Performing 1920's & 30's Popular Music, Hot Jazz, Hawaiian Instrumentals & Blues!
Proving that hot jazz and vintage pop of the 1920’s and 30’s is as relevant as ever in the present day, the Midnight Serenaders provide an infectious and irreverent take on the raucous and carefree music of “The Jazz Age.” The band formed in 2005, putting together a sound reminiscent of the small swing combos popular during the 20’s and 30’s, adding a Hawaiian flavor with the inclusion of ukulele and Hawaiian Steel guitar, with lots of clarinet and muted trumpet. Led by the charming frontline of crooner/rhythm guitarist Doug Sammons and ukelele-strumming chanteuse Dee Settlemier, the Serenaders' repertoire consists of specially chosen gems from the past, as well as vintage sounding original songs. The Midnight Serenaders are based in Portland, Oregon and perform at clubs and events throughout the Pacific Northwest, continuing to delight audiences with their brand of hot retro swing.
- We had an amazing time at the Clambake Jazz Festival in Coos Bay. We performed 8 sets over 3 days, made many new friends, got to perform lots of old and new songs, hung out with our friends the Stolen Sweets, and came home exhausted but smiling. You should consider attending this event in 2015.
- Our next Portland show is at the newly revamped Alberta Street Pub. The new venue has a smallish but beautiful dance floor and seating for our listening friends. Plenty of beers and great pub food on the menu. Come help us try out this new venue.
"The Midnight Serenaders recreation of Jazz Age swing is so convincing that it's often difficult to differentiate between old standards and the band’s original tunes. Ukelele-strumming songbird Dee Settlemier and co-vocalist Doug Sammons perfectly communicate the coy innocence of a bygone era, while their bandmates offer a sprightly musical backdrop. - Barbara Mitchell , Portland Tribune
There are 4 Midnight Serenaders' recordings.
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