Events

Soul'd Out Music Festival Presents
April 25, 2019 8:00 pm

"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 open for him in 2003.  This true all-... Read more

"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 open for him in 2003.  This true all-star band has been a sensation for a long time—including a 20-year run on Thursdays at Portland’s Jimmy Mak’s (The Oregonian dubbed them “Jimmy Mak’s signature group”).  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.

MEL BROWN -- An Oregon icon, has been labeled the "Gentleman of Jazz," with a career spanning a half century. The city of Portland proclaimed June 22, 1989 "Mel Brown Day" in recognition of Mel's achievements as a musician and educator, receiving the Governor's Arts Award in 2002. Mel first made his mark as a Motown staff drummer, recording and touring with the Temptations, Smokey Robinson, and many 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. Mel has been a fixture in Portland ever since, leading groups six nights a week at Jimmy Mak's and other venues when he isn't backing jazz artists like Joey DeFrancesco and Benny Golson.

DAN BALMER -- Widely considered the defining sound of contemporary jazz guitar in the Northwest.  Described by the Los Angeles Times as "the model of what a contemporary guitarist should be," Dan is one of the most original and creative artists to come from the fertile Northwest music scene.  Dan has played and recorded with a long list of jazz greats, has released six CDs of his own, is a jazz educator and a noted composer. Dan leads his own groups and performs with jazz artists including Diane Schuur, Benny Green, and Jeff Hamilton.  

RENATO CARANTO -- described as "one of Portland's most soulful jazz saxophonists" by The Oregonian," Renato is one of the most versatile, accomplished, soulful saxophonists anywhere. Arriving from the Philippines in '81 with only his horn, Renato has built an enviable career in Portland. After gaining a foothold in the local scene, Renato became one of the most sought-after jazzmen in the NW and beyond. In recent years, he’s toured with Grammy-winning jazz artist Esperanza Spalding and late country legend Merle Haggard. Talk about versatility!  

LOUIS "KING LOUIE" PAIN -- "Portland's boss of the B-3" (The Oregonian) hails from San Francisco, where he played and recorded with a wide variety of top musicians: Tower of Power guitarist Bruce Conte, Santana saxophonist Jules Broussard, Edwin Hawkins vocalist Dorothy Morrison, and B.B. King saxophonist Bobby Forte. After moving north in '86, Louis continued the trend. His 2016 cd with vocalist LaRhonda Steele, “Rock Me Baby,” was honored by Downbeat as one of the “Best Albums of 2016.”  Louis’ knack for playing exactly what's needed to further the song has made him Portland's "first call" organist. 


Soul'd Out Presents
April 26, 2019 9:00 pm

Joseph Mammarella grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and has played music for his entire life. After studying under Portland greats George Colligan  and Darrell Grant, Joseph is making waves in the area with his guitar-driven fusion band. The ... Read more
Joseph Mammarella grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and has played music for his entire life. After studying under Portland greats George Colligan 
and Darrell Grant, Joseph is making waves in the area with his guitar-driven fusion band. The Joseph Mammarella Quartet plays music in the styles of 
Steps Ahead, Tony Willams, and more. Tight grooves and face-melting solos galore!

Soul'd Out Presents
April 27, 2019 9:00 pm

From touring extensively with Nahko & Medicine For The People to lending his skillful sound to the likes of Esperanza and members of Prince, Stevie Wonder and Tower of Power, as well as touring internationally on his own, Max is no stranger to th... Read more
From touring extensively with Nahko & Medicine For The People to lending his skillful sound to the likes of Esperanza and members of Prince, Stevie Wonder and Tower of Power, as well as touring internationally on his own, Max is no stranger to the strains of being a career musician.  His solid musicianship has afforded him plenty of opportunities do just that, landing him on stages the world over – from Red Rocks to the Byron Bay Blues Festival.
 
Max’s music is like a study in cultural anthropology – a drawing together of world influences – made stronger for its variety of voices.

He's compelled by the idea that each song tells its own story, one that isn’t about him, but rather a ‘collective of artists’ – each song an example of what it sounds like when we work together rather than against one another. He aims to use the stage as a platform from which to reach across cultural divides – to connect seemingly disparate communities and encourage a deeper listening. He considers his choice of instrument, The Flugel Horn – traditionally used on battlefields – to be his way of ‘calling the troops’ – reaching beyond the social boundaries that we imagine separate us – extending an invitation to collaborate rather than combat.


The Jack London and Critical Hit Burlesque Present
April 27, 2019 11:30 pm

Join us for a classic night of cocktails and cabaret with a rotating cast of phenomenal local and touring performers. Contact Critical Hit Burlesque for reserved seating or large party rates.   The Jack London Revue is located at 529 SW 4... Read more

Join us for a classic night of cocktails and cabaret with a rotating cast of phenomenal local and touring performers.

Contact Critical Hit Burlesque for reserved seating or large party rates.
 

The Jack London Revue is located at 529 SW 4th Ave, Portland

Follow the hardwood path through the Rialto Poolroom        


Soul Sunday Presents
April 28, 2019 9:00 pm

Join us for the Noah Simpson Jam featuring some of Portland's best young talent as special guests!


The London is proud to continue the jazz tradition of the Monday Night Big Band. On a night when most musicians are free of gigs, they gather in numbers to play some of the music they love most: everything from Ellington and Basie to Buddy Rich and M... Read more
The London is proud to continue the jazz tradition of the Monday Night Big Band. On a night when most musicians are free of gigs, they gather in numbers to play some of the music they love most: everything from Ellington and Basie to Buddy Rich and Michael Buble. Don't miss this chance to enjoy the power and diversity of the top horn-heavy bands from Portland and beyond.

Taylor Made Productions Presents
May 1, 2019 9:00 pm

Kenny Warren hails from Portland, Oregon. stand-up comedian, show producer, entrepreneur, barber, and single father. There is nothing average about the self-coined “™Averageblackman”. Kenny Warren’s original brand, ... Read more
Kenny Warren hails from Portland, Oregon. stand-up comedian, show producer, entrepreneur, barber, and single father. There is nothing average about the self-coined “™Averageblackman”.
Kenny Warren’s original brand, “DSC"(Different Shades of Comedy) encompasses comic book styled super hero, “Just Us League” T-shirts. Mr. Warren provides stage time for NYC’s best and brightest up and coming comedians, most featured on MTV, Comedy Central and your favorite Late Night talk shows, by producing four weekly comedy shows, and two monthly shows. His perseverance and work ethic has established him as a trail blazer in the New York City comedy scene.
 

Soul'd Out Music Festival Presents
May 2, 2019 8:00 pm

"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 open for him in 2003.  This true all-... Read more

"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 open for him in 2003.  This true all-star band has been a sensation for a long time—including a 20-year run on Thursdays at Portland’s Jimmy Mak’s (The Oregonian dubbed them “Jimmy Mak’s signature group”).  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.

MEL BROWN -- An Oregon icon, has been labeled the "Gentleman of Jazz," with a career spanning a half century. The city of Portland proclaimed June 22, 1989 "Mel Brown Day" in recognition of Mel's achievements as a musician and educator, receiving the Governor's Arts Award in 2002. Mel first made his mark as a Motown staff drummer, recording and touring with the Temptations, Smokey Robinson, and many 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. Mel has been a fixture in Portland ever since, leading groups six nights a week at Jimmy Mak's and other venues when he isn't backing jazz artists like Joey DeFrancesco and Benny Golson.

DAN BALMER -- Widely considered the defining sound of contemporary jazz guitar in the Northwest.  Described by the Los Angeles Times as "the model of what a contemporary guitarist should be," Dan is one of the most original and creative artists to come from the fertile Northwest music scene.  Dan has played and recorded with a long list of jazz greats, has released six CDs of his own, is a jazz educator and a noted composer. Dan leads his own groups and performs with jazz artists including Diane Schuur, Benny Green, and Jeff Hamilton.  

RENATO CARANTO -- described as "one of Portland's most soulful jazz saxophonists" by The Oregonian," Renato is one of the most versatile, accomplished, soulful saxophonists anywhere. Arriving from the Philippines in '81 with only his horn, Renato has built an enviable career in Portland. After gaining a foothold in the local scene, Renato became one of the most sought-after jazzmen in the NW and beyond. In recent years, he’s toured with Grammy-winning jazz artist Esperanza Spalding and late country legend Merle Haggard. Talk about versatility!  

LOUIS "KING LOUIE" PAIN -- "Portland's boss of the B-3" (The Oregonian) hails from San Francisco, where he played and recorded with a wide variety of top musicians: Tower of Power guitarist Bruce Conte, Santana saxophonist Jules Broussard, Edwin Hawkins vocalist Dorothy Morrison, and B.B. King saxophonist Bobby Forte. After moving north in '86, Louis continued the trend. His 2016 cd with vocalist LaRhonda Steele, “Rock Me Baby,” was honored by Downbeat as one of the “Best Albums of 2016.”  Louis’ knack for playing exactly what's needed to further the song has made him Portland's "first call" organist. 



THERE ARE 2 SEPARATE TICKETED PERFORMANCES. EARLY SHOW TICKETS- https://www.ticketweb.com/event/tahirah-memory-asha-album-release-jack-london-revue-tickets/9202865?pl=jacklondon LATE SHOW TICKETS- https://www.ticketweb.com/event/tahirah-memory-... Read more

THERE ARE 2 SEPARATE TICKETED PERFORMANCES.
EARLY SHOW TICKETS-
https://www.ticketweb.com/event/tahirah-memory-asha-album-release-jack-london-revue-tickets/9202865?pl=jacklondon

LATE SHOW TICKETS-
https://www.ticketweb.com/event/tahirah-memory-asha-album-release-jack-london-revue-tickets/9202915?pl=jacklondon

Tahirah Memory "Asha" Album Release Party w/ DJ OG ONE
Ever relevant soul singer/songwriter Tahirah Memory is a Portland, Oregon native. Described as having "...a beautiful instrument, a truly warm and gorgeous sound..." audiences have been inclined to feel as though they come away from a performance post an intimate conversation rather than crowded venue. Born to a musician father, who would later win a Grammy, the musical influence was present from inception. The 2015 release, of Tahirah’s debut album “PRIDE”, created huge buzz amongst soul music lovers in Europe, with frequent radio play in the UK, topping the UK Soul Chart and garnering support elsewhere internationally, along with support from famed music outlet SoulBrother Records. Chris Wells of Echoes Magazine says her "depth of tone and easy elasticity is glorious to behold." Miss Memory has been seen recently touring domestically and internationally as a background vocalist for long time vocal icon KD
Lang, as well as Jarrod Lawson, and foremost as front-woman on her own successful sold out tours abroad. Currently, Tahirah is currently preparing for the impending release of her second solo record in early 2019.  

http://www.tahirahmemory.com/

https://tahirahmemory.bandcamp.com
 
https://www.facebook.com/tahirah.memory

May 3, 2019 8:00 pm

May 3, 2019 10:30 pm

Pa'lante! Fiery Salsa & Latin Jazz Concert and Dance Party Celebrating Cinco de Mayo! With sizzling solos and tight arrangements, this outstanding, powerful 10-piece band returns to heat up the Jack London Revue with their potent mix of irres... Read more
Pa'lante! Fiery Salsa & Latin Jazz Concert and Dance Party Celebrating Cinco de Mayo! With sizzling solos and tight arrangements, this outstanding, powerful 10-piece band returns to heat up the Jack London Revue with their potent mix of irresistible salsa, charanga and Latin jazz. 
Pa'lante's exciting lead vocalists Freddy Vilches and Molly Little join Nick Gefroh on timbales, with stirring piano, bass, sax, flute, violin, trumpet, trombone, congas and more, for an authentic and passionate Latin music experience.
Beloved by dancers, Pa'lante moves easily from cookin' Latin jazz to spicy hot salsa, cumbia, merengue, bolero, timba and cha cha cha, all designed especially for dancing...even seated listeners can't help but respond to the compelling rhythms.
Pa'lante has performed to wide acclaim at festivals and clubs all over the Northwest, including opening for such Latin jazz luminaries as Tito Puente and Mongo Santamaria. They love presenting the music of the early masters as well as the modern trends from Cuba, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
Pa'lante is a contraction of para adelante, translated variously as "forward!", "straight ahead!" and "onward!".
Personnel include: Freddy Vilches, Molly Little, Nick Gefroh, Martin Velez, Bryant Allard, Francisco Marmolejo, Peter Piazza, Devin Sanders, Jon Hughes, and Jeff Burres.

Soul'd Out Presents
May 5, 2019 9:00 pm

Join us for a Cinco De Mayo Salsa Throwdown at JLR! Pura Vida Orquesta is a 9 pieces Latin band based out of the Pacific Northwest, Portland, OR. The band plays Salsa, Timba, Cumbia, Cha Cha Cha, Latin Jazz, Merengue, Bachata, and Latin Funk. PVO ... Read more

Join us for a Cinco De Mayo Salsa Throwdown at JLR!

Pura Vida Orquesta is a 9 pieces Latin band based out of the Pacific Northwest, Portland, OR. The band plays Salsa, Timba, Cumbia, Cha Cha Cha, Latin Jazz, Merengue, Bachata, and Latin Funk. PVO has been a mainstay in the Portland Latin Music Scene for 10 years and is made up of amazing musicians from diverse backgrounds. These musicians originate from different countries like Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Romania, Peru and the United States of America. All professionally trained and all very busy as hired guns for multiples bands in the Pacific Northwest. The ensemble performs locally and regionally at clubs, festivals, casinos, and private as well as corporate events. All in all, the band provides a show that is not to be missed and brings its own special brand of party atmosphere that will leave you dancing the night away! PVO is in Pre-Production for their upcoming debut release for Summer 2019. 


https://www.facebook.com/puravidapdx
 


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