Welcome to the
MIKE CURTIS
JAZZ PROJECT!

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.

Mike Sez...

This Friday 7/19 at the Elks Club in Portland!

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!
http://www.inticketing.com/events/319198

Live fThis Sunday 7/14/13 !!

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!

What a trombone player...

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QTSfV0V-oOI

'I've Heard That Song Before' Live at the Bossanova Ballroom 3/10/13

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Terrific stuff from our Harry James show, catch our return on May 13, 2013!
https://www.aftontickets.com/show.pl?show_id=42

'I Don't Want to Walk Without You' Live at the Bossanova Ballroom 3/10/13

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Cheryl singing one of Harry James' biggest hits-catch our return show on May 13, 2013!
https://www.aftontickets.com/show.pl?show_id=42

'Sway' Live at at the Bossanova Ballroom 3/10/13

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Grace Muncie-Jarvis doing a classic for us! Return engagement is May 13, 2013!
https://www.aftontickets.com/show.pl?show_id=42

'Cherry' Live at the Bossanova Ballroom 3/10/13

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Solid stuff from Chuck on Cherry! Next show is May 13, 2013
https://www.aftontickets.com/show.pl?show_id=42

'Take the A Train' Live at the Bossanova Ballroom 3/10/13

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Lots of good stuff here, catch us again May 13, 2013 for our Mother's Day show!
https://www.aftontickets.com/show.pl?show_id=42

'I'm Beginning to See The Light' Live at the Bossanova Ballroom 3/10/13

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

https://www.aftontickets.com/show.pl?show_id=42
Next show is on May 13, 2013 for Mother's Day!!!

'It's Been a Long, Long tTime' Live at the Bossanova Ballroom 3/10/13

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Cheryl 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

'Traces' Live at the Bossanova Ballroom 3/10/13

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Chuck sounds really sweet on this number!
Get advance tickets for our return performance May 12, 2013 for Mother's Day!
https://www.aftontickets.com/show.pl?show_id=42

'Tickletoe' Live at the Bossanova Ballroom 3/10/13

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

We 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
https://www.aftontickets.com/show.pl?show_id=42 We would love to see you there!

'A Little Minor Booze' Live at the Bossanova Ballroom 3/10/13

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Bones, Bones, Bones! With solos from Bryant Byers on the trombone and Scott Johnston on the Alto
Tickets are now available for our next show at the Bossanova
https://www.aftontickets.com/show.pl?show_id=42

'You Made Me Love You' Live at the Bossanova Ballroom 3/10/13

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Tickets are now available for our return engagement, come dance the night away!
https://www.aftontickets.com/show.pl?show_id=42

'I Get A Kick' Live at the Bossanova Ballroom 3/10/13

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Cheryl Morris doing a hot version of the Sinatra classic!
Tickets are now available for our return on Mother's Day-May 12, 2013
https://www.aftontickets.com/show.pl?show_id=42

'They Can't Take That Away' Live at the Bossanova Ballroom

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Tickets are now available for our return engagement on may 12, 2013!
https://www.aftontickets.com/show.pl?show_id=42

Live at the Bossanova Ballroom!

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Return engagement tickets are now available at https://www.aftontickets.com/show.pl?show_id=42
May 12, 2013!

Two O'Clock Jump Live at the Bossanova 3-10-13

Monday, April 15th, 2013


A Good Time Was Had By All!

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...!
Mike

Buddy Rich Concert in Holland with his "Best band ever"

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Another of the great ones, Mr. Buddy Rich

This just about covers it all for the Trumpets, they are the class of the group...

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y4Z-BQitMuc

Save the Date! March 10 is a go for our harry james/Frank Sinatra Tribute at the Bossanova Ballroom!

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

http://www.bossanovaballroom.com/event/harry-james-and-frank-sinatra-tribute

Breaking News...

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

We have landed a gig on Sunday, March 10 2013 at the Bossanove Ballroom. Stay tuned for details!

Harry James and Buddy Rich, What a combination!

Friday, December 7th, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-Zvep7F-YA

A Musicians version of Christmas Carol...

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF074CL5vjI&feature=player_embedded