The Libertine Belles, Bridgetown Sextet
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Libertine Belles
The Libertine Belles are a female vocal swing trio based in Portland Oregon. Our set lists include vintage jazz music and original songs that conjure up Tin Pan Alley! Their specialty is three part vocal harmonies, plus 6-string tenor ukulele, upright bass, washboard and cornet. Sweet arrangements, haunting harmonies, and sizzling humor… these gals are much more than just easy on the eyes!
Dee Settlemier (the Midnight Serenaders) on Ukulele, Teresa Boyd (the Saloon Ensemble, the Ukuladies) on Washboard, and Carrie Baldwin-Sayre (the Jenny Finn Orchestra) comprise the core of the Belles, and they are proudly backed by Russell Gores (Everything’s Jake) on upright bass, and Jason Wells (the Saloon Ensemble, Trashcan Joe) on cornet. Fairly new on the scene, career highlights include a full length CD, a regular monthly residency at the Secret Society Ballroom, the Oregon Country Fair, the Seattle Folklife Festival, and coming up soon, the Waterfront Blues Festival.
The BRIDGETOWN SEXTET performs authentic, energetic roots jazz from the 1920s and 30s with a sound evoking the blues of Creole New Orleans, the stomp of prohibition-era Chicago, and the stride piano of the Harlem Renaissance. The group captures the natural feel of these early jazz innovations - the drive, energy, and spontaneity that characterized them - with a fresh and inventive sound all its own. This is high-energy, low-down, genuine music that makes hot jazz and swing sound new!