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Minidoka Swing Band

Minidoka Swing Band

Jazz / Big Band / Swing Portland, OR  US
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy w/ Todd Yuzuriha
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy w/ Todd Yuzuriha
Sentimental Journey w/ vocalist Shig Sakamoto
Sentimental Journey w/ vocalist Shig Sakamoto
Tuxedo Junction w/ vocalist Nola Sugai Bogle
Tuxedo Junction w/ vocalist Nola Sugai Bogle
Fly Me To the Moon w/ vocalist Jo Peterson
Fly Me To the Moon w/ vocalist Jo Peterson
American Patrol
American Patrol

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Minidoka Swing Band - Tuxedo Junction

Shows

  • Sat

    Apr 11

    Newberg, OR, US | 10:00am

    The Minidoka Swing Band opens the days entertainment with a musical performance on the Main Stage. Come start your day with us and then stay for all of the other great entertainment, flower show and 5K Run/Walk. FREE, FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

  • Sat

    Mar 7

    Hillsboro, OR, US | 2:00pm

    The Minidoka Swing Band will be presenting their Annual Spring Concert at Community of Christ Church with a special guest performance by Mr. Shoehorn-Tap Dancing Saxophonist. If you haven’t seen or heard Shoehorn you will be in for a special treat! Shoehorn is an international performer whose tap dancing and saxophone playing will amaze you. The Minidoka Swing Band, directed by local jazz artist Larry Nobori, performs at festivals, concerts in the park, dances, conferences and fund raisers around the Northwest. The band will be performing some of their favorite Big Band swing tunes of the 40’s along with other great tunes from the 30’s through the 60’s. Some of the favorites will include American Patrol, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, My Funny Valentine, Blue Moon, All of Me, You Came a Long Way from St. Louis, Theme from New York New York and many more. The Minidoka Swing Band is comprised of 17 local musicians and features 4 outstanding vocalists. This not-for-profit band is named after the Minidoka Internment Camp near Twin Falls, ID where Japanese Americans from the Portland and Seattle area were interned during WWII. The band remembers the music that was popular inside the camps and during WWII. Three of the MSB band musicians were former camp internees and several of the musicians had family members interned. The Minidoka Swing band will be traveling to Japan in November of 2015 for their “Sharing Our Heritage and Culture through Music” goodwill concert tour, and this concert serves as a fund raiser to help with the band’s expenses. If you would like to find out more about the band and its music, visit their web site at www.minidokaswingband.com or contact band manager Laura Baxter by email, laura@minidokaswingband.com or call 503-715-6689.

  • Sun

    Jan 25

    Portland, OR, US | 8:00pm

    Visit the Minidoka Swing Band booth at Mochitsuki! We'll be in room 238. Buy tickets for our 50/50 drawing. Winner will be announced and posted at 3:30pm that day (need not be present to win); Play our musical inter-active games; View real instruments with a musician showing you how it sounds and plays; Visit the Mochitsuke web site for all the "happening" activities ... http://mochipdx.org/

  • 2014

    Dec 14

    Vancouver, WA, US | 2:00pm

    Join the Minidoka Swing Band for their annual Holiday/Christmas Concert. Courtyard Village will be hosting this musical event featuring Big Band Holiday Swing tunes along with some traditional Big Band music. Refreshments will be provided by Courtyard Village.

  • 2014

    Dec 14

    Vancouver, WA, US | 2:00pm

    Join the Minidoka Swing Band for their annual Holiday/Christmas Concert. Courtyard Village will be hosting this musical event featuring Big Band Holiday Swing tunes along with some traditional Big Band music. Refreshments will be provided by Courtyard Village.

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    Wendy Baltzell to Minidoka Swing Band Sunday, Sept. 21st at 2:57pm · Loved your performance today!
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    From a new fan: "Me and my husband truly enjoyed watching your fabulous band yesterday at Uwajimaya. This was actually the very first time we have hear about your band an...
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    From: Amy Uyeki ("Searchlight Serenade" artist) RE: Saturday night's premier showing of "Seachight Serenade" and dance TO: Laura Baxter and Larry Nobori Dear Larry and...
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    Jon B. Albertson August 24 Thank you so much for inviting us to the movie premier (Searchlight Serenade)! Wonderful history, music, and wonderful audience! What a joy and ...

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  • Bill Naito Parkway-Portland, OR
  • Nola Sugai Bogle
  • Trombone Section

Members

Karl Baxter

Horns

Terry Baxter

Horns

Kokichi Tagawa

Bass, Piano

Mike Strassmaier

Saxophone

David Thompson

Bass

Doug Hamilton

Horns

Elaine Yuzuriha

Saxophone

About

Sounds Like: Major Glenn Miller and the Army Air Forces Band, In the Mood-Glenn miller, A Tribute To Doris Day, Les Brown

Manager: Laura Baxter

Bio: A Tribute to Japanese-Americans interned during WWII. Remembering the Big Band Swing music and the entertainment it provided to Internees for those Saturday dances!

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Q: Hello, Will you have any performances coming up in late June 6/25-7/3 2015 / having family visit from NY and would love them to see you, if possible. Thank you Mrs. Fenton 360-256-2633

A: Hello. How nice of you to contact us. We will be playing on June 21 for Portland's Sunday Parkways, but at this time we don't have anything scheduled between the dates in your question. :( If you could give me your email address I can let you know when the time gets closer. Email me at laura@minidokaswingband.com. So just curious, have you been to one of our concerts? It looks like your phone # is in Vancouver, WA. Thanks! . . . Laura, Manager of the Minidoka Swing Band.

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