Vintage Swing Jazz

The Jenny Finn Orchestra plays the vintage danceable swing jazz of the 20’s-40’s with a unique blend of sophisticated vocals, alto sax/flute, archtop and gypsy guitars supported by upright bass and percussion. The JFO is a group of jazz-inspired musicians whose love for these depression-era tunes is enhanced by their eclectic backgrounds that range from straight ahead jazz to jump blues to avant-garde to rock & roll to pop.

The Band

Vocals: Courtney Freed
Archtop Guitar: Hank Hadeed
Bass/Vocals: James Cook
Reeds/Vocals: Joshua Gilbert
Gypsy Guitar: Twayn Williams

Shows

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We have a standing residency at The Secret Society, every 2nd Saturday of the month for Happy Hour, 6-8pm! Come check us out!

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Get out yer dancin' shoes! This Saturday The Jenny Finn Orchestra plays the Secret Society Happy Hour, 6-8pm. It's going to be perfect weather for dancing inside.

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The Jenny Finn Orchestra at The Secret Society

June 10, 2017, 6:00pm - June 10, 2017, 11:00pm

The Jenny Finn Orchestra at The Secret Society

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Tomorrow night! Forget your troubles, c'mon get happy! ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday Swing! Featuring The Jenny Finn Orchestra, The Pepper Grinders at The Secret Society

June 1, 2017, 6:00pm

Thursday Swing! Featuring The Jenny Finn Orchestra, The Pepper Grinders at The Secret Society

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It's the Men of The Jenny Finn Orchestra, in all our Rat Pack glory! ... See MoreSee Less

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Special edition! Featuring Chelsea Cafferky Barnes (Juleps, Smut City Jellyroll Society) on guest vocals. She'll be pitching in on our unending efforts to return Courtney to freedom.

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The Jenny Finn Orchestra at The Secret Society

May 13, 2017, 6:00pm - May 13, 2017, 11:00pm

The Jenny Finn Orchestra at The Secret Society The Jenny Finn Orchestra hails from the soggy burg of Portland, Oregon. When Ain't Misbehavin', the band plays vintage swing jazz of the 1920's-1940's in string orchestra format. Conductor Twayn Williams leads the band on guitar with driving Gypsy Swing rhythms. Hank Hadeed brings his bebop, jazz and blues influence to the mix, adding color and finger-burning solos. We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye to talented and classically trained Megan Moran on violin, who has temporarily relocated to Boston, but she'll be back before we know it. In the meantime, it's just Too Darn Hot when we invite other local talents to complete the sextet. The icing on this tasty cake is the vocal performances of Carrie Baldwin-Sayre and Janet Lindsley. Doctor-in-the-house Carrie fronts the band with extensive experience in theater and dance. She brings double the fun - she can sing and sew up our wounds when needed. Operatically trained and accordion-slinging Janet sings and adds sweet and spooky vocal harmonies. Well over Five Foot Two with eyes of blue is James "J'attendrai" Delaney, rounding out the sound on the upright bass. This sextet swings Night and Day in venues in Portland and beyond.

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Our quest to raise funds from the tip jar for Courtney so we can get her relased from the pokey continues apace. Next month, May 13th, Chelsea Caffee Barnes (Smut City Jellyroll Society) will sit in to help us out. Hopefully we'll get enough bail money from that show so that Courtney can be back with us in June, sporting her fresh-from-the-joint tan. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our debut CD, Shadow Over Swingtown, is available at CD Baby.

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