May 28, 2018 –
Lake Theater & Cafe is honored to welcome The Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group to the Music Monday series for a show on May 28th. The band features Mel Brown on drums, Dan Balmer on guitar, Louis Pain on Hammond B3, and Renato Caranto on saxophone.
The Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group, dubbed “Jimmy Mak's signature band” by The Oregonian, performed at the famed Pearl District jazz venue on Thursday nights for the club’s entire twenty-year run. When George Benson heard the group, he said, “If this band played in New York City, they’d be a sensation!” The Oregonian’s Kyle O’Brien described the band’s unique style as “the sound of spontaneity.”