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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Joy Spring: Celebrating Clifford Brown

  • Alberta Abbey 126 Northeast Alberta Street Portland, OR, 97211 United States (map)

Although Clifford Brown left behind only four years worth of studio recordings before his untimely death in 1956 at the mere age of 25, his impact as a jazz trumpeter is undeniable. In his short and stunning career, “Brownie” gigged and/or recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Sarah Vaughn, Harold Land, Lou Donaldson, and his most enduring collaborator Max Roach. Brown’s compositions such as “Joy Spring”, “Cherokee”, “Delilah” and “Daahoud” remain as classic tunes of the bop era.

Presented in partnership with the Soul’d Out Music Festival, Joy Spring: Celebrating Clifford Brown will shine the spotlight on Charlie Porter, perhaps the best jazz trumpet player the Pacific Northwest has to offer, who will offer his take on Brownie’s classic songs, style and melodies. 

Advance: $20

Day of show: $25

Charlie Porter  / trumpet

David Evans / saxophone

Dan Gaynor / piano

Tom Wakeling / bass

Christopher Brown  / drums

Earlier Event: April 13
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Later Event: April 20
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