combined with his multi-instrumentalist abilities, Chris Brown is a unique talent that's not often found.

-Mark Gross. New York, NY.

Musician/Educator 

http://www.markgrossmusic.com/

 

website by  www.luxelevenstudios.com

May
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

If you thought the growth of this group was notable in 2017, you haven't seen ANYTHING yet!! So as we aim to spark a new type of cultural standard-of-excellence for the city of Portland, that's to be wholly understood through an artistic lens, there's no telling what the positive implications of such a paradigm shift could lend to the health of this city and state if such a shift is to in fact take place. So as we look forward to embarking upon such an audacious challenge, we want to encourage you all to stay tuned, engaged, and on board for the ride. So be sure to come through to The 1905 EVERY week to help make this venue the city's artistic "ground zero". 

*NO COVER (all ages)*

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Bill Athens (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

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May
25
to May 26

Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

The infectious culture of Solae's Lounge is one that will reignite your faith in humanity, as it's the most culturally diverse venue out of ALL of Portland. And when you have a space imbued with the kind of energy that is created when everyone is there for the same reason (regardless of what it is), nothing but magic can happen. And when that reason is great music, the environment both on and off the stage is indescribable. So if you're unfamiliar with this venue (especially on a Friday night), I encourage you to come experience for yourself what so many others have already discovered.   

*NO COVER (21+)*

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Cary Miga (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/
 

 

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May
30
8:00 PM20:00

Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

If you thought the growth of this group was notable in 2017, you haven't seen ANYTHING yet!! So as we aim to spark a new type of cultural standard-of-excellence for the city of Portland, that's to be wholly understood through an artistic lens, there's no telling what the positive implications of such a paradigm shift could lend to the health of this city and state if such a shift is to in fact take place. So as we look forward to embarking upon such an audacious challenge, we want to encourage you all to stay tuned, engaged, and on board for the ride. So be sure to come through to The 1905 EVERY week to help make this venue the city's artistic "ground zero". 

*NO COVER (all ages)*

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

TBD (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

 

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May
18
to May 19

Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

The infectious culture of Solae's Lounge is one that will reignite your faith in humanity, as it's the most culturally diverse venue out of ALL of Portland. And when you have a space imbued with the kind of energy that is created when everyone is there for the same reason (regardless of what it is), nothing but magic can happen. And when that reason is great music, the environment both on and off the stage is indescribable. So if you're unfamiliar with this venue (especially on a Friday night), I encourage you to come experience for yourself what so many others have already discovered.   

*NO COVER (21+)*

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Cary Miga (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/
 

 

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May
16
8:00 PM20:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

As always, I want to continue to encourage you to keep your finger on the pulse of how this group will continue to develop. And one of best ways to do so is to be front and center every Wednesday at The 1905, as this serves as our laboratory for both live displays of our musical development, and up-to-the-minute announcements on exciting new developments on the horizon! So again, come plug into one of the most dynamic movements to hit Portland in years, every Wednesday at The 1905. 

*NO COVER (all ages)*    

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

 

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May
11
to May 12

Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

If our society's strength is found in our diversity, then Solae's Lounge has more than enough strength to boast of. And when you couple that with the music that we provide every Friday night, and the mood that's created in the room around a shared love of high artistic integrity, Solae's quickly becomes a microcosm of what we wish every city could become socially. So be sure to come as often as you can to Solae's as there's no telling how long this group will be locally accessible.   

*NO COVER (21+)*

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

 

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May
9
8:00 PM20:00

Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

As always, I want to continue to encourage you to keep your finger on the pulse of how this group will continue to develop. And one of best ways to do so is to be front and center every Wednesday at The 1905, as this serves as our laboratory for both live displays of our musical development, and up-to-the-minute announcements on exciting new developments on the horizon! So again, come plug into one of the most dynamic movements to hit Portland in years, every Wednesday at The 1905. 

*NO COVER (all ages)*    

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

 

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May
4
to May 5

Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

If our society's strength is found in our diversity, then Solae's Lounge has more than enough strength to boast of. And when you couple that with the music that we provide every Friday night, and the mood that's created in the room around a shared love of high artistic integrity, Solae's quickly becomes a microcosm of what we wish every city could become socially. So be sure to come as often as you can to Solae's as there's no telling how long this group will be locally accessible.   

*NO COVER (21+)*

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

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May
2
8:00 PM20:00

Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

If you thought the growth of this group was notable in 2017, you haven't seen ANYTHING yet!! So as we aim to spark a new type of cultural standard-of-excellence for the city of Portland, that's to be wholly understood through an artistic lens, there's no telling what the positive implications of such a paradigm shift could lend to the health of this city and state if such a shift is to in fact take place. So as we look forward to embarking upon such an audacious challenge, we want to encourage you all to stay tuned, engaged, and on board for the ride. So be sure to come through to The 1905 EVERY week to help make this venue the city's artistic "ground zero". 

*NO COVER (all ages)*

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

 

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Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

The George Colligan Trio

In conjunction with the Oregon Coast Council For the Arts, Just Jazz Inc. will be highlighting the immeasurable musical capacity of pianist George Colligan. So if you're not familiar with his work, this performance will be well worth the time spent to find out why he's one of Jazz music's best kept secrets. For more info on this event, click the link. http://www.coastarts.org/events/2018/04/just-jazz-presents-george-colligan-trio/

George Colligan (Piano)

Chris Higgins (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

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Apr
27
to Apr 28

Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

If our society's strength is found in our diversity, then Solae's Lounge has more than enough strength to boast of. And when you couple that with the music that we provide every Friday night, and the mood that's created in the room around a shared love of high artistic integrity, Solae's quickly becomes a microcosm of what we wish every city could become socially. So be sure to come as often as you can to Solae's as there's no telling how long this group will be locally accessible.   

*NO COVER (21+)*

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Cary Miga (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

 

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Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905 feat. Tony Glausi

As always, I want to continue to encourage you to keep your finger on the pulse of how this group will continue to develop. And one of best ways to do so is to be front and center every Wednesday at The 1905, as this serves as our laboratory for both live displays of our musical development, and up-to-the-minute announcements on exciting new developments on the horizon! So again, come plug into one of the most dynamic movements to hit Portland in years, every Wednesday at The 1905. 

*NO COVER (all ages)*    

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

 

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Apr
21
4:45 PM16:45

Tony Glausi Quintet @ Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival

Tony Glausi is one of the best trumpet players to come out of Oregon in a very long time. And with the amount of growth that he has experienced over the last year, he has now outgrown what Oregon has to offer and has fully transitioned over to being a full time resident of NYC. So while we wish him well in this new chapter of his life, let us take advantage of the opportunities to see him when we can on his return visits to the NW.  

Tony Glausi - trumpet
John Nastos - saxophone
Greg Goebel - keyboard
Dylan Sundstrom - bass
Christopher Brown - drums

www.pleasanthilljazzfest.org
Visit https://www.tonyglausi.com/ for more information

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Apr
20
to Apr 21

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

The infectious culture of Solae's Lounge is one that will reignite your faith in humanity, as it's the most culturally diverse venue out of ALL of Portland. And when you have a space imbued with the kind of energy that is created when everyone is there for the same reason (regardless of what it is), nothing but magic can happen. And when that reason is great music, the environment both on and off the stage is indescribable. So if you're unfamiliar with this venue (especially on a Friday night), I encourage you to come experience for yourself what so many others have already discovered.   

*NO COVER (21+)*

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/
 

 

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Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

The Next Legacy Jazz Jam Session @ No Vacancy Lounge

Since the inception of Jazz, the jam session has served as a linchpin for the creation of the music’s culture and sound. It’s the space where reputations—for better or for worse—are made, and where certain musical kinships are later developed into full-fledged working units. So in short, it’s where the culture of the greater Jazz community is preserved, as its often unspoken rules are codified through this type of public practice. So whether you’re a professional, a beginner, or simply a fan of live music, we encourage you to come contribute your presence to the spirit of this event.

House Band:           

John Nastos (Alto Saxophone)                                                                   

Greg Goebel (Piano)                                                                                                           

Cary Miga (Bass)                                                                                                               

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums/Host)                                                                         

-Admission for musicians is FREE with online RSVP or $5 at the door.
-For table reservations, please email Reservations@novacancylounge.com http://www.novacancylounge.com/

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Mar
24
9:00 PM21:00

The Christopher Brown Trio @ The Bluehour

It's starting to look like another wave of momentum is beginning to resurface for venues hosting live Jazz music here in Portland. And with the swanky Bluehour having now created space within their weekly programming to accept such an entertainment format, this venue in particular is sure to inspire other high-end venues to adopt such a format for their establishments as well. 

*NO COVER

Nick Rolfe (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

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Mar
23
to Mar 24

The Christopher Brown Quartet feat. Saeeda Wright @ PDX Night Market

This group will be performing for the first time ever at the PDX Night Market, where the group will finally be placed among crowds that number in the thousands. So if you know anything of this group, then you already know the deal. But if not, then I'd suggest coming out to evaluate the group on your own.

Saeeda Wright (Vocals)

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Nick Rolfe (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.pdxnm.com/

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Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

Shoshana Bean Album Release

To celebrate the release of her 4th studio album, recording Artist and Broadway star Shoshana Bean returns home to her alma mater Beaverton high school for a spectacular one night only concert! Backed by an 18 piece big band with special local superstar guests, all ticket sales from this event will go to benefit BHS performing arts. VIP packages available!

https://www.tickettomato.com/event/5367

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Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ PCC Rock Creek (bldg 3)

As a part of the ongoing efforts of PCC to maintain its public engagement with high artistic pursuits, we'll be performing an hour's worth of music for their Experience Music program, coupled with space for Q&A at the end. And so as we attempt to make this presentation as entertaining, informative, and as inspiring as possible, we encourage you to bring as many people of all ages as possible so they too can have a memory of such an experience with you as well. 

*Donations Welcomed (all concerts free for PCC students)* 

Tahirah Memory (Vocals)

Nick Rolfe (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums) 

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Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Christopher Brown Quartet feat. Christine Yvette @ The 1905

As always, I want to continue to encourage you to keep your finger on the pulse of how this group will continue to develop. And one of best ways to do so is to be front and center every Wednesday at The 1905, as this serves as our laboratory for both live displays of our musical development, and up-to-the-minute announcements on exciting new developments on the horizon. And so with the past two weeks of successful shows with vocalist Christine Yvette having had to fill in for saxophonist John Nastos, we'll now have both of them sharing the same stage at the same time. So this will be a night for the books for sure! So again, come plug into one of the most dynamic artistic movements to hit Portland in years, every Wednesday at The 1905. 

*NO COVER (all ages)*    

Christine Yvette (Vocals)

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

 

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Feb
2
to Feb 3

Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

If our society's strength is found in our diversity, then Solae's Lounge has more than enough strength to boast of. And when you couple that with the music that we provide every Friday night, and the mood that's created in the room around a shared love of high artistic integrity, Solae's quickly becomes a microcosm of what we wish every city could become socially. So be sure to come as often as you can to Solae's as there's no telling how long this group will be locally accessible.   

*NO COVER (21+)*

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

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Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

George Colligan Trio @ Christo's Pizzeria & Restaurant

Powerhouse musician George Colligan returns to Salem to perform again at Christos Pizzeria & Restaurant. And if you know anything about George, you already know that he's literally one of the most well respected Jazz pianists on the planet. And Portland has the distinct pleasure of being able to claim him as a resident. But on this night, he belongs to Salem! So if you have yet to experience George, you owe it to yourself and others to experience what this level of artistry looks and feels like.

George Colligan (Piano)

Chris Higgins (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

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Jan
12
to Jan 13

Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

The infectious culture of Solae's Lounge is one that will reignite your faith in humanity, as it's the most culturally diverse venue out of ALL of Portland. And when you have a space imbued with the kind of energy that is created when everyone is there for the same reason (regardless of what it is), nothing but magic can happen. And when that reason is great music, the environment both on and off the stage is indescribable. So if you're unfamiliar with this venue (especially on a Friday night), I encourage you to come experience for yourself what so many others have already discovered.   

*NO COVER (21+)*

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/
 

 

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Jan
3
7:00 PM19:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

Now that 2018 is here, we (like most) are in the mode of both casting a vision for ourselves and a strategy for materializing said vision. So if you thought the growth of this group was notable in 2017, you haven't seen ANYTHING yet!! So as we aim to spark a new type of cultural standard-of-excellence for the city of Portland, that's to be wholly understood through an artistic lens, there's no telling what the positive implications of such a paradigm shift could lend to the health of this city and state if such a shift is to in fact take place. So as we look forward to embarking upon such an audacious challenge, we want to encourage you all to stay tuned, engaged, and on board for the ride. So be sure to come through to The 1905 EVERY week to help make this venue the city's artistic "ground zero". 

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

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Dec
30
8:00 PM20:00

Greg Goebel Quartet @ Southfork

Newcomer Southfork appears to be taking on the challenge of picking up where so many other Jazz clubs have come and gone. So while I encourage you to support great live Jazz where you hear of it, I certainly would like to encourage you to support pianist Greg Goebel wherever you hear his name. And on this night Greg will be bringing to Southfork one of the best line-ups that could be assembled here in Portland. So we look forward to seeing you all there!

https://www.southforkpdx.com/jazz-events/

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Dec
23
12:00 AM00:00

Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz w/Darrell Grant & David Goldblatt

This will be a very special one-time performance that will showcase the artistry of both Darrell Grant and David Goldblatt, as they'll both be leading a quartet of their music that will include yours truly. So if you're unaware of these two amazing artists, I'd not only encourage you to learn more about them, but I'd also encourage you to attend this special one-time performance as well.

http://www.riverhouse.com/jazz#recap

http://www.bendticket.com/Browse#search=Mt.%2520Bachelor%2520riverhouse%2520jazz

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