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Saturday, May 26


Pioneer Dance Music of the NW

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre EMH -- Western Europe - MUSIC
  • Biography Chassez has been playing ballroom dances for years. Recently they have been performing and recording tunes from pioneer Pacific Northwest music manuscripts from which dance bands played community dances in the PNW. These manuscripts were discovered and published by Vivian Williams, now acknowledged as the foremost historian of dance music of the pioneer west.


The SpeakEasy Band
Prohibition Era Music 1919-34

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Formed in 2004, SpeakEasy plays from authentic "stock arrangements",mostly from the 1920's and early 30's. These were commercially available orchestrations of popular music of that era. This is a recreation of the sound as it would have been heard from many dance bands around the country at that time.
Sunday, May 27


Sky Blue
Heavenly Dance Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:10pm - 9:00pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography Nadine and Julian first played together at Fiddle Tunes. The rest is history!


Valse Cafe Orchestra
Bliss in three quarter time

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:10pm - 10:00pm
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  • Genre EMH -- Western Europe - MUSIC
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  • Biography Since 1999, the Valse Cafe Orchestra has been playing together with the sole purpose of playing music for dancers. Since then, their scope has expanded to include musical theatre and performance art. This year they produced their first CD.