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/

 

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Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

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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Nov
24
to Nov 25

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 I encourage you to come experience this total body immersion of positive energy if you're still unfamiliar with it.   

*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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Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

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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Dec
1
to Dec 2

Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

If you're not already on board with the musical movement that we're trying to expand here in Portland, I'd like to encourage you to get involved by coming out to Solae's Lounge EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT so you too can be counted as part of our tribe, as we're steadily growing to the point where I predict that this culture will begin to affect the cultural climate here in Portland by the end of the year. 

NO COVER (21+)

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

 

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Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

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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Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

As we continue to move through this holiday season there's much to be thankful for. And one in particular is the ability to have a place where a commitment to high artistic integrity can be easily accessed by the public at large. Therefore, I encourage you to patron The 1905 on Wednesday nights as it's the only venue in town where music of this kind can also be heard by minors. 

*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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Dec
15
to Dec 16

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.   

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

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Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

With relative newcomer The 1905 having been on the Portland radar for their Jazz forward programming over the past year now, they're poised to help meet the need that Portland needs in regards to raising the profile of Jazz music. And so I'm excited to be a part of helping this new establishment do just that. And remember, this is an all ages establishment. So if there was ever a time to expose kids to this kind of musical atmosphere, this would be the place to do so!

*NO COVER (all ages)*

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

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Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The Jazz Station

While Portland has always been ground zero for live Jazz in Oregon, there have also been a few other locales that have long since made significant contributions to the overall Jazz scene here in Oregon, and Eugene happens to be one of them. So I'm proud to have been asked to close out the Portland Jazz series that The Jazz Station in Eugene has been hosting all year long, where they've been highlighting the talent of the larger city by bringing down those artists. So if you're in the Eugene area, or plan to be, then we'd certainly love to see you all there!

GA $12

John Nastos (Alto/EWI)

Greg Goebel (Piano/Synth)

Dave Captein (Bass)

  Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

https://thejazzstation.org/events/#!event/2017/12/21/the-christopher-brown-quartet-12

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Dec
22
7:30 PM19:30

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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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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Dec
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

With relative newcomer The 1905 now on the Portland radar for their Jazz forward programming, they're poised to meet the needs that Portland needs in regards to raising the profile of Jazz music. And so I'm excited to be a part of helping this new establishment do just that. And remember, this is an all ages establishment. So if there was ever a time to expose kids to this kind of musical atmosphere, this would be the place to do so!

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

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Dec
29
to Dec 30

Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

As always, I encourage you all to start getting on board with this musical & cultural movement that we're attempting to create here (if you're not already) by simply showing up and making yourself known to us every Friday at Solae's. You'll be glad you did! 
 

*NO COVER (21+)*

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

 

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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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Nov
17
to Nov 18

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 I encourage you to come experience this total body immersion of positive energy if you're still unfamiliar with it.   

*NO COVER (21+)*

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Matt Sazima (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/
 

 

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

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)

Bill Athens (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

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Nov
10
to Nov 11

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

The infectious culture of Solae's Lounge is one that will re-ignite 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 I encourage you to come experience this total body immersion of positive energy if you're still unfamiliar with it.   

*NO COVER (21+)*

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

 

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Nov
3
to Nov 4

Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

If you're not already on board with the musical movement that we're trying to expand here in Portland, I'd like to encourage you to get involved by coming out to Solae's Lounge EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT so you too can be counted as part of our tribe, as we're steadily growing to the point where I predict that this culture will begin to affect the cultural climate here in Portland by the end of the year. 

*NO COVER (21+)*

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Charlie Brown III (Piano)

Jon Shaw (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

 

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Oct
8
11:30 AM11:30

George Colligan Trio @ Oregon Coast Jazz Party

This will be the first time that I'm finally available to participate in the Oregon Coast Jazz Party. And so I look forward to working with the venerable George Colligan once again, as the depth of musical insight and technical prowess are virtually unmatched anywhere in this world. 

George Colligan (Piano)

Chris Higgins (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)  

http://www.coastarts.org/event-types/oregon-coast-jazz-party/

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Oct
1
1:00 PM13:00

Ezra Weiss Sextet @ Afrodaddy's (Official Launch)

  • Afrodaddy's Jazz Club (inside Curious Comedy Theatre) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's looking like the Ezra Weiss Sextet is poised to resurface here in PDX once again, and it appears to be relaunching itself through the new Afrodaddy's Jazz club (located inside the Curious Comedy Theater). So come and experience not only the launch of this new venue, but also several other stellar groups here in the Portland area as well. The full event will stretch from 12-5pm.

$45 GA (Tickets sold at door)

$55 VIP (Sold out)

Farnell Newton (Trumpet)

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Devin Phillips (Tenor Sax)

Ezra Weiss (Piano)

Jon Shaw (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

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Aug
25
4:30 PM16:30

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival

As the Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival has reached its 20th year, we'll be kicking off the festival by setting the tone for the weekend. So be sure to schedule your plans accordingly so that you don't miss this special performance. 

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Raymond Reyes (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

https://www.vancouverwinejazz.com/

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Aug
20
3:10 PM15:10

Ezra Weiss Sextet @ Montavilla Jazz Festival

Now that the Montavilla Jazz Festival is in its fourth year, it appears to have grown some considerable legs, as its becoming one of the more anticipated Jazz events within the NW region of the US. So as you venture out to support this festival this year, be sure to catch my show with the Ezra Weiss Sextet, as Ez consistently produces very high level orchestrations for his groups. So this should be a lot of fun for sure!  

For more information go to https://montavillajazzfest.com/artists/ezra-weiss-sextet/

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Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

With the untimely closing of Portland's most iconic Jazz club [Jimmy Mak's] on New Years Day, and the subsequent passing of its owner Jimmy the following day, newcomer The 1905 is now poised to make a name for itself as one of the preeminent destinations in Portland to hear great live Jazz music by some of its best musicians. And with this being an all ages establishment, this is the perfect opportunity for either those with kids, or simply youngsters in general, to attend.

*NO COVER*

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Raymond Reyes (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org  

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Aug
13
3:30 PM15:30

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ Albina Jazz Fest

The Albina Jazz Festival will be touching down for the first time ever as it aims to pay homage to the easily forgotten legacy of Jazz music in Portland, OR. And thus it's only fitting that they have chosen to host it at the Stingray Cafe (located inside the Left Bank building), as this location was once home to one of the most notable Jazz clubs in Portland's history. So as a personal exponent of the tradition of Jazz here in Portland, I'm delighted to be connected to such an event. 

For more information go to https://albinajazzfestival.com/

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)   

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Jul
30
to Aug 5

Mel Brown Jazz Camp @ WOU

  • Western Oregon University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The first week of August I'll be teaching at my father's [Mel Brown] Jazz camp at Western Oregon University. This is a great camp that tends to attract many students throughout the West Coast. So regardless as to if you're a senior in high school or a senior citizen, this camp will have exactly what you're looking for to improve.

http://melbrownjazzcamp.com/home/

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Jul
28
8:00 PM20:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ Jazz in the Valley Jazz Fest

This group will be traveling up to Ellensburg, WA for the first time to perform at this years Jazz in the Valley (JIV) Festival. So be sure to catch this groups first performance this far outside of it's normal area of operations within the greater Portland, OR area. 

John Nastos (Alto/EWI)

Greg Goebel (Piano/Synth)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://jazzinthevalley.com/

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Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ Alberta Park ("Movies in the Park")

In conjunction with the Portland Parks and Recreation bureau, we'll be performing outside at Alberta Park both before and at intermission of the movie that will be shown. This event will be free to the public.

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Matt Sazima (Piano)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums) 

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Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ Jazz In the Valley Festival

This will be the first time that this group will have both headlined at a Jazz festival and have performed this far from our home base of Portland, OR. So needless to say we're quite excited to see the reaction of the audience once they see what we have in store for them. So if you happen to be in the Ellensburg area of WA then we'd love to see you at this years JIV Festival.

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

 http://www.jazzinthevalley.com/

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Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The Roseland Theater (Jimmy Mak Tribute)

This evening will be a tribute to the legacy of the late Jimmy Makarounis, who over the past 20 years, gave Portland one of the most iconic Jazz clubs in the country. And as there will naturally be a whole host of great musicians performing for the event, the Christopher Brown Quartet will be performing for the after-party in the Roseland’s ground-floor club, Peter’s Room, following the conclusion of the concert.

For more info about tickets visit: http://event.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSale.do?performance_id=4458715&method=restoreToken#_ga=1.57194090.1319289547.1488497298

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

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Apr
22
7:30 PM19:30

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The Broadway House Concert Series

The Christopher Brown Quartet will be performing at The Broadway House for the first time ever, and will surely leave an indelible mark down in Eugene, OR with the re-imagining of pop music from the 1980's. So if you have yet to see this particular type of show, then this will certainly be one that you won't want to miss!


John Nastos (Alto saxophone/EWI)
Greg Goebel (Piano/Synthesizer)
Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)
Christopher Brown (Drums)

$15 general admission. Under a special arrangement with the U.O. Jazz Studies program, university students pay $5 admission.

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Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

80's Rewind & Unwind w/The Christopher Brown Quartet @ Christo's Pizzeria

As one of the most unique and well known Jazz groups in the greater Portland area, The Christopher Brown Quartet brings one of the most daring and refreshingly well-polished sounds to not only their homage to popular music from the 1980's, but to Jazz music in the NW region as a whole. And for the past three years this group has enjoyed several steady residencies at various venues around the Portland area on a weekly basis. So with that level of frequency, it's no wonder why they've garnered as much notoriety as they have for the level of excellence that they display every week. And after a year, this group will be returning to Salem to perform at Christo's Pizzeria once again.

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Apr
14
7:30 PM19:30

Live Recording w/Tony Glausi Quintet @ The Jazz Station

Tony Glausi is an award-winning, internationally recognized trumpeter, composer, and bandleader performing over one hundred dates a year. This once-only evening of music - a live album recording at Eugene's own The Jazz Station - presents a unique opportunity for listeners to experience first-hand Glausi's new original works for quintet featuring Oregon's finest: John Nastos (saxophones), Greg Goebel (piano), Dylan Sundstrom (bass), and Christopher Brown (drums). This music draws inspiration from composers and bandleaders such as Duke Ellington, Art Blakey, and Wynton Marsalis. For more information about Tony Glausi, please visit www.tonyglausi.com. 

Video preview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYahdFvBpAs

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Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

The Greg Goebel Quintet @ The Jazz Station

Praised by critics for "manifesting his ideas with the immediacy and sureness of a master craftsman" (Jazz Times) and as "a force that is stretching known boundaries and moving the music into new territory." (Larry Koonse) "He has the gift of groove and advanced harmony, but it is this particular combination of calm and wisdom that sets him apart for me.” (Gino Vannelli)  Pianist Greg Goebel shows himself as firmly rooted in tradition while simultaneously proving to be a unique voice among a new generation.

Greg Goebel, piano

Tony Glausi, Trumpet

John Nastos, alto saxophone

Dylan Sundstrom, bass

Christopher "TCOM" Brown, drums

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Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

George Colligan Trio @ Michelle's Pianos

As one of the most underrated Jazz pianist in the world, Portland is quite lucky to have George Colligan call Portland home these days. And so it goes without saying that anytime he's performing, it's an event unto itself. So be sure to catch him at Michelle's Piano with his trio, plus a few special guests.

$10 Cover (all ages)

George Colligan (Piano)

Chris Higgins (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

https://www.michellespiano.com/

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Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Drum Battle: Celebrating Buddy Rich @ 100 (PDX Jazz Festival)

As part of this years PDX Jazz Festival, there will be a special program that honors the legacy of the late and great Buddy Rich. And leading this performance will be Portland drummer Alan Jones, along with his sextet. But augmenting this performance will be a drum battle between myself and two other prominent drummers (besides Alan ), in an attempt to pay tribute to the iconic and historic drum battles of yesteryear that have taken place between Buddy and many of his contemporaries. So don't miss this special one-time and one of a kind performance!

Alan Jones / drums

Nicole Glover / tenor sax

John Nastos / alto sax

Charlie Porter / trumpet

Greg Goebel / piano

Jon Lakey / bass

Mel Brown, Christopher Brown, Carlton Jackson / special guests

http://pdxjazz.com/event/alan-jones-sextet-early-show/

 

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Feb
17
7:30 PM19:30

Tony Glausi Sextet Tribute to Art Blakey @ The Shedd

As one of the most influential groups within the history of Jazz music, Art Blakey and his many bands of young and fiery musicians have left a high water mark that many subsequent bands have attempted to attain. And so it's only fitting that whenever an opportunity is presented to highlight the body of work that this great bandleader has left behind, that attempts will be made to remind the public of what that level of excellence consisted of. And thus the Tony Glausi sextet will be taking on the challenge of presenting Art's music in a light that he and the rest of his many cohorts would have been extremely proud of. So be sure to make this evening a not-to-be-missed occasion!   

Tony Glausi (Trumpet)

John Nastos (Alto)

John Moak (Trombone)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.theshedd.org

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