An Upcoming Trad Jazz Gig–We’d Love To See You There!


Hello everyone!  It’s been a busy time here at McElrath Cabaret of late.  For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been up to my eyeballs preparing for a Shakespeare audition (I decided to go with Mistress Page from The Merry Wives of Windsor–a very fun play and a role I’d love to do sometime!), and we had a rehearsal and are gearing up for a fun annual gig that we’ve had the pleasure to do with the traditional jazz band out of Portland that we play with–the Puddin’ River Jazz Band.  We’ll get back to our regular posting schedule next week, after this gig is over.


In the meantime–if you are in the mood for a Mardi Gras party that is a dance, and you’d like to spend an afternoon listening to trad jazz and swing tunes, as well as some early rock and roll, then this may be just the event for you!  Here are the details:

Who:         KJ and Athena McElrath with Puddin’ River Jazz Band
What:        Performance at the Portland Dixieland Jazz Society
Where:     The Milwaukie Elks Lodge (don’t let the name of this place scare you–this event is open to the public–you don’t have to be an Elk to attend!)
13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Milwaukie, OR  97222
                Map here.
When:      Sunday, February 17, 2013
                 1-5 pm
Cost:       $10 for Portland Dixieland Jazz Society members, $15 for non-members


The way it works is we play three sets, which are interspersed with sets by the jammers, namely, musicians and singers who attend and sit in and jam on many classic trad jazz tunes.  If you sing or play, come join the jammers–it’s fun!


If you are so inclined, it never hurts to dress for this dance in styles that might have been worn in the 1920s-1940s–fun, but definitely optional.


Here’s a picture of us from a trad jazz party:



And here’s a link to the Portland Dixieland Jazz Society webpage–I just noticed that they have me singing and the band, including KJ on piano, doing our rendition of “What A Little Moonlight Can Do”–when you visit the website!


We’d love to see you there!


What are your favorite trad jazz songs?  Let us know in the comments below–we love to hear from you!


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About Athena at McElrath Cabaret

Athena McElrath is an entertainer with a love for theatre and singing. She enjoys delving in the area of historical cabaret, researching the singers and clubs that were in business from before 1920 to the present, in New York and beyond.
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