Join us for great music, amazing food, local craft beers and ciders and NW wines @ Say Ciao! Check out our calendar, below for great upcoming music!
Wednesday December 12, 6-8 pm
Thursday December 13, 6-8 pm
Ring in the Holidays with Jeanne Walker
Jeanne Walker has been singing in the Portland Area for a long time. Her music is best described as Easy Listening and covers artists such as Joni Mitchell and Ricki Lee Jones. Jeanne plays guitar and keyboard and ranges from folk to pop. She loves atmospheres where people can listen but also have conversations with good friends along with good food and beverages! Please join us for Jeanne’s last performance at Say Ciao! of 2018.
Tobaj Sings at Say Ciao!
Tobáj is an international Latin/Jazz Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter and Recording Artist who lives in Portland, Oregon (USA). Tobáj has performed internationally in Spain, Mexico, Japan, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean – as well as on the West Coast, Hawaii and Alaska. He has also been featured on many radio and television programs in the U.S. and abroad.
Tobáj performs solo with guitar, with small jazz ensembles, and with larger jazz and Latin bands – including the 18-piece “Jazz Express Big Band” – doing many arrangements as performed by Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Harry Connick Jr., and many others. His CD – self-titled, “Tobáj”, received a review in “Jazziz Magazine” that reads: “Tobáj (Tobáj Music) – The Portland- based singer/guitarist blends easy and romantic vocals in Spanish and English with spirited acoustic accompaniment that tackles numerous genres, from flamenco to samba. The smoldering seduction is broken up, joyously, y the Santana=like electric fire of “Sensacional.” Tobáj is also an accomplished “straight ahead standard-jazz” singer – specializing in vocal improvisation (“scat singing”).
Many have said, “A Latin Grammy waiting to happen.” When performing in the Portland area, Tobáj draws from a wide variety of some of the most accomplished and well-known jazz musicians in the Northwest. Many of these musicians are featured on his CD, such as Patrick Lamb (Sax), Jay “Bird” Koder (Electric Guitar), Jim Fischer (Keys and Piano), Sandin Wilson (Bass), Paul Mazzio (Trumpet and Flugelhorn), Toshi Onizuka (Flamenco Guitar), Caton Lyles (Percussion), Lori Presthus (Cello), and many more! Tobáj is an all-around entertainer who brings a high level of energy and professionalism to all his performances.
Friday December 14, 6-8 pm
Bobby Hines grew up in Palo Alto CA in the 60s which was a good time for music. “I got my first guitar when I was 11 and took four lessons. I believe the teacher wanted me to learn fingerpicking so we started out on a song called Freight Train. After four lessons I remember coming home with the the books and continuing to study on my own. Falling in love with Beatles music I soon wanted my own electric guitar and four of my classmates to form my first band. First gig I can remember playing was in fifth grade at a talent show in the auditorium. Later on in seventh grade I would play at the high school for Sock Hop. I was introduced to jazz by a very good friend who played much better than I did. He introduced me to players like Joe Pass, West Montgomery, Grant Green, and of course George Benson. I spent many days playing as his rhythm guitar player learning jazz standards and pop songs. Fast forward a few years, and I’m playing different places and up and down the West Coast, with a friend who played keyboards.
Anyway living in Portland I played with numerous bands , And I put out my first CD in 1995 called “ Other Worlds Then Ours” And another CD in 2010 called 2 Many Dogs in the Alley. I moved to Vancouver n 2004 and continued playing in a band called Too Wet to Plow before becoming a solo artist”