Yes – July was a fantastic burn and August keeps getting better! Four bands! Hope to see you at one of these: Lay Z Gait is back in the saddle and sounding better than ever; I am thrilled to be working with Sean M. and his Rhythm Kings; don’t miss the debut of the Hadacol Bouncers –this is New Orleans Jazz at its finest; and the WurliBird show at Blue will be a smokin’ stew of bebop and soul jazz.
Friday, August 2nd – Sean Mencher & his Rhythm Kings kick off the Port City Swing Jam! A two week festival of dancing and swing music – http://portlandswing.weebly.com/index.html At Acoustic Artisans http://acousticartisans.com/ – Art Walk Outdoor set – 6:30, Dance Lesson – 8:00, Dance – 8:30 – 9:30. No Cover – Donations Accepted
Saturday, August 3rd – Lay Z Gait at Dam Blues Fest, w/ special guest Joyce Anderson! – http://www.dambluesfest.com/ (We’re on at 4:30ish!)
Tuesday, August 6th – The Hadacol Bouncers play at Local Sprouts http://www.localsproutscooperative.com/ as part of the continuing Port City Swing Jam. 7:00 – No Cover-– Donations Accepted. http://portlandswing.weebly.com/index.html
Friday, August 9th – The Hadacol Bouncers plat at Acoustic Artisans http://acousticartisans.com/ as part of the continuing Port City Swing Jam. 7:00 – No Cover-– Donations Accepted. http://portlandswing.weebly.com/index.html
Sunday, August 11th – Sean Mencher & his Rhythm Kings play brunch at Local Sprouts http://www.localsproutscooperative.com/ 11:00 – 2:00. No Cover-– Donations Accepted
Thursday, August 15th – Lay Z Gait plays a Swing Dance at Acoustic Artisans – http://acousticartisans.com/ 7:30. No Cover – Donations Accepted
Friday, August 16th – Lay Z Gait play the Scarborough Summerfest! 7:00 – 9:00
Monday, August 19th – Lay Z Gait plays a private party on the Songo River Queen in Naples.
Thursday, August 22th – Lay Z Gait plays a Swing Dance at Acoustic Artisans – http://acousticartisans.com/ 7:30. No Cover – Donations Accepted
Friday, August 23rd – The Hadacol Bouncers play a daytime BBQ at the Horizons in Brunswick – 11:00 – 2:00.
Friday, August 23rd – Tom Whitehead plays piano jazz with a trio at Rudi’s http://rudisportsmouth.com in Portsmouth, NH – 6:00 – 10:00. Great Food, No cover.
Sunday, August 25th – Sean Mencher & his Rhythm Kings play a private party in New Hampshire…
..and finally –
Friday, August 31st – WurliBird returns to Blue http://portcityblue.com with a tribute to Lee Morgan! Hear the entire album of “Sidewinder” and more…featuring Tom Whitehead on keys, Zach Lange on Trumpet, Nick Mainela on Tenor Sax and Brett Gallo on drums.