5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. / Portland, OR, 97211
Thursday, March 9, 2017
7 p.m. til 9 p.m FreeAll ages welcome
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Local legends Turtle VanDemarr (Dan Hicks, Jim Kweskin Jug Band), David Reisch (Holy Modal Rounders, Michael Hurley), Jon Koonce (Johnny & The Distractions) and Dan Haley (Ed & The Boats), are joined by newcomer to the Portland music scene, Jazzy Lee VanDemarr.
Turtle (lead guitar-vocals) and David (bass-vocals) have played music together in different configurations in Portland for over 40 years. For the past 14 years these two respected and sought after Portland music veterans have been band mates with the wildly popular local band - The Freak Mountain Ramblers. Jon Koonce is a NW original who started out playing drums for the Sleazy Pieces. The singer songwriter took up the guitar in the 80's to form the legendary Johnny & The Distractions. Jon is back on the drums once again with the Peter Pants Band. Dan Haley has been a fixture of the Portland East Side Sound since the 80's. His mandolin playing, quirky personality and singing style are mesmerizing.
Jazzy has studied and been involved in musical theater, performing on stage for the past 15 years. She has also received vocal instructions through the years from two of Portland's favorite chanteuses, Mary Kadderly & Becky Kilgore. Jazzy's singing style is a little bit sassy with a lot of strong jazz influence.
This band is "too much fun," covering everything from Johnny & June to Ella & Louis, to Doris Day - with added hilarious stage banter. They are the foremost proponents of a new music genre - HILLBILLY JAZZ.
Pete Krebs is one of Portland's most beloved musical chameleons, and one of the few to have played gigs at both CBGB's and Perservation Hall. He's best known as the front man for 90's seminal Portland Punk band Hazel, and has shared the stages with artists as diverse as Elliott Smith, Mark Lanegan, Nirvana, The Holy Modeal Rounders, The Hot Club of Cowtown, and Danny Barnes, just to name a few. A musical time-traveler, Pete is in retrograde motion these days. He loves bringing back vintage swing, gypsy jazz, western swing, traditional country and rockabilly.
In addition to being an in-demand private music teacher, he works professionally as a swing jazz guitarist and singer for Portland's The Stolen Sweets, along with his own Pete Krebs Trio and Portland Playboys. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, giving questionable advice to the young ‘uns and sitting on his duff like the grumpy old man he is.
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