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Apr
23
Sun
Musical Inspiration – Honoring Jimmy Mak @ Roseland Theater
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Musical Inspiration - Honoring Jimmy Mak @ Roseland Theater | Portland | Oregon | United States

Percussionist Bobby Torres will perform with Mel Brown

Jimmy Mak’s, Starlini Enterprises and Soul’d Out Fest Present:
HONORING JIMMY MAK – A Musical Inspiration

Sunday, April 23, 2017 7pm
Roseland Theater
21 & Over Only

VIP Tables available: Assigned/reserved seating. Each ticket is per seat, with each table seating 8 total. If you want an entire table of 8 seats, you must purchase 8 VIP tickets. These tables will be close to the stage. VIP tickets also include a reception to be held in Peter’s Room on the ground floor of the Roseland.
Reserved Seating Balcony: Assigned/reserved seating in the balcony.
General Admission Floor: Limited seating and standing room only area. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

No refunds or exchanges. Tickets are non-transferable.
“Print at Home” Method of Delivery is suggested to avoid potentially long Will Call lines at the Box Office Day Of Show. Print at home tickets can be physically printed out or displayed on your phone to be scanned at the door.

ALL-STAR LINEUP TO PERFORM TRIBUTE CONCERT AT THE ROSELAND THEATER ON APRIL 23 IN HONOR OF JAZZ CLUB JIMMY MAK’S FOUNDER

Proceeds from “Musical Inspiration: Honoring Jimmy Mak” to be Used to Establish Music Scholarship at PSU in Jimmy Makarounis’ Name

Jimmy Mak’s, Starlini Enterprises and the Soul’d Out Festival announced an all-star lineup of jazz, funk and soul artists will perform a special concert at the Roseland Theater on Sunday, April 23, to pay tribute to Jimmy Mak’s founder Jim Makarounis with a three-set program that will feature noted musicians who performed at Portland’s nationally known jazz club during its initial 20-year run, according to show producer Tony Starlight.

“Jimmy Makarounis created much more than a jazz club,” Starlight said. “Jimmy Mak’s was a cultural institution that put Portland on the map as a true music city.”
The April 23 event, which will be part of the 2017 Soul’d Out Festival, will feature one set each by iconic Portland jazz drummer Mel Brown’s hard-bop septet and his award-winning Hammond B-3 organ quintet, which will back well-known instrumentalists and vocalists who have played at the club over the past two decades, including Bobby Torres, Dan Balmer, LaRhonda Steele and Andy Stokes. A third set backed by The Yachtsmen will feature funk, R&B and rock performances by saxophonist Patrick Lamb, vocalists Jarrod Lawson, Paul Creighton and Moose E. Lee, and the Soul Vaccination Horns. Various jazz dignitaries will speak throughout the evening, and an after-party featuring the Chris Brown Quartet will take place in the Roseland’s ground-floor club, Peter’s Room, right after the concert concludes.

A percentage of the event’s proceeds will be used to fund a jazz scholarship at Portland State University in Makarounis’ name. “Jimmy Mak’s was one of the only clubs in Portland music history to open its doors to minors for early shows,” Starlight said. “This provided an opportunity for middle-school and high-school kids to be exposed to world-class players and educators like Mel Brown, Alan Jones, Dan Balmer and Gordon Lee, providing an educational experience like no school in town.”

Musical Inspiration: Honoring Jimmy Mak is sponsored by Young’s Market Company and others to be announced. For more information visit the Jimmy Mak’s Facebook page
here

Apr
28
Fri
Stevie, Marvin & Motown Tribute by the Bobby Torres Ensemble @ Arrivederci @ Arrivederci Wine Bar
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Stevie, Marvin & Motown Tribute by the Bobby Torres Ensemble @ Arrivederci @ Arrivederci Wine Bar | Milwaukie | Oregon | United States

Bobby Torres has put together a Tribute to Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Motown featuring Special Guest soul singer Sean Holmes at Arrivederci – 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Fans, the intimate seating, that closely surrounds the bandstand, gets booked out early so call for your reservation today (503) 659-1143. Sean’s soulful interpretations will be backed by a “Mighty, Mighty Winning Hand” of musical heavy weights including Dan Gaynor on piano, Al Criado on Bass and of course Bobby Torres on congas and percussion. With any luck, Steve Hanneman will sneak in with his axe during the last set to coax you to “Shake it down down!”.  Don’t miss this special event to chill-ax – on a Friday night – up close and personal with some of the best live Jazz-and-Soul in Portland!
In addition to this special musical tribute, enjoy a selection from Kate and Steve’s menu and wine list.  Bobby recommends a glass of pinot noir with the Vegetarian Pizza (ask for it because it is not listed on the menu). Order it Bobby’s heart healthy way (extra veggie) on a fabulous gluten free crust and hold the cheese! For your starter, enjoy a small roasted beet and pear salad. Yum!

Call to reserve your table today: (503) 659-1143.

May
4
Thu
Bobby Torres Joins Ken Schmidt @ Arrivederci Wine Bar @ Arrivederci Wine Bar
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bobby Torres Joins Ken Schmidt @ Arrivederci Wine Bar @ Arrivederci Wine Bar | Milwaukie | Oregon | United States

Bobby Torres performs with Ken Schmidt at Arrivederci – 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The intimate seating, that closely surrounds the bandstand, gets booked out early so call for your reservation today (503) 659-1143. Arrivederci fans, this will be a musical night to remember. And, with any luck, Steve Hanneman will sneak in during the last set to join Ken on a few jazz-vocals and jazz-sax interpretations.
In addition to the live music, enjoy a selection from Kate and Steve’s menu and wine list. Bobby Torres recommends a glass of pinot noir with the Vegetarian Pizza (ask for it because it is not listed on the menu). Order it Bobby’s heart healthy way (extra veggie) on a fabulous gluten free crust and hold the cheese! For your starter, enjoy a small roasted beet and pear salad. Yum!

Call to reserve your table today: (503) 659-1143.

Jul
22
Sat
Bobby Torres Trio – Private Event
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bobby Torres Trio - Private Event

Congratulations Kyra and Issac!

Jul
27
Thu
Bobby Torres Ensemble @ Jazz Station in Eugene @ Jazz Station
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Bobby Torres Ensemble @ Jazz Station in Eugene @ Jazz Station | Eugene | Oregon | United States

The Bobby Torres Ensemble plays at the Jazz Station in Eugene featuring Julana Torres  (emotional and expressive vocalist fluent in Spanish and English), Dan Gaynor (talented and creative jazz musician who can carry a tight Latin montuno underneath his tasty piano licks), Al Criado (delivers the real deal with an authentic-fat-Latin Bass), Mark Griffith (sets the steady and intricate driving beats on the drum set), Bobby Torres (fans the flames of the Latin fire on the congas and percussion).

The Bobby Torres Ensemble features musical talent of the highest caliber in Portland to explore the many musical inflections of Latin Jazz. Bobby’s music is a toe tapping fusion of American and Latin standards arranged with churning and richly ornamented musical grooves. Driving Afro-Cuban rhythms boost this inspired blend of Latin, Jazz, Rock-n-Roll to create Bobby Torres’ signature sound. The Oregonian describes the Bobby Torres Ensemble as “Latin jazz with enough flavor and spice to satisfy your body and soul’s need for rhythmic harmony.”

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