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