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.

 

“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.

Shows

 

 

 

  • The HOT LOVIN’ JAZZ BABIES: Doug Sammons & Dee Settlemier, along with bassist Pete Lampe, have a side project they call the Hot Lovin’ Jazz Babies, a septet that focuses on performing dance music for Portland’s vibrant swing dance community. The Jazz Babies dates will be included in our calendar.

 

  • Coming up on Saturday, July 14th, is the 2nd Saturday Swingout at our most favorite live music venue in Portland, the Secret Society.  Each month the Serenaders invite another local swing band to share the night.  However, we have bad news;  the band we had lined for this show had to cancel.  The good news is that the Midnight Serenaders will be performing for the entire night, 9 until 11:30 pm.  ***This will be the last time that the Midnight Serenaders will be hosting this once a month show. 

 

  • 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.

 

 

 

CALENDAR 

2018

 

  • Saturday, July 14 (9:00 – 11:30 pm)
    MIDNIGHT SERENADERS
    Secret Society
    2nd Saturday Swingout
    116 NE Russell, PDX
    $10 advance/$12 door

 

 

  • Thursday, July 26 (6:30 – 8:15)
    HOT LOVIN’ JAZZ BABIES
    Secret Society
    116 NE Russell, PDX
    $10 cover
    ***All ages until 8 pm

 

  • Thursday, August 23 (6:30 – 8:15)
    HOT LOVIN’ JAZZ BABIES
    Secret Society
    116 NE Russell, PDX
    $10 cover
    ***All ages until 8 pm

 

 

  • Saturday, September 8 (9:00 – 11:30 pm)
    HOT LOVIN’ JAZZ BABIES
    Secret Society
    2nd Saturday Swingout
    with special guests  the Juleps
    116 NE Russell, PDX
    $10 advance/$12 door

 

  • Thursday, September 27 (6:30 – 8:15)
    HOT LOVIN’ JAZZ BABIES
    Secret Society
    116 NE Russell, PDX
    $10 cover
    ***All ages until 8 pm

 

  • Saturday, October 27 (9:00 – midnight)
    MIDNIGHT SERENADERS
    9th Annual Halloween Bash
    Secret Society
    116 NE Russell, PDX
    More info to come.