The Midnight Serenaders 6th Annual Swingin' Halloween Bash with Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners

The Midnight Serenaders 6th Annual Swingin' Halloween Bash with Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners

Sat, October 31, 2015

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

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

The Midnight Serenaders
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
Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners
Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners
Among the finest young roots-oriented acts on the west coast, Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners have taken the hot jazz of the 20's & 30's and combined it with country blues, western swing, and ragtime styles to create an irresistible sound that satisfies dancers and listeners alike. Leaning heavily on their expertly crafted originals, this 6-piece outfit based in Portland, OR also creates clever arrangements of lesser known traditional material.
Along with the timeless vocals of their guitarist/leader, Jacob Miller, each band member contributes to make every performance a memorable event. Evidenced through their own studio recordings and live performances, Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners are a breath of fresh air in both the Americana and trad jazz worlds. Set to release their full length album in the summer of 2016, Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooner's have set a pace that is not expected to slow down. The group continues to share their passion for exploring, discovering, and performing American music for audiences of all ages.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
http://secretsociety.net/