Performing 1920 - 40's Popular Music, Hot Jazz, Hawaiian Instrumentals & Blues!
Proving that hot jazz and vintage swing of the 1920 - 40’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 have no more shows for 2015. Time for polishing up our instruments, changing strings, and learning new songs to get ready for 2016. We, again, want to thank you for your continued support of our little old swing band, the Midnight Serenaders. As we enter our 11th year together, we can't tell you how grateful we feel to be able to continue to make music and play for all you good people. We look forward to seeing you in the new year. Happy holidays to you all.
- Our first show of the year will actually be in Seattle at Kenyon Hall on Saturday, January 23 beginning at 7:30. We are very excited about this show, for this is our very first public concert in Seattle. From what we've been told, Kenyon Hall is an ideal concert setting, a sit-down listening venue. Please tell all your Seattle friends about this event.
- Just so you know, all four of the Midnight Serenaders' CD's are now available for $12.00 each from CD Baby. Visit our CD Baby page to listen to samples and make purchases.
"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.
Click on a cover to listen to samples of the tracks or to purchase! Visit our Recordings page for more information and reviews.