COVID-19 Pandemic Update

Like most of the entertainers in the performing arts industry, it has been awhile since we have been able to perform in public. We wanted to provide this update for all our valued clients and devoted fans related to the current global pandemic. Jumptown Big Band performances are currently on hold until jurisdictional authorities determine a stable healthy environment has returned to allow us to once again share the big band jazz music that we all enjoy.

Please know that Jumptown Big Band is thinking about you and your families throughout these trying times. We understand the ever-changing health safety challenge this pandemic is putting everyone through. These difficult times will end. And when they do, rest assured Jumptown Big Band will be back with a renewed excitement and passion for providing you the highest level of professional entertainment.

Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for updates as restrictions are lifted.

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June 28, 2020 – Laurelhurst Park Concert (Apologies once again – this event has been cancelled due to COVID-19)

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June 28, 2020 – Laurelhurst Park Concert (Apologies once again – this event has been cancelled due to COVID-19)

Jumptown Big Band will be performing on Sunday June 28th 6:15pm to 8:00pm at Laurelhurst Park as part of the “Make Music Day PDX” city-wide musical event – free and open to the public. Make Music Day PDX is a musical event dedicated to the celebration of music of all styles performed by groups and individuals from all over the metropolitan area. Jumptown Big Band will be performing a mix of classic swing standards along with a few contemporary jazz arrangements. Please join us for this free concert in the park and check out Make Music Day PDX website for the list of other fine performers and groups scheduled to perform at the various venues across the city on this day.

April 20, 2020 – Jack London Revue (Apologies – this event has been cancelled – the Jack London Revue will not be open on this date due to COVID-19)

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April 20, 2020 – Jack London Revue (Apologies – this event has been cancelled – the Jack London Revue will not be open on this date due to COVID-19)

Jumptown Big Band will be returning to the Jack London Revue for another exciting evening of big band jazz music. We will be performing some pretty unique big band jazz arrangements that will showcase our outstanding soloists and expose listeners to some music not often performed. Claudia Knauer will be performing a few recent additions to our vocal library. She will also be joined by guest vocalists Julianne Kennedy, Brit Eagan, and Jamie Goetz. This will be a great show! Mark your calendars now for Monday April 20th 7:15pm at The Jack London Revue – 529 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR. The Jack London Revue is a jazz club located beneath the Rialto Poolroom Bar and Cafe at the intersection of Southwest Fourth Avenue and Southwest Alder Street in downtown Portland. This is a 21+ event.

February 29, 2020 – St. Rose School Auction

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February 29, 2020 – St. Rose School Auction

Jumptown Big Band will be performing at the St. Rose School 2020 Knight of Appreciation - Celebrating 70 Years. This event is an auction fundraiser scheduled for Saturday February 29, 2020 at the Cowlitz Regional Conference Center in Longview, Washington starting at 5:30pm. This event is St. Rose School's largest fundraiser of the year. The event will include a cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner, and a live auction. Jumptown Big Band will be providing musical entertainment throughout the evening. The proceeds of this event provide additional funding that tuition and fees do not cover. It's Leap Day! Come out on this special day of the year that occurs only every four years. Please show your support of the outstanding students and staff of St. Rose School through your attendance at this wonderful event.

December 14, 2019 – St. John Foundation White Christmas Gala

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December 14, 2019 – St. John Foundation White Christmas Gala

Jumptown Big Band will be performing at the PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center Foundation’s White Christmas Gala on Saturday, December 14, 2019 starting at 6pm at the Cowlitz Regional Conference Center in Longview, Washington. In addition to live music, this holiday themed event will feature cocktails and dinner along with live and silent auctions. Dancing to music provided by Jumptown Big Band will follow the auctions. This is a benefit event for PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center Foundation. Show your support for the Foundation by purchasing tickets and donating as indicated on the Foundation’s website.

December 2, 2019 – Jack London Revue

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December 2, 2019 – Jack London Revue

Jumptown Big Band will be returning to the Jack London Revue for another exciting evening of big band jazz music. We will be featuring some guest vocalists and we will be performing some great instrumental arrangements that will showcase our outstanding soloists. We will be playing music that will be equally exciting for both casual listeners and active dancers. Mark your calendars now for Monday December 2nd 7:30pm at The Jack London Revue – 529 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR. The Jack London Revue is a jazz club located beneath the Rialto Poolroom Bar and Cafe at the intersection of Southwest Fourth Avenue and Southwest Alder Street in downtown Portland. Tickets are $10 at the door and can be pre-purchased for $7 at TicketWeb. This is a 21+ event.

October 23, 2019 – Open Rehearsal at Eagle Estates

Jumptown Big Band will be performing an open rehearsal on Wednesday October 23rd 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Eagle Estates in Gresham. We have done this event the past few years at the request of Jumptown Big Band's very own Herb Kost. We will be playing a wide selection of big band arrangements. Come listen as we sight read new charts, play some old favorites, and even take a few requests from the audience. The event is free, but donations will be accepted and go toward facility improvements at this community center. The address is 690 NE Fleming Avenue Gresham Oregon 97030.

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October 19, 2019 – Fall Swing Dance at Multnomah Arts Center

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October 19, 2019 – Fall Swing Dance at Multnomah Arts Center

Jumptown Big Band presents a Fall Swing Dance Saturday October 19, 2019 starting at 7:30pm at the Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium where we will be featuring the music of Les Brown and His Band of Renown. This will be our third annual event at this location. We had a large crowd of amazing dancers the last two years and we hope to build on that success again this year. We will perform a variety of swing, latin, cha chas, and waltzes with a focus on the music of Les Brown. Portland's leading big band singer Claudia Knauer will be performing some exciting vocal arrangements. This event has been organized for the enjoyment of dancers and listeners alike. We hope you can join us for an evening of energetic music performed by some of the area's top musicians. Tickets are $15 at the door and can be pre-purchased at BrownPaperTickets.com. The Multnomah Arts Center is located at 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, Oregon 97219. Doors open at 7pm.

August 3, 2019 – West Coast Estonian Days Gala Ball

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August 3, 2019 – West Coast Estonian Days Gala Ball

Jumptown Big Band is excited to be a part of the West Coast Estonian Days Festival with a performance at their Gala Ball on the evening of August 3rd at the Red Lion at Jantzen Beach. This festival, which only occurs every other year, is a celebration of the Estonian culture through choral music, folk dance, and instrumental music. This event is attended by people of Estonian decent who currently live up and down the west coast and provides them a chance to collectively celebrate their cultural heritage.

July 15, 2019 – The Jack London Revue

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July 15, 2019 – The Jack London Revue

Jumptown Big Band is returning to The Jack London Revue as part of their Monday Night Bridgetown Big Bands series. We really enjoyed performing at this classy venue back in April and had a great turnout. Please join us again as we feature some recently arranged big band music along with some classic Duke Ellington pieces including one of the movements from his Far East Suite. Claudia Knauer will be singing some vocal charts we will be performing for the first time.  We will be playing music that will be equally exciting for both casual listeners and active dancers. Mark your calendars now for Monday July 15th 7:30pm at The Jack London Revue – 529 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR.

The Jack London Revue is a jazz club located beneath the Rialto Poolroom Bar and Cafe at the intersection of Southwest Fourth Avenue and Southwest Alder Street in downtown Portland. Tickets are $10 at the door and can be pre-purchased for $7 at TicketWeb. This is a 21+ event.

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