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Marilyn Keller singing with Darrell Grant







A great picture of Marilyn courtesy of Helen from June 29th gig at the Benson Hotel with Vince Frates (not pictured).

September 2023


“I’ve got gigs on My mind!” (Sung to the tune of Natalie Cole’s “I’ve got Love On My Mind!”)😇👊🏾🎉
September 1st through 4th - Labor Day Weekend- a “round robin” Festival in Sacramento, CA- “The Hot Jazz Jubillee!” for tickets and schedule.

September 6th- a Wednesday- Jo Bar & Rotisserie Papa Haydn  7pm to 10pm with Bryn Roberts, Piano; Kevin Deitz, Bass; and Brent Follis, Drums. 715 NW 23rd Avenue 503-222-0048 for

reservations (ask for seats near the band)

September 7th - a Thursday- Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center Gala 6pm to 8pm with Jasnam Daya Singh, Piano. Singing selections from the Portland Jazz Composer’s Ensemble Project: “From Maxville to Vanport.” Ticket info:

September 10th - a Sunday- RALLY DAY- Augustana Lutheran Church 10am )Live Stream and In-Person Worship. This is a Combined Worship Service featuring ALL of Our Muscic Teams! for links and information

September 11th - a Monday - 6pm to 9pm I begin tenure as the Director for The MelloMACS Chorus! The Multnomah Athlectic Club 1849 SW Salmon Street, PDX (Private Event)

September 14th - a Thursday - 7pm to 10pm Christo’s Pizzaria Salem with Bryn Roberts, Piano; Kevin Deitz, Bass; Brent Follis, Drums. 503-371-2892 for reservations (highly recommended)

September 15th - a Friday - 8pm to 11pm 13 Coins Restaurant, Vancouver with Jim Fischer, Keyboards

Setember 16th - a Saturday - Pressure Point Gig (private)

September 17th - a Sunday - 12pm to 4pm Black Swan Classic Jazz Band at Milwaukie Elks Lodge - Season Opener for Portland Traditional Jazz Society Jazz Dance.🎉

September 23rd - a Saturday - 3pm to 5pm Charbonneau Arts Festival with Tom Grant & Friends. Charbonneau Country Club 32000 SW Charbonneau Drive, Wilsonville

September 24th - a Sunday - Jazz Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Salem 10am

September 29th - a Friday - 7pm to 10pm Underground Speakeasy de Fuego Grille with Bryn Roberts, Piano’ Kevin Deitz, Bass & Tim Rap, Drums

September 30th - a Saturday - Pressure Point Gig (private)

October gigs coming later in September

Clatskanie Arts Commission Concert
Clatskanie Cultural Center, Birkenfeld Theatre










Soul of Courage with Marilyn Keller
Gun reform, music, and the rhythm of relentlessness

By Kevin Teater
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
“I sing because I have to,” Marilyn Keller told me midway through our conversation.
“Singing is one of the ways that I feed my spirit. If I could not sing, I would be one very depressed, hopeless person. When I was a child, my family would tease me because I would burst into song at random occasions.”
Marilyn is an incredible vocalist. She’s been singing professionally for  40 years, resulting in her induction into the Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of Fame in 2016.

Beaverton Perspective

Marilyn's Calendar link

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Join us in person or online.


We are open for in-person worship each Sunday!  If you come, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.  We continue to livestream our services (see links at top of this page) for the many people who feel safer at home.

Sunday Services:
10am. English.  We rotate among musical styles:  classical, contemporary, and jazz.
11:30am. Spanish.

Whether we are together in person or online, we are united in the love of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.  Come join us. All are welcome here.

Augustana Lutheran Church

2710 NE 14th Ave  Portland, OR 97212                        Tel: (503) 288-6174

Livestream Service
Augustana Lutheran Church
Portland, OR

10:oo am [English]  11:30am [Spanish]

Francisco will post the link
and announcement mid-week:

George Mitchell, Piano
Kevin Deitz, Bass
Ron Steen, Drums
Marilyn Keller, Vocal Instrument

Rev. Dr. Mark Knutson, Message


Augustana is a thriving,  multicultural, multi-national, welcoming and affirming, sanctuary, servant congregation, called by Christ to share the Good News of God’s love for all people. We are called by the Creator to work with our Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Native American and Christian sisters and brothers and many people of good will, to seek justice and peace in all the earth and to care for the creation for generations to come, as together we weave God’s Beloved Community.

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Black Swan Classic Jazz Band worked all last year to get this done- remotely! #KitJohnsonIsAGenius Hat’s off to the pandemic-induced “Pandemonium!” I have hard copies. Also available digitally- Spotify, etc.Pandemonium is a brand new recording from 2020 that includes early blues, ragtime and jazz favorites, three original songs composed by members of the band and featured vocals by Marilyn Keller. CDs may be pre-ordered at this time for shipment in February 2021. Click on our new HearNow page for sample clips from each track.

If you  want a CD for their own library, you can purchase through       

Marilyn is a treasured veteran of Portland's jazz and gospel music scenes who is often called in to bring life to songs by others.3

Purchase My Dreams, My Journey by Marilyn T Keller and Darrell Grant:

My Dreams, My Journey
by Marilyn Keller with Darrell Grant

Streaming + Download
Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.   $7 USD  or more

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