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“Jimmy Mak’s is just about exactly what you’d expect of a jazz club”
- Sunset Magazine

JIMMY MAK'S
221 NW 10th Ave. (between Davis and Everett)
503-295-6542
Open Monday-Thursday, 5pm-midnight
Friday and Saturday, 5pm-1am
Music begins at 8pm

Upcoming Events
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National artists and special events coming to Jimmy Mak's:

Joe Louis Walker, April 17th
tickets at Tickettomato.com
Tell Mama! Etta James Tribute, April 19th
tickets at Tickettomato.com

This week:

Joe Louis Walker
Thursday, April 17th
One Show at 8pm
Advanced Tickets $17 Reserved Seating/$13 General Admission
Available at Tickettomato.com
Oh my, are we stoked to have this going down tonight!!! It’s been a couple of years since we’ve seen Alligator recording artist Joe Louis Walker, and to be honest, we needed that time to recover from the thorough butt-whooping he laid on us that night!
An award winning blues master and Blues Hall of Fame member, Joe Louis Walker just released his new album, Hornet’s Nest, on February 25, 2014. Walker is among the greatest bluesmen of his generation. He is known worldwide as one of the genre’s top musical trailblazers — a mesmerizing guitarist and soul-testifying vocalist. On his dynamic new CD, Walker’s music is equal parts rock ‘n’ roll fire, and blistering, passionate blues.
His always-inventive guitar playing is matched note-for-note by his fervent vocals. From menacing, hard rocking electric blues, to cool Memphis funk, to R&B rave-ups, to Sunday morning gospel, Walker continues to define the genre.
Learn more about this powerful performer at www.joelouiswalker.com.

The Stolen Sweets
with Casey MacGill

Friday, April 18th
$12 at the door
Portland’s premier vintage swing jazz combo, The Stolen Sweets, will be gracing the stage this evening, joining forces with Seattle’s inimitable pre-war jazz wunderkind, Casey MacGill, in a reprise performance of their 2013 partnership.
The Stolen Sweets formed in 2005 with the intention of reviving the songs of 30’s New Orleans sister act, The Boswell Sisters. The Boswell Sisters were popular harmony singers in the late 20’s and early 30’s, keeping company with the likes of the Dorsey Brothers, Bunny Berigan, and Benny Goodman -- partnerships that provided the jazz world with some of its most influential recordings. The nature of the music was auspicious and good-humored, providing a ray of hope to listeners during a truly dispiriting economic depression. Unlike the original Boswell arrangements that featured piano, clarinet, and horns, the Sweets incorporate gypsy jazz accompaniment, reminiscent of Django Reinhardt.
In early, 2013, when the Sweets’ own Pete Krebs was diagnosed with a rare form of melanoma; Seattle’s Casey MacGill stepped in to fill Pete’s very big shoes, so the Sweets could continue playing gigs while Pete recovered from major surgery.
Casey’s multi-instrumental prowess (piano, voice, cornet, ukulele) and sweeping, encyclopedic knowledge of early jazz forms made him a natural collaborator for the Sweets, and they are forever indebted to him for stepping in to learn so much material on the fly. They enjoyed playing with him so much that they’re doing it again, this time with Pete fully on board and healthy again. Last time Casey’s trio took to the Jimmy Mak’s stage in September 2013, dumbstruck audience members were quoted as saying, “Who is THIS?” And that’s no joke people.
This is gonna be one incredible night of music so get your dinner reservations quickly!
Learn more at www.stolensweets.com and www.caseymacgill.com.

Tell Mama! A Tribute to Etta James
Saturday, April 19th

Two shows,  7:30pm & 10:00pm
Advanced tickets $15 Reserved Seating/$12 General Admission
Available at Tickettomato.com
Arguably one of the most important singers in the history of blues music, Etta James carved her reputation in the form of many indelible hits over a seven-decade-career.  Her music lives on within the Portland music scene.
After her passing in 2012, pianist and composer DK Stewart and horn arranger Chris Mercer organized an Etta James Tribute show, and released a live recording of the event.  This amazing CD continues to receive praise nationwide.
In addition to Oregon Music and CBA Muddy Hall of Fame recipient DK Stewart on piano, the band features award-winning guitarists Chris Carlson and Peter Dammann.  Percussionist Ed Pierce and bassist Joseph Conrad round out this versatile rhythm section.  Former Robert Cray Band trumpet player and arranger Joe McCarthy joins Mercer for a smooth and dynamic horn section.
The line-up of vocalists reads like a “who's who” of the Northwest’s finest female leads and includes Rae Gordon, LaRhonda Steele, Duffy Bishop, Lady Kat, and Lisa Mann...whew, what a roster!
Folks, we’ve been waiting for this show to hit our stage for quite some time and we fully expect both of them to sell out so don’t hesitate! Get your tickets and dinner reservations right now and be here for this wonderful night of music!

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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.

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