VanPort Jazz

Big Band Jazz

May
23
7:30 PM19:30

🎷 Jazz Club at the Luepke Center THURSDAY MAY 23rd

  • 1009 East McLoughlin Boulevard Vancouver, WA, 98663 United States (map)
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***Jazz Club with VanPort Jazz***

Come join the VanPort Jazz on Thursday May 23rd, 2019 for only $2 at the Luepke Center in Vancouver, WA. The city of Vancouver and VanPort Jazz have put together this special Jazz Club. For only $2, you will get to see how a big band operates behind the scenes. Also, VPJ will play several selections throughout the evening, non-stop, for those who want to come in and dance the night away. The city of Vancouver is hoping to see interest in VPJ, and jazz music, grow. Feel free to message/call if there are any questions.

VanPortJazz@gmail.com

360-721-8457

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Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

💐 Jazz Club Dance at the Luepke Center (Thur JUNE 20th) 7:30pm

Come join the Jazz Club at the Luepke Center.

Join Vanport Jazz Dance: Thursday, June 20,, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Bring your friends along and enjoy great music, fun and dancing. Singles and couples welcome! Only $2 per person at the door. Dancing starts at 7:30pm. If you are not a dancer, that is more than okay. Come and listen. There are tables for seating available. The dance will conclude at 9:30pm. Refreshments will be available. Again, tickets are an amazing price: $2

💃**DANCE LESSON AVAILABLE BEFORE THE DANCE**🕺🏽

Joseph and Julieann Platt will be providing a group dance lesson beginning at 6:30-7:30pm for only $5 additional charge. Come learn the steps to great moves!

Come listen to the best big band in town and dance the night away.

Luepke Center

1009 E McLoughlin Blvd.

Vancouver, WA 98663

(360) 487-7050

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Aug
28
12:00 PM12:00

🏤🎤🎺VanPort Jazz live at Portland 5

We are back again playing in downtown Portland, OR (On Broadway and Main Street) for the Portland 5 noon concert series. VanPort Jazz will be performing in between the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and the Portland5 Performing Arts building (outside on Main Street). Join us on August 28th for more of our signature swinging big band music!

Price is FREE

Concert 12pm-1pm

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Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

🎃 🦇 🌙 VanPort Jazz Costume Halloween Dance

Join VanPort Jazz for a spooky, but thrilling night of bigband jazz dance music. The evening will be filled with dancers in costumes of their choosing. There will also be food, drinks and a raffle drawing. Cost per person is $30.

Venue location will be coming soon

Happy Halloween! 🎃 🌙 🦇 🦹🏽‍♂️🧝🏻‍♀️🧛🏼‍♀️🧙🏾‍♀️

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🇺🇸🎺 VetFest PDX USO Dance at Oaks Park Dance Pavilion
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

🇺🇸🎺 VetFest PDX USO Dance at Oaks Park Dance Pavilion

VetFest PDX USO DANCE at Oaks Park Dance Pavilion. Come join VanPort Jazz for this exciting and wonderful USO Dance.

This is an event to showcase the accomplishments of veterans in out community. Our event will offer military families and supportive community members a place to gather for fun family time, plus opportunities to get the most current information on veterans’ resources, benefits and lifestyle. We plan to do this through brief drop-in sessions hosted simultaneously alongside Oaks Park rides, entertainment and family activities and NW cuisines, wine/beer/spirits crafted by veteran owned and operated businesses. Folks who attend will also be able to participate in an, all-inclusive USO style, “Veteran’s Sweethearts Dance”, a Veterans’ car show and a 10K Fun-Run benefiting military families. We believe a highlight will be, Veteran’s Business & Non-profit Row: Veteran’ owned businesses and charities catering to the veteran’ lifestyle will have free space to promote and display their goods and services to the public to garner exposure previously unavailable to them. Contact: Josh Davis info@vfrcoregon.org 503-713-8284

(Dance is from 7pm-10pm)

7805 SE Oaks Park Way, 
Portland, OR 97202

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Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

💐 (SOLD OUT) Spring Swing Dance At Pearson Air Museum

Get this popular event on your dance calendar now, tickets usually sell out fast. The Friends of Fort Vancouver will be sponsoring this event again in 2019 at the historic Pearson Air Museum, and VanPort Jazz will once again provide the live swing music.

SPRING SWING DANCE

March 16th, 2019 at Pearson Air Museum 7 PM to 10 PM, with 1940's style dance music by VanPortJazz. Tickets are $30 each. Available only through advance sales at the Friends for Fort Vancouver website or at the Friends’ Bookstore in the Visitor Center, 1501 East Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661.

If you like, come dressed for the Forties (Class A uniforms preferred, if military). Listen to the Big Band music; enjoy good company and dance, dance, dance!

Tickets lmay be purchased in advance from www.friendsfortvancouver.org or at the Friends Shop at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, 1501 E Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661

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Sweethearts Ball "A Knight to Remember" (Open to the Public)
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Sweethearts Ball "A Knight to Remember" (Open to the Public)

  • St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marian Hall (map)
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Mark this date on your calendar! (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)This will be the second of two outstanding big band performances by VanPort Jazz (The first is the Pearson Sweetheart Dance the week before). You won’t want to miss either one. Starting at 6pm with a Social, followed by Dinner at 6:30pm and Dancing at 7pm. Open to the public. $25 per person

TICKETS ARE PRE-SOLD. PLEASE DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE AS TICKETS MAY SELL OUT BEFORE THE EVENT. Contact Stephen Dixon at (360) 635-1578 or (360)891-0968

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(SOLD OUT) New Year's Eve at the Vancouver Elks
Dec
31
to Jan 1

(SOLD OUT) New Year's Eve at the Vancouver Elks

(SOLD OUT) Come celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Elk’s Club in Vancouver, WA. VanPort Jazz will be swingin’ in the event with great BigBand music.

There will be cocktails, dinner (provided by Crowded Kitchen Catering Company), dancing, champagne to ring in the New Year, and other exciting surprises. Tickets ($30) are available at the Elks Lodge or online at www.elks823.org. (SOLD OUT)

Questions??? Please call the Elks Lodge: 360-256-0823

Address: 11605 SE McGillivray Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98683

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Fall Ball At Vancouver Elks
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Fall Ball At Vancouver Elks

Join us and the Vancouver Elks Lodge 823 for another fun night of swing dancing and big band jazz. The general public is welcome - you do not have to be an Elks member to attend. Tickets are $15 and available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-ball-with-music-by-vanport-jazz-band-tickets-50187787022. Ticket price includes a chili dinner. Dance lessons will be available from experienced instructors Joseph and Julianne. The music starts at 7:30.

More about the dance instructors:

Joseph and Julieann have a passion for teaching everyone to dance - from teenagers to 90 year olds.  They are especially well known for making classes fun and easy.

The duo have offered classes together for 12 years.  Julieann has honed her dancing skills through years of belly dancing, yoga and the creative arts.  Joseph has taught ballroom dancing since the age of 18, when he began his dancing career as an instructor for Arthur Murray Studios in Davenport, IA.  While at Arthur Murray's, he took several students on to regional dance competitions in the Midwest, many receiving gold medals

 

 

Some testimonials:

 

·         "I love your method, fun, easy to follow...really stress free, again fun!"  Marianne B.

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·         "Joseph and Julieann are utterly delightful.  They make the learning easy and tremendous fun.  Especially amazing is their skill at building community out of the group.  Thank you for a great time!"  -  Lee S.

·         "Joseph and Julieann have a wonderfully welcoming spirit. They make learning to dance like a party."  - Sarah A.

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·         "Awesome!  Mondays are something to look forward to now. It's wonderful - a gift from God!" - Barry D.

·         "Joseph and Julieann are the most enthusiastic and supportive dance teachers imaginable.  The classes include people of varying ability but everyone is made to feel successful.  Their warmth and sometimes silliness is infectious and makes for a fun time for everyone."  - Mary P.

·         "You guys are the best dance teachers in town.  We've had several others and I never really got turned on to dancing this way before"  - Mike P.  

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Clark College Big Band Bash
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Clark College Big Band Bash

Join us at the Clark College Big Band Bash! Admission is free and the music is incredible.

http://www.clark.edu/about/governance/calendars/events.php?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D260729990%26view%3Devent%26-childview%3D%26returnUrl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.clark.edu%252Fcampus-life%252Farts-events%252Fmusic%252Findex.php

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USO Swing Dance at the Vancouver Elks Lodge
May
26
5:00 PM17:00

USO Swing Dance at the Vancouver Elks Lodge

Join us and the Vancouver Elks at this USO themed swing dance! Tickets are $15 in advance, $25 at the door and include dinner. A no host bar will be available. Get tickets here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-vancouver-elks-uso-dance-with-the-vanport-jazz-band-tickets-45202513936?aff=es2

5pm cash bar cocktail hour.
6pm Spaghetti buffet served.
6:45 The Colors will be posted by the Young Marines.
7-9pm Dancing to The VanPort Jazz Band!

1940’s period costumes (WWII era) are encouraged but not required.
Open to the public, Elks membership not required to attend.

$16 online at Eventbrite ($25 at the door)

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Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Sinatra By Starlight

Join us on Veteran's Day at the Tony Starlight Showroom as we again hook up with Tony Starlight for a night of Sinatra tunes. From Tony's site:  "Tony sings Sinatra with the VanPort Big Band, with a special salute to veterans. Either way, this show will be swingin’ time! We’ll play such favorites as “The Lady Is A Tramp”, “New York, New York” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”. Add an intimate saloon song or two like “Angel Eyes” or “One For My Baby” and we’ll have a ring-a-ding-ding time!"

Tickets are available at

http://www.tonystarlight.com/calendar-items/sinatra-by-starlight-11-11-17/#more-4416

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Swing Back to the 50s Dance
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Swing Back to the 50s Dance

The Friends of Fort Vancouver are hosting a Swing Back to the 50s dance at the historic Pearson Air Museum on September 23, 2017. Join us for a swinging night of fun and dancing! Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance at www.friendsfortvancouver.org or at the Friends Shop at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, 1501 E Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver WA 98661. Proceeds from this event benefit education programs at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

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VanPort Jazz with TONY STARLIGHT!
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

VanPort Jazz with TONY STARLIGHT!


VanPort Jazz is teaming up with Tony Starlight to present an exciting show in the style and tradition of Frank Sinatra and Count Basie. This is a unique opportunity to hear Tony Starlight front a dynamic big band.Come to the Aurora Colony Vineyards to hear us in a beautiful setting! Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2997532 . $13 in advance, $15 at the door.

FYI we are moving the event inside the tasting room to escape the heat.

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