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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TONIGHT!!! Come out and dance your election blues away with the Jenny Finn Orchestra! It's the weekly Lindy Society Thursday dance at The Secret Society. Dance lessons at 6 and 8:30. JF is on at 6:30 and for the 2nd shift it's the fabulous Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints down from Seattle.

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Thursday Swing! Featuring The Jenny Finn Orchestra, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints at The Secret Society

November 10, 2016, 6:00pm - November 10, 2016, 11:00pm

Thursday Swing! Featuring The Jenny Finn Orchestra, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints at The Secret Society Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints Born out of a love of the early years of swing, country and rock & roll, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is a band whose sound transports you to the time of speakeasies, honky-tonks and rock & roll joints. With upright bassist and vocalist Birch Pereira at its center, the band features many of Seattle's most skilled and versatile musicians who share the love of the American song traditions and a desire to offer a fresh angle on them. The band itself plays in a variety of formats from intimate duo or trio gigs to dance gigs as a larger ensemble and features a revolving cast of professional, Golden Ear nominated, Seattle musicians, including Jason Goessl (guitar), Adrian Van Batenburg (drums), Jacob Zimmerman (clarinet), Tim Kennedy (Wurlitzer), David Bush (drums), Sam Esecson (drums), Daniel Rainard (guitar) and Kate Voss (vocals). Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints released their debut album Dream Man on May 12th and continue to support the release with performances around the West and East Coast. The Jenny Finn Orchestra 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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Time to dance your blues away for at least an evening! This Thursday, The Jenny Finn Orchestra will be playing the Lindy Society Thursday night swing dance for Happy Hour! Dance lesson at 6, JF on at 6:30. The fabulous Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints from Seattle will play the 2nd shift at 9.

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Thursday Swing! Featuring The Jenny Finn Orchestra, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints at The Secret Society

November 10, 2016, 6:00pm - November 10, 2016, 11:00pm

Thursday Swing! Featuring The Jenny Finn Orchestra, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints at The Secret Society Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints Born out of a love of the early years of swing, country and rock & roll, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is a band whose sound transports you to the time of speakeasies, honky-tonks and rock & roll joints. With upright bassist and vocalist Birch Pereira at its center, the band features many of Seattle's most skilled and versatile musicians who share the love of the American song traditions and a desire to offer a fresh angle on them. The band itself plays in a variety of formats from intimate duo or trio gigs to dance gigs as a larger ensemble and features a revolving cast of professional, Golden Ear nominated, Seattle musicians, including Jason Goessl (guitar), Adrian Van Batenburg (drums), Jacob Zimmerman (clarinet), Tim Kennedy (Wurlitzer), David Bush (drums), Sam Esecson (drums), Daniel Rainard (guitar) and Kate Voss (vocals). Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints released their debut album Dream Man on May 12th and continue to support the release with performances around the West and East Coast. The Jenny Finn Orchestra 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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We're playing the Thursday swing dance this month instead of our normal 2nd Saturday slot. We're on first and the fabulous Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints down from Seattle take the 2nd shift. ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday Swing! Featuring The Jenny Finn Orchestra, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints at The Secret Society

November 10, 2016, 6:00pm - November 10, 2016, 11:00pm

Thursday Swing! Featuring The Jenny Finn Orchestra, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints at The Secret Society Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints Born out of a love of the early years of swing, country and rock & roll, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is a band whose sound transports you to the time of speakeasies, honky-tonks and rock & roll joints. With upright bassist and vocalist Birch Pereira at its center, the band features many of Seattle's most skilled and versatile musicians who share the love of the American song traditions and a desire to offer a fresh angle on them. The band itself plays in a variety of formats from intimate duo or trio gigs to dance gigs as a larger ensemble and features a revolving cast of professional, Golden Ear nominated, Seattle musicians, including Jason Goessl (guitar), Adrian Van Batenburg (drums), Jacob Zimmerman (clarinet), Tim Kennedy (Wurlitzer), David Bush (drums), Sam Esecson (drums), Daniel Rainard (guitar) and Kate Voss (vocals). Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints released their debut album Dream Man on May 12th and continue to support the release with performances around the West and East Coast. The Jenny Finn Orchestra 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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It's that time of the month to dance with The Jenny Finn Orchestra! This Sat, Oct 8, 6-8pm at The Secret Society. Featuring the ever fabulous Courtney Freed on lead vocals.

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The Jenny Finn Orchestra at The Secret Society

October 8, 2016, 6:00pm - October 8, 2016, 11:00pm

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