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SWING!

PREMIER BAND, SEASONED MUSICIANS, HOT MUSIC. A UNIQUE VINTAGE EXPERIENCE.

We are the cherry blossom orchestra

 

Based out of Portland, The Cherry Blossom Orchestra were formed as a direct result of Louis Armstrong's visit to the city in 1965. He is one of many inspirations for us - see also Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, WC Handy, Spencer Williams, the Oklahoma City Blue Devils, Fletcher Henderson, and so many more. Hot times, prohibition, speakeasies, wax & early vinyl recordings were the order of the day. We play the jazz created during its most important period : the 1920s to the 1940s -

Ragtime, Blues, Stomps, Swinging & Hot. 

Available in combos from trio up to the full band:

Clarinet, Saxophone, Arranger / David Evans

Vocals, Guitar, Banjo / Doug Sammons

Piano / Randy Porter

Bass, Tuba / Ken Anoe

Drums / Michael Raynor

Trombone / John Moak

Trumpets / Charlie Porter, Garner Pruitt

 

 
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Cherry Blossoms schedule

December 22 - Secret Society, Portland. 6.30pm - 8.15pm : The Cherry Blossom Hot 5 (David Evans, John Moak, Garner Pruitt, Ken Anoe, Chris Woitach) 

December 10 - Poshette's Cafe, Portland. 7pm - 9pm : The Cherry Blossom Trio (David Evans, Doug Sammons, Ken Anoe)

November 12 - Poshette's Cafe, Portland. 7pm - 9pm : The Cherry Blossom Trio (David Evans, John Moak, Ken Anoe)

November 11 - Landmark Saloon, Portland. 9pm - Midnight : The Cherry Blossom Hot 4 (David Evans, Garner Pruitt, Ken Anoe, Chris Woitach)

November 10 - The Spare Room, Portland. 9pm - Midnight : The Cherry Blossom Hot 4 (David Evans, John Moak, Randy Porter, Ken Anoe).

October 8 - Poshette's Cafe, Portland. 7pm - 9pm : The Cherry Blossom Trio (John Moak, Ken Anoe, Charlie Porter)

September 10 - Poshette's Cafe, Portland. 7pm - 9pm : The Cherry Blossom Trio (David Evans, Randy Porter, Charlie Porter)

August 27 - Holladay Park, Portland. 5.30pm - 8pm : The Cherry Blossom Orchestra

2017

May 13 - Salem Grand Theatre, Salem. : The Cherry Blossom Orchestra

September 21 - Lincoln City Cultural Centre, Lincoln City. : The Cherry Blossom Orchestra

 

News & Updates

2017 IS A HUGE YEAR - CONTACT ME TO FIND OUT WHY, AND WHY YOU NEED US!

The Hot 5 debuts at The Secret Society on Thursday December 22! 6.30pm - dance floor, cocktails, happy hour food too! Check out the Schedule for full details.

The Trio plays every second Saturday of the month at Poshette's Cafe at 7pm! The next session will be on December 10 headed up by David Evans on reeds! He is joined by Doug Sammons on guitar and vocals and Ken Anoe on tuba & upright bass, bringing you vintage jazz and blues.

Check out www.poshettescafe.com for menu details and more about the venue.

 

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CHERRIES FROM HEAVEN

by Cherry Blossom Orchestra