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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Sep
25
8:00 PM20:00

Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

If you thought the growth of this group was notable in 2018, 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". 

*$7 COVER (all ages)*

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

 

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Oct
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

It is truly a labor of love that we have for performing at The 1905 every Wednesday. It not only allows us a space to put our creative capacities to the test, but to also connect with our fan base in an effort to preserve the on-stage and off-stage cultural practices of this thing we call Jazz. So if you’re new or relatively new to this wonderful world we call Jazz, then I’d encourage you to take another step forward to investigate what it is that has paved the way for every other musical and cultural movement that has taken place since the turn of the 20th century.

*$7 Cover* All Ages

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

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Oct
5
9:00 PM21:00

The Greg Goebel Trio @ Bluehour

There are few places in Portland that do as good a job of marrying Jazz and sophistication as The Bluehour. And when you combine pianist Greg Goebel into this equation, you inherently elevate the whole experience up a few notches. So treat yourself and your friends to a night out on the town in your best attire, by visiting the Bluehour, nestled firmly in the middle of downtown Portland’s Pearl District.

Greg Goebel (Piano)

TBD (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

https://www.bluehouronline.com/

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Oct
11
9:00 PM21:00

The Christopher Brown Trio @ Bluehour

As one of the classiest venues in town, where you’re sure to find everyone from local and national celebrities, to just the average well dressed clientele in Portland, all intermingled for the sole purpose of enjoying each others’ company in the midst of a fine dinning experience. But what makes the Bluehour stand apart from all the rest is its ability to provide a high class experience at a fraction of the cost. Which shows that you don’t have to always be “fancy” to be fancy.

George Colligan (Piano)

Cary Miga (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

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Sep
18
8:00 PM20:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

As always, I want to continue to encourage you to keep supporting The 1905 so that they can continue to bring you the highest quality music that’s to be found anywhere in the NW. 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 that are on the horizon for us!  

*$7 Cover (all ages)*    

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

 

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Sep
6
9:00 PM21:00

The Greg Goebel Trio @ Bluehour

As one of the classiest venues in town, where you’re sure to find everyone from local and national celebrities, to just the average well dressed clientele in Portland, all intermingled for the sole purpose of enjoying each others’ company in the midst of a fine dinning experience. But what makes the Bluehour stand apart from all the rest is its ability to provide a high class experience at a fraction of the cost. Which shows that you don’t have to always be “fancy” to be fancy.

Greg Goebel (Piano)

TBD (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

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Sep
4
8:00 PM20:00

Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

The only thing outside of religion that generates as much interest in the invisible is music. And when executed well, it brings listeners together unlike anything you’ve ever seen. And when we can see these bridges being built, it becomes easier to recognize that we are in fact part of a much greater design than just ourselves.

*$7 COVER (all ages)*

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

 

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Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

Christopher Brown w/ The Low Bar Chorale

If you missed my bands performance with the Low Bar Chorale (LBC) at Pioneer Court House Square on June 22nd, commemorating the 35th anniversary of Prince’s Purple Rain record, then you missed out big! It was one of the most electric and satisfying musical experiences I’ve ever had. However, here’s an opportunity to see me perform once again with the LBC, and as always, it won’t disappoint. For more info, click the links below!

*$20/car (all ages)*

http://www.lowbarchorale.com/

http://krugersfarm.com/

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Jul
31
7:30 PM19:30

Portland Indie Film, Jazz, and Art Night @ The 1905

This special event will showcase a collaborative effort between film, music, and art to build a communal buzz around artistic expression. And if one is good, then three is even better! So I’m excited to be of service to such an event where my musical contributions can play a supportive role to film maker Jerry Bell Jr., as well as a visual art performance by Sora Shado.

Cocktail Hour & Mixer starts at 7:30pm
Movies start at 8:30pm
Live Jazz Throughout the Night

- 7:30-8pm Cocktails & Mixer
- 8-9pm Indie Films
- 9-9:30pm Sho Art & Music Collaboration
- 9:30-10:15pm Music continues
- 10:15-10:30pm Sho Art Auction
- 10:30-11pm Music continues

- Showcasing locally made independent short films
- Premium Projector Screen w/ Surround Sound
- Drink specials and more
- Film Line Up Announced Soon

Sponsored in part by:
JBJr Productions
Koerner Camera
Oregon Film Office
Oregon Media Production Association.   

*$10 COVER*

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

 

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Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The Street of Dreams VIP "Block Party"

We’re excited to be back again at this year’s NW Natural Street of Dreams at Stafford Meadows in Wilsonville, as we help them kick-off this year’s installment of their annual series in what they’re calling a “Block Party”, with an evening of festivities, live music, local restaurants and cuisine, and Northwest wines, beer and spirits. This is the signature VIP event for Home Builders Association members and the entire building industry. So be sure to purchase your tickets early to guarantee attendance - it will sell out! Ten dollars from every ticket is donated to the Home Builders Foundation, the benefiting charity of the NW Natural Street of DreamsⓇ.

Visit theHome Builders Foundationwebsite for more information.

$85 per person until June 14. $100 thereafter. Open to all HBA members and guests. Advance tickets purchase required.

John Nastos (Alto)

David Goldblatt (Piano)

Cary Miga (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

https://www.streetofdreamspdx.com/

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Jun
24
8:00 PM20:00

The Ron Steen Jazz Jam Session (hosted by Christopher Brown)

As a longstanding staple within the Portland Jazz community, drummer Ron Steen has been in the trenches of Portland’s music scene, helping to grow and sustain it over the past four decades. And part of how he has done that is to create spaces for music to occur, and for people such as myself to participate, for without Ron’s contribution it’s debatable as to if I’d be doing what I’m still doing. So on this night, I’m honored to be stepping into the shoes of such a well respected individual by hosting one of his famous Monday night Jazz jam sessions at The 1905, where the majority of the city’s best musicians can be found under one roof. So come enjoy a joyous and inspiring atmosphere at the only place qualified to lay claim to the title of Jazz Central here in the city of Roses!!!

www.facebook.com/thechristopherbrown (click “like”)

www.the1905.org

www.instagram.com/coutureofmusic

House Band:
Greg Goebel (Piano)
Ed Bennett (Bass)
Christopher Brown (Drums)

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Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

The John Nastos Quartet @ The Jazz Station

John Nastos is one of the most in-demand players in the Northwest, regularly playing with bands such as the Mel Brown Sextet, the Alan Jones Sextet, and the Oregon Symphony. He's toured the world with Grammy winning artists Dianne Schuur and Esperanza Spalding.

A multi-instrumentalist, John plays saxophones, clarinets, and flutes, exploring jazz standards, original arrangements, and original compositions. Joined by regular accomplices Greg Goebel (Eugene-native) on piano, Dave Captein on bass, and Christopher Brown on drums, expect to hear creative jazz played by a band that's honed it's sound over now hundreds of gigs together at various venues in Portland and throughout the Northwest.

Online purchases will include a $1 fee per ticket. Tickets purchased at door not subject to fee.

https://thejazzstation.org/#!event-list

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Jun
12
8:00 PM20:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905 w/Special Guest

There's an inherent seductiveness that's found within people and structures that exude an air of timelessness. And like Jazz, when those people and structures are rooted by the best qualities of the past, a type of unapologetic swagger is conveyed that makes everyone stand back to take notice. And as such, there's currently a creative movement that's well underway on Wednesday nights at The 1905 that does an exceptional job of marrying the past with the present so as to present a vision of an artistic future that we'd all be inclined to embrace. So on this night we’ll be highlighting vocalist Saeeda Wright, how’s arguably on of the best kept secrets in the entire NW. So if there were ever a night to attend, it would be this one!!!

*$5 COVER*

Saeeda Wright (Vocals & Special Guest)

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org
 

 

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Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ Loose Wig House

This will be the first time that this group has ever performed one of these concerts, and we’re excited to give our audience an experience unlike any other. So we want to encourage you to come to this intimate gathering of music loving fans to connect with both the band and each other over a shared appreciation for excellence in music! So be sure to RSVP here: https://www.loosewig.com/

John Nastos (Alto)  

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

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Jun
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905 w/Special Guest

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 such announcement is that trumpeter Tony Glausi will be performing with us, all the way from NYC. So this will be a show that’s not to be missed!!!

*$5 COVER (all ages)*    

Tony Glausi (Trumpet)

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Randy Porter (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

 

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May
31
5:15 PM17:15

The Christopher Brown Trio @ Portland Art Museum (private)

This will be for a new organization called TASTE, which has to do with the idea of “taste makers” in all forms of artistic expression. And we’re excited to be a part of what will hopefully become one of many future events to come that highlight such an idea!

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Cary Miga (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

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Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

The John Nastos Trio

Newcomer to the live music scene 23Hoyt is now positioning itself to be one of the future stakeholders for keeping the flame of live Jazz burning hot in Portland. So if you’re not familiar yet with the musical prowess and accomplishments of pianist Greg Goebel, then I can’t imagine many other places in town to become acquainted with his abilities as a musician than at 23Hoyt.

John Nastos (Alto Saxophone)

TBD (Organ)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

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Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

Akua Allrich @ Jack London Revue

Jazz vocalist and DC-native Akua Allrich has proven herself to be a musician of extraordinary talent and crowd- moving passion. With finesse and charisma, this vocalist, composer and teacher, has successfully etched out a place for her unique musical expression, electrifying audiences in and around the nation’s capital with sold out performances. The launching of her freshman album, A Peace of Mine, and second album, Uniquely Standard, Akua Allrich Live! the young artist’s music and concerts created a significant buzz with critics and music-lovers alike. Said Franz Matzner of All About Jazz, “Akua Allrich’s music flows with a free, natural energy as engaging as her equally ingenuous personality.” Her appeal soon reached across US borders and attained international attention. In early 2011, Allrich signed a distribution deal with Japanese record label AGATE/Inpartmaint Inc. With a stellar line up of musicians, Akua’s newest release Soul Singer, presents the artist in a whole new light, highlighting her talent for composition as well as her ability to merge different sounds & genres into one complete beautiful musical experience!
Allrich’s style is fluid and ever evolving. Her musical roots run deeply into blues, soul and rhythm and blues, with a clear grounding in jazz and pan-African music. She sings in many languages including Portuguese, French, Spanish, English, Xhosa, and Twi. Given her ability to capture the essence of a broad range of musical genres, Allrich is often likened to legendary artists such as Oscar Brown, Jr., Miriam Makeba, Bob Marley and Nina Simone. She has developed popular tribute programs involving the latter two women and other great African American women of jazz.

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Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

The Greg Goebel Trio @ 23Hoyt

Newcomer to the live music scene 23Hoyt is now positioning itself to be one of the future stakeholders for keeping the flame of live Jazz burning hot in Portland. So if you’re not familiar yet with the musical prowess and accomplishments of pianist Greg Goebel, then I can’t imagine many other places in town to become acquainted with his abilities as a musician than at 23Hoyt.

Greg Goebel (Piano)

TBD (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

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Feb
23
to Feb 24

The Christopher Brown Trio @ Teote

As one of the relative newcomers to the Alberta street row of restaurants, bars, and various other businesses, Teote is clearly set apart by the quality of it's sexy visual aesthetic, food, drink, and exceptional service team (which literally works like a well-oiled machine). And it's because of these qualities that we're happy to add our music to an already successful template so as to raise the bar even more on your experience. So we want you to join us in making this night an even more memorable one than it would have already been! #coutureofmusic #randomactsofexcellence #pdxjazz #teote#teotemezcalería #albertastreet #pdxmusic 

Greg Goebel (Piano)
TBA (Bass)
Christopher Brown (Drums)

www.facebook.com/thechristopherbrown (click “like”)
www.instagram.com/coutureofmusic 
www.twitter.com/coutureofmusic

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Feb
21
4:30 PM16:30

The John Nastos Quartet @ The Art Bar

Every year the PDX Jazz Festival hosts a fantastic two week long stretch of events throughout the greater Portland area, which brings fans of this music to Portland from far and wide. And so this year I look forward to performing with one of my favorite saxophonist (anywhere) in the lobby area of the Portland Center for the Arts, which serves as the location of both The Art Bar as well as the de-facto rally point for all the social activity related to the Jazz festival’s presence. So be sure to come through to where the center of all the action will be.

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

https://pdxjazz.com/event/john-nastos-quartet/

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Feb
15
to Feb 16

The George Colligan Trio

  • The Living Room Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Whenever the great George Colligan is performing somewhere it’s worth putting it on your personal calendar! He’s literally one of the best kept secrets in Jazz throughout the entire world, and I want you to come experience what I’m talking about first hand.

George Colligan (Piano)

TBA (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

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Feb
4
7:00 PM19:00

Patrick Lamb Quintet @ The Lake Theater & Cafe

Saxophonist Patrick Lamb, who’s best known in a myriad of circles as being the go-to guy for many high profile festival and corporate events throughout the NW will be debuting a new group of his to perform at The Lake Theater & Cafe, located right on the lake of Lake Oswego, OR. So be sure to get your tickets before this event sells out!! https://laketheatercafe-com.seatengine.com/shows/91248

Patrick Lamb (Saxophone)

Noah Simpson (Trumpet)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)




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Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Randy Porter Trio: feat. Kenny Washington

Jazz at Joe’s is presenting yet another SOLD OUT show at the Cascades Theater, and this time I’ll be involved as a member of the Randy Porter Trio, which will be featuring vocalist Kenny Washington.

Kenny Washington (Vocals)

Randy Porter (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

http://www.jazzatjoes.com/Upcoming_Dates.html

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