The 1930s were a tough time in America. Poverty and stagnation rates soared, families were replaced and attention slowed to a halt. But notwithstanding their troubles, Americans had one thing that could make all feel all right, even if usually for one evening.
That good unifier was pitch music.
Rich or bad and of all ethnicities, group and women would dress in their fanciest clothes, strike a city and dance their troubles divided to song from storied jazz and pitch artists like Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Duke Ellington.
With that suggestion of togetherness in mind, Parks Recreation Department eventuality specialists Jamie Inglis and Dawn Kolb aim to ride Lake Oswegans behind to a time when life was easier and a song was sweeter with “Jingle Swing,” a city’s third-annual Holiday Concert.
“We adore a thought of doing something that creates a new family tradition in Lake Oswego, and we wish a Holiday Concert is that for many people,” Inglis said.
Two headliners who have built informal commend in a genres of jazz and pitch will be featured when a annual uncover earnings to Lakeridge High School’s auditorium during 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, including Portland’s possess Pete Krebs and Seattle multi-instrumentalist Casey MacGill.
The uncover will open with performances from both Lakeridge and Lake Oswego high propagandize choirs.
Krebs is one of Portland’s many dear low-pitched chameleons, a new inductee into a Oregon Music Hall of Fame and maybe a usually chairman alive to have played gigs during both CBGB’s and Preservation Hall. He’s best famous as a frontman for ’90s seminal Portland punk rope Hazel, and he has common stages with artists as different as Elliott Smith, Mark Lanegan and Nirvana.
Seattle’s Casey MacGill is a classical Hollywood character, in coming and style. MacGill plays boogie-woogie, pitch and walk piano. He blows a musical jazz cornet, though his many singular instrumental voice is a six-string effort ukulele. He has been singing and arranging outspoken harmonies for some-more than 40 years, in a career that stretches from Los Angeles to Broadway.
Both MacGill and Krebs will accept subsidy from a internal pitch sextet Stolen Sweets and musical thespian Pink Lady, with dance numbers achieved by Lindy Hop specialists Melissa Roane and Colin Livesay.
“We’re enlivening people to dress adult and come out to unequivocally emanate that whole classic, special luxury to shun a day-to-day life, go behind in time and reconstruct those moments of magnificence and sophistication,” Kolb said.
Kolb and Inglis worked with Stolen Sweets member and internal talent coordinator Jen Bernard to secure acts for this year’s show, that promises to be a sharp-witted and fun knowledge for everyone, aged and young.
“It’s a good approach to applaud a holiday season, get dressed adult and see a uncover in a poetic venue,” Kolb said. “My daughter has volunteered as an usher, and she loves a song each year and a whole family atmosphere. It’s not usually for adults, it’s for families, too.”
Tickets are $23 for adults and $16 for youth. Proceeds advantage a Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. All tickets are ubiquitous admission. Doors open during 6:15 p.m.
To squeeze tickets, revisit bit.ly/JingleandSwing or call a Parks Recreation table during 503-675-2549 and anxiety category #16514.
IF YOU GO
What: Jingle Swing: 2017 Holiday Concert
Where: Lakeridge High School Auditorium, 1235 Overlook Drive
When: 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16
Featuring: Pete Krebs, Casey MacGill, Stolen Sweets, Pink Lady, Melissa Roane, Colin Livesay, Lakeridge and Lake Oswego high propagandize choirs
Cost: $23 for adults, $16 for youth. All deduction advantage a Lake Oswego Adult Community Center