Waterfront Blues Fest Street Jams: The Jesters

The Waterfront Blues Fest is thrilled to be bringing tunes to the streets at the Portland Winter Light Festival, bringing music to downtown Portland as folks make their way from the World Trade Center to Pioneer Courthouse Square. This jam will feature The Jesters.

The Jesters got their start playing at the Crystal Ballroom as it opened in the early 1990s. The band often marched from the Blue Moon Tavern to the Crystal Ballroom, accompanying revelers from the tavern to the theater. Soon they were playing at McMenamin’s taverns from Chehalis, WA to Salem, OR. Scott Steele (electric guitar) and John Keenan-Mudrick (alto sax) are the current members immortalized on tile in the basement of the McMenamin’s Grand Lodge in Forest Grove. Other current members include Darrin Brooks, sousaphone; Will Martin, trombone; Gavin Bondy, trumpet; Chris Ingold, snare drum; Kenny Goldstein , bass drum; Tim Briare, djembe and percussion; Elizabeth Rhodes Moffett, percussion, jesterette & hooper.


The Jesters