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  • 116 Northeast Russell Street
  • Portland, OR, 97212
  • United States


Silver Slipper Sisters, Rose City Sweets, Brenda Jean Russell

Sun, April 29, 2018

Doors: 6:45 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$100 VIP Table (4-top), $50 VIP Table (2-top), $15 pew seating & additional VIP seats.

This event is 21 and over


Portland's premier social dance and entertainment experience. Step back in time into a space of inspiration and magic.

Dance lesson by Brenda Jean Russell at 7PM!

Live music, performances, dancing 7:45-10pm!


Rebirthing the Cool features hot PDX jazz players lead by the one and only Doctor of Bebop David Watson. 

We perform some of the charts of Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis & Gil Evans and Dave Pell. Most of what we are playing is the West Coast movement in the period which was around the late 1940s and early 1950s.

This music of Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Shorty Rodgers, Shelly Mann and others helped in cooling down for a minute the Hot Jazz played all over the country in the early 1940s and late 30s.

This was a great time to live in, the music was changing and players were getting their pens out and putting great ideas down on paper, then forming groups to perform their works. The music we are playing is the results of those ideas, plus some ideas of Pete Petersen, Slide Hampton and my own.


David Watson
Ed Bennett
Stan Bock
David Kim
Paul Mazzio
Pete Petersen
Ed Pierce
Alyssa Schwary
Mary-Sue Tobin
Mark Vehrencamp
David Watson
Lee Wuthenow