Welcome to the NOPO Big Band

I’m Brian Haslanger the Music Director of NoPo Big Band.

NoPo has been providing a high quality big band sound since 2010 with a mission to enrich the lives of the Portland community.

We strive to play a variety of songs for a wide range of audiences from old standards to modern jazz.  We would like to hear from you if you have comments or requests.

Check out our calendar and come see us.  Thank you!

Swing Big Band

… and the evening was rounded out by a fabulous 2 hour set of live music from you – the wonderful NoPo Big Band!  We hope you’ll participate again in 2019!”

Kirsten, Care Partners

Thank you for making last night possible!  It was a terrific way to culminate a day of Celebrating Arts in the Arts Extravaganza and Arts in Education Week! Even the weather cooperated!     Please thank everyone that was involved!  Looking forward to next year and perhaps some additional opportunities as well.  Again, a HUGE Thank You!!

Mike, Arts Extravaganza
It’s taken me all my life to learn what not to play. 
I don’t care much about music. What I like is sounds.
Men have died for this music. You can’t get more serious than that.
Dizzy Gillespie
Many critics always saw and heard that my style comes from Roy Eldridge, which is true. But for many things, not only how to play the trumpet but the way to choose the notes, how to play them and how to phrase all of them, I took that from Sweets [Edison]. He really brought something new to the trumpet.
Dizzy Gillespie
Come Visit us This Weekend

Upcoming Events

Magnolia Park

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Vancouver Farmers Market

July 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Kruger Farms

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Vancouver Farmers Market

August 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Jack London Review August 19

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Care to Dance

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

09/08| USA, Portland, Oregon
Jack London Review

Music is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. It is the greatest gift anyone can give.

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