We are giving away a pair of tickets to Thursday Swing! Featuring Baby & The Pearl Blowers, Kid KaBoom & the Mississippi Gipsy @ Secret Society on January 7. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, January 4.
From our sponsors:
Thursday Swing! Featuring Baby & The Pearl Blowers, Kid KaBoom & the Mississippi Gipsy
January 7, 2016
Doors 8:30 p.m., Show 9 p.m. | $8 | 21+
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell, Portland, OR, 97212
Two live bands, two dance lessons, 5 hours of swing music and dance every Thursday Night!! Join us for $5 food and drink specials 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!
- 6pm Dance Lesson with Melissa Roane!
- 6:30pm Live Music and Dancing!
- 8:00pm Dance Lesson with guest instructor!
- 8:30pm Live Music and Dancing!
Melissa Roane – (Set time: 6:00 PM)
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.
Baby & The Pearl Blowers – (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Vintage New Orleans & old Chicago style hot jazz. Baby & The Pearl Blowers is an all-star Portland band of premier musicians inspired by early American jazz. Lots of brass and plenty of hot swingin’ boogie. Baby & The Pearl Blowers deliver American roots music that was born in the brothels, saloons, night clubs, and street corners of New Orleans & old Chicago.
Kid KaBoom & the Mississippi Gipsy – (Set time: 9:00 PM)
KidKaboom (AKA Jason Jurzak) – Bass, Sousaphone, Vocals
The Mississippi Gipsy (AKA Russell Welch) – Lead Guitar
Leon Cotter – Clarinet, Saxaphone
Breckenridge Cartwright – Rhythm Guitar