Thursday Swing! Featuring The Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies, Stumptown Swing
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
Doors 6:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
The Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies
THE HOT LOVIN’ JAZZ BABIES is a side project of Doug Sammons, Dee Settlemier, and Pete Lampe who perform together in the long-time Portland swing band The Midnight Serenaders. Each month will feature different instrumentalists from Portland’s thriving swing scene, creating a unique and exciting lineup for each show.
Melissa, though too modest to admit it, is one of Portland’s most important figures in Vintage Style Swing Dances. She has been teaching at the Viscount Dance Studio since 2003 and has taught, deejayed, and performed at various events around town. Her approachability, knowledge, fun classes, and dance style have garnered her a solid following and place among the Portland’s great swing instructors.
The Portland Lindy Society
Portland Lindy Society is a non-profit organization that promotes swing dancing and jazz music in Portland, OR. We host a dance each Thursday at The Secret Society ballroom.
6pm-11pm, Lesson from 6-6:30, 8:30-9.
Bands from 6:30-8:15 and 9-11
PLS also organizes and hosts the Portland Lindy Exchange. Please visit the Facebook page
Stumptown Swing takes audiences back to 1920's Paris, when gypsies with guitars, violins and upright basses made the leap from French musette to American "hot jazz" and kept Parisians dancing to this evocative new sound.
Tim Connell (mandolin) and Mike Burdette (guitar) of Rio Con Brio formed the group after nearly a decade of playing swing gigs with Portland's best acoustic musicians. They snapped up the hottest upright bass player in town, Keith Brush (Stolen Sweets, Pete Krebs Trio, Blue Cranes) and are proud to feature their long-time friend and collaborator, the absolutely pyrotechnic violinist, Ben Blechman.
Stumptown Swing performs a set of hot, cool and sultry classics, featuring swinging groove and gorgeous acoustic instruments played with intelligence and passion by four masters of their craft.
$10 advance ● $10 cash at the door
Two live bands, two dance lessons, 5 hours of swing music and dance every Thursday Night!! Join us for happy hour from 6-8pm when all ages are welcome in the ballroom, and stay for the second band and lesson as the night heats up at The Secret Society! No partner necessary, and you are welcome to join us and watch if you're not ready to step out quite yet!
6:00 Dance Lesson with Melissa Roane
6:30 Live Music and Dancing
8:00 DJed Music and Dancing
8:30 Dance Lesson with Guest Instructors
9:00 Live Music and Dancing