Corky on February 1st, 2011

One of the best things you can do on a Monday night in Portland is to head on down to Jimmy Mak’s to listen to guitarist Dan Balmer and whatever incarnation of his group is performing. Not only is the music stupendous, it’s also free. That’s right, free! No cover at Jimmy Mak’s on Monday […]

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Corky on January 30th, 2011

I was in Portland, OR last week on business and decided to check out the local jazz scene. No big surprise there. After doing a quick internet search, I determined that the best bets would be the Brasserie Montmartre and Jimmy Mak’s. I had been to the Brasserie several times long ago and had a […]

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Corky on July 29th, 2010

I happened to be in Seattle on Tuesday night and while perusing the local entertainment guide, I saw that Mose Allison was opening a six night stand at Jazz Alley. I was beyond ecstatic, considering I had missed seeing him last year, Jazz Alley was within walking distance of my hotel, midweek openings were usually […]

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