• Zach Connolly

    The 1905, 830 N Shaver St, Portland, OR 97227, USA

    Scheduled to Appear: Piano - Kerry Politzer, Guitar - Max Reynolds, Bass - Marshall Peterson, Drums - Max TuckerZach Connolly is a dynamic jazz vocalist hailing from Greentown, IN, who has been captivating audiences across the Portland metropolitan area since 2018. With a soulful voice and captivating stage presence, Zach has spent time making music with local musicians at various locations around Portland, including The 1905, Wilf's, and The Underground, and has also made appearances at the Cathedral Jazz Festival.Zach's love of music started at an early age, and he was drawn to the sounds of jazz as he grew older. He credits legendary artists like Chet Baker, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Kurt Elling, and Mark Murphy as some of his biggest inspirations.He is a former student of Vocal Jazz performance at Portland State University, where he studied under the guidance of renowned jazz musicians including Sherry Alves, Darrell Grant, and George Colligan.

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  • Ed Bennett Quartet with special guest Riner Scvially (Los Angeles),

    Wilf's Restaurant & Jazz Bar at Union Station, 800 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA

    Riner Scvially-guitar, 

    Steve Christofferson-piano, 


    Dave Snodgrass-drums

  • Mel Brown B3 Organ Group

    The Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA

    "If this band appeared in New York City, they'd be a sensation!"  That was guitar great--and one-time Mel Brown bandmate--George Benson's reaction after hearing the Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group back in 2003.  

    In fact, this true all-star band (all four members are Oregon Music Hall Of Fame inductees) has been a sensation going back to 1997, when they began a 20-year run on Thursday evenings at Portland’s legendary “Jimmy Mak’s” (The Oregonian dubbed them “Jimmy Mak’s signature group”).  They’ve continued their Thursday night tradition at the Jack London Revue for the past 6 years. With a collective resume that reads like a "Who's Who" of NW jazz, blues, and soul, this group has the talent and confidence to be completely spontaneous--from their blistering solos to their improvised arrangements and segues.  No wonder they've thrilled audiences wherever they've played.

    Count among the band’s fans jazz great Christian McBride, host of National Public Radio’s “Jazz Night In America.”  In an October 2021 broadcast, McBride interviewed Mel and played excerpts from a Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group festival set.  At one point in the program, McBride exclaimed, “My mind is blown!”

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  • Driveway Jazz Series: Seffarine

    Southeast Portland, Portland, OR, USA

    Welcome to The Driveway Jazz Series: a live-streamed summer jazz series held in front of a SE Portland bungalow. If you’re interested in attending in person, please message us – space is limited.

    Most shows (with a few exceptions) take place on Fridays at 4pm. (We regularly update the Events page with any changes/cancellations due to weather.)
    More info here

  • Cyrus Nabipoor

    The 1905, 830 N Shaver St, Portland, OR 97227, USA

    Trumpeter and composer Cyrus Nabipoor is among the most unique storytellers on the scene today. His voice resonates with honesty, warmth, and lyricism. Melody reigns as Nabipoor balances focused clarity with fearless exploration on the horn.With his Quartet, Nabipoor combines his formidable compositional ability with sensitive yet daring arrangement. The result is a powerful instrumental & improvisational experience, which pulls just as much from pop & rock music as it does the jazz idiom.Born and raised in Portland OR, Cyrus Nabipoor began playing trumpet at age 11. He wanted to play trombone, but it wouldn’t fit on his bike. As an adolescent Cyrus was taught by Cynthia Plank and trumpeter Derek Sims. In high school he joined the Alan Jones Academy of Music. Cyrus holds a Bachelor of Music from Loyola University New Orleans, where he graduated magna cum laude and was awarded outstanding undergraduate in both Jazz and Brass. While at Loyola, he studied with Nick Volz, Tony Dagradi and Jimbo Walsh. Cyrus also spent a very formative term at the Grieg Academy in Bergen, Norway studying with ECM legend Per Jørgensen and Martin Winter (Bergen Philharmonic). In 2015, Cyrus was awarded the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Scholarship.

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  • Mel Brown Trio at Salty's

    Salty's on the Columbia River, 3839 NE Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97211, USA

    Live Jazz Friday Nights Salty’s on the Columbia is thrilled to have live jazz performed by the magnificent Mel Brown Trio in our café dining room. This trio of world-class jazz players features Jof Lee on piano, Tim Gilson on bass, and Mel Brown on drums. Drummer Mel Brown is known as Portland’s ultimate timekeeper and ‘Mister Groove.’ An Oregon icon in jazz, Mel Brown has been labeled the ‘Gentleman of Jazz’, with a career spanning over 40 years. Mel first made his mark as a Motown staff drummer, recording and touring with Martha Reeves, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, and others. He subsequently spent ten years working with Diana Ross and other pop acts before giving up the road in 1991 and returning home to his first love – jazz. This fabulous trio is a treasured part of the Salty’s family.

  • Ed Bennett Quartet with special guest Riner Scvially (Los Angeles)

    Fuego Underground, 12566 SE 93rd Ave, Clackamas, OR 97015, USA

    Riner Scvially-guitar, 

    Steve Christofferson-piano, 


    Dave Snodgrass-drums

  • June Jazz Jams-Louis “King Louie” Pain

    Clarklewis Restaurant, 1001 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214, USA

    Coming to Clarklewis!

    June Jazz Jams-Fridays 8 to Late

    Lineup of Legends:

    Friday night June 14th
    Louis “King Louie” Pain

  • Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons

    The Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA

    Jerry Joseph is a musician who lives in Portland Oregon, but he’s often gone. He’s been inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame but is still rather obscure to a lot of people. He plays well over 150 shows a year in the usual places. Across America. Sometimes in Europe, Mexico, and Central America. Then there’s these other places he plays—Lebanon, Israel, Kurdish Iraq, India, and Afghanistan. All over the Middle East, often in war zones and refugee camps.
    In addition to his touring, Jerry has set up a non-profit called Nomad Music Foundation that acts as a sort of School of Rock for displaced teenagers in areas of conflict. So far, he has taken guitars and taught lessons in camps in Kabul, Afghanistan, and Sulaymaniyah and Dahuk, both in Kurdish Iraq. These life-changing missions have been written up in Rolling Stone, Relix, and PBS News Hour.

    Oh yeah, and he’s really fucking great.
    A triple threat—someone who works at the highest levels as a songwriter, singer, and player. Jason Isbell, who kinda personifies such, recently tweeted about triple threats and listed Jerry Joseph (along with Richard Thompson and St. Vincent) among the greatest examples of that phenomenon.
    Most likely, if you know who Jerry is, you agree, but there’s also a big chance that you don’t. His talent, drive, work ethic, amazing body of work, and flat out badass-ness make him one of the most underrated and tragically overlooked artists alive today. He deserves better, and I’m hoping to help shine a light on who and what Jerry Joseph is and why you should listen to what he’s doing and saying.
    Jerry, to me is a cult figure who could, in some alternate reality, have easily been one of the biggest stars in the world. One of the greatest live performers I have ever seen and long one of my favorite songwriters. I can’t hear the chorus of San Acacia without picturing Jerry singing it in front of 100,000 screaming fans, in a soccer stadium in Brazil. In the pouring rain. With everyone singing along.

  • Parliament Funkadelic featuring George Clinton Dumpstaphunk

    McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209, USA

    Parliament Funkadelic featuring George Clinton

    George Clinton is one of the foremost innovators of funk music, and was the mastermind behind the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. Clinton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 with 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.

    Clinton started his career with the Parliaments, a barbershop doo-wop ensemble, which scored a major hit with "I Wanna Testify" in 1967. Clinton then began experimenting with harmonies, melody, and rhythm, and taking cues from the psychedelic movement, forever setting himself apart from the Motown era.

    By the early 1970s, the group's tight songs evolved into sprawling jams around funky rhythms. They dropped the "s" from the band name and Parliament was born. Around the same time, Clinton spawned Funkadelic, a rock group which fused psychedelic guitar distortion, bizarre sound effects, and cosmological rants with danceable beats and booming bass lines. Funkadelic recorded a number of influential concept albums, including Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow, Maggot Brain, and America Eats Its Young.

    Parliament and Funkadelic captured 40 hit R&B singles, including No. 1 hits "Flashlight," "One Nation Under a Groove," "Aqua Boogie," and "(Not Just) Knee Deep." Clinton's collaborators included keyboardist Bernie Worrell, guitarist Eddie Hazel, bassist Bootsy Collins, saxophonist Maceo Parker, trombonist Fred Wesley. On stage, spectacle ruled the day, with an enormous mothership, outrageous costumes, and marathon performances.
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