Sunday Supper Club feat. The Ne Plus Ultra - Ensemble Gitane

Sunday Supper Club feat. The Ne Plus Ultra - Ensemble Gitane

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

Sun, September 23, 2018

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

$15 GA • $20 VIP

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!
The Ne Plus Ultra - Ensemble Gitane - (Set time: 7:45 PM)
The Ne Plus Ultra - Ensemble Gitane
Featuring Sammuel Murry-Hawkins (Band Leader), Twayn Williams of The Jenny Finn Orchestra (and many others), Hamodi Hini of The Hot Club du Jour, and James Cook of Trashcan Joe and The Juleps!

The Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra was formed in January of 2016, and since September of that year has operated under the leadership of Sammuel Murry-Hawkins. The founding members of the group recognized the lack of fully orchestrated traditional dance bands in the Pacific Northwest focusing on the sweet and hot music of the 20s and 30s.

​With over 2000 charts in their collective collection, the orchestra is creating a repertoire that reflects some of the most familiar music from the era, as well as lost gems that shall sparkle once more.

The instrumentation for The Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra is a perfect representation of the lush hotel bands of a forgotten era. With tuba, banjo, reed trio, trombone, 2 cornets, percussion, violin, and piano, the orchestra is the only of its kind in the Portland Metropolitan area. Our male vocalists, The Tritone Trio, complete the illusion of an era of elegance past.

​Our name is derived from the Latin phrase "Ne Plus Ultra," translated as "no more beyond," or more colloquially, "above all else." The phrase was adopted by instrument artisans in the early decades of the twentieth century to represent their top of the line models.
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.
Rose City Sweets - (Set time: 7:45 PM)
Rose City Sweets
DanceMode Production's Rose City Sweets are a women's dance company that has existed in various iterations since 2005. Lead by Brenda Russell who has been participating in and leading women's dance groups since the year 2000. For women in social dance to be able to dance, to really dance, without needing a man to make it happen is vital for the health of these women and our communities. We all love to feel like a princess when we're waltzed around the room by a partner, and we love to feel like the divas we are as we stand together shaking our things on the stage.
Judy Tibbles' Skylark Tappers - (Set time: 7:45 PM)
Judy Tibbles' Skylark Tappers
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
http://secretsociety.net/