Based in Portland, Oregon, Mike Curtis formed The Mike Curtis Jazz Project out of his love for big band jazz. Influences include Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Gordon Goodwin, Woody, Miles, Diz, all of the usual suspects!
We play progressive jazz, bebop, fusion, and a host of other styles in addition to the swing band standards.
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
We are bringing our tribute to Harry James and Frank Sinatra to the Gateway Elks club in Portland this Friday July 19! Get your tickets early for discounted price, there is a huge dance floor at this location, come early and have dinner!
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
Catch us during our open rehearsal at the Eagles on 49th and Hawthorne this Sunday, 6:30-8:30 PM free admission, dancing and bar open!
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Saturday, April 20th, 2013Terrific stuff from our Harry James show, catch our return on May 13, 2013!
Saturday, April 20th, 2013Cheryl singing one of Harry James' biggest hits-catch our return show on May 13, 2013!
Saturday, April 20th, 2013Grace Muncie-Jarvis doing a classic for us! Return engagement is May 13, 2013!
Saturday, April 20th, 2013Solid stuff from Chuck on Cherry! Next show is May 13, 2013
Saturday, April 20th, 2013Lots of good stuff here, catch us again May 13, 2013 for our Mother's Day show!
Saturday, April 20th, 2013https://www.aftontickets.com/show.pl?show_id=42
Saturday, April 20th, 2013Cheryl Morris singing her heart out on this one! Catch our return performance on Mother's Day May 13, 2013! https://www.aftontickets.com/show.pl?show_id=42
Saturday, April 20th, 2013Chuck sounds really sweet on this number!
Saturday, April 20th, 2013We love this venue, and are pleased to announce that we have booked another show for Mother's Day May 12, 2013 at 7 PM! Advance tickets are available at
Monday, April 15th, 2013Bones, Bones, Bones! With solos from Bryant Byers on the trombone and Scott Johnston on the Alto
Monday, April 15th, 2013Tickets are now available for our return engagement, come dance the night away!
Monday, April 15th, 2013Cheryl Morris doing a hot version of the Sinatra classic!
Monday, April 15th, 2013Tickets are now available for our return engagement on may 12, 2013!
Monday, April 15th, 2013Return engagement tickets are now available at https://www.aftontickets.com/show.pl?show_id=42
Monday, April 15th, 2013
Monday, March 11th, 2013
Just finished our show at the Bossanova Ballroom, and just want to say thank you to all who came and enjoyed a terrific show! What a terrific audience that kept us going at such a high level...Chuck Par-Due and his lovely bride Cheryl Morris are a terrific addition to any band and Grace Muncie-Jarvis was stellar with her rendition of 'Sway'! Many thanks to the band and to our subs in the trumpet section, you guys were terrific.
Chuck, you are the Man! That trumpet never sounded better!
It looks like we will be invited back to play again, stay tuned for more info and for postings of the recordings...!
Monday, February 25th, 2013Another of the great ones, Mr. Buddy Rich
Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Thursday, December 13th, 2012
We have landed a gig on Sunday, March 10 2013 at the Bossanove Ballroom. Stay tuned for details!
Friday, December 7th, 2012
Thursday, November 29th, 2012