2nd Saturday Swingout! w/The Midnight Serenaders, Bridgetown Sextet

2nd Saturday Swingout! w/The Midnight Serenaders, Bridgetown Sextet

Sat, April 14, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 adv, $12 doors

This event is 21 and over

The Midnight Serenaders - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Midnight Serenaders
"Plenty of bands attempt to recapture the jive sounds of the Roaring Twenties, but most of them just sound, well, jive. Midnight Serenaders is a local combo of veteran swingers who sashay from torch song to hot jazz with panache and a genuine respect for yesterday's hit parade."
~Portland Monthly

Riding the crest of the neo-traditional jazz craze presently occurring on the West Coast, the MIDNIGHT SERENADERS are a six-piece swing band playing regularly to enthusiastic audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest. Performing vintage pop, Hot Jazz, and Hawaiian instrumentals, as well as an expanding collection of Jazz Age-sounding original songs, these six veteran musicians strive to share their love for the music of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. With an exciting stage show, tight musical arrangements, and outstanding solo and harmony vocals, MIDNIGHT SERENADERS fans include nostalgists, swing dancers, melody junkies, retro-clothing hounds, and folks who simply appreciate good quality, jubilant music.

The Midnight Serenaders are:
Doug Sammons - guitar, vocals
Dee Settlemier - ukelele, vocals
Pete Lampe - upright bass
Doc Stein - Hawaiian Steel guitar
Garner Pruitt - trumpet & vocals
David Evans - clarinet & saxophone
Bridgetown Sextet - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Bridgetown Sextet
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!
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212