Parisian flair will come to Manzanita on Friday, May 3, when Stumptown Swing take to the stage at the Hoffman Center for the Arts.
The Portland four-piece takes audiences back to 1920s Paris, when gypsies with guitars, violins and upright basses made the leap from French musette to American “hot jazz” and kept Parisians dancing to an evocative new sound.
Mandolin player Tim Connell and guitarist Mike Burdette formed Stumptown Swing after nearly a decade of playing swing gigs with Portland’s best acoustic musicians. They snapped up hot upright bass player Keith Brush and added long-time friend and collaborator Ben Blechman on violin.
Between them, the four masters of their craft perform a set of hot, cool and sultry classics, featuring swinging groove and gorgeous acoustic instruments played with intelligence and passion.
Friday’s all-ages concert will start at 7 pm at 594 Laneda Avenue, with tickets $20 cash at the door.