Thursday Swing! Featuring Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band

Thursday Swing! Featuring Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band

Thu, October 11, 2018

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

$10

Two live bands, two dance lessons, 5 hours of swing music and dance every Thursday Night!!  Join us 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!

6:00 Dance Lesson with Melissa Roane
6:30 Live Music and Dancing
8:00 DJed Music and Dancing
8:30 Dance Lesson with Guest Instructors
9:00 Live Music and Dancing

Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band
"While clearly belonging to the present, this music channels all of the energy and pure joie de vivre that the bands of old had." - Bud Kopman

Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band is a Denver-based vintage jazz band devoted to revitalizing swing music and dance. This small group style band packs a punch of power, personality, and wit into each show, intriguing generations new and old with the beloved charm of big band swing from the 1930’s-1940's. This nationally touring group plays 100+ shows each year across the US. The Spicy Pickles have recorded three full-length albums, and 2 EP's to date, with their most recent full-length album Gin & Moonlight released in 2017.

Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles has played at jazz festivals and concert series across the United States, and in 2017 alone, opened for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Davina and the Vagabonds. The band's 2014 music video "Movin' Groovy" won 1st place at the Seattle Jazz Dance Film Festival. Their original music has been used in commercials internationally, including Leo Vegas (Sweden) and Visit Seattle (USA), and they have recently had music placed in major motion picture The Killing of a Sacred Deer directed by Yorgos Lanthimos that won best screenplay at Cannes Film Festival 2017.

Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles is an endorsing artist for Ear Trumpet Labs microphones, Northeast Drum Company, Earthtone Drumheads, Bosphorus Cymbals, and EARasers Earplugs.
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/