Join us every First Friday in the Village with True North! True North is a fun, music loving, unique jazz sextet based in Portland. Featured vocalist Dan Murphy brings it with his very own takes on favorite jazz and swing standards. Plus, members Kathy James, Steve Morgan and Brad McMillan take pride in writing melodic, versatile, all-original compositions that widely appeal to the crowd. Add to that, the creative energy and talent brought by Eric Austin on sax, and Steve Turmell on drums, this is a group you won't want to miss. They originally formed as the Kathy James Quintet in 2010 and concentrated on developing her strong original compositions. That same year, the band obtained a monthly residency at the popular O'Connor's Vault in Multnomah Village. There it began, the steady word-of-mouth growth of their lively fan base. When the group was joined by Steve Morgan and Brad McMillan who added their own styles of original music to the repertoire, the band updated its name to "True North" and has been a force ever since, according to the loyal fans who consistently show enthusiastic and much appreciated support. True North performs at local jazz venues, regionally, at various fairs and festivals, and looks forward to a successful year of gigs, writing new music and recording. You are invited to join the fun!!! We couldn't do it without you and your support of live music and the venues that make it possible. http://www.truenorthjazzband.com/
No cover charge, tipping the musicians is welcomed!