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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 -

Available in combos from trio up to the full band:

Clarinet, Saxophone, Arranger / David EVANS

Trumpet, Arranger / Charlie PORTER

Trumpet / Garner PRUITT

Trombone / John MOAK

Vocals, Guitar, Banjo / Doug SAMMONS

Piano / Randy PORTER

Bass, Tuba / Ken ANOE

Drums / Tim RAP

 

 

 

 

News & Updates

2017 HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE YEAR FOR US - THANK YOU ALL!!

 

The Hot 4 begins a 2nd Fridays residency at the Mock Crest Tavern in December! The venue where we really get to stretch out as musicians - you'll love this place and the mood when we play here is second to none.

Check out https://www.mockcrest.com/Home.html for more about this venue.

The Hot 5 plays every second Thursday of every month, at Secret Society Ballroom at 6.30pm! The next appearance is scheduled to be on December 14th.

Check out www.secretsociety.net for more about the venue.

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CHERRIES FROM HEAVEN

by Cherry Blossom Orchestra