Cherry Blossom Hot 5 - Edward 'Kid' Ory Birthday Celebration!


116 NE Russell

Important Venue Notes

Ballroom with seating around the sides, cocktail and happy hour food. Dancing! One of the few genuine speakeasy-vibe venues in Portland.



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THE CHERRY BLOSSOM HOT 5 - Celebrating the birth of KId Ory, born December 25, 1886 in Laplace, Louisiana and raised at the Woodland Plantation in Laplace. His early band, the Woodland Plantation Band, is pictured above in 1905. Ory was one of Louis Armstrong's first employers after Joe Oliver left New Orleans for Chicago. Many more reasons to celebrate the great man, via the musicians of the Cherry Blossom Hot 5 on the Thursday leading up to this national holiday.

The Secret Society Ballroom 116 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97212 6.30PM-8.15PM

Hot jazz & swing, Second Line, Shim Sham, and early blues!!

David Evans on reeds, John Moak on trombone, Garner Pruitt on trumpet, Christopher Woitach on guitar, Ken Anoe on tuba and bass