good vibes

mellow moods

About the Band


Booking info

Want to hire the Quartet for your next soiree? Call 503-238-1838 or drop us a line at 

    The New Iberians

- Louisiana Zydeco with a Stumptown Flair. Check them out at

The Big Bossa Quartet, Featuring Evan Shlaes on the Vibraphone,  Clark Salisbury on Guitar,  Dave Captien  on Bass and Fred Ingram on drums  is a happy mix of

‚ÄčLatin, Blues, Jazz and Pop, great for listening or dancing.  Evan Shlaes, band leader, was born in Chicago and worked as a teen playing piano in coffeehouses and bars before moving West and settling in Portland in the 1970's. After a long stint as a touring sound engineer he returned to his musical roots and formed the New Iberians, a popular NW Zydeco and Blues Band.  Big Bossa is his latest project.

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