Bands & Ensembles in Portland, Oregon
Wanna hire a rockstar? Yea you do... or maybe you don’t and are just looking for a Jazz singer (BTW, we think Jazz soloists are total rockstars). No matter the genre or style, the Special Guest band category will not disappoint. Scroll through our talent to book the perfect entertainment for your next big bash (or intimate cocktail party).
Nash BrothersNash Brothers
We were born and raised in The City of Roses, Portland, OR, but our hearts beat to the sounds of country life. It began by going on road trips, camping, and fishing with our family, listening and singing to country music classics. In 2012, the fire of country music was lit in us, we started playing every available moment of every day! From then on we had a dream; that was to be on stage in front of thousands of fans, who share the same love for country music that we do.
Kenney PolsonSmooth Jazz - Saxophonist
Jazz saxophonist Kenney Polson is also an accomplished composer and educator. Based in the Pacific Northwest, he has lived and performed in over 50 countries. Known widely as a smooth jazz artist, his seasoned musical style incorporates Latin, classical, New Age, rhythm & blues, funk and gospel influences. Polson has appeared on U.S. television with jazz greats Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Heath, Phil Woods, David Sanborn and Wynton Marsalis. He has performed live with Joe Williams, and Gil Scott-Heron.
Lost OxLost Ox--Rock and Roll jams
LOST OX Portland, Oregon’s Lost Ox has been spreading their uniquely progressive brand of outlaw funk & americana across the west since 2017. In that short time, they’ve recorded an album (Wildheart), packed venues throughout Portland, and expanded all along the west coast, extending east to the Rocky Mountains. Characterized by intriguing lyrical interplay, shredding guitar solos, funky bass lines, and complex arrangements, Lost Ox is taking yesterday’s music and rebranding it with originality
MaitaLyrically driven Portland indie-rock
Portland indie-rock artist MAITA’s "focused, American realist psalm...sets her far apart from her indie contemporaries (American Standard Time).” Her two 2018 singles display opposing sides of her personality, from “Japanese Waitress” (feat. on Tender Loving Empire’s Friends of Friends comp), comprised of a "sobering melody" and "deeply personal storytelling" that "calls both Sufjan Stevens and Joni Mitchell to mind (NPR)", to 'Kid Anymore', a "perfect 2 minute pop rock song" (Vortex).
Chuck Par-dueChuck Par-Due Musical Entertainer
Invite Chuck Par-due and his 45+ years of musical experience to your next event! Chuck specializes in performing the Big Band sound, and Standards from 1930s-50s. His exciting performances bring class, fun, nostalgia, and humor. Do you enjoy the musical stylings of Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, and Harry James? Chuck Par-due is ready to impress! Chuck Par-Due’s great voice, trumpet styling, excellent stage presence and charisma have thrilled audiences wherever he has performed.