BIOGRAPHY

THE HOT LOVIN’ JAZZ BABIES is a high-powered swing ensemble based in Portland, Oregon featuring Doug Sammons and Dee Settlemier, front persons for the long-time Portland swing band the Midnight Serenaders.  The group was put together at the beginning of 2015 specifically for the Secret Society’s(Portland's premier dance club) Thursday Swing night series, and has since become a favorite of Portland’s swing dance community.  The Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies strive to resurrect the spirit of late 1930’s small band ensembles such as Fats Waller & his Rhythm, Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra and Billy Holiday and her Orchestra.  The group has a monthly residency at Portland’s premier dance club the Secret Society, and perform at other Portland area dance clubs.  They were also featured at the 2016 and 2017 Portland Lindy Exchanges.  The 7-piece band features Dee Settlemier on drums/vocals, Doug Sammons on guitar/vocals, Pete Lampe on bass, John Moak on trombone, David Evans on sax/clarinet, Garner Pruitt on trumpet, and Ralph Huntley on piano.  Leon Cotter on sax/clarinet and Charlie Porter on trumpet also perform occasionally with the group.

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