Biamp Portland Jazz Festival rescheduled date
Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group
Thu March 9, 2023
( Doors: 7:00 pm ) SHOW: 8:00 pm PST
Jack London Revue
529 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR
Ages 21 and Up
Notes on Seating: The Jack London provides two options for ticket purchasers: Reserved Seating and General Admission. Reserved Seating is purchased on a table-by-table basis in the central part of the venue and is only available for select shows. Both Tables AND General Admission seating is limited on a first come first serve basis
Featuring: Mel Brown drums | Dan Balmer guitar | Renato Caranto sax | Louis Pain Hammond B-3
with special guests
Sean Holmes & Mz. Arietta Ward
“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 fact, this true all-star band – each member is widely viewed as tops in the Northwest on his instrument–has been a sensation for a long while now. With a collective resume that reads like a “Who’s Who” of jazz, blues, and soul (all four members are Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductees), 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. Those venues have included Portland’s top jazz club, Jimmy Mak’s (every Thursday night for the entire 20-year run of that legendary jazz venue), the Jack London Revue (home to the band for the past 3 years), the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, The Britt Festival, The Mt. Hood Jazz Festival, the Rose City Festival, the Bite Of Oregon, The Port Townsend Jazz Festival, Jazz in the Valley, the Newport, OR Jazz Festival, Jazz at the Oxford, the Montavilla Jazz Festival, and many more.

Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group