Sunday Supper Club feat. Latin Jazz w/Bobby Torres Ensemble

Sunday Supper Club feat. Latin Jazz w/Bobby Torres Ensemble

Brenda Jean Russell, Silver Slipper Sisters, Judy Tibbles' Skylark Tappers

Sun, May 13, 2018

Doors: 6:45 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$15 GA • $20 VIP Table Seating

Portland's premier social dance and entertainment experience. Step back in time into a space of inspiration and magic.

Dance lesson by Brenda Jean Russell at 7PM!


Live music, performances, dancing 7:45-10pm!

All ages welcome!

Sunday Supper Club - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Sunday Supper Club
Portland's premier social dance and entertainment experience. Step back in time into a space of inspiration and magic.
Live music, performances, dancing 7-10pm!

Sitting with Bobby Torres, reminiscing about Sunday Supper Club in New York City, we both say, “why doesn’t Portland have one?” I’ve always wondered why my beloved Portland was lacking this critical piece of community culture. Sunday Supper Club is always my favorite event to attend when I visit a city, NYC, LA, Oakland... Here starts our journey with this new project incorporating Portland’s finest musicians, fabulous dancers/entertainers, and YOU, out for a fine evening in a classy joint with fantastic cocktails, select dinner menu and shared plates, dancing cheek to cheek, kicking up your heels, clapping your hands, being amazed, and looking amazing. Can’t wait to see you there!
Bobby Torres Ensemble - (Set time: 7:45 PM)
Bobby Torres Ensemble
From New York City, to Woodstock with Joe Cocker, through ten years of touring with Tom Jones, to forming his own Latin jazz group in Portland, Bobby Torres has been on the music scene for over 40 years.

Besides performing as a percussionist, Bobby is a record producer, songwriter, percussion instructor, session musician and band leader.

On April 30, 2016, Bobby was given the Jazz Journalist’s Association Jazz Hero Award. This award is given to advocates, altruists, activists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities. On September 11, 2015, Bobby performed with the Tadeschi Trucks band to a crowd of over 25,000 people at the Lockin’ Festival in Virginia. This concert was a tribute to Joe Cocker and featured many of the original members of Mad Dogs & Englishmen. See the full Tribute to Joe Cocker at this link. On August 24, 2009, Time Magazine published “Woodstock, How Does it Sound 40 Years Later?” an article which included a photo of Bobby in performance on stage with Joe Cocker at Woodstock along with the Mad Dogs & Englishmen. On May 4th of 2009, Bobby performed for Archbishop Desmond Tutu before his adoring crowd of over 4,800 people. And, later that same year, Bobby was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. The formal ceremony, which included fellow inductees Terry Robb, Dan Balmer and others, was October 17, 2009 at the Roseland Theater. A versatile musician, Bobby was nominated for “Outstanding Percussionist” – a Muddy Waters Award – as a result of his work performing with Le Bon, Craig Caruthers, The Dan Reed Network, Curtis Salgado, Lloyd Jones and Linda Hornbuckle – all local R&B and Blues Musicians who developed national and international reputations of their own.
Brenda Jean Russell - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Brenda Jean Russell
Brenda Jean is fulfilling her childhood dream as a professional dancer and instructor, movement educator, and wellness coach. Brenda Jean’s early dance training included about 30 dance styles. She has also studied musical history, dance history, dance instruction, mind/body, movement education, medical qi gong, and other related subjects adding to her knowledge of the body, dance, music, and teaching. Brenda Jean continues to study and train with coaches, historians, and practitioners, always striving to increase her understanding and ability. She believes we are all born with dance in our bodies, and that each of us can use this activity as a means for personal expression, connecting with others, and healing. Brenda Jean loves the image of being able to dance anytime, anywhere, to any music, alone, or with anyone. She spends her time living this dream for herself while assisting her students in accomplishing their personal goals.”
Silver Slipper Sisters - (Set time: 7:45 PM)
Silver Slipper Sisters
DanceMode Production's Silver Slipper Sister's perform weekly at the Secret Society's Sunday Supper Club. Come check us out every Sunday 7-10pm.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
http://secretsociety.net/