Biamp Portland Jazz Festival: Butcher Brown


Doors 11:00 pm | Show 12:00 am | 21+

Advance $25 GA / $35 RSVD, Member $20 GA / $30 RSVD
DOS $30 GA / $40 RSVD

Notes on Seating: The Jack London provides two options for ticket purchasers: Reserved Seating and General Admission. Reserved Seating is purchased on a table-by-table basis in the central part of the venue and is only available for select shows. Both Tables AND General Admission seating is limited on a first come first serve basis

Butcher Brown is a once-in-a-generation band. Imagine if Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys had heard Biggie Smalls, D’Angelo, JDilla, and could hold their own sitting in with John Coltrane. Each player in the unit is a killer, and this squad is positioned to be one of the greatest bands of our era. Mark my words. – Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah

In an era where most kats their age are playing odd-meters and trying to obscure the “one” in an attempt to be hip, Butcher Brown affirms soulful and funky ain’t out of style—Nicholas Payton I love this band because they play together. You can really hear the camaraderie in the music. – Charlie Hunter

Butcher Brown is one of the really exciting groups on the scene right now. We toured together and they sounded amazing every night! – Kamasi Washington

Meet Butcher Brown: five groove merchants delivering a heady home-brew of jams and jazz, rhymes and beats—a funky, musical mix that makes one question why great music needs to be labeled as this category or that. The hybrid moniker “jazz/hip-hop” only begins to cover it. Their balance of raw energy and smooth sophistication, edgy improvisation with a generous dose of Southern roots (South coast hip-hop to Southern rock) reveals how equal opportunity they are in employing a wide range of musical styles, and how authentically they’ve absorbed it all. Collectively, one could say they are a jazz ensemble—in the instruments they play, and the way they feel the music as one, building a performance together, with grace and grit.

Individually, they are: producer / keyboardist DJ Harrison; drummer Corey Fonville; bassist Andrew Randazzo; trumpeter / saxophonist / MC Marcus “Tennishu” Tenney; and guitarist Morgan Burrs. The story of Butcher Brown is rooted in Richmond, Virginia—a.k.a. RVA—was one of the first to be established in colonial America, and is today home to a thriving musical scene, a blend of jazz and blues, funk and hip-hop, homegrown traditions and outside influences. Neo-soul pioneer D’Angelo famously hails from RVA, and the members of Butcher Brown take pride in their common musical birthright.

Saturday February 25, 2023

11:55 pm - 3:00 am



February 25, 2023 at 11:00pm - February 26, 2023


The Jack London Revue
529 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
United States
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