What we're about

When Attending Our events please tell one of the band 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.

Other

***Please try and bring cash to the events if possible to facilitate splitting the check.***

Upcoming events (5+)

Augustana Jazz Quartet

Augustana Lutheran Church

Sundays - Augustana Jazz Quartet featuring Marilyn Keller, George Mitchell, Kevin Deitz & Ron Steen performing the Jazz Service at Augustana Lutheran Church 2714 N.E. 14th Ave. 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. No cover charge and all ages. For more information call[masked]. http://www.augustana.org/

Ron Steen’s Jazz Jam

Clyde's Prime Rib Restaurant and Bar

Sundays - Clyde's Prime Rib 5474 N.E. Sandy Blvd. 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM. No cover charge & free parking available in lot. For more information call[masked]. http://www.clydesprimerib.com/ Ron Steen Jam with: 7th: Steve Christofferson & Kevin Deitz 14th: Phil Goldberg & Dennis Caiazza 21st: Gordon Lee & Phil Baker 28th: George Mitchell & Dennis Caiazza

Paris Chansons at The Old Church

The Old Church Concert Hall

Experience a night of unforgettable French music with an international twist! Featuring original renditions of favorites from Aznavour, Piaf, Adamo, Macias, Dassin, Dalida, Vaya Con Dios all the way to Zaz! Plus some of the most beloved Russian, Italian classics and more! To get a taste of Paris Chansons: https://youtu.be/t252MrD7vbo The Old Church 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR[masked] http://www.parischansons.com/ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paris-chansons-tickets-56354621189

Augustana Jazz Quartet

Augustana Lutheran Church

Sundays - Augustana Jazz Quartet featuring Marilyn Keller, George Mitchell, Kevin Deitz & Ron Steen performing the Jazz Service at Augustana Lutheran Church 2714 N.E. 14th Ave. 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. No cover charge and all ages. For more information call[masked]. http://www.augustana.org/

Photos (311)