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



Cherry Blossoms schedule

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

News & Updates

The Trio plays every second Saturday of the month at Poshette's Cafe at 7pm! The next session will be on October 8 headed up by John Moak on trombone! He is joined by Charlie Porter on trumpet and Ken Anoe on tuba & upright bass, bringing you vintage jazz and blues.

Check out for menu details and more about the venue.





by Cherry Blossom Orchestra