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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Feb
21
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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Feb
23
to Feb 24

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)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

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Feb
28
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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Feb
16
to Feb 17

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)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

 

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Feb
14
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)

Nick Rolfe (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

 

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Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ PCC Rock Creek (bldg 3)

As a part of the ongoing efforts of PCC to maintain its public engagement with high artistic pursuits, we'll be performing an hour's worth of music for their Experience Music program, coupled with space for Q&A at the end. And so as we attempt to make this presentation as entertaining, informative, and as inspiring as possible, we encourage you to bring as many people of all ages as possible so they too can have a memory of such an experience with you as well. 

*Donations Welcomed (all concerts free for PCC students)* 

Tahirah Memory (Vocals)

Nick Rolfe (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums) 

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Feb
9
to Feb 10

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)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

 

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Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Christopher Brown Quartet feat. Christine Yvette @ 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. And so with the past two weeks of successful shows with vocalist Christine Yvette having had to fill in for saxophonist John Nastos, we'll now have both of them sharing the same stage at the same time. So this will be a night for the books for sure! So again, come plug into one of the most dynamic artistic movements to hit Portland in years, every Wednesday at The 1905. 

*NO COVER (all ages)*    

Christine Yvette (Vocals)

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

 

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Feb
2
to Feb 3

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)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/

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Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

Now that 2018 is here, we (like most) are in the mode of both casting a vision for ourselves and a strategy for materializing said vision. So 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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Jan
26
to Jan 27

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 if you're unfamiliar with this venue (especially on a Friday night), I encourage you to come experience for yourself what so many others have already discovered.   

*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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Jan
19
to Jan 20

The 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 if you're unfamiliar with this venue (especially on a Friday night), I encourage you to come experience for yourself what so many others have already discovered.   

*NO COVER (21+)*

John Nastos (Alto Sax)

TBA (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

http://www.solaeslounge.com/
 

 

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Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

George Colligan Trio @ Christo's Pizzeria & Restaurant

Powerhouse musician George Colligan returns to Salem to perform again at Christos Pizzeria & Restaurant. And if you know anything about George, you already know that he's literally one of the most well respected Jazz pianists on the planet. And Portland has the distinct pleasure of being able to claim him as a resident. But on this night, he belongs to Salem! So if you have yet to experience George, you owe it to yourself and others to experience what this level of artistry looks and feels like.

George Colligan (Piano)

Chris Higgins (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

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Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

Now that 2018 is here, we (like most) are in the mode of both casting a vision for ourselves and a strategy for materializing said vision. So 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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Jan
12
to Jan 13

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 if you're unfamiliar with this venue (especially on a Friday night), I encourage you to come experience for yourself what so many others have already discovered.   

*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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Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Tony Glausi Quintet @ Roaring Rapids Pizza Co.

Tony Glausi is one of the best trumpet players to come out of Oregon in a very long time. And with the amount of growth that he has experienced over the last year, he has now outgrown what Oregon has to offer and is making the transition to NYC. So while we wish him well in this new chapter of his life, let us take advantage of these final few weeks that he has left here in the NW by coming out to Roaring Rapids Pizza Co. to catch the last glimpses of his artistry as a Pacific NW artist.

*NO COVER (all ages)* 

Tony Glausi - trumpet
John Nastos - saxophone
Greg Goebel - keyboard
Dylan Sundstrom - bass
Christopher Brown - drums

Signed copies of BAD BOY available this evening for $10
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Visit https://www.tonyglausi.com/ for more information

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Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

Now that 2018 is here, we (like most) are in the mode of both casting a vision for ourselves and a strategy for materializing said vision. So 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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Jan
5
to Jan 6

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 if you're unfamiliar with this venue (especially on a Friday night), I encourage you to come experience for yourself what so many others have already discovered.   

*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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Jan
3
7:00 PM19:00

The Christopher Brown Quartet @ The 1905

Now that 2018 is here, we (like most) are in the mode of both casting a vision for ourselves and a strategy for materializing said vision. So 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". 

John Nastos (Alto)

Greg Goebel (Piano)

Dave Captein (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

www.the1905.org

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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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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
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
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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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
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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