NOV 201722

Ron Steen Band w/ David Watson…Dr. of Bebop Wilfs Restaurant & Bar at Union Station

DOORS OPEN: 5:00 pm

Venue Information

Wilfs Restaurant & Bar at Union Station

800 NW 6th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209


Ron Steen Band w/ David Watson…Dr. of Bebop

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Doors Open: 5:00pm
Event Begins: 7:00pm

Re-Birthing The Cool, Bebop & Beyond is the brain storm of Jazz vocalist David (The Doctor Of Bebop) Watson. The band is made up of some of the best players in the Portland Oregon area, Pete Petersen Baritone sax, Lee Wuthenow Tenor sax, Mar-Sue Tobin Alto sax, Levis Dragulin Trumpet, Shaun Congos Trombone, Laura Cunard Piano, Tim Rap Drums, Matt Holmes Bass and David Watson Leader and vocals.

Watson: “We are doing some of the charts of Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis & Gil Evans and Dave Pell. Most of what we are playing is the West Coast movement in the period which was around the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. This music of Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Shorty Rodgers, Shelly Mann and others helped in cooling down for a minute the Hot Jazz played all over the country in the early 1940’s and late 30’s. This was a great time to live in, the music was changing and players were getting their pens out and putting great ideas down on paper, then forming groups to perform their works. The music we are playing is the results of those ideas, plus some ideas of Pete Petersen, Slide Hampton and my own.

Dinner or casual bar menu available at 5pm, $18 minimum per person, food or beverage. Call for reservations 503.223.0070.

Tickets Non Refundable

Please be aware that general admission tickets could mean standing room only. Get there early to get good seats!