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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 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.

Star of Wonder Gala – December 8, 2018

Posted on: October 21st, 2018 by Jim Fitzpatrick | No Comments

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.

Count Basie Tribute Party – October 20, 2018

Posted on: August 5th, 2018 by Jim Fitzpatrick | No Comments

Count Basie Tribute Party Flyer

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