August 2, 2024 – “Riverbend Live” Park Concert

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August 2, 2024 – “Riverbend Live” Park Concert

Jumptown Big Band will be performing an outdoor concert for the Riverbend Live concert series in Riverbend Park in Winston, Oregon on Friday August 2nd starting at 7:00pm. This concert is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. We will be performing an eclectic variety of big band and swing arrangements that should be of interest to an audience of all musical tastes. Claudia Knauer will be singing some fantastic vocals from the Great American Songbook. We are also once again teaming up with the amazing Newport Nightingales who will be performing three-part vocal harmony tunes in the style of the Andrews Sisters and the Boswell Sisters. Join us for this exciting summer concert in what has been a tradition in Winston for over 25 years.

December 31, 2023 – New Year’s Eve Hangar Dance

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December 31, 2023 – New Year’s Eve Hangar Dance

Ring in the new year with an exciting evening of swing dancing! Jumptown Big Band has been requested to perform for a vintage 1940's themed New Year’s Eve Hangar Dance at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum on December 31st sponsored by Got Your Six Aviation. Doors open at 7:00pm to guests and the midnight champagne toast will be passed around for the 12:00 countdown. Jumptown Big Band performs live music under the wings of the Spruce Goose for your dancing and listening enjoyment from 8:00pm to midnight. Event ends at 1:00am. For tickets and more details, visit the sponsor’s Eventbrite website. Period attire is encouraged. Ticket price includes appetizers, non-alcoholic drinks, and a hosted midnight champagne toast. Beer and wine will be available to purchase at your leisure. All proceeds from this incredible event will go towards benefiting the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. This event is for adults only (must be age 18 or older). The event location is 500 Northeast Captain Michael King Smith Way McMinnville, OR 97128.

December 9, 2023 – St. John Foundation Fundraising Gala

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December 9, 2023 – St. John Foundation Fundraising Gala

Jumptown Big Band will be performing at the PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center Foundation’s All That Glitters Fundraising Gala on Saturday, December 9, 2023 starting at 6pm at the Cowlitz Regional Conference Center in Longview, Washington. This holiday themed event will feature music during cocktails, dinner, and silent auctions. An exciting live auction follows. We will provide music for dancing to close the evening. This benefit event for PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center supports the efforts of the amazing doctors, nurses, and administrative staff that care for the community of Longview and surrounding areas. The donors that contribute at this event are wonderful people with giving hearts. Please show your support for the Foundation by purchasing tickets or by donating as indicated on the Foundation’s website.

August 19, 2023 – Tillamook Air Museum Dinner & Dance

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August 19, 2023 – Tillamook Air Museum Dinner & Dance

"Friends of Tillamook Air Museum" is sponsoring an 80th Anniversary event all day August 19th for Hanger B at the Naval Air Station Tillamook. The building was originally constructed in 1942 in support of WWII military activities. It was decommissioned in 1948. The building is currently home to the Tillamook Air Museum. Ceremonies, displays, vendors, and music performances will comprise the daytime public activities. A ticketed dinner and dance will take place starting at 6pm with a silent auction and dinner. Food will be provided by Fat Head BBQ. Jumptown Big Band will provide music for 1940's era swing dancing from 8pm to 11pm. Tickets sales ended for this event on August 12th.

January 6, 2023 – Skanska Holiday Party

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January 6, 2023 – Skanska Holiday Party

Jumptown Big Band is excited to be performing for a private Great Gatsby themed party for Skanska, considered by many to be the top construction company in the Portland metro area and beyond. We are honored to be asked to provide live musical entertainment for their event.

December 31, 2022 – New Year’s Eve Hangar Dance

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December 31, 2022 – New Year’s Eve Hangar Dance

Ring in the new year with an exciting evening of swing dancing! Jumptown Big Band will be performing for a vintage 1940's themed New Year’s Eve Hangar Dance at the Aurora Airport on December 31st sponsored by Hangar B Productions and Aerometal International. Doors open at 7:00pm to guests and the midnight champagne toast will be passed around for the 12:00 countdown. Jumptown Big Band performs live music for dancing and listening enjoyment from 8:00pm to midnight. Event ends at 1:00am. For tickets and more details, visit the sponsor’s Eventbrite website. Period attire is encouraged. Complimentary catered appetizers and entrees will be provided, along with a hosted midnight champagne toast. There will also be a cash bar to purchase drinks at your leisure. This event is for adults only (must be age 18 or older). The event location is 22253 Yellow Gate Lane NE, Aurora, OR 97002.

December 10, 2022 – St. John Foundation Winter Wonderland Gala

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December 10, 2022 – St. John Foundation Winter Wonderland Gala

Jumptown Big Band will be performing at the PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center Foundation’s Winter Wonderland Gala on Saturday, December 10, 2022 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.

October 8, 2022 – Dance at Multnomah Arts Center

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October 8, 2022 – Dance at Multnomah Arts Center

Jumptown Big Band presents "Swinging Into Fall" - a swing dance event on Saturday October 8, 2022 at the Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium. Beginner dance lesson starts at 7:00pm with live music from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. This venue has a large dance floor and plenty of parking. We are excited to bring back our yearly event at the arts center after suspending it the past couple of years during the pandemic. The dance will focus on swing dance music from a variety of well-known big bands such as Count Basie and Woody Herman. The dance is for dancers of all ages and skill levels. A half-hour beginner dance lesson will be provided by professional dance instructor Mindy Barnhart of Stumptown Dance to allow new swing dancers the opportunity to learn some steps and perhaps provide seasoned dancers with a brush up on the basics. Portland's leading big band singer Claudia Knauer will be performing some exciting vocal arrangements. We hope you can join us for an evening of energetic swing dance music performed by some of the area's top big band musicians. Tickets $15 at the door. Tickets can also be purchased on BrownPaperTickets.com. The Multnomah Arts Center is located at 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, Oregon 97219.

July 20, 2022 – Summer Evening Concert at St. Luke Church

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July 20, 2022 – Summer Evening Concert at St. Luke Church

Jumptown Big Band will be performing a free outdoor concert at St. Luke Lutheran Church on Wednesday July 20th starting at 7pm celebrating new St. Luke staff members. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a unique variety of big band music spanning nine decades. There will sure to be tunes that all ages will appreciate. There is no dance floor, but dancing will be encouraged. Our outstanding vocalist Claudia Knauer will be featured on several exciting uptempo arrangements as well as a few lush ballads. St. Luke is an inclusive community-centered faith congregation who we are proud to collaborate with on events such as this. St. Luke Lutheran Church is located at 4595 SW California St, Portland, OR 97219 near Gabriel Park in SW Portland.

June 26, 2022 – Fernhill Park Concert

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June 26, 2022 – Fernhill Park Concert

Jumptown Big Band will be performing on Sunday June 26th 1:15pm to 3:15pm at Fernhill 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. This year, Make Music Day PDX has teamed up with the City of Portland Sunday Parkways event where streets are closed down for walking and biking. Jumptown Big Band will be performing a mix of classic swing standards, a few contemporary jazz arrangements, and some pop hits. We will feature our fantastic instrumental soloists as well as phenomenal big band vocalist Claudia Knauer. Fernhill Park is located at NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street Portland, OR 97211. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us for this free concert.

Jumptown Big Band Performances Returning Soon

The pandemic has played havoc on live performances for the band. We were fortunate to have been able to perform live this past year, but the return of a higher number of COVID cases in the community had temporarily reduced the ability for us to provide in-person entertainment. A few of our planned performance opportunities this past year have had to be put on hold. Safety of our clients, patrons, fans, and band members has been our highest priority. As 2022 continues, mask mandates are lifting, performance venues are opening up, and patrons are itching for more events. So please continue to check back for upcoming performances. We are already planning to return to live performances soon with some exciting events, new music, and unique collaborations!

 

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