Columbia guests and staff in Portland are honored to be in the presence of greatness every Friday night. Come as you are starting at 7:00 p.m. to watch a music pioneer and jazz legend keeping the beat alive.
We're talking about Portland jazz giant Mel Brown who was a double winner at the Portland Music Awards in February 2009 when he was honored with both the Pioneer and Outstanding Achievement in Jazz awards. He's also an Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductee and has played with the likes of Diana Ross, The Temptations and other Motown legends.
A long-time resident of northeast Portland, Mel is not only a renowned drummer but also a father, husband, grandfather, drum instructor and accountant. Feel free to chat him up during breaks. Mel is just about the friendliest celebrity you will ever meet! Check out our menus, then call us at 503-288-4444 or make reservations online.