Thursday Swing! Featuring Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints, Pink Lady & John Bennett Jazz Band

Thursday Swing! Featuring Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints, Pink Lady & John Bennett Jazz Band

Thu, March 30, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$8 admission • all ages until 8pm • under age 16 free

Two live bands, two dance lessons, 5 hours of swing music and dance every Thursday Night!!  Join us for $5 food and drink specials 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!

6pm Dance Lesson with Melissa Roane!
6:30pm Live Music and Dancing!
8:00pm Dance Lesson with guest instructor!
8:30pm Live Music and Dancing!

Pink Lady & John Bennett Jazz Band - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Pink Lady & John Bennett Jazz Band
Pink Lady, who is the perfect combination of a sweet flapper and sultry siren, performs & sings the songs of the Prohibition Era in this combo which includes rag time piano jockey John Bennett, vintage arch top guitarist Steve Boden, Wayne Travillion on trombone, Will Amend on Double Bass and Joe Haegele on Drums. Together they have been playing that corruptive hot jazz for over 100 years!
Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints
Born out of a love of the early years of swing, country and rock 'n 'roll, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is a band whose sound transports you to the time of speakeasies, honky-tonks and rock 'n' roll joints. With upright bassist and vocalist Birch Pereira at its center, the band features many of Seattle's most skilled and versatile musicians who share the love of the American song traditions and a desire to offer a fresh angle on them.

The band itself plays in a variety of formats from intimate duo or trio gigs to dance gigs as a larger ensemble and features a revolving cast of professional, Golden Ear nominated, Seattle musicians, including Jason Goessl (guitar), Adrian Van Batenburg (drums), Jacob Zimmerman (clarinet), Tim Kennedy (Wurlitzer), David Bush (drums), Sam Esecson (drums), Daniel Rainard (guitar) and Kate Voss (vocals). Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints released their debut album Dream Man on May 12th and continue to support the release with performances around the West and East Coast.
Melissa Roane - (Set time: 6:00 PM)
Melissa Roane
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 - (Set time: 6:00 PM)
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
$8!

PLS also organizes and hosts the Portland Lindy Exchange. Please visit the Facebook page
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
http://secretsociety.net/