Win Tickets ($30+): 1945 – A Tribute to the Music of Harry James and Frank Sinatra @ Bossanova Ballroom | Big Band Performance

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see 1945: A Tribute to the Music of Harry James and Frank Sinatra at the Bossanova Ballroom on Sunday, March 10, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 10.

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Frank Sinatra Tribute @ Bossanova Ballroom1945: A Tribute to Harry James & Frank Sinatra
Sunday, March 10, 2013
7 p.m. | $15-$25 | 21+
Purchase Tickets HERE

Bossanova Ballroom
722 E Burnside St Portland, OR 97214
(503) 206-7630 | More Info:

A Tribute to the music of Harry James and Frank Sinatra performed by Chuck Par-Due and the Mike Curtis Project (15 piece Big Band including former members of the Harry James Orchestra) with Special guest vocalist Cheryl Morris (former vocalist with Harry James, Tex Beneke, Ray McKinley, and others).

Chuck Par-Due is a vocalist in the Frank Sinatra style, and a trumpet player in the Harry James style. Chuck has performed his Sinatra tribute all across America. Chuck has performed for Presidents Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George Bush I. He has also performed with many jazz greats including Helen Forrest, Bob Haggart, Phil Urso and many more.

Chuck Par-Due and the Mike Curtis Jazz Project will be performing the original arrangements of the Harry James orchestra to re-create the sounds of the greatest trumpet player of all time…Harry James. Chuck re-creates “You Made Me Love You”, “I’m Beginning to See the Light”, “It’s Been a Long, Long Time”, “Sleepy Lagoon” and many other Harry James hits. In addition, Chuck and the band will be performing such Frank Sinatra hits as I’ll Be Seeing You, My Way, New York, New York and others.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Mike Curtis formed The Mike Curtis Jazz Project out of his love for big band jazz. Influences include Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Gordon Goodwin, Woody, Miles, Diz, all of the usual suspects!

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22 Responses to Win Tickets ($30+): 1945 – A Tribute to the Music of Harry James and Frank Sinatra @ Bossanova Ballroom | Big Band Performance

  1. Roger March 6, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Oh yeah this sounds like a real fun night!! Have always regretted never seeing Sinatra or any of the big band greats like Harry James live in concert before. Would love to win these passes!

  2. Brianna March 6, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    I’d love, love to go! Haven’t had a chance to see big band jazz in a long time and it’d be great to be able to make a fun date of it.

  3. AnneMarie Chiappetta March 6, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    Sounds like a great evening! I waske up to Sinatra music every day!

  4. Roya March 6, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    This looks like so much fun!

  5. Brian @ Portland WordPress March 6, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    I fell in love with Frank Sinatra during my days as a waiter at the Olive Garden, listening to hours of the Rat Pack croon and sway over the restaurant music system eventually made me a huge fan. I’d love to win tickets to this!

  6. Lisa March 7, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    Ohhh…I would love to go and be a of this! I already have my dress ready.

  7. Myranda March 7, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    My mom and I love listening to Sinatra and other big bands. I would love to have the opportunity to take her with me as a surprise for her birthday! Please help me make this possible! :)

  8. Mindy March 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    This sounds like a perfect event for date night! Oooh, pick me! Pick me! :)

  9. Gary Powell March 7, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    At my age, everything I own is “vintage”. Love the big band stuff…sounds like a great night!

  10. Scott Worthington March 7, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    being a young man (23) l discovered the whole “brat pack” listening to Mt Hood CC radio KMHD, Would love to hear that style live

  11. Kelsey March 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    I would love to have a nice Sunday evening date with a special someone.. Dinner, and swank, yes please!

  12. Angel Campbell March 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    This is my cup of tea! And after all of the planning our board has been doing for the past year for the Petlandia event, I would love to unwind with some swingin’ to Big Band music.

  13. sunchicka March 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

    Sounds like a fun time

  14. Sache March 7, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    Sounds like the best way to spend a sunday night!

  15. Stan March 7, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    **Jazz hands**

  16. Toby March 7, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    I love Frankie and would REALLY appreciate it if you pick me! I listen to them all the time and to hear this live would be an awesome time.

  17. ErinR March 8, 2013 at 12:35 am #

    I’m married to a hermit so it would be great to get out and have a proper date :)

  18. Scott March 8, 2013 at 6:02 am #

    Sounds like a perfect night.

  19. TS- as in tough stuff! March 8, 2013 at 7:14 am #

    I so love those guys!!! I listen to them all the time, from LP to CD to MP3/stream! so funny to remember my dad, he played them all the time and its like going home!

  20. Lauren March 8, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    I grew up singing jazz standards with my family’s a cappella group. In middle school, I would listen to Frank Sinatra instead of what was on the radio, and in college I arranged a Sinatra song for my college a cappella group! Big band music has always been my absolute favorite. I would love to finally see a live concert in Portland! I’d “get a kick out of you” if you sent me to the concert!

  21. Jamie March 8, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    This would be so much fun! I’ve lived in Portland for 3 years and have never been to the Bossonova Ballroom; this would be an awesome first event! Who doesn’t love Frank Sinatra?

  22. Lauren March 9, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    I must see this because Frank Sinatra keeps my heart believing in Love. Plus, how could you not want to sit and reminisce about a beautiful blue-eyed Italian for an evening?!

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