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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Aug
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ 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)

Raymond Reyes (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

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Aug
25
4:30pm 4:30pm

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
25
to Aug 26

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ 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)
Greg Goebel (Piano)
Raymond Reyes (Bass)
Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

 

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Aug
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ 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)

Raymond Reyes (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

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Sep
1
to Sep 2

Christopher Brown Quartet @ 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)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Raymond Reyes (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

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Sep
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

As we swing into the Fall season, this group will have a number of special performances and things to boast about. And who better to include as part of this run than the regular patrons of The 1905. So make it a point to come enjoy the music while sitting on the patio with what time you'll have left before the inevitable grey skies of Portland start to set in for the late Fall and winter months. 

*NO COVER (all ages)*    

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Raymond Reyes (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

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Sep
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

As we swing into the Fall season, this group will have a number of special performances and things to boast about. And who better to include as part of this run than the regular patrons of The 1905. So make it a point to come enjoy the music while sitting on the patio with what time you'll have left before the inevitable grey skies of Portland start to set in for the late Fall and winter months. 

NO COVER (all ages)    

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Raymond Reyes (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

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Sep
15
to Sep 16

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)

Raymond Reyes (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

 

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Sep
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

As we swing into the Fall season, this group will have a number of special performances and things to boast about. And who better to include as part of this run than the regular patrons of The 1905. So make it a point to come enjoy the music while sitting on the patio with what time you'll have left before the inevitable grey skies of Portland start to set in for the late Fall and winter months. 

*NO COVER (all ages)*    

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Raymond Reyes (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

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Sep
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

As we swing into the Fall season, this group will have a number of special performances and things to boast about. And who better to include as part of this run than the regular patrons of The 1905. So make it a point to come enjoy the music while sitting on the patio with what time you'll have left before the inevitable grey skies of Portland start to set in for the late Fall and winter months. 

*NO COVER (all ages)*    

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Raymond Reyes (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

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Sep
29
to Sep 30

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)

Raymond Reyes (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

 

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Oct
8
11:30am11:30am

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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Aug
20
3:10pm 3:10pm

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
18
to Aug 19

Christopher Brown Quartet @ 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 Sax)
TBD (Piano)
Raymond Reyes (Bass)
Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)
www.solaeslounge.com
 

 

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Aug
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
3:30pm 3:30pm

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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Aug
11
to Aug 12

Christopher Brown Quartet @ Solae's Lounge

As one of the newer 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)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

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Aug
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ 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)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

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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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
6:30pm 6:30pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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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Jun
9
to Jun 10

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! 
 

John Nastos (Alto/EWI)
Matt Sazima (Piano) 
Raymond Reyes (Bass)
Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

21+ to attend

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

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Apr
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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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Feb
16
4:30pm 4:30pm

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ PDX Jazz Festival

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

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Feb
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Christopher Brown Quartet

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

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Jan
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

George Colligan Trio (feat. John Patitucci)

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

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Dec
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ 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/

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