Chance Hayden’s Desert Room All Stars @ McMenamins Al’s Den | Featuring Richard Arnold
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Chance Hayden’s Desert Room All Stars feat. Richard Arnold
August 27, 2023
Doors 6:30PM, 7PM Show | $10 ADV, $15 Doors | 21+
More info: mcmenamins.com
303 S.W. 12th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
Guitarist, composer and producer Chance Hayden presents the Desert Room All Stars, a monthly series every Last Sunday at McMenamins Al’s Den evoking the venue’s storied past in the 50s and 60s as the Desert Room.
Formerly a high-class hang for Portland’s underworld where anything desired was obtainable, burlesqueand jazz were showcased nightly with a long-term house band led by New Orleans native saxophonist Charlie Gabriel who attracted notable guests such as Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Sammy Davis Jr. In a similar format, Hayden leads a trio plus various guests performing two sets of mid century jazz, blues and original works inspired by that period. Hayden’s guitar stylings are rooted deeply at the intersection of these genres, yielding an”adventurous, no-holds-barred sensibility with both bluesy grit and modern-jazz finesse” (Jazz Society Of Oregon).