Thursday Swing! Featuring 12th Avenue Hot Club, & The Jenny Finn Orchestra!

Thursday Swing! Featuring 12th Avenue Hot Club, & The Jenny Finn Orchestra!

Thu, December 27, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$10 advance ● $10 cash at the door

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

12th Avenue Hot Club - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
12th Avenue Hot Club
Vintage acoustic swing from Portland Oregon in the gypsy jazz style pioneered by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli.
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
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
The Jenny Finn Orchestra - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
The Jenny Finn Orchestra
The Jenny Finn Orchestra hails from the soggy burg of Portland, Oregon. When Ain't Misbehavin', the band plays vintage swing jazz of the 1920's-1940's in string orchestra format. Conductor Twayn Williams leads the band on guitar with driving Gypsy Swing rhythms. Hank Hadeed brings his bebop, jazz and blues influence to the mix, adding color and finger-burning solos. We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye to talented and classically trained Megan Moran on violin, who has temporarily relocated to Boston, but she'll be back before we know it. In the meantime, it's just Too Darn Hot when we invite other local talents to complete the sextet. The icing on this tasty cake is the vocal performances of Carrie Baldwin-Sayre and Janet Lindsley. Doctor-in-the-house Carrie fronts the band with extensive experience in theater and dance. She brings double the fun - she can sing and sew up our wounds when needed. Operatically trained and accordion-slinging Janet sings and adds sweet and spooky vocal harmonies. Well over Five Foot Two with eyes of blue is James "J'attendrai" Delaney, rounding out the sound on the upright bass. This sextet swings Night and Day in venues in Portland and beyond.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
http://secretsociety.net/