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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

Independence Day Celebration – July 4, 2018

Posted on: June 23rd, 2018 by Jim Fitzpatrick | 1 Comment


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!

Sellwood Park Concert – June 24, 2018

Posted on: May 6th, 2018 by Jim Fitzpatrick | No Comments

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.

20th Annual Furball – May 5, 2018

Posted on: February 3rd, 2018 by Jim Fitzpatrick | No Comments


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.