"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
Ty Curtis Band Friday, May 24th $8 at the door
Northwest favorite Ty Curtis and his band return to Jimmy Mak's, back by popular demand!
Waxed and produced at Ken Tondre’s Compound Recording Studios in Austin, Texas, Ty's new album brims with a stylistic independence and vitality parlayed by Curtis, producer/tone mentor/fellow guitarist Jacob Petersen (now pulling licks for The Steve Miller Band), and an impeccable team of artisans.
The CD has been played and featured on BB King’s Bluesville on XM Radio. Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President, said this in the Oct 2012 Blues Notes, "Ty makes it all come together like clockwork, showing us that there is quite a bit he wants to say and his music is not going to be pigeon-holed in any one direction.”
Ty Curtis and his band, bassist Gary Fontaine, keyboardist Alex Shakeri,
and drummer Jerry Jacques, throw the hot blood down. His voice explodes like hard-wronged soul boiling from the gut, each syllable squeezed to the final desperate drop. Ty Curtis and his band are the real deal, so don't miss this awesome show! Learn more at www.tycurtis.net.
Soulmates Saturday, May 25th $10 at the door
Individually these are seasoned and storied performing artists with world class credentials - true pros doing what they love to do best. These boys can play! Together they are a stellar collective of soul - a sonic brotherhood with a spiritual connection - musical soul mates.
A co-op of gifted composers and arrangers take the listener on a journey of musical twists and turns, breathing new life into some classic themes and breaking ground on a new frontier of original sounds.
SOULMATES illicit a variety of musical moods and emotions: One moment up and jumping, the next they will go deep and hypnotic. Then it’s on to a travelogue of world rhythms and cultures, playfully tossing a ball of invisible musical energy amongst themselves. Sultry jazz sounds, stinging blues and raw funk can converge seamlessly, and then may segue into some flat out 'baby making music'!
This is all wrapped up with a lot of love and an infectious groove all their own. Soulmates are Jarrod Lawson (keys/vocals), Jay “Bird” Koder (guitar), and Reinhardt Melz (percussion). Find out more at Soulmatesmusic.com.
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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