Feb22

Renato Caranto Trio gig!

Christo's Pizzeria & Lounge, 1108 Broadway St. NE, Salem, OR

The last time we played at Christos was very special.  Our trio was on fire, the audience was going crazy, and the Italian food, as always, was delicious.  We can't wait to do it all over again! (Tonight special guest drummer Gary Hobbs will be on board.) Advance tickets: $12.

King Louie & Renato Caranto duo gig!

Vino Veritas, 7835 SE Stark St , Portland, OR 97215

Renato and I are looking forward to our first gig at this cool neighborhood wine and bottle shop whose music is curated by Montavilla Jazz Festival organizer Neil Mattson. Here's how the owners describe Vino Veritas at their website:

The Vino Veritas Story: A collaboration between friends to create a neighborhood wine and bottle shop, Vino Veritas provides a comfortable atmosphere where you can enjoy a nice glass of wine (or two) with friends and family. We provide a selection of snacks to pair with your wine ranging from our cheese and charcuterie combo board to the house made tapenade and spreads. If you bring the kiddos, who are welcome until 9pm, we have a stash of kid-friendly snacks in the back.

Can’t stay? Come in and check out our ever-growing retail wine selection. We have a wine for every occasion – from that fancy dinner party to the affordable bottle to help you catch up on your next movie binge. We look for wines you can’t find at your grocery store and are at an affordable price range.

Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group gig!

Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR

Sadly, our 20-year run as "Jimmy Mak's signature group" (The Oregonian) came to an end in December 2016 with Jimmy's untimely passing.  But our new Thursday night residency at the Jack London Revue is going very well--with over three years already under our belt.  This is a beautiful, recently-renovated downstairs venue reminiscent of classic jazz clubs of the 50's & 60's.  The club features a great sound system, plenty of comfortable seating, intimate lighting, good food, drink & service, and even a dance floor.    

$10.00

King Louie Organ Trio

Bluehour, 250 NW 13th Avenue, Portland

Bluehour is one of our favorite venues: a flat out gorgeous Pearl District restaurant featuring great food, drink, and service! This gig will be part of the PDX Jazz Festival, and we'll have guest drummer Michael Raynor aboard. Michael hails from Chicago, where he played and recorded with numerous jazz greats. It's gonna be a blast! (And no cover charge!)

Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group gig!

Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR

Sadly, our 20-year run as "Jimmy Mak's signature group" (The Oregonian) came to an end in December 2016 with Jimmy's untimely passing.  But our new Thursday night residency at the Jack London Revue is going very well--with over three years already under our belt.  This is a beautiful, recently-renovated downstairs venue reminiscent of classic jazz clubs of the 50's & 60's.  The club features a great sound system, plenty of comfortable seating, intimate lighting, good food, drink & service, and even a dance floor.    

$10.00

Mar6

King Louie & Renato Caranto Duo gig!

Washougal Times, 1826 E Street, Washougal, WA

All you Clark County peeps: if you haven't checked out the newly renovated & expanded Washougal Times, you've missed out! Owner Ben Jackson is beginning to fulfill his vision of creating a quality music venue in da 'Shoug! Come check it out while enjoying the sounds of the amazing Renato Caranto and myself.

King Louie Organ Trio fundraiser set

Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika St., Hilo, HI

We will be playing at a benefit dinner event, with proceeds going to the Hawaii Veterans Memorial. Renato and I will be joined by local drummer Steve Bader, whose November East Hawaii Blues & Jazz Festival also benefits Hawaii veterans. See the poster for more details!

$75.00

Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group gig!

Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR

Sadly, our 20-year run as "Jimmy Mak's signature group" (The Oregonian) came to an end in December 2016 with Jimmy's untimely passing.  But our new Thursday night residency at the Jack London Revue is going very well--with over three years already under our belt.  This is a beautiful, recently-renovated downstairs venue reminiscent of classic jazz clubs of the 50's & 60's.  The club features a great sound system, plenty of comfortable seating, intimate lighting, good food, drink & service, and even a dance floor.    

$10.00

King Louie Organ Trio gig!

Gertrude's Jazz Bar, 75-5699 Ali'i Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Renato and I will be returning to Gertrude's, one of Hawaii's finest jazz venues, where we performed back in November 2019. With us on drums this time will be local drummer Steve Bader, organizer of Hilo's East Hawaii Blues & Jazz Festival. We're expecting a great turnout, so advanced ticket purchases are recommended!

$15 on line; $10 at the door

Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group gig!

Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR

Sadly, our 20-year run as "Jimmy Mak's signature group" (The Oregonian) came to an end in December 2016 with Jimmy's untimely passing.  But our new Thursday night residency at the Jack London Revue is going very well--with over three years already under our belt.  This is a beautiful, recently-renovated downstairs venue reminiscent of classic jazz clubs of the 50's & 60's.  The club features a great sound system, plenty of comfortable seating, intimate lighting, good food, drink & service, and even a dance floor.    

$10.00

Lloyd Jones Quartet blues festival appearance

Coeur d'Alene Resort, 115 S 2nd Street, Coeur D Alene, ID

TBA

Lloyd Jones Quartet blues festival appearance

Coeur d'Alene Resort, 115 S 2nd Street, Coeur D Alene, ID

TBA

Lloyd Jones Quartet blues festival appearance

Coeur d'Alene Resort, 115 S 2nd Street, Coeur D Alene, ID

TBA

Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group gig!

Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR

Sadly, our 20-year run as "Jimmy Mak's signature group" (The Oregonian) came to an end in December 2016 with Jimmy's untimely passing.  But our new Thursday night residency at the Jack London Revue is going very well--with over three years already under our belt.  This is a beautiful, recently-renovated downstairs venue reminiscent of classic jazz clubs of the 50's & 60's.  The club features a great sound system, plenty of comfortable seating, intimate lighting, good food, drink & service, and even a dance floor.    

$10.00

Mar27

King Louie Organ Trio gig!

Salud!, 224 NE 3rd Ave., Camas, WA

Drummer Michael Raynor, Renato Caranto, and I are looking forward to playing again at this beautiful wine bar on the main drag of Camas.  Salud features delicious food as well as an amazing variety of wines.  Plus a really cool living room vibe and a pair of super-nice owner couples.  Come check this out if you can! 

no cover!

Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group gig!

Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR

Sadly, our 20-year run as "Jimmy Mak's signature group" (The Oregonian) came to an end in December 2016 with Jimmy's untimely passing.  But our new Thursday night residency at the Jack London Revue is going very well--with over three years already under our belt.  This is a beautiful, recently-renovated downstairs venue reminiscent of classic jazz clubs of the 50's & 60's.  The club features a great sound system, plenty of comfortable seating, intimate lighting, good food, drink & service, and even a dance floor.    

$10.00

Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group gig!

Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR

Sadly, our 20-year run as "Jimmy Mak's signature group" (The Oregonian) came to an end in December 2016 with Jimmy's untimely passing.  But our new Thursday night residency at the Jack London Revue is going very well--with over three years already under our belt.  This is a beautiful, recently-renovated downstairs venue reminiscent of classic jazz clubs of the 50's & 60's.  The club features a great sound system, plenty of comfortable seating, intimate lighting, good food, drink & service, and even a dance floor.    

$10.00

Apr11

King Louie Organ Trio + Alyssa Schwary gig!

Salud!, 224 NE 3rd Ave., Camas, WA

Drummer Michael Raynor, saxophonist Renato Caranto, vocalist Alyssa Schwary, and I are looking forward to playing again at this beautiful wine bar on the main drag of Camas.  Salud features delicious food as well as an amazing variety of wines.  Plus a really cool living room vibe and a pair of super-nice owner couples. The last time we played together at Salud, the show sold out early and it was "standing room only," so make your reservation early!   

no cover!

Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group gig!

Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR

Sadly, our 20-year run as "Jimmy Mak's signature group" (The Oregonian) came to an end in December 2016 with Jimmy's untimely passing.  But our new Thursday night residency at the Jack London Revue is going very well--with over three years already under our belt.  This is a beautiful, recently-renovated downstairs venue reminiscent of classic jazz clubs of the 50's & 60's.  The club features a great sound system, plenty of comfortable seating, intimate lighting, good food, drink & service, and even a dance floor.    

$10.00