Performance Schedule

Here is a list of Black Swan's upcoming public performances.


April 20, '17
7:30 to 9:30

Black Swan IN CONCERT at McMennamin's Mission Theater & Pub Celebrates 100 Years of Recorded Jazz

For the first time in umpteen years, Black Swan Classic Jazz Band will be presenting concert performance in our home town of Portland, Oregon. Sponsored by Portland Jazz, this performance will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the seminal first recording of jazz at the hands of New Orleans' Original Dixieland Jass Band, the music that inspired them, along with the torrid dozen years or so of hot jazz that followed. Doors open at the Mission Theater at 6:30 located at 1624 NW Glisan Street in Portland. Be sure to get your tickets online in advance at Cascades Tickets to take advantage of the deep discount.

PDX Jazz is a non-profit cultural arts organization dedicated to curating jazz in Portland, Oregon and fostering the growth of musical offerings in the Pacific Northwest. We strive with your contributions and sponsorship to inspire, educate and develop future jazz audiences for generations to come.

June 4, '17
10:30 & 3:00

Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan

Black Swan is thrilled to return for another year as a featured artist at the Sundays afternoon concert series and to celebrate music in worship earlier in the day. James Moursund leads a terrific choir and outreach program through music to the Corvallis community. This is always an uplifting experience for the musicians and the audience/congregation. Join us.  Musicians are expected to include Portland vocaler Marilyn Keller, Portland corneter Rick Holzgrafe, Vancouver drummerer Ron Leach, Eugene banjoer Alan Phillips, Corvallis clarineter Steve Matthes, Montana tromboner Don Stone, Portland pianoer John Bennett and Portland tubaer Kit Johnson.

June 23-25, '17

America's Classic Jazz Festival

If you like a heavy mix of Trad and a good dose of fun, the Lacey festival should be on your calendar in bold, red letters. We're delighted to be back for a return engagement, celebrating traditional jazz with esteemed Director Charlotte Dickison and her worthy crew. Black Swan's lineup includes cornetist Rick Holzgrafe, drummer Ron Leach, banjoist Alan Phillips, vocalist Marilyn Keller, clarinetist Steve Matthes, trombonist Don Stone, pianist John Bennett and tuba owner Kit Johnson. This festival always attracts a crowd, so get your tickets early.

Sept 8-10, '17

Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival

We're very excited to return to this wonderful event again in 2016! This is a fantastic festival with a great mix of bands in one of the prettiest places around. You'll hear the likes of Lennart Axelsson and His European All Stars, Cornet Chop Suey, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Cocuzzi Coots Courtet, Bob Draga with Friends, Gator Nation, Lance Buller, Benny and the Good Men and Dave Bennett & the Memphis Speed Kings. Black Swan will feature cornetist Rick Holzgrafe, drummer Ron Leach, banjoist Alan Phillips, vocalist Marilyn Keller, clarinetist Steve Matthes, trombonist Don Stone, pianist John Bennett and tuba dude Kit Johnson. Go early! Go often!

Sept 17, '17
1:00 to 5:00

Portland Dixieland Society

A new season begins for Portland's traditional jazz lovers, and Black Swan is happy to be kicking off the festivities. Entertaining you will be Marilyn Keller, vocals; Rick Holzgrafe, cornet; Ron Leach, drums; John Bennett, piano; Steve Matthes, clarinet; Andy Hall, trombone; Alan Phillips, banjo; and Kit Johnson, tuba.

1:00 to 4:00

Olympia Jazz Society

Stay tuned for information on our next performance at the Olympia ELKs #186 at 1818 4th Avenue.

1:00 to 5:00

Traditional Jazz Society of Oregon

To be rescheduled, but you don't want to miss this session at the Springfield ELKs lodge at 1701 Centenniel Boulevard.