• PDX Jazz Thursdays at The Hoxton: Devin Phillips Trio

    The Hoxton, Portland, 15 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA

    Join us for our spring jazz series with The Hoxton. Every Thursday,  from April 11 - May 30, at 5PM-7PM, we’ll feature PDX-based musicians for a night of jazz, cocktails, and bar bites at Lovely Rita.

    Performing, touring and recording with top jazz artists, such as Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Palmieri, The Headhunters, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, musician Lenny Kravitz, and Los Hombres Caliente (with whom he recorded two award-winning albums) soon followed. His reputation as a sax man with intricate and rhythmically innovative sounds made him a popular feature at jazz festivals: France's Jazz de Vien Festival; Tokyo's JVC Jazz Festival; Itanbul's The Ruins; Spain's Barcelona Jazz Festival; The Netherlands' North Sea Jazz and the New Orlean's Jazz Festival.

    Tickets available here

  • Micah Hummel at The 1905

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

    Micah Hummel is a sought-after drummer, composer, and music educator based out of Portland, Oregon. After relocating from the Sonoran Desert in 2013, Micah has already established himself as an essential part of the creative music scene in the Pacific Northwest. His versatile and balanced sound has led him to be a go-to collaborator for Portland artists such as George Colligan, Louis Pain, Moorea Masa, Tony Starlight, and Coco Columbia. While in school Micah was awarded the Jeannine B. Cowles endowed scholarship and the Bradford Merserau Jr. endowed scholarship at Portland State University. Honing his craft throughout the last decade, Micah is known for his specialty in cross-genre sounds and contemporary jazz. Micah has performed around the globe in cities such as Toronto, Beijing, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Vienna. Micah always enjoys getting to share music with people and the opportunity to connect with other cultures through his instrument.
    Tickets available here

  • Bri Drennon (Taking Off - KMHD) & Disco Diablo (Manteca - KMHD) DJing Together!

    Hey Love, 920 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214, USA

    Bri Drennon (Taking Off - KMHD)

    Disco Diablo (Manteca - KMHD)

    DJing together! May 30th! 8PM – Midnight!

    Hey Love

    920E Burnside St

    Portland,OR 97214

  • 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!”

    Tickets available here

  • Nikki D & The Sisters of Thunder

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

    Nikki D & The Sisters of Thunder is a family based group from Toledo, Ohio with an unique style of Gospel with Blues riffs and grooves, all punctuated by Nikki D's wildly soulful and electrifying steel guitar.
    Guitar World magazine described Nikki as "The Jimi Hendrix of Sacred Steel" because of her experimental vocal-like riffs and other-worldly sounds. She's also a soulful vocalist that commands the attention with her raspy, sultry voice.The group is known for their powerfully moving, revival-like performances with beautifully atmospheric vocals riding about a wave of infectious rhythms and grooves.
    They've shared the stage with The Rance Allen Group, The Slide Brothers, The Raconteurs, and many others. Their excitement and energy is contagious. When they hit the stage, a forecast for hand clapping and toe tapping will be expected.


  • Jazz Night featuring George Colligan CD Release and Late Night Jam Session at The 1905

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

    George Colligan is not only one of the great jazz pianists of his generation, but he has earned an international reputation as a multi-instrumentalist (drums, trumpet, organ, keyboards), composer, accompanist, teacher, and bandleader, as well as popular blogger(jazztruth.blogspot.com).

    George Colligan has toured, recorded ,and/or performed as a sideman with Lonnie Plaxico, Gary Bartz, Benny Golson, Gary Thomas, Miguel Zenon, Tom Harrell, Steve Coleman, Eddie Henderson, Ralph Peterson, Vanessa Rubin, Steve Wilson, Dave Weckl, Richard Bona, Jane Monheit, Ravi Coltrane, Lenny White, Michael Brecker, Mike Clark, Nicholas Payton, Sheila Jordan, Janis Siegel, Christian McBride, Billy Hart, Charles Fambrough, Mingus Big Band, Al Foster, Mark Turner, Don Braden, Lew Soloff, Gunther Schuller, Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey, Carl Allen, Rodney Whitaker, Lee Konitz, Jamie Baum, Michal Urbaniak, Ron McClure,DJ Logic, Randy Brecker and Stefon Harris, among others.

    Late Show: 10 PM (DOORS 9:45 PM) 21+

    Artist: George Colligan

    Tickets: $15

    Colligan is an equally deserving torch-carrier of the piano trio tradition… — John Kelman, All About Jazz

    One of the best kept secrets in jazz… — Chris Hoven, All About Jazz

    As a creative artist, he’s really up there…. In terms of technique, knowledge of music and improvisational creativity, there aren’t a whole lot of cats from his generation that are any better than him. As a matter of fact, I can’t think of any. — Don Braden in a blindfold test for Jazz Times

    Pianist George Colligan stole the set with a display of technique that inspired a standing ovation. — Harvey Siders, Jazz Times, in a review of a Ravi Coltrane concert.
    Tickets available here

  • 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.

  • The Quadraphonnes

    Burlingame Space-Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra, 8423 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219, USA

    The Quadraphonnes - Chelsea Luker, Michelle Medler, Mary-Sue Tobin, Mieke Bruggeman, Maria Wulf. 
    Tickets available here

  • Yugen Music Project

    Mermosa PDX, 1422 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210, USA

    Yugen Music Project is Greg Kelly flute, Phillip Tucker drums, Carmelo Torres congas, and Terrance Wooten guitar.   Yugen Music Project welcomes back the vocal stylings of artist Toni Hill.

  • Rita Marquez Trio at Arrivederci Wine and Jazz

    Arrivederci Wine & Jazz, 17023 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97267, USA

    Rita Marquez Trio at Arrivederci Wine and Jazz with celebrated percussionist Bobby Torres, George Mitchell on piano, Dennis Caiazzaon bass