"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 at Jimmy Mak's: John Nemeth & The Bo-Keys, March 21st
Advanced tickets at Tickettomato.com
Eddie Martinez Friday, March 14th $12 at the door What do Robert Palmer, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Stanley Clarke, Diana Ross, and Bootsy Collins all have in common? They've all recorded featuring the talents of Eddie Martinez on guitar.
Recognized by Guitar Player Magazine as one of the best players in the nation, Eddie is known for his epic and larger than life Rock & Roll sound, however, blues, soul, funk and jazz are included in his expansive repertoire.
Since making Portland his home, Eddie has become increasingly impressed with the widespread talent of local musicians, with his local band including Ramsey Embick (keyboards), John Mazzaco (bass), and Mike Braun (drums).
Their current repertoire includes an eclectic selection of rock and blues with highlights including music from Jeff Beck, Freddie King, Curtis Mayfield, and Jimi Hendrix, as well as Eddie's original compositions.
Lisa Mann and Her Really Good Band
CD release show Saturday, March 15th $12 at the door Tonight, we welcome Lisa back to our stage as she releases her newest recording, "Move On", featuring original soul-blues and blues-rock, with flavors of Stax, Motown, and Muscle Shoals.
Lisa's aptly named Really Good Band shines on the CD, as well as special guest performers hamonica master Mitch Kashmar, guitar goddess Sonny "Smokin" Hess, former Insomniacs drummer Dave Melyan, and keyboardist Alex Shakeri, with soul singers LaRhonda Steele, Arietta Ward, and Rae Gordon. "Move On" will be available for sale at tonight's show for a special discounted price of $10, and CBA members can receive a discount on admission by showing their member cards when they arrive.
Find out more about this award-winning performer at www.lisamannmusic.com.
"The Road to New York City"
A benefit for The
American Music Program
with special guest, Marilyn Keller Monday, March 17th $10 at the door
This ain’t your Mama’s student band!
Don't miss your chance to hear this outstanding classic jazz orchestra.
This evening, under the direction of Portland's own Grammy Award winner, Thara Memory, the American Music Program Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra performs their annual Jimmy Mak’s fundraising concert, raising funds to send them to The Big Apple for their upcoming competition.
Close your eyes and listen! You won't believe these musicians are Portland area students. Playing the music of Ellington, Mingus and other jazz greats, these kids project class from the stage, showing why they've been invited to compete in festivals from New York City to Monterey.
…and just to spice it up, they'll be joined by their mentors, some of the best jazz musicians in Portland, along with special guest vocalist, Marilyn Keller!
It's a concert not to be missed - come and help these students realize their dreams.
Get your reservations quickly as this one will fill up fast!
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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