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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George Colligan CD Release Performance

  • Jimmy Mak's 221 Northeast 10th Avenue Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)

George Colligan, Jazz pianist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator, who recently won the Down Beat critics poll in the "Rising Star Keyboard" category, celebrates his 27th album at Jimmy Mak's. "Write Them Down" (RMI) is a unique endeavor for Colligan in that he wrote all the music and lyrics, sang all lead and background vocals, performed all the instrumental tracks, and recorded the music either in his home, his garage, or in his office at Portland State University. The music combines Colligan's jazz expertise with wide ranging contemporary influences. Don't Miss this Concert!


Christopher Brown (Drums)
Dave Captein (Bass)
Jimmie Herrod (Vocal)
Noah Simpson (Trumpet)
and other guests