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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Jaleel Shaw Quartet (Feat. George Colligan) @ Jimmy Mak's

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

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Jaleel Shaw picked up the alto saxophone at an early age. He immersed himself in the local jazz scene, studying and performing with many of the great musicians and educators that the city has produced. After graduating from high school, he received a full tuition scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music from which he received a dual degree in Music Education and Performance. He then received a scholarship to Manhattan School of Music in New York where he obtained his Masters in Jazz Performance. Shaw released his debut album Perspective in 2005 to rave reviews and has since won multiple DownBeat Readers and Critics Polls. He is also a member of the Roy Haynes Quartet and has also performed with Christian McBride, Jason Moran, the Mingus Big Band, Pat Metheny, Stefon Harris, Roy Hargrove, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jimmy Cobb among others.

$15 Advanced/$20 Door

Jaleel Shaw (Alto Saxophone)

George Colligan (Piano)

Jon Lakey (Bass)

Christopher "TCOM" Brown (Drums)

” Mr. Shaw plays commandingly with narrative logic and forward pull. He’s never less than engaging…” – The New York Times