Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 8:00pm

Mel Brown B3 Organ Group plays the Jack London

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.divPortland, Oregon saxophonist David Evans has performed or recorded with Art Abrams, Bryant Allard, Bill Bachmann, Dan Balmer, Phil Baker, Dan Barrett, Ed Bennett, Mike Brothers, Mel Brown, Dave Captein, Retta Christie, Steve Christofferson, Linda Daiber, Lynn Darroch, Rob Davis, Sandy Dennison, Dan Faehnle, Dave Frishberg, Dan Gaynor, Anandi Gefroh, David Goldblatt, Jim Goodwin, Darrell Grant, Tom Grant, Dave Holo, Jeff Hudis, Chuck Israels, Carlton Jackson, Rebecca Kilgore, Nancy King, Storm Large, Joe La Barbera, B. T. Lafayette, Matt Lemmler, Casey MacGill, Bob Magnusson, Johnny Martin, Linda Michelet, Dave Mills, Joe Millward, Glen Moore, Shirley Nanette, Mia Nicholson, Andrew Oliver, Tony Pacini, Jason Palmer, Eddie Parente, Charlie Porter, Randy Porter, Travis Ranney, John Reitz,  and many others.


March 30, 2023
8:00 pm
20 - 125


529 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204