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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

 

 

 

 
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Cherry Blossoms schedule

2017

January 14 - Poshette's Cafe. 7pm - 9pm : The Cherry Blossom Trio (David Evans, Garner Pruitt, Ken Anoe)

January 27 - Duff's Garage. 9pm - 10.20pm : The Cherry Blossom Hot 4 (David Evans, John Moak, Ken Anoe, Reece Marshburn)

February 11 - Poshette's Cafe. 7pm - 9pm : The Cherry Blossom Trio (Charlie Porter, John Moak, Ken Anoe)

February 16 - Fremont Theatre. 8pm - 10pm : The Cherry Blossom Orchestra

February 23 - Tapalaya Restaurant. 6pm - 9pm : The Cherry Blossom Trio (John Moak, Chris Woitach, Ken Anoe)

February 28 - Analog Cafe & Theater. 8.30pm - 11pm : The Cherry Blossom Hot 5 (David Evans, John Moak, Charlie Porter, Dan Gaynor, Ken Anoe)

March 11 - Poshette's Cafe. 7pm - 9pm : The Cherry Blossom Trio (David Evans, John Moak, Ken Anoe)

March 16 - Bread & Honey Cafe. 6.30pm - 8.30pm : The Cherry Blossom Trio (David Evans, Ken Anoe, David Stassens)

March 17 - Secret Society. 6pm - 7.45pm : The Cherry Blossom Hot 5 (David Evans, John Moak, Charlie Porter, Dave Johnson, Ken Anoe)

March 31 - Bossanova Ballroom. 8pm - 11pm : The Cherry Blossom Orchestra

April 8 - Poshette's Cafe. 7pm - 9pm : The Cherry Blossom Trio (Charlie Porter, Chris Woitach, David Duthie)

April 13 - Christo's, Salem. 7pm : The Cherry Blossom Hot 4 (David Evans, John Moak, Randy Porter, Chris Woitach)

April 20 - Secret Society Ballroom. 6.30pm - 8.15pm : The Cherry Blossom Hot 5 (David Evans, John Moak, Charlie Porter, Ken Anoe, Chris Woitach)

April 22 - Landmark Saloon. 9pm - midnight : The Cherry Blossom Hot 5 (David Evans, John Moak, Garner Pruitt, Ken Anoe, Chris Woitach)

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

June 10 - Poshette's Cafe. 7pm - 9pm : The Cherry Blossom Trio (David Evans, John Moak, Ken Anoe)

June 15 - Secret Society Ballroom. 6.30pm - 8.15pm : The Cherry Blossom Hot 5 (David Evans, John Moak, Charlie Porter, Ken Anoe, Chris Woitach)

July 8 - Poshette's Cafe. 7pm - 9pm : The Cherry Blossom Trio (David Evans, John Moak, Ken Anoe)

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

August 17 - Secret Society Ballroom. 6.30pm - 8.15pm : The Cherry Blossom Hot 5 (David Evans, John Moak, Charlie Porter, Ken Anoe, Chris Woitach)

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

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

October 19 - Secret Society Ballroom. 6.30pm - 8.15pm : The Cherry Blossom Hot 5 (David Evans, John Moak, Charlie Porter, Ken Anoe, Chris Woitach)

December 21 - Secret Society Ballroom. 6.30pm - 8.15pm : The Cherry Blossom Hot 5 (David Evans, John Moak, Charlie Porter, Ken Anoe, Chris Woitach)

2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

News & Updates

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

THE FULL BAND MADE THEIR 2017 DEBUT AT THE FREMONT THEATRE ON FEBRUARY 16 IN A SPECIAL CONCERT PERFORMANCE CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF RECORDED JAZZ - WE TAKE THIS ON THE ROAD NEXT DOWN TO SALEM IN MAY.

FULL DETAILS OF THIS CONCERT HERE

The Trio plays every second Saturday of the month at Poshette's Cafe at 7pm! The next session will be on April 8 headed up by Charlie Porter on trumpet bringing you vintage jazz and blues.

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

The Hot 5 plays every third Thursday of the month, every other month, at Secret Society Ballroom at 6.30pm! The next session will be on April 20, featuring David Evans, John Moak, Charlie Porter, Ken Anoe and Chris Woitach.

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

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CHERRIES FROM HEAVEN

by Cherry Blossom Orchestra