Win Tickets ($20): Celebrating 100 Years of Recorded Jazz @ Fremont Theater | w/ The Cherry Blossom Orchestra Playing a Full Tribute to the Original Dixieland Jazz Band

We are giving away a pair of tickets to on February 16. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, February 13.



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From our sponsors:
Celebrating 100 Years of Recorded Jazz
February 16, 2017
7 p.m. Doors, Show 8-10 p.m. | $10 | 21+
More info: fremonttheater.com

Fremont Theater
2393 NE Fremont St., Portland, Oregon 97212

On February 26, 1917, The Original Dixieland Jazz Band recorded Livery Stable Blues and Dixie Jass Band One-Step. Available for sale on March 17, 1917 at a cost of 75 cents, Victor Recording #18255 was the first Jazz record ever issued.

In anticipation of this eventful day, The Cherry Blossom Orchestra will be presenting a concert paying full tribute to the trailblazing Original Dixieland Jazz Band, as well as showcasing many landmark recordings from the first 25 years of recorded jazz. Historic works featuring Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson and many others will be performed for a full and exhilarating celebration during jazz’s most important period. Into the Roaring Twenties, the Big Band Swinging Thirties and the Bluesy Forties – this is the debut performance of this unique centennial celebration!

Join us at this vibrant, prospering venue in the heart of North East Portland. There will be music AND education along the way.

The musicians will be:

  • David Evans : clarinet & tenor saxophone
  • John Moak : trombone
  • Charlie Porter : trumpet, cornet
  • Garner Pruitt : trumpet
  • Doug Sammons : guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Ken Anoe : tuba & bass
  • Tim Rap : drums
  • Randy Porter : piano

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55 Responses to Win Tickets ($20): Celebrating 100 Years of Recorded Jazz @ Fremont Theater | w/ The Cherry Blossom Orchestra Playing a Full Tribute to the Original Dixieland Jazz Band

  1. viola rose January 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

    oh yeah DATE NIGHT!!!!!

  2. Dave G. January 19, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

    I’m jazzed just thinking bout it…!

  3. Jen January 19, 2017 at 7:53 pm #

    This sounds like it would be awesome to music to my ears. :)

  4. Naomi January 19, 2017 at 10:00 pm #

    I could really use some jazz right now to get me back to where I want to be…

  5. Diana January 19, 2017 at 10:43 pm #

    Twenties and forties are my favorite periods and I studied jazz from this period in school- we’d have themed parties and all dress up and listen to fortunes jazz. Oh how I miss it! Would be awesome to dress up again for fun and go to this event!

  6. Jan January 21, 2017 at 1:07 pm #

    What a fabulous event! I’d love to take my daughter! Thanks, PDX Pipeline!

  7. liz January 22, 2017 at 8:05 am #

    This is my jam.

  8. Jm January 24, 2017 at 2:06 pm #

    Wow! I’d love to go!

  9. Ari January 24, 2017 at 2:06 pm #

    I just jazzed my pants.

  10. Rossana S. January 24, 2017 at 10:36 pm #

    Ok, this has got to be awesome !

  11. Rosy January 26, 2017 at 8:10 am #

    Sounds like a fun night, studying Jazz theory this celebration would make my night!

  12. bobby January 26, 2017 at 5:07 pm #

    im pretty jazzed about this event..

  13. Kelly January 26, 2017 at 5:14 pm #

    I absolutely love jazz!

  14. jen January 26, 2017 at 6:52 pm #

    what a great lineup!

  15. Sam January 26, 2017 at 7:06 pm #

    HUGE Jazz fan, this would be oh, so dreamy!!!!!!!!

  16. Frank Byers January 28, 2017 at 9:10 pm #

    It’s time for some jazz!

  17. Jenn January 30, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

    I’d love to leave my troubles behind and jazz out for the night!

  18. Cody January 31, 2017 at 5:57 am #

    The Portland Jazz scene has had it’s ups and downs especially in NE. Love to see it coming back to where it started and would love to be a part of it.

  19. Wil Stevens January 31, 2017 at 10:03 am #

    Jazz is our life!

  20. Natalie January 31, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    Awesome awesome! Will be such a great show.

  21. Emily January 31, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

    My boyfriend loves jazz, so this would be a fun night out!

  22. Venessa January 31, 2017 at 1:00 pm #

    Oh I would love, love, love this. Jazz is so relaxing. Would be perfect for v day gift to my husband and I

  23. Noel January 31, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

    This jazz enthusiast would love to dance the night away with friends of the jazz community in Portland!

  24. Kelsey January 31, 2017 at 1:23 pm #

    my husband loves loves loves jazz

  25. Darcella January 31, 2017 at 4:36 pm #

    My partner and I would love a night out of shared music love!

  26. COLLIN FOSTER January 31, 2017 at 9:17 pm #

    My friends DJ and Jeff love Jazz!

  27. Morgan January 31, 2017 at 9:26 pm #

    Gimme some class

  28. Lynn S February 2, 2017 at 4:44 pm #

    I have yet to see Cherry Blossom live and this seems like a good show to dance too! ;-)

  29. eric February 3, 2017 at 9:40 am #

    though Im a huge fan of jazz, this would be a night of enlightenment for my partner and I to hear such an amazing cast of musicians play music of the old masters.

    Shazaam!

  30. Lisa February 3, 2017 at 2:24 pm #

    Please! Looks amazing

  31. panda February 4, 2017 at 4:51 pm #

    I love jazz

  32. catie February 4, 2017 at 4:51 pm #

    its swing time

  33. andrea February 5, 2017 at 1:05 am #

    would love to attend! i love jazz and haven’t been to a show in ages.

  34. Eva February 7, 2017 at 8:22 am #

    Having grown up listening to swing and jazz music from the thirties onward, I’d feel lucky being able to see this celebratory jazz show!

  35. whodat? February 7, 2017 at 10:51 am #

    This would be my first exposure to jazz… would this be a good show to go to?

  36. Kelly February 7, 2017 at 1:48 pm #

    I love jazz. To see jazz live would be amazing!

  37. Renee February 7, 2017 at 3:33 pm #

    I would love to go to this!

  38. Elizabeth Zambrano February 7, 2017 at 5:20 pm #

    To win tickets to this event would be an amazing way to treat the love of my life, who LOVES the Original Dixieland Jazz Band. We both love the great and soulful Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. I want to attend because I’d like to share this with someone I love, listening to music that we connect to.

  39. Molly February 8, 2017 at 12:06 am #

    My boyfriend hasn’t had a day off in 45 days and this would be a great gift for him!

  40. Rosy February 8, 2017 at 8:17 am #

    This sounds so fun! Currently a jazz fan because of a music theory class, this would be an amazing night.

  41. Meg February 8, 2017 at 10:47 am #

    Jazz is objectively one of the best genres of music. Would love to attend!

  42. Tracy February 8, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

    This looks like it’s going to be an incredible 1st show, in a fantabulous jazz history series!
    School me!

  43. Hannah February 8, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

    This sounds schmaze

  44. Jennifer February 8, 2017 at 8:22 pm #

    PICK ME, PICK ME! This sounds fun.

  45. Nicole February 8, 2017 at 11:44 pm #

    This would be a fun date night with my girlfriend!

  46. david cutts February 9, 2017 at 9:17 am #

    i’m excited to go to this event whether i win tickets or not! i’m a record nerd, and into Jazz and my Honey Bunny and I are going and we’ll make a night of it. looking forward to it!!!

  47. Belen Herrera February 9, 2017 at 5:07 pm #

    This would be very unique!

  48. Erin V February 9, 2017 at 5:50 pm #

    This would be the perfect accompaniment to a romantic getaway for my boyfriend and myself (and he LOVES jazz)

  49. April February 9, 2017 at 9:45 pm #

    Jazz date night!

  50. poppy February 10, 2017 at 10:12 am #

    Love Jazz.

  51. Jessie February 10, 2017 at 1:36 pm #

    Horn me!

  52. Jennifer February 10, 2017 at 11:31 pm #

    Do I want to go to this event? You bet your JAZZ I want to! In fact, I want to go a (Duke Elling)TON!

  53. Jennifer February 12, 2017 at 3:28 pm #

    I’m raising and waving my jazz hands enthusiastically to show how much I want to go!

  54. Eric February 12, 2017 at 10:22 pm #

    Spring may not be here quite yet, but it’s sure to be present in spirit Thursday night with the Cherry Blossoms and I, for one, can’t wait to welcome it at long last.

  55. Judy February 14, 2017 at 1:00 am #

    Jazz music fills my soul and Cherry Blossom Orchestra will be a delightful way to celebrate100 years of music.

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