From our sponsors:
The Midnight Serenaders + Bridgetown Sextet
April 30, 2016
Doors 8:30 p.m., Show 9 p.m. | $10 ADV, $12 Doors | 21+
More info: secretsociety.net
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell St., Portland, OR 97212
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 BRIDGETOWN SEXTET performs authentic, energetic roots jazz from the 1920s and 30s with a sound evoking the blues of Creole New Orleans, the stomp of prohibition-era Chicago, and the stride piano of the Harlem Renaissance. The group captures the natural feel of these early jazz innovations – the drive, energy, and spontaneity that characterized them – with a fresh and inventive sound all its own. This is high-energy, low-down, genuine music that makes hot jazz and swing sound new!