The Camellia Lounge is an intimate setting and seating is limited. We recommend you reserve your tickets in advance which assures you a reserved seat.
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July Music Calendar
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Tues, 7/1: Tom Wakeling & Steve Christofferson, 7pm - $6.
Steve Christofferson on piano and Tom Wakeling on bass with David Evans on tenor sax, and Todd Strait on drums. What a great venue to see musicians of this caliber - these guys are rocking the house with some outstanding jazz that you NEED to hear! 7pm - $6.
Thurs, 7/3: Barra Brown Quintet, 8pm - $6.
Bandleader, drummer and composer Barra Brown is a member of the newest surge of young musicians to develop a presence in the creative music scene here in Portland. The BBQ is comprised of several notable figures from the Portland Jazz community, and the compositions and group interplay create something greater than the sum of its parts: a sensitive ensemble presenting epic, sweeping compositions with finesse and subtlety. “Like those other Portland-bred jazzers, Blue Cranes and Esperanza Spalding, Brown stands a real chance of breaking out of the jazz bubble and reaching much broader audiences.” -Willamette Week. Joining Barra will be Nicole Glover-sax, Thomas Barber-trumpet, Adam Brock-guitar, Arcellus Sykes-bass. Catch this exciting new jazz group! 8pm - $6.
Sat, 7/5: George Colligan & Theoretical Planets, 8pm - $10.
World renowned pianist and educator, George Colligan, brings his original vision to the drums with Theoretical Planets, a group which features the hottest young jazz players from the Oregon area to interpret Colligan's compositions. George Colligan-drums, Nicole Glover-tenor sax, Joe Manis-tenor sax, and Jon Lakey-bass. Experience this sizzling high energy ensemble! 8pm - $10.
Mon, 7/7: Jazz Vocal Jam with Joe Millward, 7pm - $5. All ages until 9:30pm.
Thurs, 7/10: Michaela Dale, Meghan Wilson, Tom Grant, 7:30pm – $7.
Michaela Dale & Meghan Wilson, with Tom Grant – Dynamic young jazz vocalists, Michaela Dale and Meghan Wilson, who are cultivating their own fresh and distinct sound, will sing tunes from the Great American Songbook, intermixed with blues and pop. They will be accompanied by award winning pianist and composer, Tom Grant. These exceptionally talented young vocalists will captivate you with their entrancing performances!
Fri, 7/11: Paula Byrne Trio, 7:30pm - $8.
Charismatic jazz & blues vocalist Paula Byrne – who sells out the house on a regular basis at the Camellia Lounge, and whose stage presence lights up the whole room, will be joined by pianist Randy Porter and bassist Andrea Niemiec. Paula captivates audiences with her sultry and sassy vocal chops, as she blends beautifully with her stellar musicians. You are in for a memorable evening with this smokin’ Trio! 7:30pm - $8.
Sat, 7/12: Rick Greene Quartet, 7:30pm - $7.
Rick has been an important member of the Portland jazz scene for over thirty years. He has also performed in New York City with the late jazz organist Brother Jack McDuff. Rick's quartet will feature mostly his original compositions in the styles of John Coletrane's modal music to Ornette Coleman's free jazz, to jazz standards. The band will include some of Portland's finest musicians including Greg Goebel-piano, Scott Steed-bass and Ron Steen – drums. We hope you can join us for an evening of music and joy! 7:30pm - $8.
Mon, 7/14: Jazz Vocal Jam with Joe Millward, 7pm - $5. All ages until 9:30pm.
Tue, 7/15: Tom Wakeling & Steve Christofferson, featuring Grammy nominee Nancy King! Steve Christofferson on piano and Tom Wakeling on bass with David Evans on tenor sax, and Todd Strait on drums. What a great venue to see musicians of this caliber. Vocalist Nancy King joins these exceptional musicians who are rocking the house with some outstanding jazz that you NEED to hear!
7pm - $6.
Thurs, 7/17: Brenda Xu & Anne-Marie Sanderson, 8pm - $6.
Brenda Xu's music has been described as haunting and melodic with a rock influence, and has been compared to that of Aimee Mann and Daughter. Brenda performs predominantly in the Pacific Northwest, and will release a new CD in the Fall. Her last CD release was in 2009 and she was nominated for, “Best Acoustic Artist” at the San Diego Music Awards. Anne-Marie Sanderson is a British singer-songwriter, currently living in Portland, Oregon. Her EP, Eloquence, has received glowing reviews on both sides of the Atlantic, gaining recognition in equal measure for her well-crafted songs, innovative guitar playing, and her enchanting vocal style. Her music is often compared to that of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake. Don't miss these soulful and captivating young Artists! 8pm - $6.
Fri, 7/18: David Valdez-The Latin Side Of Cannonball Adderly Sextet, 8pm - $10.
An exploration of Cannonball Adderley’s Brazilian and Afro-Cuban material featuring: David Valdez-saxophone, Tomas Barber-trumpet, David Goldblatt-piano, Mario Sandoval- vibes & percussion, Chris Higgins-bass, and Charley Doggett-drums. From, Live at the Lighthouse to Cannonball’s Bossanova, this lively ensemble will deliver lush Latin rhythms with Be-Bop flurries. Don’t miss this high-energy Latin-Jazz Sextet! 8pm - $10.
Sat, 7/19: Laura Stilwell Quartet, 8pm - $8.
Jazz vocalist Laura Stilwell, has captivated audiences in NYC, Portland, and Tokyo with her vibrant energy, and soulful storytelling. From her haunting clarity in each phrase, to the smile you can feel through her voice, her commanding stage presence in dance is equally matched by a powerful authenticity and love for singing. Laura’s stellar band includes Gordon Lee on piano, Dennis Caiazza on bass, and Ron Steen on Drums. Catch the Laura Stilwell Quartet for a swingin’ evening of sophisticated jazz! 8pm - $8.
Mon, 7/21: Jazz Vocal Jam with Joe Millward, 7pm - $5. All ages until 9:30pm.
Thurs, 7/24: Camellia Lounge Vocal Showcase, 7:30pm - $7.
Featuring vocalists Marita Aguas, Julie Jacobs, Joseph Graffeo, and Camille Snyder. Four intriguing vocalists who perform regularly at the Camellia Lounge Monday night vocal jam, will perform Jazz Standards intermixed with blues and pop. These talented vocalists carry their own distinct style of storytelling, and engage the audience with their soulful, and dazzling performances. The exceptionally talented Joe Millward will be at the helm on piano. Guaranteed to be a FUN filled evening! 7:30pm - $7.
Fri, 7/25: Ryan Meagher Quartet, 8pm - $10.
Ryan Meagher has made his name in the international jazz community with a brand of original music coined, "modern jazz for the indie rocker." His most recent release on PJCE Records, Tango In the City of Roses, stayed much closer to what most feel comfortable labeling "jazz" but contained vestiges of his angsty suburban upbringing that gave his music its soul. Ryan is a recent transplant from NYC, but has already solidified his place in our burgeoning modern jazz scene. His band will include one of his closest musical cohorts, Vinnie Sperrazza, on drums who is in Portland for the summer from NYC. Rounding out his trio is Chris Higgins on bass, and John Nastos on alto sax. Catch this colorful and soulful modern jazz ensemble! 8pm - $10.
Sat, 7/26: Thomas Barber’s Spiral Road, 8pm – $10.
Spiral Road is a new group from bandleader, trumpeter, and composer Thomas Barber. The ensemble features original music by Barber that aims to explore the use of constant, unpredictable shifts in rhythm and harmony, while drawing from a diverse array of musical styles. While living in NYC, Thomas performed with Paul Simon, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, Tom Harrell among others. Thomas will play trumpet and bass. Joining him will be Clay Giberson-piano, Dan Duval-guitar, and Tyson Stubalek-drums. Don’t miss this captivating jazz quintet!
Thurs, 7/31: Kogut/Doolin Quartet, 8pm - $7.
Original instrumental jazz by guitarists Paul Kogut and Mike Doolin. An eclectic mix of instrumental styles, from ECM style acoustic to straight ahead jazz to electric fusion. Chicago based Kogut has released three CDs as a leader, and has worked with such artists as Charles Earland, Clark Terry and Drew Gress. Portland based Mike Doolin has released three CDs as a leader, and has worked with such artists as Mel Brown, Louis Pain and Janice Scroggins. Joining Kogut and Doolin will be Dave Captein-bass, and Ward Griffiths-Drums. Check out this smokin’ jazz ensemble!
Mon, 7/28: Jazz Vocal Jam with Joe Millward, 7pm - $5. All ages until 9:30pm.