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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Second Saturday is coming up! Aug 12 we're roaring back into the Secret Society, with the ever fabulous Courtney Freed on lead vox!

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The Jenny Finn Orchestra at The Secret Society

August 12, 2017, 6:00pm

The Jenny Finn Orchestra at The Secret Society

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Tonight! The harmonies will flow and the feet will fly...

Monday Swing! Featuring The Jenny Finn Orchestra at The Secret Society
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Monday Swing! Featuring The Jenny Finn Orchestra at The Secret Society

July 17, 2017, 7:30pm - July 18, 2017, 12:30am

Monday Swing! Featuring The Jenny Finn Orchestra at The Secret Society! Join us from 7-10:30pm for a live band, a dance lesson, special guests DJ's and 3 hours of swing music and dance every Monday Night at The Secret Society! No partner necessary and you are welcome to join us and watch if you're not ready to step out quite yet! 7:30PM Dance Lesson with Melissa Roan! 8:00PM Special Guest DJ! 8:30PM to 10:30 PM Live Band and Dancing!

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Everything old is new again with The Jenny Finn Orchestra this Monday for the Lindy Society Swing Dance at Secret Society!

Special guest vocalists Carrie Baldwin-Sayre (Libertine Belles) and Janet Lindsley (The Juleps) return for one night only to give us their soaring harmonies like the old days! Not to be missed!

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Monday Swing! Featuring The Jenny Finn Orchestra at The Secret Society

July 17, 2017, 7:30pm - July 18, 2017, 12:30am

Monday Swing! Featuring The Jenny Finn Orchestra at The Secret Society! Join us from 7-10:30pm for a live band, a dance lesson, special guests DJ's and 3 hours of swing music and dance every Monday Night at The Secret Society! No partner necessary and you are welcome to join us and watch if you're not ready to step out quite yet! 7:30PM Dance Lesson with Melissa Roan! 8:00PM Special Guest DJ! 8:30PM to 10:30 PM Live Band and Dancing!

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The Jenny Finn Orchestra at The Secret Society

July 8, 2017, 6:00pm - July 8, 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 debut CD, Shadow Over Swingtown, is available at CD Baby.

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If you’d like to make a booking request, or just want to say hello, please send us a message and we’ll get back to you.