"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
National artists and special events coming to Jimmy Mak's: PDX Jazz @ Jimmy Mak's presents:
Regina Carter's "Southern Comfort", April 28th tickets at pdxjazz.com
The Portland Soul All-Stars present:
A Birthday Tribute to James Brown, May 3rd tickets at Tickettomato.com
PDX Jazz @ Jimmy Mak's presents:
The Headhunters, May 15th tickets at pdxjazz.com
Grammy-winner and legendary saxophonist
Ernie Watts, June 7th tickets at Tickettomato.com
The Shangai Woolies
with Gravy Friday, April 25th $12 at the door
The Shanghai Woolies play “hot music,” 1920’s and 30’s jazz and pop of Chicago and New York City. The eight-piece ensemble, under the musical direction of trombonist Ben Medler, swims in the romance of Louis Armstrong, the mystery of Duke Ellington, the whimsy of Paul Whiteman, and the swing of Benny Goodman. They use a respectful, slightly unorthodox approach, inspired by the colorful liberation of the original. Guitarist Tyson Schmidling will be adding the highlights of Django Reinhardt as The Woolies premier a new set of music at Jimmy Mak’s.
The Andy Stokes Band Saturday, April 26th $10 at the door
Well folks, we waited a long time for this to happen, but this past year they made their Jimmy Mak’s debut and nearly burned the house down! And so we are very proud to welcome back to our stage Portland’s legendary Funkateers, The Andy Stokes Band!
Andy Stokes has been a mainstay on the Portland music scene going back to his days fronting funk legends Cool ‘R. And for twelve years he carried the funk flame on Sunday nights at the legendary Candlelight Room. All of his hard work was rewarded with an induction into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 2009, along with fellow Cool’R members Jeff Alviani, Doug Lewis, Nate Phillips, and the late Bruce Carter. His distinctive vocals are a must-hear for music fans of all genres, but the fact is that this band will funk you to death! If this music doesn’t get your feet moving and your head bopping, you need to check your pulse!
"Southern Comfort" Monday, April 28th Two Shows, 7:00pm & 9:30pm
Advanced Tickets $30 Reserved Seating/$25 General Admission Available at www.pdxjazz.com
Since emerging from the Detroit scene in the late 1980s, premier violinist Regina Carter has performed with Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Billy Joel, Max Roach, and Wynton Marsalis among may others. Trading the West African kora for a slide guitar on her upcoming release, Southern Comfort, the 2006 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship has collected songs redolent of her father’s roots in Alabama, for a celebration of the joyous music that infused her early childhood.
“Regina Carter creates music that is wonderfully listenable, probingly intelligent, and at times, breathtakingly daring…taking the listener into the future of jazz.”
- Time Magazine
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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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