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Upcoming Dates

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

House Party

The Cutmen - Jazz/Funk/Boogaloo

Bend OR

It's a house party... more details to follow


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Past Dates

Friday, October 11th, 2019

The Bend Environmental Center

The Cutmen - Jazz/Funk/Boogaloo - ??

Bend OR 97701
USA

It's a CELEBRATION that's what I know!


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Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

The Northside Bar & Grill

The Groove Merchants w/ Michelle Van Handel - 6:00PM

Boyd Acres Rd
Bend OR 97701 OR 97701
USA
Price: Free

Coolest ongoing jazz in all of Bend... just the way jazz should be, in a dark hole in the wall! We love it!


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Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Monkless Brewing

The Cutmen!

Bend OR 97702
USA

The Cutmen play the anniversary party. The Cutmen play funk/soul/boogaloo


Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Bend Golf & Country Club

Michelle Van Handel

Bend OR
Price: $10

Beautiful venue for dinner & music.

Dave Van Handel trombone

Jon Bourke Guitar

Jason Jackson bass

Connor Streeter drums

Michelle vocals


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Sunday, September 1st, 2019

Worthy Brewing

The Cutmen

Bend or 97702
usa

The Cutmen -- Funk/soul /boogaloo


Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Greg's Grill

Summer Jazz on the Deschutes River - 6:00PM

Old Mill
Bend Or 97702
USA
Price: Free

I'll be playing keys and singing with Tommy Leroy on bass and guitarist Del "knock you out" Bialostsky  a standout musician from Portland.  A fun summer night -- outside around a little fire pit-- awesome atmosphere right on the Deschutes River!


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Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Northside Bar & Grill

The Groove Merchants w/Michelle Van Handel - 6:00PM

Bend OR 97701

The Groove Merchants play classic jazz standards

Guitar/Dillon Schneider

Vibes/ Dave Farhner

Bass /John Allen

vocals/Michelle Van Handel


Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Northside Bar & Grill

The Groove Merchants - 6:00

Bend OR 97701
Price: Free

Groove Merchants w/MVH


Thursday, July 18th, 2019

McMenemins, Bend

Happy Jazz - 7:00

McMenamins Bend
Bend Or 97702
USA
Price: Free!!

 Groovy Latin and pop inspired songs from the current ensemble called Michelle Van Handel & the Vandals


Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Northside Bar & Grill

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

The View at Juniper Golf Club, Redmond

5:00PM

Redmond OR

Jazz performance with Rick Homer and the Groove Merchants AND the fabulous Prime Rib dinner for 14.95!!

So Good.


Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

McMenamins at St Francis School

The Cutmen - 7:00

Downtown Bend
Bend OR 97702
Price: Free

We're an eight piece Soul Jazz and funk horn Band featuring the tunes of Grant Green, James Brown, Erykah Badu, jimmy Smith, and Grand Master Flash......


Saturday, April 6th, 2019

SILVERMOON BREWING

Bend OR 97701

THE CUTMEN !!! WHOO HOO 

BEND'S BEST SOUL/GROOVE/BOOGALOO BAND  

NO VOCALS BUT WHO NEEDS 'EM?  

COME DANCE!  We're an eight piece Soul Jazz and funk horn Band featuring the tunes of Grant Green, James Brown, Erykah Badu, jimmy Smith, and Grand Master Flash......

 


Monday, March 11th, 2019

THE ASTRO LOUNGE

JAZZ VOCAL SOLOS CLASS FROM CASCADE SCHOOL OF MUSIC - 6:00PM

BEND 97702
Price: FREE

THE JAZZ SINGING CLASS FROM CASCADE SCHOOL OF MUSIC PERFORMS 

8 SINGERS AND KILLER BAND. 

KIDS COOL UNTIL 8:00PM

GOOD FOOD & DRINKS     SUPER FUN NIGHT OF SUPPORTING GREAT PEOPLE EXPLORING THE JAZZ WORLD.


Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

The Northside Bar & Grill

MICHELLE VAN HANDEL AND SOME SWEET VANDALS - 6:00PM

BEND 97702
US
Price: Free

The sassy Quintet is back playing a variety of contemporary jazz, Latin, original MVH tunes.

 

JON BOURKE/GUITAR   DAVE VAN HANDEL/ TROMBONE   JASON JACKSON /BASS   CONNOR STREETER /DRUMS

MICHELLE/ VOCALS


Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

The Northside Bar & Grill

The Groove Merchants w/ Michelle Van Handel - 6:00PM

Bend OR

The Groove Merchants classic swingin' jazz - instrumental & vocal


Friday, February 15th, 2019

Baltazar's

The Groove Merchants w/ Michelle Van Handel - 6:ish

Century Drive
Bend OR 97702
Price: Dining with music

Baltazar is having music both Feb 14 & 15 for Valentines Day.  Come enjoy a fabulous dinner in a beautiful setting.

FEB 14 IS GROOVE MERCHANTS WITHOUT MICHELLE :(

FEB. 15 GROOVE MERCHANTS WITH MICHELLE :) 

 


Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

The Northside Bar & Grill

Michelle Van Handel & a band that needs it's own name!

Bend OR 97701
USA
Price: Free!!

It's the latest in musical mixology - we are playing some old Jazz... some new jazz... Latin... MVH originals, Latin grooves...  with screamin' talent: Jon Bourke/guitar Dave Van Handel/trombone  Connor Streeter/drums & Jason Jackson/bass and myself playing some keys and vocalizing! We've got a contemporary jazz sound to share with you.

The venue has bar food, drinks & is friendly. Over 21 only.


Saturday, January 12th, 2019

The View At Juiper Golf Course Redmond

Michelle Van Handel Trio - 5-8PM

Juniper Golf Course
Redmond OR USA

This is 14.99 Prime Rib Dinner & music feast.  OMG  you really have to go.

 

It's Jazz comes to Juniper -- call and make reservations: 541-548-3121  It's very popular

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Touchmark Bend Open House at the River Lodge

7:00

Bend 97702
USA

If you've always wondered what Touchmark is like come out and see what it's like to live at Touchmark River Lodge. It's an open house for independent active folks!  See Touchmark.com or come by the River Lodge (closest to the river) between 3:30 & 5:30.


Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Currents at the Riverhouse

7:00


Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Private Event

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Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

The Tower Theater

Big Band Holiday Show

Bend Or

Fabulous Big Band Christmas Show

featuring vocalist Molly Tennant

Michelle on piano, Dave Van Handel trombone & a whole lot of other super swinging players.  Band lead by trumpeter Jim Tennant


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Friday, December 22nd, 2017

The Tower Theater

Big Band Holiday Show - 7:00PM

Bend Or 97701
USA

Fabulous Big Band Christmas Show

featuring vocalist Molly Tennant

Michelle on piano, Dave Van Handel trombone & a whole lot of other super swinging players.  Band lead by trumpeter Jim Tennant


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Thursday, December 21st, 2017

The Tower Theater

Big Band Holiday Show - 7:00PM

Bend Or 97701
USA

Fabulous Big Band Christmas Show

featuring vocalist Molly Tennant

Michelle on piano, Dave Van Handel trombone & a whole lot of other super swinging players.  Band lead by trumpeter Jim Tennant


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Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

The Tower Theater

Big Band Holiday Show - 7:00?

Bend Or 97701
Price: buy tickets

Fabulous Big Band Christmas Show

featuring vocalist Molly Tennant

Michelle on piano, Dave Van Handel trombone & a whole lot of other super swinging players.  Band lead by trumpeter Jim Tennant


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Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

The Northside Bar & Grill

Cutmen Christmas - 6:00

Boyd Acres Rd
Bend OR 97701
USA
Price: free

Cutmen Christmas -- Groovy-ness all with the holiday spirit.  

 The Cutmen are a cool horn band a West Coast jazz/funk/bugaloo sound.  The band features  SAX, TROMBONE, TRUMPET with a driving rhythm section If you want to check out some artists similar to The Cutmen - listen to THE GREYBOY ALLSTARTS, GRANT GREEN, CHARLES KYNARD or GEORGE BRAITH. 

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The Cutmen are Jason Smith-Jackson (leader/Trumpt)  Dave Van Handel (Trombone) Tom Bury (Sax) Kyle Pickard (Congas) Connor Streeter (drums) Michelle Van Handel (keys) Mark Karwan (bass) Jon Bourke (guitar)



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Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

The Northside Bar & Grill

Earth to Michelle - 6:00

Boyd Acres Rd
Bend OR 97701
Price: free

Jazz Quartet 

Michelle/vocals

Jon Bourke/ guitar

Kyle Pickard/ drums

Mark Karwan / bass


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Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Universalist Church

Cascade School of Music/Lisa Dae Holiday Music - 6:00

Price: Fund raisor for CSM

Michelle makes guest appearance with Lisa Dae & Jonathon Corona band for the Cascade School of Music Holiday Jazz fund raiser.  


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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Private Event

Best Jazz in Town

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Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Currents at the Riverhouse

Michelle Van Handel trio - 7:00PM

The Riverhouse Hotel
Bend OR 97701
Price: Free

Michelle/ Jon Bourke and Mark Karwan bring a swingin' little jazz trio to the newly remodeled Currents bar at the Riverhouse.


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Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

the Astro Lounge

Cascade School of Music Jazz Singing Class - 6:00PM

downtown
Bend or 97701
Price: Free

Cascade School of Music Jazz Singing Class performs. 

7 Singers each performing their solo from the term with live rhythm section.

Lead by Michelle Van Handel


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Saturday, November 25th, 2017

the Astro Lounge

The Cutmen - Jazz/Funk/Boogaloo - 9:00

down town
Bend OR 97701
USA

 The Cutmen are a cool horn band a West Coast jazz/funk/bugaloo sound.  The band features  SAX, TROMBONE, TRUMPET with a driving rhythm section If you want to check out some artists similar to The Cutmen - listen to THE GREYBOY ALLSTARTS, GRANT GREEN, CHARLES KYNARD or GEORGE BRAITH. 

The Cutmen cover songs from Erika Badu, Carl Denson, Galactic, Emily King, Snoop Dog, Cream and more!


The Cutmen are Jason Smith-Jackson (leader/Trumpt)  Dave Van Handel (Trombone) Tom Bury (Sax) Kyle Pickard (Congas) Connor Streeter (drums) Michelle Van Handel (keys) Mark Karwan (bass) Jon Bourke (guitar)


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Friday, March 31st, 2017

Florence Festival

Michelle & Dave Van Handel - 5:00

Florence OR

Michelle and a delegation from the Cutmen are playing jazz on the beautiful Oregon Coast at the 1st annual Florence Fest.  Great music, fine wines and prominent art will be displayed.  All in one location at the Florence convention center.

Here is the official write up: 

Join us on the Oregon Coast for a sensory experience for your eyes, ears, and palate. With over 10 wineries, multitudes of amazing artists showing and selling their juried art selections, epicurean tastes abounding, and well known jazz groups, this is will be your favorite annual event!

Pre-Sale Tickets $20 include one full day admission, souvenir glass and ten wine tastes!

Tickets at the door $25 include one full day admission souvenir glass and ten wine tastes!

Wineries from the Columbia Gorge to the Rouge Valley will offer free tastings as part of the admission price. Wineries include Gelardi Vineyard/Poco Collina, Hanson Vineyards, Benton – Lane Winery, Panache Cellars, Youngberg Hill, Iris Vineyards, Rivers Edge, Season Cellars, Cathedral Ridge, Naked Winery, Sineann, and J Scott Cellars. Wineries will sell their product by the glass or bottle.

On Friday, The Michael Anderson Jazz Trio, and Michelle and Dave Van Handel, will precede headliner Toni Glausi & his 9-piece Funk Band. On Saturday, headliner Halie Loren and her quintet will take the stage after performances by The Paul Biondi & Gus Russell Quartet, The Miles To Go Quartet, and Don Latarski & D’Trio.

The juried art show and sale, conducted Robert Canaga—artist, appraiser, and gallery owner/curator—will include 47 finalists out of more than 100 entries from Seattle to Bandon, including many Lane County locals. Prizes range up to $1000. The event is coordinated by the Florence Regional Arts Alliance.

 


Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

The Northside Bar

THE CUTMEN - 6:00

Boyd Acres Rd
Bend OR 97701

 

The Northside Bar is friendly place for all kinds folks and all kinds of music.  Tuesday's are dedicated to jazz in all the varieties you might imagine.  Many folks come out dance. 

 The Cutmen bring their West Coast jazz/funk/bugaloo sound.  It's a horn band ( SAX, TROMBONE, TRUMPET) with a driving rhythm section - including a full set of congas and Albert who plays them! 

If you want to check out some artists similar to The Cutmen - listen to THE GREYBOY ALLSTARTS, GRANT GREEN, CHARLES KYNARD or GEORGE BRAITH. 

The Cutmen are Jason Smith-Jackson (leader/Trumpt)  Dave Van Handel (Trombone) Tom Bury (Sax) Albert (Congas) Connor Streeter (drums) Michelle Van Handel (keys) Mark Karwan (bass) Jon Burke (guitar)

 


Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

The Northside

Michelle Van Handel quartet - 6:00PM

Boyd Acres
Bend Or 97702

Michelle and the quartet.

Matthew Williams/ drums

Tommy Leroy/ bass

Jack Ivories /keys


Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

The Northside Bar

The Groove Merchants with Michelle Van Handel - 6:00PM

Boyd Acres
Bend OR 97701
USA

It's the Groove Merchants

highly talented guitarist DILLON SCHNEIDER, cool and collected vibraphonist (vibes) DAVID FAHRNER

kick ass bassist MARK KARWAN - and vocals by Michelle -- Instrumentals in the fine jazz tradition - vocals that speak to you in a rhythmic and melodic tone ( whatever Ha Ha )   Come out for a good time :)


Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

The Northside Bar and Grill

THE CUTMEN - 6:00

Boyd Acres Rd
Bend OR 97701

 The Northside Bar is friendly place for all kinds folks and all kinds of music.  Tuesdays are dedicated to jazz in all the varieties you might imagine.  Many folks come out dance. 

 The Cutmen bring their West Coast jazz/funk/bugaloo sound.  It's a horn band ( SAX, TROMBONE, TRUMPET) with a driving rhythm section - including a full set of congas and Albert who plays them! 

If you want to check out some artists similar to The Cutmen - listen to THE GREYBOY ALLSTARTS, GRANT GREEN, CHARLES KYNARD or GEORGE BRAITH. 

The Cutmen are Jason Smith-Jackson (leader/Trumpt)  Dave Van Handel (Trombone) Tom Bury (Sax) Albert (Congas) Connor Streeter (drums) Michelle Van Handel (keys) Mark Karwan (bass) Jon Burke (guitar)


Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

The Northside Bar

Michelle Van Handel - sings and swings - 6:00PM

Boyd Acres
Bend OR 97701

It's Michelle Van Handel and a swinging quartet.

Jack Ivories/ Keys

Matthew Williams / drums

Tommy Leroy / bass


Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Baltazar's Seafood Restaurant

The Groove Merchants with Michelle Van Handel - 5:00

Century Drive
Bend OR 97701
USA

It's Valentine's Day - if you are looking for fine dining come to Baltazar's for excellent Mexican Seafood specialties.  The Chicken Mole is also outstanding.  Live music by The Groove Merchants with Michelle Van Handel. 

Reservations are an absolute must!

Industrial mainstay presenting refined Mexican seafood specialties & cocktails in a warm atmosphere.

Address: 1465 SW Knoll Ave, Bend, OR 97702

 


Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

The Northside Bar

The Groove Merchants with Michelle Van Handel - 6:00PM

Boyd Acres
Bend OR 97701
USA

It's the Groove Merchants with Michelle Van Handel

Guitar/vibes/upright bass/vocals

cool intimate jazz sound


Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Northside Bar

The Groove Merchants with Michelle Van Handel - 6:00PM

Boyd Acres
Bend OR 97701

The Groove Merchants with Michelle Van Handel

vibes/ Dave Fahrner  guitar/Dillon Schneider bass/ Mark Karwan


Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

The Northside

Michelle and quartet - 6:00

Boyd Acres
Bend OR 97701

Jazz with Michelle and the quartet

Jack Ivories/keys

Matthew Williams/ drums

Tommy Leroy/ bass


Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

The Northside Bar

The Cutmen - Soul Jazz - 6:00PM

Boyd Acres
Bend OR 97701
USA

The Cutmen -- This is a soul jazz band.  Horn centered/groove and soul. ( I'm playing the Wurlitzer electric piano -the very piano played by Robin Jackson's grandfather in Cab Calloway's band )

 

 


Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

The Northside Bar

The Cutmen - Soul Jazz - 6:00PM

Boyd Acres
Bend OR 97701
USA

The Cutmen -- This is a soul jazz band.  Horn centered/groove and soul. ( I'm playing the Wurlitzer electric piano -the very piano played by Robin Jackson's grandfather in Cab Calloway's band )

 

 


Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Baltazar's restaurant

The Groove Merchants with MVH - 6:00PM

Century Drive
Bend Or

The Groove Merchants play an early  (6-9ish) New Years dinner celebration.


Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

The Northside Bar

The Groove Merchants with Michelle Van Handel - 6:00PM

Bend OR 97701
USA

this is the Groove Merchants band featuring Dillon Schneider on guitar, Mark Karwan on bass & Dave Farhner on vibes. It's an intimate evening of instrumentals and vocals. This guys are superb!


Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

The Northside Bar

Michelle Van Handel - 6:00PM

Bend OR 97701

A fun quartet plays jazz standards.  Lots of swing and Latin grooves, much dancing by the happy and graceful dance contingency. 

We'll be adding in some holiday and Christmas tunes too.

 


Friday, December 16th, 2016

private party but we'll miss you!

private party -


Sunday, December 11th, 2016

First United Methodist Church

Cascade Brass and Gospel Choir of the Cascades - 6:00PM

680 NW Bond Street
Bend OR 97702
usa

Hi Friends and Music Lovers!

 

This Sunday, December 11th at 6pm we have a special jazz/gospel treat for you! 

Cascade Brass with Michelle Van Handel  🎷🎺 
and the
Gospel Choir of the Cascades 🎶 🎄
IN CONCERT - TOGETHER AT LAST!  :-)

 

The concert is at Bend Church United Methodist (680 NW Bond St. in downtown Bend).

 

It's free with donations accepted for two great charities.

 

The choir is happy to have special guest Jo Booser popping in on a couple of songs, too!

 

Please mark your calendars and we hope to see you this Sunday at 6pm!

 

Merry Christmas


Friday, November 4th, 2016

Fat Tuesday's Cajun and Blues

6-8 PM

Bend OR

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Northside Bar

Hot August Cool Jazz at The Northside - 6:00PM

Boyd Acres Rd
Bend OR
Price: Free

The five piece band will be playing - Latin, swing, ballads, blues - songs from the American Songbook

Dave on Trombone

Tommy Leroy playing bass

Jack Ivories on piano

Matthew Williams grooving on drums

 

 


Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Baltazar's Restaurant

Valentines dinner and music

Bend OR 97701

It's Valentines week end - come for dinner and live music.

Michelle, Dave Fahner on vibes and John Allen playing bass.  The most excellent food and hospitality.


Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Baltzar's Restaurant

Valentine Dinner Show

Bend OR 97702

We're a trio with  Dave Farhner and John Allen


Monday, January 25th, 2016

The Old Stone Church

Jazz at the Old Stone

Bend OR 97702
USA

The Old Stone Church is hosting live music - jazz in particular once a month - come out and see Andy Armer and Jon Bourke's Group with a few vocals by me

 


Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

The Northside Bar and Grill

6-9 PM

Boyd Acres Rd
Bend O USA
Price: Free

Our quartet will be playing jazz, blues and Latin tunes for listening and dancing.

Great food and drinks - lovely staff.

It's always a good time.

Michelle


Friday, January 15th, 2016

Broken Top Club

Broken Top Art Walk - 5-7PM

Bend OR 97702
Price: Free

Broken Top Club  has an ART WALK this Friday Jan 15  5-7 PM  Everyone is welcome, there is wine tasting too.

 I will be providing a some light jazzy cocktailmusic along with Michael Scott on bass and Jeff Ingraham on drums.

  If art, wine, and music sound good come on up for a visit.

 Michelle


Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Fat Tuesday's Cajun and Blues

6-8PM

Bend OR 97702

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Fat Tuesday's

Bend OR

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The Northside Bar and Grill

6-8

Bend OR

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

McMennemins at St. Francis School

The Holiday Show - 6:00PM

Bend OR
Price: $15

This is the fabulous Cascade School of Music holiday show featuring Michelle Van Handel, Lisa Dae and Lori Fletcher.  Christmas tunes, food and drinks.  Accompanied by 5 piece band/

Jack Ivories - piano Jason Jackson bass Aaron Rohrbacher saxophone Meshem Jackson drums

Special duets by Michelle and her daughter Sam.

 


Monday, December 7th, 2015

The Astro Lounge

Jazz Vocal Solos Class from Cascade School of Music - lead by Michelle Van Handel - 5:30PM

down town
Bend OR

My Jazz Singing Class performs solos with a great rhythm section.  This is a fabulous time to support folks who are growing their art and keeping jazz sizzling.  It's a great time for friends and family.  Minors allowed until 8:00PM.

 


Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Fat Tuesday's Cajun and Blues

6-8PM

Bend OR

Jazz Wednesday -- Ladies night


Thursday, November 5th, 2015

The Lot

Michelle Van Handel - Just Me and You - 6-8PM

Bend Or 97701

I'll be going solo -- just me and my keyboard.  A singer-songwriter vibe.  I'll be singing original tunes plus some cool covers by Suzanne Vega, Seals and Crofts and Todd Rungren.

The Lot is a hip food court with an open air, heated seat pavilion to enjoy food & beer in the fresh crisp air of Central Oregon.  Fire pits and family friendly.

 


Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Faith Hope & Charity Vineyard

Vineyard Music - 6-9PM

70450 NW Lower Valley Drive
Terrebonne OR 97760
USA
Price: $5

Hey friends,

Check out one of Central Oregon's most beautiful places ( I know there are many!)  I took a drive out to The Faith Hope and Charity Vineyards and it is spectacular. 

I booked Dave and I to play a little music while you enjoy some of their terrific wine and dinner they will be serving.  Please give them a call to reserve your spot and find out more specifics.  Their no. is below. 

Their tasting room is intimate so make plans early.  It's a beautiful way to spend an evening.

Faith Hope and Charity Vineyards and Events
70450 NW Lower Valley Drive
Terrebonne, Oregon 97760
541-526-5075


Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Northside Bar and Grill

Michelle Van Handel and Her Merry Band - 6-8PM

Bend Or 97701

Great five piece band.

 

Matthew Williams - drums

Tommy Leroy-Freedman bass

Jack Ivories  piano

Dave Van Handel - horns

Michelle Van Handel - vocals


Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Fat Tuesday's

MIchelle Van Handel and the Q - 6:00

Bend OR 97702
Price: Free

Pleased as punch to have such great musicians working with me - playing jazz in all the feels - swing, Latin, blues. 

Featuring Dave Van Handel on some outstanding instrumentals.

Loving to create, that is why I play jazz,  to make something new each time I sing.  Each band member adds their bit of inspiration and I'm happy to say we get thoughtful, in-the-pocket music!  We are having a great time and would love to share it with you.

Jack Krouscup piano, Jeff Ingraham drums, Tommy Leroy Freedman bass, Dave Van Handel horns, & Michelle vocalizing

 


Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Private event

A beautiful celebration of life that includes our jazz group. We will be playing classic beloved pieces like Stardust and Caravan. 


Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

The Northside Bar and Grill

Michelle Van Handel and the Q - 6:00

Bend Or
Price: A Smile :)

The Quintet plays tight and energized songs from the Great American songbook, bossa nova & sambas, blues and handful of my original tunes.


Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Fat Tuesday's

6:00

Ladies Night -- see past dates for description.

 


Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Franklin Crossing

Michelle & Tommy Leroy's cool jazz at Franklin Crossing

Franklin - Downtown
Bend OR USA

Michelle and Dave play music with Tommy Leroy at Franklin Crossing during the First Friday festivities. 

First Friday is a super fun way the folks of Bend and visitors hang out and enjoy downtown.

 


Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Fat Tuesday's

Michelle and the band for Ladies Night - Michelle & the Band

S. Hwy 97
Bend OR 97702

Ladies Night


Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Fat Tuesday's

Michelle and the band - 6-8PM

S. Hwy. 97
Bend OR 97702

Ladies night! 


Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

The Northside Bar and Grill

Michelle Van Handel and Her Q

Boyd Acres (up north of town)
Bend OR USA

The 5 Piece group - DRUMS BASS KEYS BRASS VOCALS  - plays the American Songbook as well as many Brazilian jazz classics. Perfect for listening, dancing, watching & relaxing.  Good food and drinks. Lovely staff


Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Fat Tuesday's

Michelle Van Handel with special guest Kate Mackenzie

S. Hwy 97
Bend OR 97702

Tuesday is Ladies Night at Fat Tuesday's - as well as jazz night. 

My beautiful and talented friend Kate Mackenzie will be joining us playing guitar and adding in some fine vocals.  It should be a dandy night of music  6-8PM 

  Michelle vocals   Kate guitar/vocals  Dave Fahrner vibes Tom Freedman bass 


Friday, June 5th, 2015

The Astro Lounge

Michelle Van Handel Trio

Bond Street, Downtown Bend
Bend OR USA
Price: Free

It's First Friday in Bend Oregon - not to be missed.  Wander the shops, galleries and restaurants - many complimentary hors d'oeuvres and tastes of wine.  Our trio plays at the Astro Lounge on Bond street, in the heart of it all.  Jack Krouscup on piano, Dave Van Handel playing trombone and other brass, and me.


Thursday, May 21st, 2015

The Hilton Hotel Vancouver WA

The Salvation Army 125 Anniversary Dinner - 6:00PM

Price: Special dinner fundraising event

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

The Northside Bar and Grill

We like to Swing & Cha Cha - 6-9 PM

Bend OR 97701
Price: no cover

Michelle & Dave bring the whole band  5 piece  “live and in color”!  creating sets that draw on the big band era of music as well as Latin jazz so hopefully that means dancing! 

We’ve got Matthew Williams on drums, Tommy Leroy on bass & Jack K. on keys.  Dinner – It’s Spaghetti and Meatballs on Tuesdays plus many other choices

Full Bar and Lovely Staff.

 Thanks for supporting live music.

Michelle

 

 


Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

The Northside Bar and Grill

Jazz at the Northside - 6-9 PM

Boyd Acres area
Bend OR
Price: no cover

Hi Michelle & Dave bring the whole band  5 piece  “live and in color”!  creating sets that draw on the big band era of music as well as Latin jazz so hopefully that means dancing! 

We’ve got Matthew Williams on drums, Tommy Leroy on bass & Jack K. on keys.   

Dinner – It’s Spaghetti and Meatballs on Tuesdays plus many other choices

Full Bar and Lovely Staff.

 Thanks for supporting live music.

Michelle

 

 


Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

The Northside Bar and Grill

Jazz at the Northside, Bend OR - 6-9PM

Bend OR 97701
USA
Price: No Cover

Hi folks,

3rd Tues is tomorrow night and that means Northside Bar and Grill for music.

 

Michelle & Dave bring the whole band  5 piece  “live and in color”!  creating sets that draw on the big band era of music as well as Latin jazz so hopefully that means dancing! 

We’ve got Matthew Williams on drums, Tommy Leroy on bass & Jack K. on keys.  These guys are really swingin’ J Maybe an extra vocal from Lori or Lisa?? 

 

RECAP: 

Our band at Northside Bar and Grill 6-9PM  Tues February 17th

NO COVER

Dinner – It’s Spaghetti and Meatballs on Tuesdays plus many other choices

Full Bar and Lovely Staff.

 

Thanks for supporting live music.

Michelle

 

 


Sunday, December 14th, 2014

McMennemins/ Father Luke's room

Holiday Show - Cascade School of Music - 5PM

McMennemins
Bend OR USA
Price: $10

Cascade school of Music Holiday Show with Michelle Van Handel, Lisa Dae and Lori Fletcher on vocals.

Pianist Jack Krouscup leading the terrific Jingle Swing band - Aaron Rhorbacher - Sax Dillon Schinder Guitar and  Jason Jackson bass.

Lots of holiday favorites. Food and drinks available from McMennemins.

 


Friday, December 12th, 2014

First United Methodist Church

The Cascade Brass with Michelle Van Handel - 7:00PM

680 NW Wall Street
Bend OR 97701
USA
Price: Free

The Cascade Brass Quintet with very special guest Michelle VanHandel will perform their annual Christmas Concert at 7pm on Friday December 12, 2014.  This special event will celebrate a 15 year collaboration between Michelle and the Cascade Brass.  What started out as a “why don’t we give this a try?” event in 2000 has transformed into a celebration eagerly awaited throughout the year.  The concert will be at the First United Methodist Church at 680 NW Wall Street in downtown Bend.  There is no cost of admission but people will have an opportunity to make a free will offering. 

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!!


Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Astro Lounge

Dave Van Handel Quintet with vocalist Michelle Van Handel

Downtown Bend
Bend OR

Lots of great instrumental horn tunes -- with Dave on trombone, trumpet and flugelhorn

Michelle singing a few tunes

Meshem Jackson on drums

John Allen on bass

Jack Krouscup on piano


Monday, December 8th, 2014

Astro Lounge - Jazz Sing Class

Jazz Vocal Solos Class - 5:ish

Downtown
Bend OR 97701
USA

The Cascade School of Music Jazz Vocal Solos class performs.

 


Saturday, December 6th, 2014

First United Methodist Church

FUMC Youth Fundraiser - 6:00

Bend OR
Price: 10.00

Youth Fund Raiser - Italian dinner, music, silent auction


Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Scanlon's Restaurant

Michelle Van Handel - solo - 6:00PM

Athletic Club
Bend Ore 97702
USA

Michelle is going solo - vocals/piano

Nice music to dine by.  Scanlon's has excellent food and wonderful staff. 

Full Bar


Friday, April 18th, 2014

The Blacksmith Restaurant and Bar

Beyond the Black Dress - 7:00PM

Greenwood Ave Downtown
Bend OR 97701
USA

 

Feeling jazzy?

Beyond the Black Dress

 

Michelle Van Handel

Dave Van Handel

Meshem Jackson

John Allen

Friday March 28

Happy Hour 4-6PM

th 6-8PM The Blacksmith 211 NW Greenwood Ave, Bend

Loads of Latin grooves, tunes from The Goodbye Blues CD, ballads & swingers, sad & bluesy stingers.


Friday, March 28th, 2014

The Blacksmith Restaurant

Beyond the Black Dress - 6:00PM

Greenwood Ave.
Bend OR 97701
USA

 

Feeling jazzy?

Beyond the Black Dress

 

Michelle Van Handel

Dave Van Handel

Meshem Jackson

John Allen

Friday March 28

Happy Hour 4-6PM

th 6-8PM The Blacksmith 211 NW Greenwood Ave, Bend

Loads of Latin grooves, tunes from The Goodbye Blues CD, ballads & swingers, sad & bluesy stingers.


Saturday, December 14th, 2013

The Northside Bar and Grill

The Holiday Show with Lisa Dae, Lori Fletcher and Michelle Van Handel - 7ish

Bend OR

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Cascade Brass Christmas Show

7ish

Redmond OR

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

The Cascade Brass Christmas Show with Michelle Van Handel

6:00

Bend Or

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Private House Party

Holiday Cool

Bend OR

You too can host a party with live music. Very Nice.


Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Private Party

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Michelle Van Handel

Broken Top Bottle Shop - 7-9

College Way
Bend OR

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The Blacksmith

6-8PM

Bend Or

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Scanlon's Restaurant

Michelle Van Handel & Andy Armer Jazz Duo - 6:00PM

Athletic Club of Bend
Bend OR 97702

A beautiful music, dining and cocktail experience. 


Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Private garden party

French Trio - bistro jazz

Bend OR USA

This fun French inspired repertoire includes songs in French and English and songs about Paris.

Features Ms. Kate MacKenzie on guitar, Michelle & Kate on vocals, Michael Scott on bass.

You can have this group at your party, too!  Call me. 


Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Scanlon's Restaurant

Michelle Van Handel & Andy Armer - 6:00PM

Athletic Club of Bend
Bend OR

Wonderful dining experience -- I will be playing with pianist Andy Armer.  Andy specializes in stride piano as well as being a grammy winner!


Thursday, March 14th, 2013

The Sound Garden

Cascade Community School of Music Recital -- Michelle's jazz singing class to perform - 6:ish

Bend OR
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