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Brown Branch Presents: Big Band Holiday Jazz Showcase

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Monday, December 20, 2021
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. PST
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U.S. Bank Main Stage
$35 General Admission*

*Arts for All pricing is available through the Box Office at 503-445-3700.

Celebrate the season with a special Big Band Holiday Showcase featuring an all-star lineup of Portland jazz musicians and special guests. Brown Branch, the improvisational jazz outfit led by Domo Branch and Charlie Brown III, present a 15-piece orchestra that pays tribute to the great trumpeter, flugelhorn player, composer, and bandleader Thad Jones (1923-1986), and his longtime bandmate and drummer Mel Lewis (1929-1990), who helped shape the sound of modern big-band jazz.

This special Big Band Holiday Showcase will feature Noah Simpson, Justin Copeland, Devin Philips, Steve Montecucco, Adriana Wagner, Cyrus Nabipoor, James Powers, Kyle Molitor, Max Roark, Hailey Niswanger, Christian Ramirez, Andy Rayborn, Nicole McCabe, and band leaders Domo Branch and Charlie Brown III. The show will also feature special guest performances by vocalists and musicians from all genres.

About Domo Branch
About Domo Branch

Domo Branch, drumming prodigy from Portland, Oregon, is an artist, composer, drummer, and producer attending the Manhattan School of Music studying multiple genres. He works to be versatile. He is the co-founder of Sound Poets Productions, leads his own band, and is co-leader of the band Brown Branch. He has performed with amazing talents, such as the Sean Jones Quartet, Taylor Eigsti Trio, Dianne Reeves and Sean Jones Big Band, Mike Phillips, and Wynton Marsalis. He has performed in places such as Carnegie Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Monterey Jazz Festival, Caramoor Jazz Festival, Rose Hall Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York’s Jazz Standard, and more. He has also given motivational and public speeches to musicians.

About Charlie Brown III
About Charlie Brown III

Charlie Brown III is the multi-faceted keyboardist of Greaterkind and featured musician, producer, and musical director for artists like Aminé, Blossom, NuBop, and more.

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