April 15, 2019 – The Jack London Revue

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April 15, 2019 – The Jack London Revue

Jumptown Big Band is excited to be a part of The Jack London Revue Monday Night Bridgetown Big Bands series. The series includes a weekly rotation of Portland area big bands spotlighting a variety of different styles of swing, jazz, funk, and other exciting music from groups of this size. Jumptown Big Band will be featuring our amazing soloists and vocalist as well as performing charts that will showcase our tight ensemble work. Please join us on Monday April 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.

March 23, 2019 – A Knight Of Inspiration

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March 23, 2019 – A Knight Of Inspiration

Jumptown Big Band will be performing at the St. Rose School 2019 Knight of Inspiration auction fundraiser on Saturday March 23, 2019 at the Cowlitz Regional Conference Center in Longview, Washington. 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. Please show your support of the amazing students and staff of St. Rose School through your attendance at this wonderful event.

December 8, 2018 – Star of Wonder Gala

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December 8, 2018 – Star of Wonder Gala

Jumptown Big Band will be performing at the PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center Foundation’s Star of Wonder Gala on Saturday, December 8, 2018 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 by Jumptown Big Band will follow the auctions. This is a benefit event for PeaceHealth St. John Foundation.

Show your support for the Foundation by purchasing tickets and donating as indicated on the Foundation’s website.

October 20, 2018 – Count Basie Tribute Party

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October 20, 2018 – Count Basie Tribute Party

Jumptown Big Band is proud to present a Count Basie Tribute Party. Last year’s Stan Kenton Tribute Party was such a success that we were asked to perform again. This year we will be performing instrumental arrangements from the library of the Count Basie Orchestra that will feature our outstanding soloists along with vocal charts featuring Claudia Knauer, one of Portland’s top big band vocalists. The Count Basie Orchestra is arguably one of the greatest and most well-known big bands in swing music history. This event will feature a wide variety of Count Basie classics as well as some gems that don’t often get performed by live big bands. We are calling this event a “party” rather than a concert or dance because it will be both. If you are a swing dance fan, this event will keep your feet moving. If you are a concertgoer, you will find this event an exciting evening of aural delight.

This event will be held in the beautifully renovated auditorium at the Multnomah Arts Center at 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 in the heart of Multnomah Village on Saturday October 20th 7:30pm to 10:00pm. This venue has a large dance floor and plenty of seating for dancers and concertgoers alike. Light refreshments will be served.

Tickets $15 at the door or pre-purchase tickets for $12 at BrownPaperTickets.com.

July 4, 2018 – Independence Day Celebration

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July 4, 2018 – Independence Day Celebration

Jumptown Big Band will be performing Wednesday July 4th 11:30am to 1:30pm in Sublimity, Oregon at Marian Estates for an Independence Day Celebration. This event, open to the public, will be an exciting afternoon of music, games, refreshments, and general family fun. Marian Estates is a one of a kind senior living community built on a foundation of family, uncompromising care, and integrity. The Marian Estates community is a wonderful group of people and we are honored to be asked to perform for their celebration of our nation’s birthday. Come celebrate with us!

June 24, 2018 – Sellwood Park Concert

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June 24, 2018 – Sellwood Park Concert

Jumptown Big Band will be performing on Sunday June 24th 5:30pm to 6:45pm at Sellwood Park as part of the “Make Music Day PDX” city-wide musical event – free and open to the public. Make Music Day PDX is 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.

May 5, 2018 – 20th Annual Furball

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May 5, 2018 – 20th Annual Furball

Jumptown Big Band is excited to be performing for the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon’s 20th Annual Furball. This fundraising event will be held at the Portland Art Museum on Saturday May 5th starting at 6pm. The theme of this year’s event is A”cat”emy Awards. In addition to music by Jumptown Big Band, this star-studded event will include silent and live auctions and an awards ceremony. The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon is an organization dedicated to improving the welfare and reducing the population of feral and stray cats. For more information and tickets for this event, please visit the Feral Cat Coalition website.

October 14, 2017 – Stan Kenton Tribute Party

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October 14, 2017 – Stan Kenton Tribute Party

Jumptown Big Band presents a swinging tribute to the timeless music of the legendary Stan Kenton with a big band dance party and concert. The band is expanding its normal size for this event to include 10 brass players to mimic the Stan Kenton orchestra. We will be performing a variety of danceable swing arrangements and ballads along with a few instrumental concert features. Claudia Knauer will be our featured vocalist performing tunes sung by June Christy and Anita O’Day – who were both vocalists with the Stan Kenton orchestra. Whether you love to dance or just love to listen, come enjoy an evening to remember.

This event will be held in the beautifully renovated auditorium at the Multnomah Arts Center at 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 in the heart of Multnomah Village on Saturday October 14th 7:30pm to 9:30pm. This venue has a large dance floor and plenty of seating for dancers and concertgoers alike. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $15 at the door or may be purchased in advance at a discount through BrownPaperTickets.com.

September 13, 2017 – Open Rehearsal at Eagle Estates

Jumptown Big Band will be performing an open rehearsal on Wednesday September 13th 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Eagle Estates in Gresham. We have done this event the past few years and the attendance has been growing. 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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July 19, 2017 – Aurora Colony Vineyards Concert

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July 19, 2017 – Aurora Colony Vineyards Concert

Wednesday July 19th  7:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday nights this summer are big band feature nights at Aurora Colony Vineyards sponsored by North Willamette Valley Friends of Music. This elegant winery, located in an outstanding country setting, is just a short drive south from Portland. Performances are on their beautiful outdoor patio.

Jumptown Big Band is scheduled to perform on July 19th 7pm to 9pm. The band will be playing some well known big band arrangements as well as entertaining jazz charts that feature our fantastic soloists. Portland big band vocalist Claudia Knauer will also be with us to sing some really fun tunes. You will not want to miss hearing these great arrangements written specifically for a full 17-piece jazz ensemble.

$10 cover charge at the door. Food and drink are available for purchase in the tasting room.

Tickets can be pre-purchased at Brown Paper Tickets.

Aurora Colony Vineyards is located at 21338 Oak Lane NE,  Aurora, OR 97002

June 11, 2017 – St. Luke Church Picnic

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June 11, 2017 – St. Luke Church Picnic

Sunday June 11th 11:30am to 1:30pm Jumptown Big Band will be performing at St. Luke Lutheran Church for a church picnic to close out their vacation bible school. Come hear the band perform in a relaxed outdoor picnic atmosphere and meet some wonderful members of the church congregation. St. Luke Church has been an avid supporter of our band and this is our chance to show them our appreciation. We will be performing a variety of tunes including well-known big band classics, pieces that feature our fantastic jazz musicians, and vocal arrangements sung by Portland big band vocalist Claudia Knauer.

St. Luke Lutheran Church is located at 4595 SW California St., Portland, OR 97219. 

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