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West Coast Estonian Days Gala Ball – August 3, 2019

Posted on: July 14th, 2019 by Jim Fitzpatrick | No Comments

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.

The Jack London Revue – July 15, 2019

Posted on: June 14th, 2019 by Jim Fitzpatrick | No Comments

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.

Laurelhurst Park Concert – June 30, 2019

Posted on: April 21st, 2019 by Jim Fitzpatrick | No Comments

Jumptown Big Band will be performing on Sunday June 30th 5:30pm to 6:45pm 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.

The Jack London Revue – April 15, 2019

Posted on: March 24th, 2019 by Jim Fitzpatrick | No Comments


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.

A Knight Of Inspiration – March 23, 2019

Posted on: March 10th, 2019 by Jim Fitzpatrick | No Comments

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.