About Us

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Who We Are

Painted Mantis is a modern jazz group based out of Portland Oregon. Comprised of seven of Portland’s most celebrated young musical artist, this group takes inspiration from everything from classical impressionism to todays rock, from Duke Ellington to Keith Jarret.

The room given to each unique voice in the band is the source of the limitless creativity that this group feeds on. That creativity is then wrapped in great song writing with strong melodies and powerful changes, resulting in a night of endless stories to listen to.

Paris Butler

Piano

John Blewster

Bass

Andres Moreno

Drums

JD Erickson

Sax

Antonio Uribe

Trumpet

Enzo Irace

Guitar

Wes Georgiev

Sax