Christopher Brown

Word on the Street...

Chris Brown is home father, like son...making music to appeal to the next generation.

-Ken Boddie. Portland, OR.

KOIN 6 News Anchor


Coast-hopping, Jazz-drumming, Chris Brown is back in town!


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.


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.


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.


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.



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"Find Your Voice" Jazz Workshop & Concert @ PSU & The Old Church

Playing jazz music is about more than technique, vocabulary and theory. But how do you put your own individual stamp on the music? How do you find your own voice? As a part of Portland State University's Scholarship Audition Weekend, the PSU Jazz area presents a free workshop and concert that explores these timely questions. 

Led by PSU faculty members Darrell Grant, Alan Jones & Jeff Baker, and myself, we'll talk about which specific tools and ideas we approach our music with in order to create a personalized sound.  
PSU Lincoln Hall Room 47 12:00-2:00 PM 

This concert will feature my "80's" Quartet, The Bridge Quartet with Darrell Grant, Alan Jones, Tom Wakeling & Devin Phillips, &vocalist's Jeff Baker's Sextet. 
The Old Church 1422 Southwest 11th Avenue. 3:00-5:00 PM

Both events are free and open to the public. 

Email for more information.

Earlier Event: January 22
Jazz Jam Session @ Wine Up On Williams
Later Event: January 28
80's Rewind & Unwind @ Jimmy Mak's