Local Jazz Great Mel Brown

      Mel Brown is a Portland jazz legend who's worked with the Motown greats! It's been eight years since he and his band, Mel Brown B3 Organ Group, have released a record, but they're making up for it my releasing two CD's! "Ticket to Ride" and "More Today Than Yesterday" are already the talk of the town.

      They were recorded a few months ago during a celebration of the 16th anniversary of the band's regular Thursday night gig at Jimmy Mak's! To make it extra special, Grammy-winning trumpeter/arranger and original band member Thara Memory sat in and added his combination of musical brilliance and hilarious comedy. Expect fun special guests to be on hand for the CD release party.

      • CD Release Party

      • Thursday, June 12, 8:00-1:30pm

      • Jimmy Mak's, 221 NW 10th Avenue, Portland

      To learn more about The Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group and their new CD's, please visit their website.