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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Young Lion's Revisited @ Jimmy Mak's

  • Jimmy Mak's 221 Northwest 10th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

I'll be co-leading a group with saxophonist Devin Philips for the 2015 PDX Jazz Festival @ Jimmy Mak's, with a band of today's "Young Lions" of the Portland Jazz scene, with a special appearance from the LA based saxophonist Kamasi Washington, and world-renowned saxophonist Ralph Bowen, who himself was one of the original young lions when the branding concept was first conceived in the early 1980's. 

Devin Phillips (Tenor/Sop.)

Ralph Bowen (Tenor/Sop.)

Kamasi Washington (Tenor/Sop.)

Javier Nero (Trombone)

Matt Tabor (Piano)

Dylan Sundstrom (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

Earlier Event: February 20
Ezra Weiss Sextet @ the Art Bar
Later Event: February 23
Ralph Bowen Quartet @ The Old Church