King Louie & Renato Caranto Trio gig!

Studio One Theaters, 3945 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, OR

King Louie & Renato Caranto--plus the swinging Michael Raynor on drums--is excited to play again at this unique venue--the ultimate date-night destination!  The "Studio One 4K Multimedia Stage" is on your right as you enter: an intimate night club/restaurant featuring high tech projected stage backgrounds and performances streamed on line and into the seven on-site movie theaters during intermissions.  The theaters themselves are mind-blowing film-viewing environments designed by the creator of Cinetopia and his wife.  There are seven "penthouse" movie theaters, featuring state of the art picture & sound along with luxurious seating (including leather recliners with ottomans, couches, and even beds)!  See to believe! But if you just wish to come out to hear the music, fear not: the "4K Multi-Media Stage" feels like any great jazz lounge--only cooler--and the food and drink are off the chain.  And there's easy parking and no cover charge.  How can you beat that?   [no cover charge]

Sean Holmes & Friends gig!

Amafi's Italian Restaurant, 4703 NE Fremont St., Portland, OR 97213

I'm excited to be playing again with the wonderful vocalist and entertainer Sean Holmes. It'll also be cool to play again at this Portland fixture, featuring great Italian food! Filling out the trio will be the wonderfully swinging & spontaneous Edwin Coleman III (formerly with Soul Vaccination).

From Amalfi's website:

Our Mission To provide 100% full bellies and happy hearts through classic Italian comfort food, friendly service and a fun-lively atmosphere. To be a giving member of the Portland community and to use our restaurant to enrich the northeast Beaumont neighborhood.

Our Story A staple neighborhood gathering place perfect for date nights, private events, girl's night out and family affairs. There's something for everyone here.

Established in 1959, Amalfi's was one of the first restaurants to bring pizza to the city of Portland. In addition to great pizza, it's a destination for classic Italian comfort-food, fresh hand-crafted cocktails, rotating brews and ample wine. Amalfi's offers a quality dining experience in a casual unpretentious environment.

King Louie & Renato Caranto duo gig!

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

We love this COVID-safe venue! Renato and I play in a partially enclosed sidewalk performance space just outside the excellent Vino Veritas wine bar. Excellent wine, appetizers, and service. What's not to like? Make sure to phone to reserve a table as the socially-distanced seating is limited.

Oregon Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Concert

Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland, OR 97202

It's long overdue but exciting all the same: Renato Caranto and the late, great Sweet Baby James are being inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame! (They were actually scheduled to be inducted last year, but the pandemic led to a 1-year delay in their receiving that honor.) The event will feature three musical performances, including a tribute set to Baby James. Renato, drummer Micah Kassell, and myself will play songs that we performed as members of "King Louie & Baby James."

The other deserving 2021 inductees: The Decemberists, Gloria Johnson, Lifesavas, Steve Pringle, Carl Smith, Todd Snider, Tommy Thayer, and Renato's and my former bandmate LaRhonda Steele.

This annual event benefits music education, providing musical scholarships for talented young musicians. (The 2021 scholarship recipients will also be honored at the event.)

NOTE: The 2021 OMHOF event will be viewable on-line @ Facebook. Ticket price: $29.99.

$30 in advance; $35 at the door.

Previous events

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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $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 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.

$7 advance; $10 at the door