Tom Wakeling and Steve Christofferson Band plays the 1905
Two Shows - 7:00p and 9:00p
- David Evans, Saxophone
- Steve Christofferson, Piano
- Tom Wakeling, Bass
- Charlie Doggett, Drums
Tom Wakeling & Steve Christofferson's musical partnership goes back almost 40 years. Over the years, they played and toured extensively together throughout Europe and North America with the great jazz vocalist, Nancy King and also played in a quartet with Nancy and the great drummer Lawrence Williams. Tom and Steve held a long-standing gig with their trio at Portland's Riverplace Hotel and along the way, they recorded an acoustic trio CD, “Harmonic Tremors” (with William Thomas on drums), and two CDs of Steve’s original music, “To the Last Holdouts” and “Skol Brothers”. They can also be heard together on Nancy King's CD entitled, "Perennial". During their recent long-term (almost five years) residency at Portland's Camellia Lounge, this distinctive group developed a loyal following, becoming known for their joyful spontaneity and their unique repertoire filled with surprise, beauty, and creativity. Joining Steve and Tom are the wonderfully creative saxophonist, David Evans and the deeply swinging drummer, Charlie Doggett. Steve can be heard on recordings with the Metropole Orchestra and Nancy King, and he has performed with Kurt Elling, Karrin Allyson, Joe Williams, and many others.
Every day of the week in the evenings, and often multiple times per day on weekends, The 1905 plays host to the exquisite jazz community that Portland has to offer. In addition to keeping a finger on the pulse of the local scene, The 1905 has hosted internationally recognized musicians such as 5 time Grammy award-winner Antonio Sanchez, and Jazz greats like Ralph Peterson Jr.