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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Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

"Black Tie White Noise": The Christopher Brown Quartet @ Jack London Revue

For the month of January, The Jack London Revue will be hosting a weekly showcase of David Bowie’s music by different artists in a series entitled “Bowie Days”. So for the 19th we’ll be representing the side of Bowie that was very much influenced by Jazz music. And so as we attempt to authentically walk that thin line between representing his musical aesthetic and the true spirit of Jazz at the highest level, we want to share this experience with you and your friends so as to make it a trans-formative night to remember.

For more info and ticket prices click the link below.

http://jacklondonrevue.com/event/8971235/days-of-bowie-black-tie-white-noise-starring-the-christopher-brown-quartet/

John Nastos (Alto/EWI)

Greg Goebel (Piano/Synth)

Cary Miga (Bass)

Christopher Brown (Drums)

*Special Guest TBA

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Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

PSU Jazz Find Your Voice: Feat. Carmen Lundy

In this concert, which Portland State University hosts annually, it will feature one of the great Jazz vocalist of our time, whom I’ll have the extreme pleasure of being reconnected with once again since my days of living and working back in the NYC area.

Miss Carmen Lundy is a world-renowned musical polymath: She is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer (with over 100 songs to her credit, she even has her own songbook), actor, visual artist, and instructor. She has been performing for three decades, with a focus on original material. And she’s been positively compared to artists such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. But don’t take this endorsement at face value. You’ll have to come see her for yourself!

https://www.pdx.edu/events/psu-jazz-find-your-voice-featuring-carmen-lundy?delta=0

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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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Feb
2
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.

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Cary Miga (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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Feb
6
8:00 PM20:00

Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

If our society's strength is found in our diversity, then The 1905 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, The 1905 quickly becomes a microcosm of what we wish every city could become socially. So be sure to come as often as you can to The 1905 as there's no telling how long this group will be locally accessible.   

*NO COVER*

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

 

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Feb
9
to Feb 10

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)
Cary Miga (Bass)
Christopher Brown (Drums)

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

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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
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
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
27
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.

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

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Jan
5
9:00 PM21:00

Y Knot: "Untying Assumptions"

With 35 years of presenting Jazz radio and journalism, Yugen Rashad has assembled myself and a group of other musicians to help guide listeners through a journey of questioning notions of normalcy, and how or why those beliefs exist in the first place. But through the live music experience this will hopefully give the audience a safe space and platform to further such conversations in between sets with both one another and with the musicians themselves.

For more info and ticket prices, click the link below.

http://jacklondonrevue.com/event/8980525/y-knot-a-yugen-music-project-untying-assumptions/

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Dec
31
to Jan 1

Patrick Lamb & The Hit Factory @ 7th Annual Governors Ball

For the past six years Patrick Lamb has been hosting a sold out event in the Sentinel Hotel, and this year aims to outdo all the others. So if you haven’t locked down your plans for NYE it would behoove you to make them for this event, as there will be no place else in town that will compare with this type of Patrick Lamb party! For more info click the link below.

http://www.thegovernorsball.org/

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Dec
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

If our society's strength is found in our diversity, then The 1905 has more than enough strength to boast of. And when you couple that with the music that we provide every Wednesday night, and the mood that's created in the room around a shared love of high artistic integrity, The 1905 quickly becomes a microcosm of what we wish every city could become socially. So be sure to come as often as you can to The 1905 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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Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

The George Colligan Trio

It’s always an honor and a blast to perform with the great George Colligan, as he’s truly one of the best kept secrets in Jazz throughout the world. And so to have him here in Portland, OR. is an opportunity worth taking full advantage of when you can to see him perform (especially for Portland residents). So again, take full advantage of both his presence here in Portland and the Xmas season to get you out and about, while you let George remind you of just how special the gift of music really is.

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Dec
7
to Dec 8

The Christopher Brown Trio

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)
Dave Captein (Bass)
Christopher Brown (Drums)

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

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Dec
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

The infectious culture of The 1905 is one that will reignite your faith in humanity, as it's the most culturally diverse venues 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 Wednesday night), I encourage you to come experience for yourself what so many others have already discovered.   

NO COVER

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org
 

 

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Nov
28
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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Nov
21
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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Nov
14
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 Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

 

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Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

In the wake of the recent passing of Jazz icon Roy Hargrove, this performance will be dedicated to not only his memory and tremendous legacy, but his direct impact on me as one of his former musicians. So 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!  

*NO COVER (all ages)*    

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

George Colligan (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

 

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Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

Patrick Lamb & The Hit Factory

With a group that performs so many private events, it’s not often that the public at large gets a chance to experience it. But when those opportunities do present themselves, it’s worth going out of your way to be in attendance. So we want to invite you to come experience the Hit Factory at the Ilani Casino for this special one-time performance!

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Sep
21
to Sep 22

The 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)

David Goldblatt (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

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