VanPort Jazz

Big Band Jazz

Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz Club at the Luepke Center ($2) THURSDAY JAN 24TH (7:30PM-9:30PM)

  • 1009 East McLoughlin Boulevard Vancouver, WA, 98663 United States (map)
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Come join the VanPort Jazz on Thursday January 24th for only $2 at the Luepke Center in Vancouver, WA. The city of Vancouver and VanPort Jazz have put together this special Jazz Club. It is the traditional rehearsal night for VanPort Jazz. However, 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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Sweetheart Dance At Pearson Air Museum
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Sweetheart 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. Tickets will soon be for sale: (Date is forthcoming on when tickets are available) When available, they may 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

More details will be coming soon.

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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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Jan
10
7:30 PM19:30

Welcome 2019 Celebration Dance at the Luepke Center (Thur Jan. 10) 7:30pm

Come celebrate the New Year, 2019 (post New Year’s style) at the Luepke Center. The celebration kicks off on Thursday January 10th, 2019 at 7:30pm. The dance will last until 9:30pm. Refreshments and snacks will be available. Tickets are at a celebratory price: $2. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

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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(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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