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:
13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Milwaukie, OR 97222
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!
We appreciate your support!
Till next time,
Weekly Post Lineup At McElrath Cabaret:
Tuesdays: Cabaret Tip Tuesday
Wednesdays: Ask A Cabaret Question
Fridays: Cabaret Through Time