Feb
23
Sun

Soulful, spontaneous jazz and blues from a pair of longtime Portland standouts & musical partners!

Organist Louis “King Louie Pain” and saxophonist Renato Caranto are well known to Portland area audiences, having performed on Thursday nights with the Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group for 23 years and counting. They’ve also played innumerable other gigs together with the area’s top jazz, blues, & soul artists, as well as with their own trio. But they only got around to recording a CD of their own in early 2019. That CD, appropriately titled, “It’s About Time,” has earned critical raves both in the US and overseas, with Downbeat honoring it as one of the “Best Albums of 2019.”

Feb
25
Tue

Luis Ocasio is a DJ Host on The Joint KMHD 89.1FM Portland’s jazz radio. He is also a multi-instrumentalist and analog recording engineer at Long Play Recording. Luis is a PDX native who has been a part of the local music scene for more than 20 years. His album, SOLAR, which he released along with Brett Anderson in 2019, made KMHD Jazz Radio’s Top Ten Albums of the year.

The Joint is your perfect late-night soundtrack, exploring the post-hip hop jazz world and aimed at finding a new definition for the idea of “beat culture.” Four bar, boom-bap beats meet dynamic instrumentation seamlessly in this chilled-out set. Join DJ Luis Ocasio and let it all go.

Feb
28
Fri

2017 Cascade Blues Association Muddy Award recipient Steve Kerin is a true student of the New Orleans style–his playing complex and dense, but also joyous and danceable. And his warm singing voice is suffused with an authentic New Orleans growl. He’s the real Louisiana deal, and the Northwest is richer for it.

Steve’s schedule stays busy between gigging and touring with some of the Northwest’s finest artists and his own projects, Atomic Gumbo and Berthaline & the Love Brigade. In the past he’s been on the road with Curtis Salgado, Miriam’s Well, and the Too Loose Cajun Band, and shared the stage with the likes of Trombone Shorty, The Blue Runners, Marcia Ball, and David Vest.

Please join us for this weekly music series featuring Portland’s finest artists across a wide variety of styles in our intimate setting.

Mar
1
Sun

Please join us for live jazz every Sunday featuring Portland’s finest emerging and established artists.

Mar
6
Fri

Pete Krebs is a two-time inductee into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, and a double cancer survivor. An in-demand performer, teacher and session musician, he lives in the NE Portland Cully neighborhood with his dog Dixie, who is a dingo and wears a little hat.

He has been a member of the Portland, Oregon musical community since 1988. His bands have included Hazel, Golden Delicious, The Stolen Sweets, The Portland Playboys and Thee Catnip Brothers, exploring genres as diverse as punk rock, gypsy jazz and traditional country.

His discography contains dozens of releases on a variety of labels including Cavity Search, Rough Trade and Sub Pop.

He has toured extensively both domestically and abroad, sharing the stage with a diverse mix of musicians including Nirvana, Elliott Smith, Dead Moon, Peter Rowan, Patrick Saussois, the Hot Club of Cowtown, Sleater-Kinney and hundreds of others. He has performed at Lollapalooza, the Portland Jazz Festival, CMJ, Pickathon, Bumpershoot, and SXSW, and at venues large and small including Preservation Hall, CBGB’s, the Troubadour and the Knitting Factory.

Please join us for this weekly music series featuring Portland’s finest artists across a wide variety of styles in our intimate setting.

Mar
8
Sun

Please join us for live jazz every Sunday featuring Portland’s finest emerging and established artists.

Mar
14
Sat

Image result for thomas jefferson wine bottleAll too often we drink wine within it’s first 2-4 years. Most of us don’t have the space or patience to put a nice bottle away. However, time and a proper storage can be two key factors to fully underline the potential of certain wines. In this class we will discover what aging does to wine, which wines should be aged and the effects of climate. Learn how to get the most out of your wine!

Mar
15
Sun

Please join us for live jazz every Sunday featuring Portland’s finest emerging and established artists.

Mar
20
Fri

Dave Fleschner, resident keyboardist with the Curtis Salgado Band, performs routinely around the world. Fleschner has performed with B.B. King, The Pointer Sisters, Steve Miller, The Mel Brown B-3 group, and Portland Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to touring with Salgado, Fleschner travels the world with John Nemeth, Karen Lovely and Earl Thomas. He has released several albums as a band leader. In demand as a producer, composer, arranger, music director and as a side man. His music displays a deep understanding of American roots music.

Dave Fleschner, resident keyboardist with the Curtis Salgado Band, performs routinely around the world. Fleschner has performed with B.B. King, The Pointer Sisters, Steve Miller, The Mel Brown B-3 group, and Portland Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to touring with Salgado, Fleschner travels the world with John Nemeth, Karen Lovely and Earl Thomas. He has released several albums as a band leader. In demand as a producer, composer, arranger, music director and as a side man. His music displays a deep understanding of American roots music.

Mar
22
Sun

Please join us for live jazz every Sunday featuring Portland’s finest emerging and established artists.

Mar
27
Fri

2017 Cascade Blues Association Muddy Award recipient Steve Kerin is a true student of the New Orleans style–his playing complex and dense, but also joyous and danceable. And his warm singing voice is suffused with an authentic New Orleans growl. He’s the real Louisiana deal, and the Northwest is richer for it.

Steve’s schedule stays busy between gigging and touring with some of the Northwest’s finest artists and his own projects, Atomic Gumbo and Berthaline & the Love Brigade. In the past he’s been on the road with Curtis Salgado, Miriam’s Well, and the Too Loose Cajun Band, and shared the stage with the likes of Trombone Shorty, The Blue Runners, Marcia Ball, and David Vest.

Please join us for this weekly music series featuring Portland’s finest artists across a wide variety of styles in our intimate setting.

Mar
29
Sun

Nicole McCabe is a Portland-based alto saxophonist who grew up in the San Francisco bay area. She is a graduate of Portland State University where she was mentored by George Colligan, now whom she works regularly with in his band Theoretical Planets. Nicole’s influences include Johnny Hodges and Lester Young, as well as bebop players Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins and post bop players John Coltrane and Gary Bartz. Nicole’s musical goals are to understand the tradition of jazz and move it forward with newer styles of composing and improvising. She has shared the stage with musicians such as Nicole Glover, Carmen Lundy, Steve Wilson, Alan Jones, Randy Porter, Chuck Israels, the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, Berklee 2018 Women’s jazz performance group, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Tia Fuller. Nicole leads a band regularly around Portland that performs original compositions and jazz repertoire.

Originally from Philadelphia, and a recent Portland transplant already very active in the PDX music scene, Ross holds a master’s degree in music from Rutgers University, has spent 5 years of his life traveling the world as a music director for major production companies and cruise lines.

Apr
3
Fri

Pete Krebs is a two-time inductee into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, and a double cancer survivor. An in-demand performer, teacher and session musician, he lives in the NE Portland Cully neighborhood with his dog Dixie, who is a dingo and wears a little hat.

He has been a member of the Portland, Oregon musical community since 1988. His bands have included Hazel, Golden Delicious, The Stolen Sweets, The Portland Playboys and Thee Catnip Brothers, exploring genres as diverse as punk rock, gypsy jazz and traditional country.

His discography contains dozens of releases on a variety of labels including Cavity Search, Rough Trade and Sub Pop.

He has toured extensively both domestically and abroad, sharing the stage with a diverse mix of musicians including Nirvana, Elliott Smith, Dead Moon, Peter Rowan, Patrick Saussois, the Hot Club of Cowtown, Sleater-Kinney and hundreds of others. He has performed at Lollapalooza, the Portland Jazz Festival, CMJ, Pickathon, Bumpershoot, and SXSW, and at venues large and small including Preservation Hall, CBGB’s, the Troubadour and the Knitting Factory.

Please join us for this weekly music series featuring Portland’s finest artists across a wide variety of styles in our intimate setting.

Apr
4
Sat

Like the rest of the Iberian Peninsula, wine making is nothing new for the Basque people, dating back to the Roman Empire. It seems only appropriate that most of the wines produced in the region are light fresh white or red wines, since seafood is a major staple in their local cuisine. Indigenous grape varietals and the exposure to the ocean make for very vibrant wines that everybody should get to enjoy once in their life.