PDX Jazz presents the Chris Brown Trio w/ special guest John Nastos for Elevate Unity
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Doors open: 5 pm
Event starts: 6 pm
Chris Brown Trio: Born and raised in Portland, Christopher is an acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, and educator who seeks to be a voice within the advocacy of Jazz music and American culture. And through the expansive range of groups that he has assembled and/or performed with— which range from duos to Jazz big bands to military marching bands and orchestras—his musical and personal experiences have led him towards an interest in synthesizing the principles of Jazz with the day-to-day practicalities of life. And if there is one imprint that Christopher hopes to leave in this world to make it better, it would be to create one that runs on art, as it would necessitate everyone learning to embody the mindset of an artist.
John Nastos: Multi-instrumentalist John Nastos was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, where he found his love of music while exploring the vibrant local music scene. Nastos’s composition, arranging, and compositional skills have been commissioned for performances and recordings by Damian Erskine, the Bobby Torres Ensemble, the Art Abrams Swing Machine, Portland State University, and Pink Martini (for performances with the San Francisco Symphony and other orchestras around the world).
Elevate Unity: This benefit music series will feature Portland's top Soul, Latin & Jazz bands.
During the shows, we will spotlight positive tangible commentary from community activists, select nonprofits, and social equality advocates sharing ideas and strategies to unite our divided country.
Seating is limited due to the city and state restrictions. Reservations are suggested in order to ensure entry.
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General Admission - $15
Non-Profits: Jazz Society of Oregon, Ethos Music Center, Black United Fund, Legacy Mentor & Friends of Noise
Sponsors: KMHD Radio, Music Millennium
21 & Over.
Tickets are Non-Refundable.
Date / time Thu, October 28, 2021 Doors open: 5:00 pm Event begins: 6:00 pm Buy Tickets
Venue info Botanist
910 NW 14th Ave.