Soul Vaccination

"Folks in the Pacific Northwest are lucky to have a real Soul Band this fine & exciting. This New Englander is jealous." Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat Mag.

Soul Vaccination is one of the tightest Funk & Soul Bands in the PNW. As the Rose City’s favorite, Soul Vax infuses the stage with the greatest soul standards, and has been a fixture in the Northwest music scene for over 20 years.
This high energy12 piece band features Glenn Holstrom on keyboards, along with the precision guitar playing of Mike Doolin/Dave Raynor. On bass, is Grammy nominated producer John Linn, and on drums is Edwin Coleman III, always bringin' the funk and groovin' hard. Portland's own, Regina K, Mark Wyatt, and Porsch Anthony share their soulful vocal styles. Lewis Livermore and Dave Mills carry the backbone sound of the Soul Vax horns on trumpets, with Ron Regan, Gary Harris, & Timothy Bryson on saxophones.
Don't miss our next show.

The band's new CD, "Soul Vax Live in PDX" is selling fast and has received wonderful reviews (please visit our website and read more). Our third CD, "What is Hip?" featuring legendary Tower of Power guitarist Bruce Conte was recently reviewed by DownBeat Magazine receiving ★★★1/2 . It is an honor to be recognized nationally by DownBeat Magazine.

“Folks in the Pacific Northwest are lucky to have a real soul band this fine and exciting. This New Englander is jealous.

— Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat columnist/Grove Press author

The Northwest's Hottest Funk & Soul

Love these photos by Diane Russell. Outside looking in, at Soul Vaccination's last play at Jimmy Mak's. If you zoom in you can see most of the band through the windows. A glimpse of the SoulVax horns; and Regina K, Edwin Coleman III, John Linn, and Glenn 'wholetones' Holstrom. And the 2nd photo, with lights reflecting on the glass: SV Horns, Porsch Anthony, Mark Wyatt, and Edwin Coleman III.
R.I.P. Jimmy Makarounis.

Farewell Jimmy Mak's - The final shows - December 2016 - photos

Thank you Diane Russell for these wonderful memories, and Oregon Music News.
R.I.P. Jimmy Makarounis. By DIANE RUSSELL //

Jimmy Mak's

R.I.P. Jimmy Makarounis
You will be missed.
Thoughts and prayers to family & friends.

Our beloved friend and mentor, Jimmy Makarounis, passed away early this morning after a prolonged battle with cancer. He will be remembered by those who loved and knew him for his kindness, tenacity and unending generosity. We will carry on with his spirit in our hearts. Details will be forthcoming regarding services and arrangements. On behalf of the Makarounis family we thank you all for your love and support in this difficult time.

Jimmy Mak's goes quiet after New Year's Eve bash

Huge thank you to The Oregonian and the Oregonian A&E, from Soul Vaccination.
Happy New Year!
Thought's and prayers to Jimmy, his family. And thank you to Jimmy Mak's, John John-David Stubenberg (J.D.), Lisa, the wonderful staff, and to everyone for your support over the years. It's great to be in a Band!
(John Rudoff/For The Oregonian/OregonLive) The nationally-known jazz club ended its 20-year run in the Pearl District with two sold-out shows.

Happy New Year to ALL from Soul Vaccination!

Happy New Year to ALL from Soul Vaccination!
We're looking forward to playing, tonight, December 31st, 2016, our last play at Jimmy Mak's!
Nine years of sold out shows, and two sold out shows just hours away. Come on down, and join the par-tay! Everybody get in line!
Thought's and prayer's to Jimmy and his family, and to John-David Stubenberg (J.D.), Lisa, and the Jimmy Mak's staff.
Photo art by Beth Oliphant Hoover. Thank you Beth!

Thank you for a great year!
We'll see you Saturday, December 31st at Jimmy Mak's!

4 days until the New Years Celebration of the year!
Soul Vaccination is Souled Out at Jimmy Mak's!
December 31st - Two shows: 7:30pm (sold out) & 10:00 pm (sold out)
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Band Interests

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Band Members

Regina K, Mark Wyatt, and Porsch Anthony lead vocals. Mike Doolin/Dave Raynor, Guitar; Glenn Holstrom, keyboards; John Linn, bass; Edwin Coleman III, drums & vocals; The Soul Vaccination horns: Lewis Livermore & Dave Mills, trumpet & flugelhorn; Gary Harris, alto sax, tenor sax & flute; Ron Regan, tenor sax, & flute; Timothy Bryson, alto sax & bari sax.


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