Performance Schedule

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

DATE & TIME DESCRIPTION OF PERFORMANCE

Oct 29, '17
5:00 to 7:00

Shriner's Fundraiser

Jack & Earline Dawes and many friends are bringing back another vintage jazz celebration to help raise funds for the Al Kader Shriners and the worthy work they do providing care for children and families in need. You'll hear many fine ensembles in a concert that goes like the wind. Black Swan is happy to contribute to the cause and will include Marilyn Keller, vocals; Rick Holzgrafe, cornet; Ron Leach, drums; John Bennett, piano; Steve Matthes, clarinet; Wayne Travillion, trombone; and Kit Johnson, tuba.

Nov 5, '17
9:30 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.

Rose City Blues Festival

Rose City Blues is a non-profit, community-developed dance event, brought to you by the Portland Blues and Jazz Dance Society. They sponsor an annual Blues dance weekend, with an abundance of magnificent live music, three showstopping competitions, 2 days of wondrous workshops, and DJs playing all night ‘till you drop. This year the Black Swan Sextet is pleased to join the festivities to present arrangements of classics by noteworthy pioneers such as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters and more. The ensemble includes Marilyn Keller, vocals; Rick Holzgrafe, cornet; Ron Leach, drums; John Bennett, piano; Steve Matthes, clarinet; and Kit Johnson, tuba. Full weekend or daily event badges are available through on Dancerfly, including music each evening, workshops, snacks and more!

Jan 14, '18
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.

Feb 23-25, '18
Various

Seaside Jazz Festival

When the coastal destination town of Seaside puts on a jazz festival they go all out! High caliber performers include your own Black Swan CJB, High Sierra, Tom Rigney, Dave Bennett, Uptown Lowdown and many more. Sites are in easy walking distance from each other, as are many of the fine sightseeing locales, hotels and restaurants. We hope you'll join us. Vocalist Marilyn Keller, cornetist Rick Holzgrafe, drummer Ron Leach, banjoist Alan Phillips, clarinetist Steve Matthes, trombonist Don Stone, pianist John Bennett and minder of the big brass' spit valve Kit Johnson make up the lineup.

April 8, '18
Noon to 5:00

Traditional Jazz Society of Oregon

Don't miss this celebration sponsored by one of the bona-fide "oldy-but-goody" traditional jazz societies in the west. TJSO meets at the Springfield ELKs lodge at 1701 Centenniel Boulevard. Nice people, great dance floor and good bands make up an environment sure to please. Entertaining you will be Marilyn Keller, vocals; Rick Holzgrafe, cornet; Ron Leach, drums; John Bennett, piano; Steve Matthes, clarinet; TBD, trombone; Alan Phillips, banjo; and Kit Johnson, tuba.

June 10, '18
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.

Sept 7-9, '18
Various

Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival

More information to come soon!

Sept 16, '18
2:00 to 6:00

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; TBD, trombone; Alan Phillips, banjo; and Kit Johnson, tuba.

TBD, '18
1:00 to 4:30

Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society

More information to come soon.

Oct 17-21, '18
Various

Sun Valley Jazz Festival

The band will be returning in 2018 to this marquis celebration of jazz. Stay tuned until after this year's event for more information.

Nov 22-25, '18
Various

San Diego Jazz Festival

We're excited to head back to the 39th annual San Diego Jazz Festival for the first time since 2012. This is an absolutely marvelous way to spend your Thanksgiving weekend. We look forward to seeing you there, with vocalist Marilyn Keller, and instrumentalists Rick Holzgrafe, Ron Leach, Alan Phillips, Steve Matthes, Don Stone, John Bennett and Kit Johnson there to entertain and have fun with you.