"One of the world's top 100 places to hear jazz."
~ Down Beat Magazine
“Jimmy Mak’s is just about exactly what you’d expect of a jazz club” - Sunset Magazine
221 NW 10th Ave. (between Davis and Everett)
Open Monday-Thursday, 5pm-midnight
Friday and Saturday, 5pm-1am
Music begins at 8pm
Upcoming Events Be sure to click our "news" tab for full previews of upcoming shows
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Joey DeFrancesco & The Vibe, appearing December 4th
The Paul Creighton Project, appearing December 6th
New Year's Eve with Mel Brown, December 31st
Advanced tickets for all shows at Tickettomato.com
Louis Hayes Cannonball Adderley Tribute, December 11th
(tix and info at pdxjazz.com)
Joey DeFrancesco & The Vibe! Wednesday, December 4th
Two shows: 7:00pm and 9:30pm Advanced Tickets: $28 Reserved Seating/$23 General Admission Advanced tickets available at Tickettomato.com
Two time Grammy nominee, and a multiple winner of Downbeat Magazine's Critic's & Reader's polls, Joey DeFrancesco, the world's pre-eminent Hammond Organ player joins us for another smoking show.
Joey has put together a new collaboration with long-time friends and musical brothers Ramon (drums) and Tony (bass) Banda, Jose "Papo" Rodriguez (percussion) , Steve Cotter (guitar) , and Steve Wilkerson (tenor sax). The result is a blend of Joey's signature Hammond sound, with Latin rhythms, R&B, and straight-ahead jazz.
The Latin influences come straight from the masters, with Ramon, Tony, and Jose having spent extensive time performing and recording with Poncho Sanchez and Arturo Sandoval, to name a few.
Steve Wilkerson is an accomplished musician with a big sound, and has performed with Tony Bennet, Count Bassie, and Sarah Vaughan, among others.
LA based guitarist Steve Cotter's influences are obvious, with his melodic style recalling the sounds of Wes Montgomery and George Benson.
This promises to be a unique performance, with Joey masterfully weaving his Hammond Organ with Latin rhythms and R&B...don't miss it!
Paul Creighton Project Friday, December 6th Advanced Tickets: $12 Reserved Seating/$10 General Admission Advanced tickets available at Tickettomato.com
The Paul Creighton Project unites Portland's finest jazz and soul players with the songwriting and vocal talent of Paul Creighton. A PDX super band if there ever was one, PCP features Jarrod Lawson on keys and vocals, Jay "Bird" Koder on guitar, Damian Erskine on bass, Reinhardt Melz on drums, Joshua Cliburn on saxophone and vocals, and Max Ribner on flugelhorn. Join us for a memorable night of original and cover music.
Paul Creighton has been performing professionally for the past 10 years. He has received multiple songwriting awards with the Intervision project, including an Independent Music Award for Best R&B song. Unsigned Magazine calls Creighton “an artist whose tenor has shades of Marvin and Stevie”, while Willamette Week more aptly states “G-dd-mn, can Paul Creighton sing.”
He has toured with The Motet, Joey Porter’s Funk Tributes, Soul Vaccination, and fronts Portland’s soul-pop mainstay, Intervision. He has opened for multi-platinum artists Lifehouse, as well as the Neville Brothers, Little Richard, McKinley, and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, among other nationally touring acts.
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Dinner reservations are always recommended to guarantee seating for weekend shows, and special events. Please call us at 503-295-6542 to make reservations.
“Don’t miss nationally known Jimmy Mak’s jazz club” - USA Today