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Stan Kenton Tribute Party – October 14, 2017

Posted on: September 10th, 2017 by Jim Fitzpatrick | No Comments

Jumptown Big Band presents a swinging tribute to the timeless music of the legendary Stan Kenton with a big band dance party and concert. The band is expanding its normal size for this event to include 10 brass players to mimic the Stan Kenton orchestra. We will be performing a variety of danceable swing arrangements and ballads along with a few instrumental concert features. Claudia Knauer will be our featured vocalist performing tunes sung by June Christy and Anita O’Day – who were both vocalists with the Stan Kenton orchestra. Whether you love to dance or just love to listen, come enjoy an evening to remember.

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 14th 7:30pm to 9:30pm. This venue has a large dance floor and plenty of seating for dancers and concertgoers alike. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $15 at the door or may be purchased in advance at a discount through

Open Rehearsal at Eagle Estates – September 13, 2017

Posted on: September 1st, 2017 by Jim Fitzpatrick | No Comments

Jumptown Big Band will be performing an open rehearsal on Wednesday September 13th 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Eagle Estates in Gresham. We have done this event the past few years and the attendance has been growing. We will be playing a wide selection of big band arrangements. Come listen as we sight read new charts, play some old favorites, and even take a few requests from the audience. The event is free, but donations will be accepted and go toward facility improvements at this community center. The address is 690 NE Fleming Avenue Gresham Oregon 97030.

Aurora Colony Vineyards Concert – July 19, 2017

Posted on: May 18th, 2017 by Jim Fitzpatrick | No Comments

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

St. Luke Church Picnic – June 11, 2017

Posted on: April 17th, 2017 by Jim Fitzpatrick | No Comments

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Sunday June 11th 11:30am to 1:30pm Jumptown Big Band will be performing at St. Luke Lutheran Church for a church picnic to close out their vacation bible school. Come hear the band perform in a relaxed outdoor picnic atmosphere and meet some wonderful members of the church congregation. St. Luke Church has been an avid supporter of our band and this is our chance to show them our appreciation. We will be performing a variety of tunes including well-known big band classics, pieces that feature our fantastic jazz musicians, and vocal arrangements sung by Portland big band vocalist Claudia Knauer.

St. Luke Lutheran Church is located at 4595 SW California St., Portland, OR 97219. 

Mardi Gras Gala – A Star Affaire – December 10, 2016

Posted on: October 29th, 2016 by Jim Fitzpatrick | No Comments

Jumptown Big Band will be performing at A Mardi Gras Gala: A Star Affaire 2016 sponsored by PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center Foundation on Saturday, December 10, 2016 starting at 6pm at the Cowlitz Regional Conference Center in Longview, Washington. In addition to live music, the evening 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.