Monday Swing! Featuring The Cherry Blossom Orchestra

Monday Swing! Featuring The Cherry Blossom Orchestra

Mon, June 19, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

Join us from 7-10:30pm for a live band, a dance lesson, special guests DJ's and 3 hours of swing music and dance every Monday Night 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!

7:30PM Dance Lesson with Melissa Roan!
8:00PM Special Guest DJ!
8:30PM to 10:30 PM Live Band and Dancing!

The Cherry Blossom Orchestra - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
The Cherry Blossom Orchestra
Based out of Portland, The Cherry Blossom Orchestra were formed as a direct result of Louis Armstrong's visit to the city in 1965. He is one of many inspirations for us - see also Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, WC Handy, Spencer Williams, the Oklahoma City Blue Devils, Fletcher Henderson, and so many more. Hot times, prohibition, speakeasies, wax & early vinyl recordings were the order of the day. We play the jazz created during its most important period : the 1920s to the 1940s -

Available in combos from trio up to the full band:

Clarinet, Saxophone, Arranger / David EVANS

Trumpet, Arranger / Charlie PORTER

Trumpet / Garner PRUITT

Trombone / John MOAK

Vocals, Guitar, Banjo / Doug SAMMONS

Piano / Randy PORTER

Bass, Tuba / Ken ANOE

Drums / Tim RAP
The Portland Lindy Society - (Set time: 7:00 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

PLS also organizes and hosts the Portland Lindy Exchange. Please visit the Facebook page
Melissa Roane - (Set time: 7:30 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