VanPort Jazz

Big Band Jazz

New Year's Eve at the Vancouver Elks (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve at the Vancouver Elks (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

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. THE EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (You do not need to be a member of the Elk’s Club).

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.

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

Address: 11605 SE McGillivray Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98683

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Feb
16
6:30 PM18:30

Knights of Columbus Sweetheart Ball

  • St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marian Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mark this date on your calendar! 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. Dinner, Drinks and Dancing. Open to the public. More information will be coming.

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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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