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City of Lake Oswego Summer Concerts

The Shanghai Woolies - August 3, 2014

City of Lake Oswego Oregon Official Website

Join The Shanghai Woolies at City of Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Moonlight & Music Concert Series.  The concert is at Millennium Plaza Park, Sunday, August 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and family friendly.  St. Honore Boulangerie is located at First Street and adjacent to Millennium Plaza Park is offering a delicious boxed dinner at a reduced rate for concert patrons only.  Please pick up a flyer for additional information at the concert.


The Shanghai Woolies

and New York City. The eight-piece ensemble, created by Pink Martini trumpeter Gavin Bondy, swims in the romance of Louis Armstrong, the mystery of Duke Ellington, the whimsy of Paul Whiteman, and the swing of Benny Goodman.  They use a respectful, slightly unorthodox approach, inspired by the colorful liberation of the original.

In the winter of ’99, Gavin began birthing a new band that would include some of his favorite musician/friends.  Early on, they booked prestigious shows for the Washington Park Rose Garden Amphitheater and Cycle Oregon, and quickly became favorites at Portland night clubs and ballrooms.

In 2004, the band released their debut CD, Jungle Nights, to an enthusiastic house at the Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon.  When National Public Radio put the third track, “Concerto for Trumpet” (written by Harry James) on their Open Mic website, it received one of the very highest public ratings ever.

The Woolies have continued to play an extremely wide variety of shows, with “….a new twist on the music of the flapper era: Jitterbug music, Big band, Swing.  The raucous, slippery, foot-happy jazz you’d expect to hear at the legendary Cotton Club.  … hard to resist …”  -The Oregonian

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For information about directions to the concert location, parking information and concert etiquette guidelines, go to the Summer Concerts page.