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
26
May 27

Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

  • Solae's Lounge

Every Friday the Christopher Brown Quartet holds court at one of the best venues in town to hear live music. So make it point to come to Solae's Lounge every Friday for an unforgettably inspiring night of musical excellence. 

John Nastos (Alto Sax/EWI)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

May
31
7:00 pm19:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

  • The 1905

With newcomer The 1905 now on the Portland radar for their Jazz forward programming, they're poised to help make the much needed progress 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)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org


May
24
7:00 pm19:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

  • The 1905

With newcomer The 1905 now on the Portland radar for their Jazz forward programming, they're poised to help make the much needed progress 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)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

May
19
May 20

Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

  • 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! 
 

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

21+ to attend

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

May
12
May 13

Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

  • Solae's Lounge

We have even more exciting things to present to you all this year than we did last year. So 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/EWI)
Greg Goebel (Piano)
Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)
Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)
www.solaeslounge.com
 

 

May
10
7:00 pm19:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

  • The 1905

We're excited to have another regular residency in the wake of the loss of Portland's iconic Jazz venue Jimmy Mak's. And so with newcomer The 1905 having already begun to make a strong name for itself within Portland's Jazz scene, we look forward to seeing what the future holds for this great new venue. And the best part of it is that for once minors can come observe this group's performances as it's not only at an earlier time slot than most of our performances, but also open to minors in general.

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

May
6
5:30 pm17:30

2017 JDRF Hope Gala @ Sentinel Hotel (private event)

Every year the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) hosts a big auction gala at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland to raise money and awareness for their cause. And for the past 4 years my group has been delighted to accept their invitation to perform for their annual affair. 

http://www.jdrf.org/oregon/events/2017-hope-gala/

May
5
May 6

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

  • Solae's Lounge

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 Sax/EWI)
Greg Goebel (Piano)
Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)
Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

 

May
3
7:00 pm19:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

  • 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)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org  

Apr
28
Apr 29

Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

  • Solae's Lounge

As one of the newest venues to showcase music in Portland, OR., Solae's has quickly garnered a considerable amount of attention. So I'm glad that we have been able to play such an important part in their success with our regular Friday night performances. 

John Nastos (Alto Sax/EWI)

Matt Sazima (Piano/Synth)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

Apr
23
7:00 pm19:00

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

  • Roseland Theater

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)

Apr
22
7:30 pm19:30

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The Broadway House Concert Series

  • The Broadway House

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.

Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

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

  • 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.

Apr
14
7:30 pm19:30

Live Recording w/Tony Glausi Quintet @ The Jazz Station

  • 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

Mar
16
7:30 pm19:30

The Greg Goebel Quintet @ The Jazz Station

  • 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

Mar
2
7:00 pm19:00

George Colligan Trio @ Michelle's Pianos

  • Michelle's Piano

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/

Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

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

  • Fremont Theatre

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/

 

Feb
17
7:30 pm19:30

Tony Glausi Sextet Tribute to Art Blakey @ The Shedd

  • The Shedd Institute

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

Feb
16
4:30 pm16:30

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ PDX Jazz Festival

  • The Art Bar

As part of this year's 2017 PDX Jazz Festival, we'll be performing at the Art Bar in downtown Portland, located inside the lobby of the Portland Center for the Arts building. So while this performance is a perfect way to get your ear prepared for all of the other shows while you wait for those start times, this performance will surely be remembered as one of the "main attractions" of the entire festival!  

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.pdxjazz.com

Feb
1
7:00 pm19:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet

  • The 1905

I'm happy to announce that the quartet has now found a new home at The 1905 on Wednesday's to replace our old residency at the dearly departed venue Jimmy Mak's. And for once this will be a great opportunity for those (especially young musicians) who are under 21 to come observe this group in action. So again, we look forward to further developing our relationship with this new venue, as it appears that it has already begun to make a rather sizable impact on the cultural scene of this music that we call Jazz, here in Portland.

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

Jan
27
7:00 pm19:00

George Colligan Trio (feat. John Patitucci)

  • Portland State University

This performance definitely falls under the musical bucket list category for me, as I'll be sandwiched between musical juggernaut's George Colligan and John Patitucci as part of a showcase @ Portland State University entitled "Find Your Voice", which will also highlight a few other performances by some of the esteemed faculty within their Jazz department. So if you have even the slightest of an idea as to what this performance will be like, then you already know that this is a performance that's not to be missed!!

George Colligan (Piano)

John Patitucci (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

For more info about tickets, click the link below:

http://portlandstate.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=1772&cid=64

Dec
29
8:00 pm20:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The Barrel Room

  • The Barrel Room

With the impending closure of one of the most iconic Jazz clubs of the last 20 years [Jimmy Mak's], means that at the start of 2017 there will be no more Wed night shows for this group. However, when one door closes another one opens. And so starting this week this group will be occupying a steady Thursday night spot at the Barrel Room in downtown Portland. And with an earlier start time, we'll now be able to cater to the crowds that normally weren't able to stay out late enough to watch us perform. So we look forward to having you help us to create the momentum needed for this place to potentially ascend to the cultural stature of our beloved Jimmy Mak's. 

*NO COVER*

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

 http://www.barrelroompdx.com/

Dec
28
9:30 pm21:30

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ Jimmy Mak's

  • Jimmy Mak's

As the year comes to a close, we'd like for you to come help us close out our last Jimmy Mak performance of 2016 with a bang. So if you need to, plan ahead and make reservations to ensure you've got the best seat in the house.

$10 Cover (21+)

John Nastos (Alto Saxophone)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)  

www.jimmymaks.com

Dec
21
9:30 pm21:30

80's Rewind & Unwind @ Jimmy Mak's

  • Jimmy Mak's

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 Jimmy Mak's EVERY WEDNESDAY 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. 

So as always, come get your fill of Jazz music from the #1 place to do so in the state of Oregon evey Wednesday, as between my father's [Mel Brown] band (7:30-9pm) and mine, there's no other family affair quite like this one that you'll find anywhere in the NW that's all under one roof. 

$10 Cover (21+ to attend)

John Nastos (Alto Sax/EWI)

Greg Goebel (Piano/Synth)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://jimmymaks.com/

Dec
17
7:00 pm19:00

George Colligan Trio @ The 1905

  • The 1905

Newcomer "The 1905" is one of the new venues in town that is presenting great music, and this Saturday it'll feature one of the best pianist's in the world, George Colligan. So come see me mix it up in what is always a high octane show with George.

George Colligan (Piano)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

 http://www.the1905.org/

Dec
15
8:00 pm20:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The Barrel Room

  • The Barrel Room

With the impending closure of one of the most iconic Jazz clubs of the last 20 years [Jimmy Mak's], means that at the start of 2017 there will be no more Wed night shows for this group. However, when one door closes another one opens. And so starting this week this group will be occupying a steady Thursday night spot at the Barrel Room in downtown Portland. And with an earlier start time, we'll now be able to cater to the crowds that normally weren't able to stay out late enough to watch us perform. So we look forward to having you help us kick off this new relationship with this new venue by showing up and showing out this Thursday!

*NO COVER*

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

 http://www.barrelroompdx.com/

Dec
14
9:30 pm21:30

80's Rewind & Unwind @ Jimmy Mak's

  • Jimmy Mak's

If you're not already on board with the musical movement that we're trying to create here in Portland, I'd like to encourage you to start participating in it by coming out to Jimmy Mak's EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT so you too can be counted as part of our tribe. 

So as always, come get your fill of Jazz music from the #1 place to do so in the state of Oregon evey Wednesday, as between my father's [Mel Brown] band (7:30-9pm) and mine, there's no other family affair quite like this one that you'll find anywhere in the NW that's all under one roof. 

$10 Cover (21+ to attend)

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

http://jimmymaks.com/