What we're about

When Attending Our events please tell one of the band members to announce that Jazz & Beyond Meetup Members are in the audience and where you are sitting. Are you a fan of jazz music (or other niche genres) or just curious to know what it's all about and why we "jazzers" are so dedicated to the art (or somewhere in between?)? If so, join us as we explore the great music and more that Portland has to offer.
I had originally created this meetup to bring out what I (perhaps mistakenly) considered a lost generation of jazz listeners -- namely, my peers in their late 30's through mid 40's -- but have decided to leave my emotional baggage behind :-) and broaden the scope of this meetup...
And for good reason: wouldn't want to miss out on the opportunity to meet anyone interested in this great music, and, we need to support this art form and the local musicians in every way possible. What better way than by bringing together those new or curious about the music with us long time (and not so long time) fans in and around town?
The Music
This Meetup is mostly about jazz and Swing but also the blues, r&b, funk, world and beyond, so events will not be limited to jazz, nor any particular type of jazz. As Duke Ellington once said, there really are only two kinds of music, right? Good music and bad music. Well, let's try to find the good variety (and with any luck, we'll also find good food, drink and company to go along). I'm also depending on suggestions from members to expand our horizons as I'm always interested (and hope you are) in discovering interesting new music of any genre. NOTE: I would like to stay away from the pop, rock and country genres as there are already a number of Meetups for those.
Venues
Let's focus on more informal venues where we can relax, eat, drink and enjoy the music and each other's company. When we do concert venues, perhaps we could meetup earlier for happy hour or dinner where we could meet and get to know each other before the music begins.
Tickets
To the extent that tickets are required for an event, you are responsible for buying your own ticket. I'll list the ticket price or cover charge where applicable.
Suggestions
Oh, and please offer suggestions for events and venues. I have my "go to" venues and artists that I've been following forever, but am always searching for new experiences.

Upcoming events (4+)

Backyard INHOUSE Jazz with Greg Goebel

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INHOUSE Jazz outdoor concert on JULY 3 with Greg Goebel on keyboard, Ross Garlow on bass and Christopher Brown on drums. We are excited to bring some of our favorite musicians to you, your friends and family. in this beautiful outdoor setting.
IMPORTANT DETAILS
~ MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS we are filling up fast!
~The music begins at 4 PM
~A $15-30 suggested donation for each person attending to ensure that our musicians are fairly compensated.
~Everyone attending, please bring your own beverages a sweet or savory treat to share prepared in individual servings.
~We will have wine and water glasses, plates, napkins & utensils for you
I will send location and other important when you RSVP.

Ron Steen’s Jazz Jam

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We're back on schedule! MASKS REQUIRED

Sundays - Clyde's Prime Rib 5474 N.E. Sandy Blvd. 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM during Covid restrictions. No cover charge & free parking available in lot. Performers subject to change. For more information call[masked]. Or visit: http://www.clydesprimerib.com/ Ron Steen Jam with: Week 1: Steve Christofferson & Kevin Deitz Week 2: Phil Goldberg & Dennis Caiazza Week 3: Gordon Lee & Phil Baker Week 4: George Mitchell & Dennis Caiazza.

Performers & Musicians subject to change.

Swing & Standards JB Salud

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Salud, July 9, 224 Ne 3rd, Camas, 7:30 to 10:30 The Swing & Standards Jazz Band. Dan Donahue piano, Duncan Branom drums, Bill Coones singer & bass.

Ron Steen’s Jazz Jam

Needs a location

We're back on schedule! MASKS REQUIRED

Sundays - Clyde's Prime Rib 5474 N.E. Sandy Blvd. 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM during Covid restrictions. No cover charge & free parking available in lot. Performers subject to change. For more information call[masked]. Or visit: http://www.clydesprimerib.com/ Ron Steen Jam with: Week 1: Steve Christofferson & Kevin Deitz Week 2: Phil Goldberg & Dennis Caiazza Week 3: Gordon Lee & Phil Baker Week 4: George Mitchell & Dennis Caiazza.

Performers & Musicians subject to change.

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Ron Steen’s Jazz Jam

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