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NYC Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt coming to Bend Oregon, backed by the the Mel Brown Trio, November 23rd & 24th 2012



“Among the foremost 30-something neo-bop players in jazz today.” All About Jazz

A mainstay in the NYC jazz scene since his 1998 arrival, and after graduation from Berklee College of Music, Pelt got his first break with the Mingus Big Band. He regularly accompanies many of the greats, including Jimmy Heath, Ravi Coltrane, Cedar Walton, Bobby Short and Nancy Wilson. Pelt is a technical marvel, who executes intricate solos with ease, plays gorgeous ballads in a tasteful manner, and never lacks flair or sensitivity. His appearance in Bend firmly establishes Jazz at the Oxford’s growing reputation for booking a range of jazz styles, including exposing the audience to the tradition of swinging be-bop. Jeremy will be backed by one of the world’s great jazz drummers, Portland’s Mel Brown, together with Tony Pacini on piano and bassist Ed Bennett.

Friday, November 23rd 2012 – 8:00 pm Show / Tickets $49 per person / Limited space available – all ages welcome

Saturday, November 24th 2012- 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm Shows / Tickets $49 per person / Limited space available – all ages welcome

- For reservations / more information call: 541-382-8436 www.oxfordhotelbend.com

– ( Click here to visit Jeremy Pelt’s website )

When: Friday & Saturday, November 23rd & 24th, 2012

Who: Jeremy Pelt with the Mel Brown Trio. Featuring:

  • Jeremy Pelt-trumpet,
  • Tony Pacini-piano,
  • Ed Bennett-bass,
  • Mel Brown-drums,
  • Where: Oxford Hotel
    10 Northwest Minnesota Avenue Bend, OR 97701
    Time: November 23rd- 8:00pm Show / November 24th- 5:00pm & 8:00pm Shows

    - For reservations / more information call: 541-382-8436 www.oxfordhotelbend.com

Sep. 23, 2012 | Jazz Blog, Jazz Musings, Live Events | No Comments

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Chuck Redd returns to Portland to perform with the Mel Brown Quartet Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:00pm to 11:00pm, at Jimmy Mak’s.


Jimmy Mak’s proudly presents
world famous vibes master CHUCK REDD
on the bandstand with the MEL BROWN QUARTET

Chuck has performed with jazz giants Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd,
Dizzy Gillespie, Monty Alexander and Ray Brown, to name just a few, and
he is featured on over 70 recordings.

This is a show you don’t want to miss!
Wednesday, November 14th 2012 -$TBA

First set-8pm to 9:15pm All ages welcome
Second set- 9:30pm to 11pm over 21 only

- For reservations / more information call: 503-295-6542 www.jimmymaks.com

– ( Click here to visit Chuck Redd’s website )

When: Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Who: Chuck Redd with M.B.Q. (Mel Brown Quartet). Featuring:

  • Tony Pacini-piano,
  • Dan Balmer-guitar,
  • Ed Bennett-bass,
  • Mel Brown-drums,
  • and special guest, Washington DC based jazz vibraphonist Chuck Redd.

Where: Jimmy Mak’s
221 NW 10th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97209
Time: 8:00pm-11:00pm

- For reservations / more information call: 503-295-6542 www.jimmymaks.com

Sep. 22, 2012 | Jazz Blog, Jazz Musings, Live Events | No Comments

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Recording Artist and Former Dizzy Gillespie Pianist and Musical Director to Appear at Ivories on Sunday May 20th

Mike Longo, who was the pianist and musical director for the great jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie from1966 to 1975 will be appearing at Ivories Jazz Lounge and Restaurant, 1435 NW Flanders in Portland on Sunday May 20 th from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Appearing in the rhythm section with Longo will be Saphu Records artists Mike Longobassist Ed Bennett and drummer Tim Rap. Tickets will be $20 ($10 students) and may be purchased the day of the show.

May. 18, 2012 | Jazz Blog, Jazz Musings, Live Events, News | Comments Off

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Saphu Welcomes Dialog With Portland’s Jazz Audience.

The staff at Saphu Records welcomes your input. We are interested in hearing what Jazz Listeners have to say about the following subjects.

( Please note that all submitted comments will be reviewed by our staff. Although we will decide what will be posted, ( for purposes of filtering out web bots, vulgarity, spam, etc ), some posts will contain individual’s opinions which are not necessarily those of Saphu Records L.L.C. – Public conversation is good, but please be nice to each other. )

Food for thought: - see below

  1. We all know Portland, Oregon is a gem of a town whereas Jazz is concerned, but with all the world-class talent living here, does Portland have enough venues for jazz?
  2. What could be done to create and / or help create new Jazz venues?
  3. Portland’s popularity as far as being “good to raise a family”,  “nice place to live”, etc, has brought many new residents to the area, and it seems to be a continuing trend. How can new Oregonians become more aware of just how good we have it here in Portland where Jazz is concerned?
  4. Per capita, Portland outranks numerous cities worldwide with it’s Jazz performance venues, population of Jazz artists, Jazz radio, and Jazz societies and organizations. How can the public at large become more aware of this? What can people do to spread awareness?

Jazz is an evolving National Treasure of the United States, and your input towards it’s increased realization within our own borders is greatly appreciated.

Please feel free to comment on one or more of the above listed questions.

Thank you for your thoughts.

- Just click on the “Comments” link right below to see what others are saying.

Jan. 1, 2009 | Jazz Blog | No Comments

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Jan. 20, 2008 | Jazz Blog, Privacy Policy | No Comments

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