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Kerns Kitchen Launches “Club Kerns” Jazz Nights Every First Thursday

on May 7, 2015

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Exceedingly delicious NE dinner and brunch spot Kern’s Kitchen recently launched a Jazz night to coincide with Portland’s ever-popular “First Thursday” series.  The eatery isn’t half-assing things either, as tonight features an impressive cast of local jazz players, which includes Portland native and Broadway musician Mitch Wilson directing things from behind the kit.

Kerns Kitchen, NE neighborhood hotspot, has recently joined the creative community in celebration of Portland’s beloved First Thursdays! Since late 2014, the local eatery has featured a rotating cast of local jazz musicians playing a two hour dinner set from 7-9PM.

Talented local professionals including former students of Thara Memory, Mel Brown and Dan Balmer have been filling the room with infectious energy, entertaining neighborhood diners First Thursdays at “Club Kerns”!

The upcoming Jazz night on May 7th will be musically directed by Broadway musician and Portland native drummer, Mitch Wilson. Also featuring: Devin Riley, trombone, Ben Turner, piano and Patrick Harry, bass. Sure to be an event not to be missed!

Kerns Kitchen will offer their full dinner menu and cocktail specials. Dinner Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 5-9PM, Closed Sunday & Monday evenings.

Considering how gorgeous it is today, I’m sure Kern’s will be packed quickly, so it might behoove all you hungry jazz cats to get there early and reserve a spot.



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