Events

Soul'd Out Music Festival Presents
August 16, 2018 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
August 17, 2018 9:30 pm

Marshall House Project is a driving soul-funk outfit with one foot rooted in the deep pockets of the past and the other fearlessly exploring the deep fry of the future. The sound is an electric eclectic love-child: the product of an affair between Ji... Read more

Marshall House Project is a driving soul-funk outfit with one foot rooted in the deep pockets of the past and the other fearlessly exploring the deep fry of the future. The sound is an electric eclectic love-child: the product of an affair between Jimi Hendrix and the Funky Meters, after a long night of drinking with space aliens, and jamming to Bob on the jukebox. MHP delivers a mash-up of energetic funk and slinky soul with a psychedelic twist and a chili salt rim. The mission: to create an uplifting dance experience, spun full of twists and turns, interlaced with conscious reflective lyrics, expanding, contracting and alive like a universe unto itself.

The band began as a project. In a house. On Marshall Dr. After years of jams and evolution, the lineup slowly began crystallizing circa 2012 into its current state. The founder, guitarist and primary songwriter is Sam Hamby. He has been there since the beginning, and his name is synonymous with greasy guitar mastery. Sami writes with a message in mind, and is generous when it comes to sizzling solos, skanky rhythms and blowing minds. On the drums is Matty Tucker. He is powerful and dextrous behind the kit and serves up a plethora of cutty beats, laced with serpentine breaks and multidimensional sensibilities. Bass guitar is held down tight by Kevin Cole. He is constantly innovating and consistently carving out deep grooves and envelope popping bass-lines; guaranteed to get the floor quakin' and the booty shakin'.

Marshall House Project is one of the premier bands working in and around Sonoma County, and is steadily gaining momentum, earning fans and extending its reach. The group is constantly expanding their repertoire, and honing their craft in order to cultivate a fresh, quality show every time they take the stage. Simply put, Marshall House Project is a real treat to experience.        

 


Soul'd Out Presents
August 18, 2018 9:00 pm

TBone is a funk and soul band based in Portland, OR. TBone plays music inspired by Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Quantic Soul Orchestra, Maceo Parker, James Brown, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Cold Blood, Orgone. TBone is comprised of Tamara Garlett... Read more

TBone is a funk and soul band based in Portland, OR. TBone plays music inspired by Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Quantic Soul Orchestra, Maceo Parker, James Brown, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Cold Blood, Orgone. TBone is comprised of Tamara Garlett (Vocals), Charles Neal (Drums), Wes Luttrell (Trumpet), Kyle Molitor (Trombone), Dan Nelson (Saxophone), Ryan Bley (Bass), Dustin Hunley (Keys), Michael Backus (Guitar), and David Garlett (Production Manager).

 

 


The Jack London and Critical Hit Burlesque Present
August 18, 2018 11:15 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 4th Ave, ... 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 downstairs to the Jack London Revue...  



Jazz Boyfriends assembled in the summer of 2017 in the midst of June Magnolia’s freshman album. Chibia Ulinwa and June came together to pursue a longtime vision of an all female super group. While testing the waters for a drummer the universe t... Read more

Jazz Boyfriends assembled in the summer of 2017 in the midst of June Magnolia’s freshman album. Chibia Ulinwa and June came together to pursue a longtime vision of an all female super group. While testing the waters for a drummer the universe threw a curve-ball in the form of Clancy Hanes Feahr through chance meetings. Rounding things out, former Portland State Symphony members June and Chibia reunited with yet another former symphony member Kyle Lissman to bring the circle to close.

We are: RADICAL SOFTNESS // Divine Feminine Vibes // Lush Cinematic Strings // Neo-Soul // Jazz married with Folk // Experimental

Members:

Chibia Ulinwa: Vox, Keys, Violin

June Magnolia: Vox, Guitar, Viola

Kyle Lissman: Double Bass

Clancy Hanes Feahr: Drums

 

Blossom

Born into a musically inclined family, she embraced the stage naturally at the age of 12. For many years she performed alongside her uncle with his traveling steel drum band.

Upon moving to Portland, she has developed the identity of a unique songstress. Her first serious moments of vocal talent were as a backup singer for an R&B artist in 2011 which led her to write songs of her own. Blossom’s jazzy neo-soul inspired voice and meaningful lyrics have found her in the favor of Portland’s underground hip-hop scene.

In the winter of 2014 she released her first for-download project, Eclectic Garden which has lead to steady gigs around the Portland area. In 2015 Blossom is forming a band for live accompaniment during her shows and continuing to create music that stirs the soul. Blossom has a two track EP, Sass, dropping December 4th, 2015.

 


Soul'd Out Music Festival Presents
August 23, 2018 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
August 24, 2018 9:30 pm

Ethiopian Music's hypnotically funky rhythms and exotic tonality lay the foundation for Tezeta Band, an eight-piece ensemble that plays nostalgic instrumental soul music. With a sound rooted in Ethio-Jazz, Tezeta Band have been playing old-school... Read more

Ethiopian Music's hypnotically funky rhythms and exotic tonality lay the foundation for Tezeta Band, an eight-piece ensemble that plays nostalgic instrumental soul music. With a sound rooted in Ethio-Jazz, Tezeta Band have been playing old-school African jams across clubs, festivals and restaurants to popular acclaim since 2008. The group was created by members of legendary 90s Portland hip-hop group, Five Fingers of Funk, who became obsessed with the catchy melodies and pulsing grooves introduced on the French compilation series, Ethiopiques. 10 years later Tezeta Band still creates energetic and soulful music inspired by the golden age of Ethiopia. Tezeta Band has had the distinct honor to open for and share the stage with such legends as, Mahmoud Ahmed, Aster Aweke, Toots & the Maytals, Hugh Masekela,& Vieux Farke Toure. In 2016 Tezeta Band self-released a full length LP "The Origin of Night life" and their music has been featured on several internationally known compilations, Noise and Chill Out: Ethiopian Groove Worldwide and Beyond Addis 1 & 2. In 2014 Tezeta Band's music was also used in the award winning independent documentary "Zemene". Their version of Mahmoud Ahmed's single "Gizie Degu Neger" was also voted into the top local songs of 2015 by jazz radio KMHD. In their tenth year of existence, Tezeta Band is hard at work on a new album of original material with hopes of a release later this year. Tezeta Band consists of members of 90s Hip-Hop band, The Five Fingers of Funk: Ted Hille/ Saxophone, Tim Cook / Keyboards. Curt Bieker/Trombone, Josh Prewitt/ Trumpet, Talbott Guthrie/drums, and also features Percussionist Jim Fisher, Guitarist Brent Martens (Ural Thomas & the Pain ) & Bassist Arcellus Sykes (Ural Thomas & the Pain).        


Soul'd Out Presents
August 25, 2018 9:00 pm

ANDAZ is the longest-running Desi dance party in the world! A transportive experience that has enraptured feverishly dancing crowds for nearly 16 years. Featuring hosts and resident DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid.   ... Read more

ANDAZ is the longest-running Desi dance party in the world! A transportive experience that has enraptured feverishly dancing crowds for nearly 16 years.

Featuring hosts and resident DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid.

 

DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid have spent more than fifteen years igniting dance floors with cutting edge music not limited by borders or language. They host the longest-running Bhangra and Bollywood party in the world (Andaz est. 2002), co-founded the Pacific Northwest's first Global Bass dance party (Atlas 2003-2013) and host two weekly radio shows on XRAY.FM and KBOO.FM. Few DJs can be said to have changed the sound of their city but that is exactly what DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid have accomplished since they first introduced Portland, Oregon nightclub audiences to the many varied sounds of Global Bass at a raucous New Year's Eve debut in 2000. They are most known for incinerating dance floors with the heavy dance floor artillery of South Asia, but the duo scour the globe for any hard-hitting music that combines local music traditions with window-rattling production. Anjali and The Kid regularly perform at festivals including five sets at the Sasquatch! Music Festival (2011), Decibel, MusicfestNW, Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration, Beloved, Photosynthesis, Soul'd Out, Portland International Film Festival, Indian Summer Festival, Kaleidoscope and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. They have guested at the legendary Basement Bhangra (NYC) numerous times as well as Non Stop Bhangra (SF), iBomba (NYC) and Bhangrateque (Chicago.)

After making a name for themselves in their hometown's raucous house party circuit, DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid introduced the Portland, Oregon nightclub scene to the sounds of Bhangra, Bollywood and Global Bass on New Year's Eve 2000. A series of residencies followed, beginning with a night at the legendary Blackbird, and the duo began hosting their ANDAZ dance parties in July of 2002. The party's focus on hardcore Panjabi Bhangra and the latest electronic confections from the Bollywood film industry continue to pack the dance floor after 12 years. While ANDAZ was still in the bloom of youth, Anjali and The Kid founded the revolutionary dance night ATLAS (with co-host/DJ E3) at Holocene in November of 2003 to introduce Portland to Global Bass sounds such as: Balkan Beats, Reggaeton, Funk Carioca, 3Ball Guarachero, Digital Cumbia, Urban Desi, French and Arabic Hip-Hop, Rai N B, Reggada, Dembow, Dubstep, Kuduro, Merengue Urbano and a host of other local and diasporic future musics. ATLAS was a vital party in Portland nightlife and the Global Bass scene internationally for more than nine years and remains the longest-running night in Holocene's history. In 2013 Anjali and The Kid initiated TROPITAAL: A Desi Latino Soundclash, their latest project.

 


The Jack London and Critical Hit Burlesque Present
August 25, 2018 11:15 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 4th Ave, ... 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        



Tyrone Hendrix presents the Summer White Party

w/ the Family of Funk, f/ Tony Ozier & P.Hustle

+​​Special Guest Sulpacio Jones

 


Soul'd Out Presents
August 29, 2018 8:00 pm

Soul'd Out Music Festival Presents
August 30, 2018 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. 


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