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.

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.

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.

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

October 23, 2016 – Autumn Dance at Cerimon House

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October 23, 2016 – Autumn Dance at Cerimon House

Jumptown Big Band will be performing for an autumn dance at Cerimon House in NE Portland on Sunday October 23rd 1:30pm to 4:00pm. It will be an amazing afternoon of swing, foxtrot, waltz, cha-cha, and more at a fantastic cultural event venue in the vibrant Alberta District. The entire room will be available for dancing with refreshments available in the adjacent room for your social enjoyment.

This will be a special opportunity to hear some of the most talented musicians in the Portland area performing the well known dance band standards of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Benny Goodman along with classic hits rarely performed from the libraries of Les Brown, Ted Heath, and Henry Mancini. This is dance band music that was created for dancers.

Admission $10. Cerimon House is located at 5131 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97211.

June 26, 2016 – St. Luke Church Performance

Jumptown Big Band will be performing at St. Luke Lutheran Church on Sunday June 26th 11:30am to 1:00pm for a church picnic. Come hear the band perform music in a relaxed concert “luau” setting and meet some wonderful members of the church congregation. The band is most appreciative of the support St. Luke has provided to us the past few years and we are honored to be asked to play for their event. We will be performing a variety of swing, latin, and jazz tunes in contribution to what will be a fun family event for the church. We will also have with us a fantastic guest vocalist, Marky Mason Winger, to sing some exciting vocal arrangements. St. Luke Church is located at 4595 SW California St, Portland, OR 97219.

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November 1, 2015 – Victory On The Homefront

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November 1, 2015 – Victory On The Homefront

Jump­town Big Band will be performing at the event Victory On The Homefront at Oregon National Guard, Camp Withycombe in Clackamas on Sun­day November 1st at 4:00pm. This event, sponsored by “Helping Men Heal”, honors non-profit organizations that support our military service members, the professionals within these organizations who go above and beyond, and the uniformed service members & their families who have not only survived but overcome their invisible wounds. The band will be providing music for your listening and dancing enjoyment prior to the formal awards ceremony. Admis­sion is free, but RSVP is required through the event website to gain admission to the military base. Camp Withycombe is located at 15300 SE Industrial Way, Clackamas, Oregon 97015.

February 21, 2015 – Jumptown Swing Dance in Tigard

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February 21, 2015 – Jumptown Swing Dance in Tigard

Jump­town Big Band will be performing
at the Ball­room Dance Com­pany
in Tigard on Sat­ur­day February 21st 7:30pm to 10:30pm.

A variety of dance music is on the playlist including swing, foxtrot, latin, cha-cha, and waltz. We will be featuring both well-known and rarely performed arrangements from the band libraries of Les Brown, Ted Heath, Henry Mancini, Billy May, and many more.

Please plan to join us for an excit­ing fun-filled night of music and danc­ing. $10 admis­sion.  8900 SW Com­mer­cial Street Tigard Ore­gon 97223

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