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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.

May
5
Fri
Cinco De Mayo at Cha! Cha! Cha! @ Cha Cha Cha!
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cinco De Mayo at Cha! Cha! Cha! @ Cha Cha Cha! | Portland | Oregon | United States

Cinco De Mayo at Cha! Cha! Cha!
Celebrate your Latin heritage at Portland’s beautiful South Waterfront with live Latin Jazz, Authentic Mexican food and cocktails on Friday May 5, 2017 – at Cha! Cha! Cha! 4:00 – 8:00 pm.  At this hip warehouse-like venue with a bar and patio, Bobby’s instrumental quartet will drive the Latin beat into the heart and soul of jazz. Featuring these Portland music giants: Bobby Torres (congas), master drummer from Ghana Israel Annoh (drums), George Mitchell (piano), and Chris Woitach (guitar). Cha! Cha! Cha! is located at 3135 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97239 – in the South Waterfront area not far from the OHSU Tram. Fans, Bobby loves the beans at Cha! Cha! Cha! They are prepared Vegan (meatless) and the corn tortillas are gluten free! 

About the food at Cha! Cha! Cha!
“We serve only the freshest and healthiest ingredients from purveyors and farmers who share our commitment to environmentally and socially sustainable practices. Our menu strives to provide guests with an Authentic Mexican Taqueria experience that exemplifies traditional Mexican food preparation and cooking methods done by hand. We use high quality ingredients such as antibiotic and hormone- free meats, MBA / MSC certified seafood, organic GMO-free corn, no additives, no food dyes or preservatives ever. We let the natural ingredients do the talking!”  (Cha! Cha! Cha! website). Yummy pescetarian and vegetarian options. Skip the cheese to make them Vegan!

May
29
Mon
Bobby Torres Ensemble at the Portland Rose Festival @ Tom McCall Waterfront Park
May 29 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Bobby Torres Ensemble at the Portland Rose Festival @ Tom McCall Waterfront Park | Portland | Oregon | United States

Celebrate the Portland Rose Festival with the Bobby Torres Ensemble (10 piece) featuring vocalist Julana Torres at Tom McCall Waterfront Park from 8:30-10:00 pm.

Jun
24
Sat
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts @ George Roger's Park
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts @ George Roger's Park | Lake Oswego | Oregon | United States

The Bobby Torres Ensemble – Performing at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts!
Bobby’s Ensemble (Quintet) will perform featuring vocalist Julana Torres backed by those driving Latin polyrhythms (Reinhardt Melz), tasty piano licks (Dan Gaynor), and a synco-pulsating Latin bass (Al Criado). The performance will be on stage at George Rodgers Park located at 611 South State Street in Lake Oswego 97034. This is a free and family friendly community event!  Bring your family, a lawn chair or blanket, some sun screen to enjoy a for a summer afternoon of live Latin Jazz music at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.

This is a three day event celebrating 54 years of promoting and exhibiting arts of the region.  It is a volunteer run event supported by commercial sponsors, private citizens who love art, the City of Lake Oswego, Clackamas County Tourism and Cultural Affairs. 20,000 visitors are expected.

The event takes place in two locations; one at the Lakewood Center of the Arts facility and adjoining pavilion and the second across the street at George Rogers Park. At the Lakewood Center over a thousand pieces of various kinds of art are displayed.  This year’s special exhibit is titled “Beyond the Point: The Fine Art of Colored Pencil and Graphite. There will also be artist vendors and a live music stage at George Rogers Park. The park will have food vendors available and a covered beer and wine tent.  There are also a couple of food vendors at the Lakewood Center.

Bobby Joins Barbara Lush @ Arrivederci @ Arrivederci Wine Bar
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bobby Joins Barbara Lush @ Arrivederci @ Arrivederci Wine Bar | Milwaukie | Oregon | United States

Bobby Torres joins Barbara Lusch at Arrivederci – 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. With any luck, Steve Hanneman will sneak in with his axe during the last set and transform the trio into a quartet. Come on down and enjoy some of the best jazz in Portland!
In addition to the live music, 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.

Jul
14
Fri
Bobby Torres Ensemble Featuring Vocalist Sean Holmes @ Arrivederci Wine Bar
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bobby Torres Ensemble Featuring Vocalist Sean Holmes @ Arrivederci Wine Bar | Milwaukie | Oregon | United States

Bobby Torres has put together a trio 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 musical heavy weights including Dan Gaynor on piano, Damian Erskine 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.  Don’t miss this special event to chill-ax – up close and personal with some of the best live Jazz-and-Soul in Portland!
In addition to the live music, 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.

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
28
Fri
Bobby Torres Quartet Featuring Vocalist Julana Torres @ Arrivederci Wine Bar
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bobby Torres Quartet Featuring Vocalist Julana Torres @ Arrivederci Wine Bar | Milwaukie | Oregon | United States

Live Latin Jazz featuring a quartet version of the Bobby Torres Ensemble! Reflecting the ambiance of this unique Italian venue, Bobby has gathered a quartet of well known NW Artists featuring vocalist Julana Torres. Fans, the intimate seating, that closely surrounds the bandstand, gets booked out early so call for your reservation today (503) 659-1143. With any luck, Steve Hanneman will sneak in with his axe during the last set and transform the quartet into a quintet. And, with some encouragement, Steve will also break into song! Come on down and enjoy some of the best jazz in Portland!

In addition to the live music, 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.

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