Main Street

Noontime Showcase: Second Wind Jazz

Second Wind Jazz was formed with one basic premise: Nothing's better than enjoying the saxes-and-brass sounds of Big Band arrangements … except playing those great arrangements!

Second Wind Jazz have been keeping the Big Band sound alive in the Portland area since November 10, 1998. Glenn Miller's classic charts, the swinging sounds of Duke Ellington and Count Basie, lush ballads, the brassy charts of Stan Kenton, a little bossa nova, the jump swing of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy—if it makes us smile and say "Oh yeah!" we'll play it. Whether you boogie the night away on the dance floor or just kick back and tap your feet, we think you'll have a good time.

This is the second of nine weekly, free Noontime Showcase performances as part of Summer Arts on Main, which feature a wide variety of performers and styles. Suitable for all ages.

Noontime Showcase & Summer Arts on Main

During the summer months, Noontime Showcase—a monthly free performance held inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall during most of the year—moves out to Main Street and changes to a weekly schedule. This Noontime Showcase is part of the 2018 Summer Arts on Main series, which runs 11am to 2pm every Wednesday, July 11th through September 5th, with free performances and children’s activities.

Summer Arts on Main Street runs concurrently with the Portland Farmers Market in the adjacent park blocks (Shemanski Park at Park Ave. & Main St.).  The vegetables for our "Veggie Derby" have been generously donated by the Portland Farmers Market!

Located outside on SW Main Street, between SW Broadway & Park Ave.- next to Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway Ave., Portland, OR 97205.

In the event of rain, or extreme heat, this event will take place in the Antoinette Hatfield Hall rotunda.

: Upcoming Events

Newmark

Portland Opera presents La Cenerentola at the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre July 13 - 28, 2018.

Showing: 07/13 - 07/28
Winningstad

Portland'5 welcomes world-renowned singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto to the Dolores Winningstad Theatre on ...

Showing: 07/22
Main Street

Portland'5 welcomes the Rose City Trombones to Main Street on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 12pm for a free...

Showing: 07/25
Main Street

Portland'5 welcomes Garcia Birthday Band to Music on Main Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm, as...

Showing: 07/25
Keller

U.S. Bank Broadway in Portland presents The Phantom of the Opera at the Portland'5 Keller...

Showing: 07/25 - 08/05
Newmark

Portland Opera presents Orfeo ed Euridice at the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre July 27, 2018 - August 4, 2018...

Showing: 07/27 - 08/04