Thursday Swing! Featuring Doug & Dee's Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies, Stumptown Swing

Thursday Swing! Featuring Doug & Dee's Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies, Stumptown Swing

Thu, August 24, 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 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!

Stumptown Swing - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Stumptown Swing
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.
Doug & Dee's Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Doug & Dee's Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies
DOUG & DEE’S HOT LOVIN’ JAZZ BABIES is the new side project of Doug Sammons and Dee Settlemier, front persons for 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. On upright bass will be Midnight Serenaders Pete Lampe.
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.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
http://secretsociety.net/