The Godfather of Portland Jazz

Meet Mel Brown, Portlander

If you’ve heard any of The Temptations’ live records, you’ve heard Mel Brown drumming. Actually, if you’ve heard any ‘70s Motown records, you’ve probably heard him — this is a guy who learned the soul drumming style from Stevie Wonder himself and appears on records alongside Marvin Gaye.


You can see the Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group at the Jack London Revue in Downtown Portland.


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