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Upcoming Dates

Friday, October 18th, 2019

7:30pm
please see website for tickets

Norman's Phenomenal Concert

3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR
please see website for tickets

Shoehorn joins the cast of this big show led by the one and only Norman Sylvester.

Past Dates

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

10am
free

TAP DANCE FLASH MOB

Trimet Transit Station at MODA Center
Moda Center
Portland, Oregon
United States
free

Can you do the Shim Sham? Show up and tap dance with us to celebrate the new TAP app from Trimet. We will assemble under the bridge at the Trimet Transit Station at MODA Center ( Rose Quarter) by Interstate Avenue

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

2pm
free

MC Shoehorn's Dances with Instruments

2 SW Naito Parkway (at Burnside)
Portland, OR
free

Shoehorn does his solo set

Friday, October 4th, 2019

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Shoehorn plays sax, percussion and tap dances with the incomparable Baby Gramps

Sunday, September 8th, 2019

11:30am-1:30pm
free

MC Shoehorn's Dances with Instruments

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Come to the Main Stage in Waterfront Park just south of the Burnside Bridge, SUNDAY the 8th!

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

7-10pm
no cover

Smut City Jellyroll Society

1720 Willamette Falls Drive
West Linn, Oregon 97068
Uni
no cover

Check out the Jellyroll Society- a super-fun band which performs classic blues and jazz featuring guitar, voice and sax.

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

7-9pm
please see website

The Norman Sylvester Band

508 NW 3rd Avenue
Canby, OREGON 97013
United States
please see website

Shoehorn is occasionally called to fill in and play the sax chair in the Norman Sylvester Band, adding tap dance and harmonica as well. Norman, known as "The Boogie Cat" is the region's leading bluesman, and he lays down the funk as well. It is always a party! There are a couple of acts going on before Norman's band, starting at 3.

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

4-7
free

Smut City Jellyroll Society

Elizabeth Caruthers Park
South Waterfront Area
Portland, OREGON
United States
free

If you are looking for something to do Thursday afternoon between 4-7, head on out to the South Waterfront area and enjoy Smut City while you check out the vendors at the farmers market. Should be perfect weather!

Sunday, August 11th, 2019

2pm

MC Shoehorn's Dances with Instruments

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Living legend Baby Gramps with Shoehorn and others.

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

11:30am
free

MC Shoehorn

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Summertime at PSM on the Main Stage.

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

5-6pm

Smut City Jellyroll Society

Esatacada Festival
Estacada, OR

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

7-10pm
no cover

Smut City Jellyroll Society

1665 SE Bybee Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
no cover

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

10:30am
free

MC Shoehorn's Dances with Instruments

1411 Lockwood Creek Road
La Center, WA 98629
free

Friday, July 19th, 2019

9pm-12
no cover

MC Shoehorn's Dances with Instruments

The Pink Door
1919 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101
206/443-3241
no cover

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

2pm
free

MC Shoehorn's Dances with Instruments

706 Fourth Street
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
free

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

5:30pm
please see website for tickets

Leapin' Louie, Tera Zara, & Shoehorn

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
please see website for tickets

Shoehorn and his special band perform a live score for the crazy, sometimes dangerous stunts and comedy of Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein and Tera Zara! The group features keyboardist Richard Tazewell of the legendary Key West band Kopavi, plus the founders of Portland band Human Ottoman, Susan Lucia on drums and Grayson Fiske on electric vibraphone!

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

12:45pm
please see website for tickets

Circus Luminescence on WC Fields Stage

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
please see website for tickets

Shoehorn and his special band perform a live score for the stupendous feats of the Circus Luminescence cast! The group features keyboardist Richard Tazewell of the legendary Key West band Kopavi, plus the founders of Portland band Human Ottoman, Susan Lucia on drums and Grayson Fiske on electric vibraphone!

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

12:30pm
please see website for tickets

Leapin' Louie, Tera Zara, & Shoehorn

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
please see website for tickets

Shoehorn and his special band perform a live score for the crazy, sometimes dangerous stunts and comedy of Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein and Tera Zara! The group features keyboardist Richard Tazewell of the legendary Key West band Kopavi, plus the founders of Portland band Human Ottoman, Susan Lucia on drums and Grayson Fiske on electric vibraphone!

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

5:45pm
please see website for tickets

Circus Luminescence on WC Fields Stage

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
please see website for tickets

Shoehorn and his special band perform a live score for the stupendous feats of the Circus Luminescence cast! The group features keyboardist Richard Tazewell of the legendary Key West band Kopavi, plus the founders of Portland band Human Ottoman, Susan Lucia on drums and Grayson Fiske on electric vibraphone!

Friday, July 12th, 2019

11:30am
please see website for tickets

Leapin' Louie, Tera Zara, & Shoehorn

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
please see website for tickets

Shoehorn and his special band perform a live score for the crazy, sometimes dangerous stunts of Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein and Tera Zara! The group features keyboardist Richard Tazewell of the legendary Key West band Kopavi, plus the founders of Portland band Human Ottoman, Susan Lucia on drums and Grayson Fiske on electric vibraphone!

Friday, July 12th, 2019

3:15
please see website for tickets

Circus Luminescence on WC Fields Stage

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
please see website for tickets

Shoehorn and his special band perform a live score for the stupendous feats of the Circus Luminescence cast! The group features keyboardist Richard Tazewell of the legendary Key West band Kopavi, plus the founders of Portland band Human Ottoman, Susan Lucia on drums and Grayson Fiske on electric vibraphone!

Friday, July 5th, 2019

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Hey! Have you ever come to this long-running gig? If not, why not? Baby Gramps is a legend, and was a breakout star of master producer Hal Wilner's epic compilation, Rogue's Gallery. Check out the all-star roster for the album. 

Friday, June 7th, 2019

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

The fantastic Baby Gramps with Shoehorn on sax, tap, percussion. 

Friday, June 7th, 2019

noon-1
free

MC Shoehorn's Dances with Instruments

150 E Main St.
Hillsboro, OREGON 97123
Uni
free

Food Truck Fridays features Shoehorn in a noon time concert.

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

9pm
please see website

Smut City Jellyroll Society & DJ Global Ruckus

116 NE Russell Street
Portland 97202
please see website

Shoehorn is a featured player with Smut City Jellyroll Society. It is a great place to dance. 

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

5-7pm
free

Smut City Jellyroll Society (boy band version)

Elizabeth Carruthers Park in the South Waterfront
Portland, OR
free

Our illustrious singer Chelsea needs to si this one out, but the guys make it happen. 

Friday, May 17th, 2019

MC Shoehorn Dances with Instruments

The Pink Door
1919 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101
206/443-3241

details coming....

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

3pm
$5

Kazum & Friends

22689 SW Pine Street
Sherwood, OREGON 97140
Uni
$5

Shoehorn, (wearing fox ears and tail!) does his number with assorted acrobats from Kazum. This is a fun, family-friendly show.

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

9:30-1
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Time warped in many different ways....

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

Inner City Blues Festival: Healing the Healthcare Blues

7611 N Exeter Ave
Portland, OR

This is a real mini-festival with many acts rotating on two stages.

Shoehorn plays around 9:45

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

7pm
$12

The Great Gatsby Dance & Social

Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom
918 SW Yamhill, 2nd Fl
Portland, OR 97205
$12

Opening the show, Smut City Jellyroll Society plays old blues and jazz, good for dancing. Shoehorn plays sax and sings and tap dances.

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

5-7pm
please see website

Happy Hour dance with the Jellyroll Society

116 NE Russell Street
Portland 97202
please see website

Old Blues and jazz good for dancing. Shoehorn plays sax and sings and tap dances.

Monday, March 18th, 2019

7-9
free 21+

Smut City Jellyroll Society

1665 SE Bybee Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
free 21+

Speakeasy Jazz & Blues in an intimate neighborhood hangout.

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

2pm and 7:30pm
please see website

Moisture Festival

Hales Palladium
4301 Leary Way NW (in back behind the brewery) Seattle WA
Seattle, WA
please see website

Fantastic "Varieté" show.

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

10:30pm
please see website

Moisture Festival

Hales Palladium
4301 Leary Way NW (in back behind the brewery) Seattle WA
Seattle, WA
please see website

Fantastic "Variete" Show

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

9pm-12
no cover

Son de Cuba

Teote Mescalería
27th & Alberta
Portland, OREGON 97211
Uni
no cover

Son de Cuba featuring Shoehorn on sax. Ataca!

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

4-5pm
free

Son de Cuba

Hillsboro Main Library
Hillsboro, Oregon
free

Shoehorn plays sax with Son de Cuba

Friday, March 8th, 2019

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Usually the FIRST Friday, this month we moved by request of the management. Shoehorn has been playing with Gramps almost every month here since 2000!

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

2pm
free

Season opener at PSM

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

The audience is sheltered!

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

9pm

Son de Cuba

Gastro Mania
Multnomah Village
Portland

Shoehorn plays sax with Son de Cuba this weekend.

Friday, February 15th, 2019

7-10pm
free

Smut City Jellyroll Society

1720 Willamette Falls Drive
West Linn, Oregon 97068
Uni
free

Classic old blues and jazz with Doug Shafer on guitar, Chelsea Barnes on lead vocals, Charles Pike on drums, plus Shoehorn

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Clowns Without Borders Benefit

3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR

Shoehorn leads the house band.

Friday, January 25th, 2019

7-9:30pm

The Jellyroll Society

8031 NW Skyline Blvd.
Portland, OR
(503) 286-4788

1920s-30s jazz and blues come alive when Smut City Jellyroll Society starts to play. With Shoehorn on sax, tap, percussion, harmonica and the occasional vocal.

Monday, January 21st, 2019

7-9pm
free

M.C. Shoehorn with JB Butler

1665 SE Bybee Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
free

This will be a nice duo set with guitar master JB Butler.

Friday, January 4th, 2019

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Shoehorn hits with Gramps

Friday, December 28th, 2018

9pm-12
free

The Jellyroll Society at the O'Neill Pub

The O'Neill Pub
6000 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97213
USA
free

Smut City Jellyroll Society plays the old jazz and blues from speakeasy days. Featuring the excellent vocalist Chelsea Barnes and guitarist Doug Shafer. Shoehorn plays saxes and harmonica, tap dances,and sings a bit.

Friday, December 21st, 2018

2-3:30pm
free

Shoehorn's Holiday Wonders

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Festival of the Last Minute goes all week at PSM.

Friday, December 14th, 2018

noon
free

Shoehorn's Holiday Wonders

1820 NE 40 Avenue
Portland, OR
free

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

11:30am-1:30pm
free

M.C. Shoehorn

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Shoehorn plays instruments and tap dances at Portland's long-running public arts & crafts market. Support local makers and artists. Nice food booths and a beer vendor.

Friday, December 7th, 2018

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Usually the first Friday of every month, but we have missed a couple of months. It will be good to be back!

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

2-3:30 pm
free

M.C. Shoehorn one-man show

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

8pm
no cover

Shoehorn wih Steve Christofferson

1665 SE Bybee Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
no cover

Friday, November 16th, 2018

7-10pm
no cover

Smut City Jellyroll Society

1720 Willamette Falls Drive
West Linn, Oregon 97068
Uni
no cover

The Jellyroll society plays old jazz and blues, featuring Shoehorn on sax, voice, harmonica, and tap dance.  Leader Doug Shafer plays guitar and sings, and Chelsea Barnes is the lead vocalist, with Charles Pike on drums and vocals. This is a fun group to play with and audiences love us. Great for dancing.

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

2pm
free

M.C. Shoehorn

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Shoehorn plays instruments and tap dances at Portland's long-running public arts & crafts market. Support local makers and artists. Nice food booths and a beer vendor.

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

4pm
no cover, donations accepted

Elements: Portland Community Wind Band

1820 NE 21st Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97212
Uni
no cover, donations accepted

 Portland Community Wind Band presents our fall concert, Elements. Featuring music inspired by the four elements. Directed by Dr. Patrick Murphy.

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

8-11pm
no cover

Smut City Jellyroll Society

Maher's Pub
352 B Ave
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
(503) 305-8087
no cover

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Halloween Special Show with 2 bands

116 NE Russell Street
Portland 97202

Friday, October 26th, 2018

7pm
free

Smut City Jellyroll Society

Strum Guitar
1415 SE Stark #C
Portland, OR 97214
free

Speakeasy Jazz with The Jellyroll Society

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

2pm
free

M.C. Shoehorn

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Shoehorn plays instruments and tap dances at Portland's long-running public arts & crafts market. Support local makers and artists. Nice food booths and a beer vendor.

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

8-11pm
no cover

Smut City Jellyroll Society

Maher's Pub
352 B Ave
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
(503) 305-8087
no cover

Speakeasy Jazz

Monday, September 24th, 2018

7-9pm
free

M.C. Shoehorn (plus 1 tba)

1665 SE Bybee Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
free

Shoehorn plays instruments and tap dances at this really cool little wine bar and music venue. He will likely have a duet partner for this show.

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

2pm
free

M.C. Shoehorn

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Shoehorn plays instruments and tap dances at Portland's long-running public arts & crafts market. Support local makers and artists. Nice food booths and a beer vendor.

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

2:30-4pm
free

Son de Cuba

West Columbia & 8th
Vancouver, WA 98660
free

Shoehorn hits on the sax with the powerhouse band Son de Cuba at Viva Vancouver Latin Festival. Come and dance with us!

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

7-10pm
free

Smut City Jellyroll Society

Maher's Pub
352 B Ave
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
(503) 305-8087
free

Shoehorn plays two gigs with Smut City Jellyroll Society This one, on Saturday evening, we play on the lovely patio at Maher's Irish Pub in Lake Oswego. We start at 7 and go till 10. It really is a nice patio and they have good Irish influenced pub food and a full bar. No cover charge!

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

6:30-8:30pm
free

Movies in the Park with Smut City Jellyroll Society

Elizabeth Carruthers Park in the South Waterfront
Portland, OR
free

  Shoehorn plays two gigs with Smut City Jellyroll Society this week. First, on Thursday, we play for the Movies in the Park program at Elizabeth Carruthers Park in the South Waterfront area, just south of the lower terminal of the OHSU tram. We start at 6:30, and then play till it's dark enough to show the movie. Should be a lovely night out for that. There are vendors at the farmers market right next to the stage, and the market goes till 7. And, it's a free event!

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

11pm-1:30am

Son de Cuba

Tequila Nights Bar
3393 River Road
Keizer, Oregon 97303

Son de Cuba plays dance grooves from across Latin America. Shoehorn plays sax with the band. Great party music for dancing.Salsa, Son, Cumbia, Merenge, Bachata, etc.

Friday, August 10th, 2018

6-8pm
free

Chata Addy & Susuma

Sewall Crest Park
SE 31st & Market
Portland, OR
free

Chata Addy & Susuma feature the music of Ghanaian-born percussionist Chata Addy. Shoehorn plays sax in this group. Afro-Reggae & Highlife music. Great for dancing and all ages are welcome.

Friday, August 10th, 2018

11am
free

M.C. Shoehorn: Dances with Instruments

Goldendale Library
WA
free

Shoehorn brings his family-friendly show to the local library.

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

no cover, performers accept tips

M.C. Shoehorn: Dances with Instruments

Festival of Fools
Burlington, VT
no cover, performers accept tips

Shoehorn returns to Burlington's downtown variety busker festival!

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

no cover, performers accept tips

M.C. Shoehorn: Dances with Instruments

Festival of Fools
Burlington, VT
no cover, performers accept tips

Shoehorn returns to Burlington's downtown variety busker festival!

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

no cover, performers accept tips

M.C. Shoehorn: Dances with Instruments

Festival of Fools
Burlington, VT
no cover, performers accept tips

Shoehorn returns to Burlington's downtown variety busker festival!

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

12:15-2pm
free

Son de Cuba at River Rhythms

Montieth Park
489 Water Ave. NW
Albany, OR 97321
free

Shoehorn works as an alternate horn player with Son de Cuba. It is a really dynamic and fun band and Tony the leader teaches the audience some really good dance moves.

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Noon-1:30pm

Son de Cuba

Wait Park
300 N Holly St, Canby, Oregon 97013
Canby, OR 97013

Shoehorn works as an alternate horn player with Son de Cuba. It is a really dynamic and fun band and Tony the leader teaches the audience some really good dance moves.

Friday, July 20th, 2018

7-9pm
free

Smut City Jellyroll Society

Strum Guitar
1415 SE Stark #C
Portland, OR 97214
free

Awesome vintage jazz stylings with Doug Shafer and Chelsea Barnes. Shoehorn usually cuts loose with some scat singing with these folks.

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

3:30pm
please see website

M.C. Shoehorn: Dances with Instruments

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
please see website

Shoehorn brings his festival stage show to the OCF, this time billed on the Daredevil Vaudeville Palace  all by himself! He will be joined by some young dancers for some numbers, and he'll bring out some new repertoire on percussion and sax. Come and check it out. He will also do a spot on the famous after-hours Midnight Show.

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

3:30pm
please see website

M.C. Shoehorn: Dances with Instruments

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
please see website

Shoehorn brings his festival stage show to the OCF, this time billed on the Daredevil Vaudeville Palace all by himself! He will be joined by some young dancers for some numbers, and he'll bring out some new repertoire on percussion and sax. Come and check it out. He will also do a spot on the famous after-hours Midnight Show.

Friday, July 13th, 2018

11:30am
please see website

M.C. Shoehorn: Dances with Instruments

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
please see website

Shoehorn brings his festival stage show to the OCF, this time billed on the Daredevil Vaudeville Palace all by himself! He will be joined by some young dancers for some numbers, and he'll bring out some new repertoire on percussion and sax. Come and check it out. He will also do a spot on the famous after-hours Midnight Show.

Friday, July 6th, 2018

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

The first Friday of each month, with rare exceptions. Baby Gramps is the dean of eccentric music in the Northwest. Shoehorn joins on reeds and percussion, including the feet!

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

8-10pm
no cover

Smut City Jellyroll Society

1665 SE Bybee Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
no cover

Fun, old-school blues and jazz from the Prohibition years! With Doug Shafer and Chelsea Barnes.

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

1:30pm
free

M.C. Shoehorn: Dances with Instruments

16201 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Oak Grove, OR 97267
(503) 655-8543
free

Shoehorn brings his family-friendly show to the local library!

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

1pm
free

M.C. Shoehorn: Dances with Instruments

Jesse Mays Community Center
30955 NW Hillcrest
North Plains, OR 97133
free

Shoehorn brings his FREE family-friendly show to North Plains, Oregon, sponsored by the North Plains Library!

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

11am
free

M.C. Shoehorn: Dances with Instruments

Lyle Library
Lyle, WA
free

Shoehorn brings his family-friendly show to the local library!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

8-10pm
no cover

Shoehorn duo

1665 SE Bybee Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
no cover

Shoehorn will play sax, tap dance and sing original and standard numbers in a duo setting. Come and check out this sweet little venue with a great wine selection.

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

7:30pm
please see website for ticket in

National Tap Dance Day

4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60625
(773)728-6000
please see website for ticket in

Shoehorn joins Reggio McLaughlin and a cast of many to celebrate National Tap Dance Day.

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

7-10pm
no cover

Smut City Jellyroll Society

Maher's Pub
352 B Ave
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
(503) 305-8087
no cover

it's been a while since we ventured across the river to Lake Oswego, but we are happy to be heading that way again to play at the lovely Maher's Pub! Please note, if the weather is warm and dry, we will be playing out on the patio, from 7-10. If it;s cold and/or wet, we will be inside and shift the time frame to 8-10. We will update the info a couple of days prior to the event when we have a better idea of the weather. Either way, its a fun venue and nice place to chill with great food and drink. There is no cover charge!

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

8-10pm
no cover

Smut City Jellyroll Society

1665 SE Bybee Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
no cover

The Jellyroll Society brings the old-school blues and jazz of the 20th century back in style with Doug Shafer, Chelsea Barnes and Shoehorn.

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

11:30am- 1:30pm
free

Shoehorn' solo set

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Shoehorn's opening set of the 2018 season at Portland Saturday Market. Always fun!

Friday, May 4th, 2018

9:30pm- 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Baby Gramps is really incredible. Shoehorn loves playing with him.

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

7pm-midnight
$12

Great Gatsby Dance & Social

Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom
918 SW Yamhill, 2nd Fl
Portland, OR 97205
$12

Smut City Jellyroll Society opens the show, with Shoehorn on sax and other stuff!

Friday, April 27th, 2018

9:30pm

The Jellyroll Society at O'Neill's Pub

6000 NE Glisan St,
Portland, OR 97213
USA
503.233.1178

The Jellyroll Society at O'Neill's Pub will be bringing the swinging old-school blues and jazz with Shoehorn on sax, tap, voice and harmonica.

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Inner City Blues Festival-Heal the Healthcare Blues

7611 N Exeter Ave
Portland, OR

Norman Sylvester the Boogie Cat puts this event together, and it features Shoehorn along with a big roster of local music talent.

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

5:30- 8pm
suggested donation $50 includes

Fools In Paradise/Fundraiser for Harambee Centre

Calvin Presbyterian Church
10445 SW Canterbury Lane
Tigard, OR
suggested donation $50 includes

Shoehorn has played African-style marimba/mbira music with Fools In Paradise since 2008, and they will be playing the African Dinner and Crafts Market Fundraiser for Harambee Centre.
Thursday, April 12th, 5:30-8pm -- Calvin Presbyterian Church, 10445 SW Canterbury Lane, Tigard OR
Suggested donation $50. Fools are playing 5:30-6 and 7:45-8, be sure to get there early to catch us!
Harambee Centre fights disease and poverty in rural Kenya. For more information: http://harambeecentre.org/

Check out the Fools in Paradise CD "Kutapira!" with sweet sax solos by Shoehorn!  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/foolsinparadise2

Friday, April 6th, 2018

6-8pm

Happy Hour Dance Set with Smut City Jellyroll Society

116 NE Russell Street
Portland 97202

Speakeasy blues and jazz. Swingin'.

Friday, April 6th, 2018

9:30pm- 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Shoehorn hits with the legendary Baby Gramps

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

9pm
$7

Evening Star Equinox-stravaganza

3552 N Mississippi St
Portland, OR 97220
503-288-3231
$7

Evening Star Orchestra is a powerful 8-piece band including horns, fiddle and xylophone. We perform tunes by many of the band members ( including Shoehorn!) as well as choice songbook numbers. We are mostly known from our work in the local circus arts community.

Monday, March 19th, 2018

7pm
no cover

Smut City Jellyroll Society

1665 SE Bybee Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
no cover

The band plays old-style Jazz stuff with guitar, vocals and sax, and a great groove. Shoehorn is part of the rotating cast on reeds.

The Smut City Jellyroll Society is a wild and crazy bunch of fun loving musicians playing blues and early jazz from the 1920’s and 1930’s. With a unique sound somewhere between ragtime blues, early jazz and jugband music, the Jellyroll Society keeps it loose and lively with a driving syncopated swing that gets the dancers out on the floor. The music is from a variety of sources: Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, The Harlem Hamfats, Memphis Jug Band, Blind Boy Fuller and others. The Society also has a couple of original tunes in the repertoire with more on the way. The lyrics are fun and a bit on the risqué side. Smut City Jellyroll Society plays shows at some of the finest venues in town and is available for private events and swing dances.

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Havana Nights with Son de Cuba

35900 8th St
Nehalem, Oregon

Shoehorn is an alternate horn player in this high-powered Latin dance band. Lots of fun for listening and dancing. This event is a fundraiser for Fire Mountain School, and is open to the public.

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

It is always an interesting hang with the NW's premier eccentric guitarist/vocalist.

Friday, February 9th, 2018

8pm
please refer to website

Clowns Without Borders Annual Benefit Show

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR
please refer to website

Shoehorn has been the long-running music director of this annual benefit show for international aid group Clowns Without Borders.

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

7-9pm
free

M.C. Shoehorn with JB Butler

1665 SE Bybee Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
free

This will be a nice duo with guitar master JB Butler in a sweet venue.

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

6-9pm Doors open at 5p.m.
$10 at the door or bring/show yo

Portland All-Star Buskers Concert

1422 SW 11th Ave,
Portland, OR 97201
$10 at the door or bring/show yo

Join us for the Best Street Musicians in town for an All-Star Buskers Concert hosted by Mark Gutierrez. Musicians from every corner of Portland are coming together for one magical night of original music from top-of-the class musicians. You'll hear from seven Portland buskers, each with their own unique sound and performance played on instruments such as a seven string violin, electric cello, saxophone and mandolin.

Friday, January 5th, 2018

9:30pm- 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Baby Gramps is just epic. Shoehorn has been playing with him at the Laurelthirst since 2000 the first Friday of each month, with rare exceptions.

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

2pm
free

MC Shoehorn

2 SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Shoehorn performs on the Main Stage for the annual Festival of the Last Minute, which runs a full week until Christmas Eve. Do your holiday shopping at Portland's long-running craft market. Food and drink available.

Monday, December 18th, 2017

2pm
free

MC Shoehorn

2 SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR 97204
free

Shoehorn performs on the Main Stage for the annual Festival of the Last Minute, which runs a full week until Christmas Eve. Do your holiday shopping at Portland's long-running craft market. Food and drink available.

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

2pm
free

MC Shoehorn

2 SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Shoehorn performs on the Main Stage for the annual Festival of the Last Minute, which runs a full week until Christmas Eve. Do your holiday shopping at Portland's long-running craft market. Food and drink available.

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

2-4pm
free

Holiday Dessert Party

1820 NE 40 Avenue
Portland, OR
free

Music by Shoehorn from 2:30-3:30pm

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

7:30pm

Shoehorn plays with the Jellyroll Society

1665 SE Bybee Blvd
Portland, OR 97202

Shoehorn is one of several sax players that plays with the Jellyroll Society.  Speakeasy jazz and blues with guitarist Doug Shafer and vocalist Chelsea Cafferkey Barnes.

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

11:30am-1:30pm
free

MC Shoehorn

2 SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

7pm, doors at 6
$17 advance, $20 at the door

Miz Kitty's Parlour Vaudeville Novelty Show

1624 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 223-4527
$17 advance, $20 at the door

Shoehorn will do his signature stage number this time around.

Friday, December 1st, 2017

9:30pm- 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Shoehorn featured with the one and only Baby Gramps

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

7pm, doors at 6
$17 advance, $20 at the door

Miz Kitty's Parlour Vaudeville Novelty Show

1624 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 223-4527
$17 advance, $20 at the door

Miz Kitty produces a great show and Shoehorn will play in the house band this month, and will be doing his feature act next month (December 9th). There are many great performers on the bill for both shows!

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

2pm
free

MC Shoehorn's solo act

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Shoehorn performs regularly at Portland's famous weekend craft market. Food, beer, and lots of cool merchandise available. Sometimes a special guest appears with him.

Friday, November 10th, 2017

9:30pm
$10 single/$15 couples

Chata Addy & Susuma

TAO Event Center
631 NE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR
USA
$10 single/$15 couples

Shoehorn plays sax with Ghanaian master drummer, vocalist and dancer Chata Addy. Featuring Mimy on drum set and Al Criado on bass. COME AND DANCE TO THE GROOVE! High-life, Afro Reggae.

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

9:30pm- 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Baby Gramps is a legend. Come see Shoehorn perform with him. After 17 years of this once-a-month show they have gotten pretty tight!

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

2-3:30 pm
free

Shoehorn's solo act

Portland Saturday Market
2 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR
free

Shoehorn dances and plays instruments for this show. Sometimes special guests show up to dance or play instruments. The venue is an outdoor stage with food and beer vendors, in the heart of the city, right on the river at Burnside. The market is full of interesting craft items. Coma and support local artists and craftspeople.

Friday, October 6th, 2017

9:30pm- 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Wow, the man is such a deep font of creativity, coupled with profound knowledge of tradition. Gramps transcends genre in his spontaneous interpretations of repertoire. Shoehorn joins him on sax, tap and percussion.

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

6-8pm

Salsa Dance with Son de Cuba

116 NE Russell Street
Portland 97202

Shoehorn has recently been enlisted as an alternate sax player with Son de Cuba, a powerful Latin music ensemble performing Salsa, Son, Cumbia, Cha Cha Cha, etc. Dance lessons start off the night to get you in the groove.

Friday, September 29th, 2017

9:30pm- 12:30am
no cover

Smut City Jellyroll Society

The O'Neill Pub
6000 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97213
USA
no cover

Smut City Jellyroll Society plays prohibition-era jazz and blues. Shoehorn is occasionally called as an alternate sax player. Lots of fun for listening and dancing.

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

2pm
free

Shoehorn's solo act

2 SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
USA
free

Shoehorn hits it on the main stage at Portland's long-running local craft and food market. Sometimes joined by special guests...

Friday, September 8th, 2017

9:30 pm
$10, $15 couples

Chata Addy & Susuma

TAO Event Center
631 NE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR
USA
$10, $15 couples

Afro Reggae and Funky Highlife Dance Music from master drummer Chata Addy and Susuma, with Shoehorn on sax!

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

4-7pm
free

hat Shop Happy Hour with libations, featuring tunes by Shoehorn

Goorin Brothers Hat Shop
808 NW 23rd Ave
Portland, OR
free

Friday, September 1st, 2017

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Shoehorn has played monthly with Gramps since the fall of 2000!

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

9pm

Chata Addy & Susuma

Scio Eclipse Party
1st & Alder
Scio, Oregon 97374

Shoehorn plays sax with Chata Addy & Susuma. Afro-Reggae great for dancing with good vibes!

Friday, August 18th, 2017

6:30-8:30
free

Chata Addy and Susuma

Lovejoy Fountain
Behind the 200 Block of SW Harrison
Portland, OR
USA
free

Shoehorn has a new gig as a sideman with master drummer, dancer, and songwriter Chata Addy, in his backing band Susuma. They bring their funky Afro-Reggae sound out Lovejoy Fountain Park as part of Portland Parks and Recreation's Concerts in the Park series.

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

4pm
free

MC Shoehorn Dances with Instruments

1661 C Street
Washougal, WA 98671
free

Enjoy the versatile music of the talented MC Shoehorn. Known primarily for his aptitude for tap dancing and playing saxophone simultaneously, he also invented a system of electric tap dance he calls Tappercussion™.

Disfrute de la versátil música del talentoso MC Shoehorn. Conocido principalmente por su aptitud para la tap dancing y a la vez tocar el saxofón, se inventó también un sistema de tap dance que llama Tappercussion™.

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

7:30pm- 8:30pm
please see website

Evening Star Orchestra plays the PDX Drive-In Movie Spectacular!

Portland Expo Center
2060 N Marine Drive
Portland, OR 97217
USA
503.736.5200
please see website
Shoehorn performs with   the Even ing Star Orchestra in the PDX Drive-In Movie Spectacular!

We are doing a live set at a Drive-In Theater!

MOVIE: The Shining

NON-PROFIT PARTNER: PAINTPAULPDX

Friday, August 4th, 2017

9:30pm- 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Gramps on voice steel resonator guitar, Shoehorn on shoes, horn and percussion, plus special guests

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

2pm
free

MC Shoehorn Dances with Instruments

2 SW Naito Parkway (at Burnside)
Portland, OR
free

Shoehorn's solo act.

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

2pm
free

Shoehorn duo with Dan Gaynor

Amazama Family Stage – Courthouse Lawn
Hillsboro, Oregon
USA
free

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

4:30pm
please see website for tickets

Leapin' Louie's Wild west with MC Shoehorn's Hatband

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
please see website for tickets

See Shoehorn and the Hatband in quartet form backing some terrific clowns. One show per day.

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

5:30pm
please see website for tickets

Leapin' Louie's Wild west with MC Shoehorn's Hatband

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
please see website for tickets

See Shoehorn and the Hatband in quartet form backing some terrific clowns. One show per day.

Friday, July 7th, 2017

2:30pm
please see website for tickets

Leapin' Louie's Wild west with MC Shoehorn's Hatband

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
please see website for tickets

See Shoehorn and the Hatband in quartet form backing some terrific clowns. One show per day.

with Dan Gaynor, TJ Arko, and Colescott Rubin

Friday, June 9th, 2017

noon and 2pm

MC Shoehorn Dances with Instruments

Portland Rose Festival Waterfront Village
Tom McCall Waterfront Park 9 (South of Morrison Bridge)
Portland, OR
USA

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

noon and 2pm

MC Shoehorn Dances with Instruments

Portland Rose Festival Waterfront Village
Tom McCall Waterfront Park 9 (South of Morrison Bridge)
Portland, OR
USA

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

noon and 2pm

MC Shoehorn Dances with Instruments

Portland Rose Festival Waterfront Village
Tom McCall Waterfront Park 9 (South of Morrison Bridge)
Portland, OR
USA

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

2pm
free

MC Shoehorn Dances with Instruments

2 SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR 97204
free

Friday, May 5th, 2017

9:30pm- 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Shoehorn acts as sidekick to the one and only Baby Gramps, eccentric musician extraordinaire.

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

11am & 2pm
please see website

MC Shoehorn Dances with Instruments

The Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion
2330 17th St NE
Salem, OR 97301
please see website

Shoehorn performs Dances with Instruments at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, in Salem, Oregon at Oregon Ag Fest 2017. 2 shows 

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

6pm onward
see website

Inner City Blues Festival

7611 N Exeter Ave
Portland, OR
see website

Shoehorn performs with the Boogie Cat- Norman Sylvester.

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

2pm
free

MC Shoehorn at Saturday Market

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Friday, April 7th, 2017

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Shoehorn plays sax and percussion, and tap dances, with the eccentric guitar master and vocalist Baby Gramps.

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

3pm
please see link

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2110 SW Frear Street
Roseburg, OR 97471
please see link

Shoehorn plays with Baby Gramps in Roseburg this weekend.

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

4pm
please see link

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2110 SW Frear Street
Roseburg, OR 97471
please see link

Shoehorn plays with Baby Gramps in Roseburg this weekend.

Friday, March 24th, 2017

5pm
please see link

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2110 SW Frear Street
Roseburg, OR 97471
please see link

Shoehorn plays with Baby Gramps in Roseburg this weekend.

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

2pm-3:30pm
free

Shoehorn

SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Shoehorn's one-man show, occasionally joined by guest performers.

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

7:30-8:45pm
free-donations accepted

Winter Concert

Cedar Hills United Church of Christ - CHUCC
11695 SW Park Way
Portland, Oregon 97225
free-donations accepted

Portland Community Wind Band and MC Shoehorn's Dances with Instruments.
Shoehorn will do his solo act "Dances with Instruments" as well as play bass clarinet in the Portland Community Wind Band. Two musical worlds collide! PCWB is conducted by Dr. Patrick Murphy of the University of Portland. Come hear an evening of music.
Admission is free, donations are gladly accepted. ALSO RAFFLE TICKETS- PRIZE: 2 RT tickets on SW Airlines.

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

9:30pm- 1am
$6

Baby Gamps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Shoehorn plays sax, percussion and tap dances with the great singing guitarist Baby Gramps.

Friday, January 27th, 2017

8pm

The 18th Annual Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show

3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211

The 18th Annual Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show 

MC Shoehorn and his Hatband Trio provide a live musical soundtrack to the action onstage by some of the region's best variety performers. It all benefits the work CWB does  providing comic relief to traumatized people who are victims of wars and natural disasters. The Hatband Trio features Dan Gaynor on piano and we have T.J. Arko filling the drum chair this time. 

Friday, January 6th, 2017

9:30pm
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Shoehorn plays with the one and only Baby Gramps. This show has been going on monthly in Portland for 23 years, with Shoehorn joining on sax, tap dance and percussion since the fall of 2000. Gramps has released two CDs culled from these live shows, "Hoss Radish" and "Baptized in Swamp Water". Thanks are due to the management of the Laurlethirst for supporting live music in Portland for so long! Come and see this show while you can.....

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

doors at 8, Shoehorn & band go on at 12:30am
$30

"SPACE BALL" NYE 2017

Manifestation PDX
2020 SE Bush St
Portland, OR 97202
$30

Shoehorn performs at 12:30am with "The Lone Star Orchestra"

Clearly, everyone wants to get off this planet after 2016... Here's your chance!!! And in our universe, Jews, Blacks, Woman, Aliens, Robots, Large Animals, and Pizza The Hut are all one and having one helluva great time. May the Schwartz be with you!
So it's time to leave this world entirely at LUDICROUS SPEED and go all the way to PLAID at this years "SPACE BALL" NYE 2017 on planet MANIFESTATION!!!
Dress your outer-space best or like a character from the filim. Prizes shall be rewarded...

We have FIVE, count them, FIVE OTHERWORLDLY LIVE BANDS this year all loaded with special musical treats to celebrate the outer-space theme...

8p Doors

9:30p The Libertine Barbarellas - Once known as The Libertne Belles on Earth, these 3 alien sirens seduced the entire Universe with their beauty, highly dancable swing, masterful vocal harmonies, and knack for other-worldly costumes.

11p The Cantina Ensemble - After finally getting their dream gig on Tatooine, the award-winning Saloon Ensemble (Marching Band March-Off Winner 2016) changed their name to honor the alien pub where they still play every-other double sunset for happy hour.

Shoehorn performs at 12:30am with "The Lone Star Orchestra" - To celebrate Lone Star finally saving planet Druidia from President Scrooge, the kingdom combed the desert and beamed-up this big-band from Earth known as The Evening Star Orchestra with multiple brass instruments, violin, xylophone, tap dancing, electric guitar, bass, drums, and the most twisted and highly danceable arrangements in the galaxy. They never returned. Actually now known as Evening Star Orchestra, this is the band originally formed to perform with the Wanderlust Circus

2a: High Schwartz Society - Formally the popular american electro swing group High Step Society from SF, once they decoverd the power of the Schwartz, they had to show it to everyone. We are honered they are joining the party with their thumping elixer of jazz and electronics for the new millennium!!!

3a: Filthy Space Kitten (Filthy Kitten) - Intergalactic time traveling space kittens Fang Danger & Luna Mittens take you on a rocket blast-off journey straight to the deepest hardcore meowosphere with their psychedelically synthesized space undulation raybeatz. They will scratch the itch you never knew you had...
4a: Leave no Trace
$30 Cash at Door
21+ (Sorry Kids)
B.Y.O.Alcohol (Non-Alcoholic drinks, mixers, and snacks will be for sale)
2020 SE BUSH

Monday, December 19th, 2016

2pm
free

Festival of the Last Minute

2 SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Shoehorn plays for the Festival of the Last Minute at Saturday Market, open every day the week before Christmas. "Home of the Original Hairy Potter"

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

2pm
free, all ages

MC Shoehorn's Holiday Set

1820 NE 40 Avenue
Portland, OR
free, all ages
MC Shoehorn will do a Holiday set at Hollywood Senior Center, Wednesday, December 14th from 2-3pm. People of all ages are welcome, there is no cover charge or membership requirements, and it is a dessert party. This performance is made possible by the American Federation of Musicians Music Performance Trust Fund. Shoehorn is  a long-time member of AFM Local 99, Portland, Oregon.

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

2-3:30pm
free

MC Shoehorn's Holiday Set

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Shoehorn does his solo thing at Portland's weekend craft market. Covered seating, lots of food and good beer from Rogue Brewing. The place to go for Christmas shopping! Featuring Shoehorn's original takes on some holiday classics in the mix.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

9:30pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$5

The only predictable thing (besides fun) is the unpredictability of this gig. Last month we had a real harpsichord on stage, a first for a pub gig. Shoehorn plays  sax, clarinet, percussion and tap dances to Gramps' profound stylings on guitar and voice, plus special guests, like Flip or Hans perhaps.

Friday, November 4th, 2016

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Baby Gramps is terrific. And Shoehorn keeping time with his feet and percussion kit and playing saxes and clarinet makes it is a special kind of crazy fun.

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

2-3:30pm
free, all ages

MC Shoehorn at Portland Saturday Market

SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free, all ages

Shoehorn performs solo, perhaps with special guests.

Friday, October 7th, 2016

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Epic at its best, and always interesting. Shoehorn( on saxes, tap dance and percussion) has joined Gramps once a month at the Laurelthirst, usually on the first Friday of each month, since the year 2000.

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6
Shoehorn is a sideman ( sax, percussion, tap dance) with the inimitable singing guitarist Baby Gramps.

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

6:30pm-dusk
free

Evening Star Orchestra plays for Movies in the Park

Laurelhurst Park
SE Cesar E Chavez & Stark
Portland, OR
free
The movie follows the ESO performance. The band plays Shoehorn originals as well as many songs by other band members. The ESO is a rollicking 9-piece band.

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

5pm
free

Evening Star Orchestra

NE 30th Ave & Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
free
On The East End Stage, Shoehorn busts it with his circus band pals in the Evening Star Orchestra.

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

11am-1pm
please see website

MC Shoehorn's Hatband

Thom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR 97204
please see website
Appearing on Vineyard Stage, southern part of the festival site. Shoehorn and pianist Dan Gaynor plus teen tap dance sensation Elizabeth Abel. Also joining us will be up-and-coming bassist and Berklee College of Music sophomore Colescott Rubin.

Friday, August 12th, 2016

4pm
please see website

MC Shoehorn on the Kids stage

Thom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR 97204
please see website
Shoehorn performs his festival show. Fun for the whole family.

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

6:30pm
free

Mc Shoehorn's Hatband

221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR
503-295-6542
free
MC Shoehorn's Hatband is back at Portland's top jazz venue, bringing in some new players. This time Berklee sophomore and local bassist Colescott Rubin will be here, and Berklee alum Mimy will play percussion and we will feature Elizabeth Abel, a talented young tap dancer. Dan Gaynor will be in the piano chair.

Friday, August 5th, 2016

6pm 7:30
please see website

UNWIND

Ankeny Street between 1st Ave and Naito Parkway
Portland, OR
please see website
Portland Saturday Market presents this little festival with food, brews and spirits, plus music by Shoehorn and the great local band 3 Leg Torso.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

8-10pm
$10

http://www.cadencejazzworld.com/festival-of-the-unknown.html

3003 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
$10
Among all the other players, Shoehorn will perform a completely improvised duo with pianist David Haney. Door Opens at 7:30 $10 Admission Tickets available at the door. Reservations suggested - 503-975-5176 For more information go to cadencejazzworld.com

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

11am
free

MC Shoehorn: Dances with Instruments

55 Academy Street
Lebanon, OR 97355
free
Shoehorn performs his library program, a version of his one-man show which often features some jamming with kids from the audience.

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

7-10pm Shoehorn at 8pm
free

Global Folk Club

Al's Den
W. Burnside at 13th Ave
Portland
free
Shoehorn's set starts at 8 but there is other cool music going down throughout this show with Andrea Wild and Global Folk Club.

Friday, July 15th, 2016

6:30pm
free

Evening Star Orchestra

NE 7th Ave & Fremont Street
Portland
free
Evening Star Orchestra is a hot new band with players from the jazz/circus scene in Portland. Most were members of WCO, seen in these pages in years past. They play many originals, and this set will feature 4 by MC Shoehorn, as well as a vocal feature. The movie will follow the music at dusk. It is a Star Wars thing.....

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

11:30am
please see website

All Tied Up with Leapin' Louie, Tera Zarra, and Shoehorn

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
please see website
Shoehorn's Hatband with Steve Aman and Jesse Brooke filling in for Dan Gaynor and Martin Zarzar provide the live soundtrack to "All Tied Up with Leapin' Louie, Tera Zarra, and Shoehorn". See Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein, aka the Danny Kaye of Dodge City, the Pagliacci of the Ponderosa, etc., do his famous trick roping and comedy stunts along with Strongwoman Tera Zarra, the acrobat and former leader of martial arts metal band "Fist of Dishonor", all accompanied by top notch players led by MC Shoehorn. It will be fun!

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

4:30pm
please see website

All Tied Up with Leapin' Louie, Tera Zarra, and Shoehorn

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
please see website
Shoehorn's Hatband with Steve Aman and Jesse Brooke filling in for Dan Gaynor and Martin Zarzar provide the live soundtrack to "All Tied Up with Leapin' Louie, Tera Zarra, and Shoehorn". See Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein, aka the Danny Kaye of Dodge City, the Pagliacci of the Ponderosa, etc., do his famous trick roping and comedy stunts along with Strongwoman Tera Zarra, the acrobat and former leader of martial arts metal band "Fist of Dishonor", all accompanied by top notch players led by MC Shoehorn. It will be fun!

Friday, July 8th, 2016

12:30pm
see website for info

All Tied Up with Leapin' Louie, Tera Zarra, and Shoehorn

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
see website for info
Shoehorn's Hatband with Steve Aman and Jesse Brooke filling in for Dan Gaynor and Martin Zarzar provide the live soundtrack to "All Tied Up with Leapin' Louie, Tera Zarra, and Shoehorn". See Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein, aka the Danny Kaye of Dodge City, the Pagliacci of the Ponderosa, etc., do his famous trick roping and comedy stunts along with Strongwoman Tera Zarra, the acrobat and former leader of martial arts metal band "Fist of Dishonor", all accompanied by top notch players led by MC Shoehorn. It will be fun!

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

9:30pm to 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6
Baby Gramps Time Warp has featured the supporting talents of Shoehorn once a month at the Laurelthirst since the year 2000. Gramps is a very unique guitar and vocal stylist with a very deep bag of tricks encompassing old jazz and blues, Americana, roots rock, folk music and transcendent covers of artists like Bob Dylan, Donovan, and the Kinks, plus a ton of original material. Shoehorn contributes percussion, tap dance, and sax to the mix. Normally the first Friday of every month, this time on a Saturday!

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

6pm
see website for info

Norman Sylvester & Band

George Rogers State Park
Lake Oswego, OR
see website for info
MC Shoehorn adds tenor and alto saxes, harmonica, and tap dance to the Norman Sylvester Band, stalwarts of the NW blues scene for decades. It is going to be a party, with the Boogie Cat himself, Norman Sylvester!

Friday, June 17th, 2016

9:30pm- 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6
Baby Gramps Time Warp has featured the supporting talents of Shoehorn once a month at the Laurelthirst since the year 2000. Gramps is a very unique guitar and vocal stylist with a very deep bag of tricks encompassing old jazz and blues, Americana, roots rock, folk music and transcendent covers of artists like Bob Dylan, Donovan, and the Kinks, plus a ton of original material. Shoehorn contributes percussion, tap dance, and sax to the mix. Normally the first Friday of every month, this time on the 3rd Friday!

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

6:30-8:30pm

Trashcan Joe, with Shoehorn

116 NE Russell Street
Portland 97202
MC Shoehorn plays occasional gigs with rootsy swingers Trashcan Joe. It's always fun.

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

7:30pm
$22

National Tap Day Celebration

4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60625
(773)728-6000
$22
MC Shoehorn returns to Chicago to join the lineup for this celebration of tap dance, directed by Reggio the Hoofer McLaughlin.

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

8pm

PTDF Showcase Concert

1422 SW 11th Ave,
Portland, OR 97201
MC Shoehorn will perform in the showcase for the Portland Tap Dance Festival Showcase Concert. Come check out the work of the students, both what they've been working on over the year and at the festival, and our faculty! Performances by Sam Weber, Terry Brock, Derick Grant, Jessie Sawyers, Danny Nielsen, Tony Loupe and Melissa Tannús! Featuring Josh Rawlings Trio bringing the live music! Email us at portlandtapalliance@gmail.com to purchase tickets!

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

3:30pm
please check for admission price

MC Shoehorn"s Hatband

Portland Rose Festival Rose City Stage
SW Naito Parkway at Yamhill Street
Portland, OR
please check for admission price
MC Shoehorn performs with the Hatband, featuring Dan Gaynor on keys and Martin Zarzar on drums, this is just one of many things to experience and enjoy at the Portland Rose Festival.

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

2pm- 3:30pm
free

MC Shoehorn"s solo act

SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free
MC Shoehorn plays sax and tap dances for the happy shoppers, and the many folks who come for "the hang"- beer and kombucha are served, and a variety of food is available. There may be a special guest performer this time.....

Friday, May 13th, 2016

9:30pm-1am

Jugband Extravaganza

6000 NE Glisan St,
Portland, OR 97213
USA
503.233.1178
Lowell J. Mitchell and Root Cellar host a night of jugband music, with a variety of special guest character-a-tures. MC Shoehorn joins the line-up this time around.

Friday, May 6th, 2016

9:30pm
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6
Gramps is a great guitar and vocal stylist. MC Shoehorn is thrilled to do his thing in support of such an artist.

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

7pm
please see website

Mad Cap Variety Show

1251 9th Street
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-1575
please see website
From Portland, OR, Mad Cap Variety Show for the 2016 10th Anniversary Season Family Fun Series! Season Brace yourself for fast-paced tricks and stunts with lots of laughs and wonderful live music. The Mad Cap Variety Show features Portland performers Rhys Thomas from Juggle Mania, stunt man and comedian Leapin Louis Lichtenstein and dancer/musician MC Shoehorn. MC Shoehorn provides the live soundtrack on piano, drums, percussion, and woodwinds for this dynamic show for all ages- jazzy juggling, cowboy comedy and tap dancing. All three of these stellar performers on one stage will be a rare treat indeed! www.jugglemania.com & www.comedytricks.com "A good laugh with amazing skills." The Los Angeles Times

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

2pm
please see website

Mad Cap Variety Show

1251 9th Street
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-1575
please see website
From Portland, OR, Mad Cap Variety Show for the 2016 10th Anniversary Season Family Fun Series! Season Brace yourself for fast-paced tricks and stunts with lots of laughs and wonderful live music. The Mad Cap Variety Show features Portland performers Rhys Thomas from Juggle Mania, stunt man and comedian Leapin Louis Lichtenstein and dancer/musician MC Shoehorn. MC Shoehorn provides the live soundtrack on piano, drums, percussion, and woodwinds for this dynamic show for all ages- jazzy juggling, cowboy comedy and tap dancing. All three of these stellar performers on one stage will be a rare treat indeed! www.jugglemania.com & www.comedytricks.com "A good laugh with amazing skills." The Los Angeles Times

Friday, April 29th, 2016

7pm, 9pm
http://www.brownpapertickets.com

Madcap Variety with Jugglemaniac Rhys Thomas, MC Shoehorn and Leapin' Louie Lichetenstein

1251 9th Street
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-1575
http://www.brownpapertickets.com
From Portland, OR, Mad Cap Variety Show for the 2016 10th Anniversary Season Family Fun Series! Season Brace yourself for fast-paced tricks and stunts with lots of laughs and wonderful live music. The Mad Cap Variety Show features Portland performers Rhys Thomas from Juggle Mania, stunt man and comedian Leapin Louis Lichtenstein and dancer/musician MC Shoehorn. MC Shoehorn provides the live soundtrack on piano, drums, percussion, and woodwinds for this dynamic show for all ages- jazzy juggling, cowboy comedy and tap dancing. All three of these stellar performers on one stage will be a rare treat indeed! www.jugglemania.com & www.comedytricks.com "A good laugh with amazing skills." The Los Angeles Times

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

6pm-12am

Inner City Blues Festival- Healing the Healthcare Blues

7611 N Exeter Ave
Portland, OR

MC Shoehorn will play sax, harmonica and tap dance with the Norman Sylvester Band. This is an allstar lineup with lots of great local talent.

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

2pm-3:30pm
free

MC Shoehorn Dances with Instruments

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free
There is a food court and a beer stand and covered seating in case of weather. MC Shoehorn does his one-man show. Check out Shoehorn, the local artists and food carts, right on the waterfront.

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

6:30-7:30pm
$7

MC Shoehorn's Hatband CD Re-Release Retrospective party

221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR
503-295-6542
$7
MC Shoehorn celebrates the recent digital re-release of his first CD, "World Beat Ragtime" (1994) , the re-sequenced 2008 CD "Café Cirque", as well as his 2015 CD "Wingin' It" and DVD "Dances With Instruments". He will be joined by pianist Dan Gaynor and drummer Martin Zarzar, plus special guests. We will be joined on a number of selections by Elizabeth Abel, Portland's tap whiz kid! The audience is encouraged to stick around and enjoy the Mel Brown Septet.

Friday, April 1st, 2016

9:30pm- 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6
Baby Gramps returns to the Laurelthirst, with Shoehorn on sax, percussion, and tap dance. It will be pretty cosmic.

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Please see website for details

MC Shoehorn at Moisture Festival

Seattle, WA
Please see website for details
http://www.moisturefestival.com/events/calendar/2016/03?pcid=&artistid=201

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Please see website for details

MC Shoehorn at Moisture Festival

Seattle, WA
Please see website for details
http://www.moisturefestival.com/events/calendar/2016/03?pcid=&artistid=201

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Please see website for details

MC Shoehorn at Moisture Festival

Seattle, WA
Please see website for details
http://www.moisturefestival.com/events/calendar/2016/03?pcid=&artistid=201

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

2pm-3:30pm
free

MC Shoehorn's opening show of 2016 season

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Friday, March 4th, 2016

9:30pm- 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Gramps and Shoehorn together is a very strange and fantastic combination! Eccentric music at its best.

Friday, February 5th, 2016

9:30pm- 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Shoehorn again takes his place next to his mentor in musical eccentricity, the one and only Baby Gramps! Shoehorn will be arriving just a bit late due to his bandleading duties the earlier show at the Alberta Rose Theatre, which is a variety show benefit for Clowns Without Borders.

Friday, February 5th, 2016

7:30
please refer to website

17th Annual Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit

3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR
please refer to website

The area’s top variety and circus performers put on an amazing, hilarious, family-friendly show to support a great cause. Join Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein, Patrick McGuire of Cirque du Soleil, Shersten Finley of Night Flight and a cast of characters for a fundraising event for international clowning group Clowns Without Borders. MC Shoehorn's Circtet will provide music and accompany some of the acts.

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

11am-12:30pm

Fools in Paradise

4015 SW Canyon Road Across from Oregon Zoo
Portland, OR 97221
503. 223.6500

The Fools in Paradise band will perform at Portland Children's Museum Sunday 12/20/15. Shoehorn plays sax and percussion with this group, which does mostly school outreach shows. This is a rare chance to hear them in a public concert. They play African traditional and African-inspired music on marimbas an mbira, with vocals and lots of drums and percussion.
There will be two 30-minute sets-  11:00-11:30am and noon-12:30.

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

11:30am-1:30pm
free

Shoehorn's Holiday Jingles

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Shoehorn's Holiday Jingles- Shoehorn performs for the throngs at Saturday Market.

Come and support local artists!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

7:30- 10:30pm
free

Jazz Night with Laura Cunard featuring MC Shoehorn

5301 Baseline Road
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
free

  Coyote's Bar & Grill presents  Jazz Night with Laura Cunard featuring MC Shoehorn  This will be a fun night playing jazz with Laura and her crew! Come on out and listen or sit in if you play or dance.

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

11:30am-1:30pm
free

Shoehorn's Holiday Jingles

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Shoehorn's Holiday Jingles- Shoehorn performs for the throngs at Saturday Market.

Come and support local artists!

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

8pm
$10

Festival of the Unknown

Classic Pianos
3003 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
$10

  Festival of the Unknown- Shoehorn opens the show, with Doug Haning and the Neo-Pagan Jazz Bastards, plus free jazz improv jam.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

5pm-7pm
free

MC Shoehorn Duo with Martin Zarzar.

Goorin Brothers Hat Shop
808 NW 23rd Ave
Portland, OR
free

Come and listen and check out the hats.

Friday, November 6th, 2015

9:30pm
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$5

Check Shoehorn in his longtime role as a sideman with the incredible Baby Gramps! http://www.babygramps.com/

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

2-3pm
free

Fools in Paradise

Holladay Park
(just south of Lloyd Center in NE Portland)
Portland, OR
free

African style grooving marimbas with shoehorn on sax, percussion and backing vocals. Check out the CD "Kutapira!"

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

6:30-7:30pm
$8- all discs $10 each

MC Shoehorn- CD and DVD release party

221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR
503-295-6542
$8- all discs $10 each

World Jazz with MC Shoehorn- tap dancer and saxophonist. Also featuring pianist Gordon Lee,  percussionists Miguel Bernal and Scott Wardinsky, drummer Martin Zarzar, and subbing for Damian Erskine we will have the wonderful bassist Essiet Okon Essiet. Special guests include young tap sensation Elizabeth Abel, Irish dancer Maldon Meehan, and from Japan, singer/songwriter Kaori.  We will celebrate the new CD "Wingin' It" and the DVD "Dances with Instruments". All discs will be on sale for only $10.  Guests are welcome to stay for the terrific Mel Brown Septet after the release party.

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

1-2pm
free

Fools in Paradise

Director Park
SW Yamhill & Park Streets
Portland, OR
free

African style grooving marimbas with shoehorn on sax, percussion and backing vocals. Check out the CD "Kutapira!"

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

7pm

MC Shoehorn Festival Show

Thom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR 97204

Shoehorn will perform on the Kid's Stage for this annual event at Waterfront Park. He will also be jamming with other acts and hanging out on this day. The Bite is a great place to sample delicious food, a variety of entertainment, and support Oregon Special Olympics.

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

1:45pm

MC Shoehorn Festival Show

Thom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR 97204

Shoehorn will perform on the Kid's Stage for this annual event at Waterfront Park. It is a great place to sample delicious food, a variety of entertainment, and support Oregon Special Olympics.

Friday, August 7th, 2015

2pm & 4pm

Mr. Shoehorn- Dances with Instruments at the Bite, August 7-9th

Thom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR 97204

Shoehorn will perform on the Kid's Stage for this annual event at Waterfront Park. It is a great place to sample delicious food, a variety of entertainment, and support Oregon Special Olympics.

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

6:30pm
free

Wanderlust Orchestra

Couch Park
NW 19th Ave & NW Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97209
free

High energy 10-peice swing   (and more) band rips it up this evening!

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

5-7:30pm
free

National Night Out Ice Cream Social

Old Town
NW 3rd and Davis
Portland, OR
free

MC Shoehorn does his thing in Old Town!

Friday, July 10th, 2015

please check OCF schedules
patrons need to buy tickets in a

Wanderlust Circus at OCF, with Shoehorn- July 10-12th

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
patrons need to buy tickets in a

Shoehorn will perform a number of shows at the Oregon Country Fair with the Wanderlust Circus Orchestra. Also look for him in impromptu sessions along the course of the Fair. His new CD "Wingin' It" and the new DVD "Dancing with Instruments" will be available for purchase.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

10:30 am, 2pm, 6pm
free

Mr. Shoehorn- Dances with Instruments at Klamath Falls Libraries

Klamath Falls Libraries
various locations
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
free

Check the Klamath Falls Library web site for locations, 7 shows July 7-9. This is artistic outreach! Bringing the music and tap to communities in southern Oregon.

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

9:30pm- 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Yes, that Baby Gramps. Come check out the legendary Gramps with Shoehorn playing sax, percussion, and tap dancing. Get out of the heat- come to a cool gig tonight!

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

1:30 pm
free

Mr. Shoehorn Dances With Instruments

16201 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Oak Grove, OR 97267
(503) 655-8543
free

Shoehorn performs his library show featuring a variety of instruments and rhythm tap dance. Oftentimes the kids get to jam on percussion and tap.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

1:30 & 3:30pm
free

Mr. Shoehorn Dances With Instruments

Sunnyside Library
13793 SE Sieben Park Way (SE Oregon Trail)
Clackamas, OR 97015
USA
free

Shoehorn performs his library show featuring a variety of instruments and rhythm tap dance. Oftentimes the kids get to jam on percussion and tap.

Friday, June 5th, 2015

9:30pm- 1:00 am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Baby Gramps is pretty incredible. He has some major successes under his belt, including having two songs on the Rogues Gallery compilation with the likes of Sting, Bono, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams and Johnny Depp. His music is rooted in Americana- ragtime finger picking on steel guitar, plus extended techniques, old jazz and blues, with crazy covers and originals. Shoehorn plays sax, percussion, and tap dances.

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

8pm (doors at 7)
$20 General Admission advance $3
Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR
$20 General Admission advance $3

You Are Cordially Invited To
THE WONDERLAND CIRCUS

A Tea Party and Theatrical Performance
In Honor of The New Queen of Wonderland
Depicting Her Legendary Adventures
With a Cast of the Finest
Acrobats, Jugglers, Aerialists, and Musicians
In All Wonderland

Starring:
MEG RUSSELL as our acrobatic Alice
acrobat team
R.OSE-CITY A.CRO D.EVILS as The Cards
gentleman juggler
CURT CARLYLE as The White Knight
JASON WELLS as The March Hare
TANA the TATTOOED LADY as The White Queen
LAYNE FAWKES as The Red Queen
trick roping unicyclist
LEAPIN' LOUIE as The White Rabbit (May 24th only!)
hand balancer and aerialist
BRITTANY WALSH as The Cheshire Cat (May 24th only!)
cyr wheel celebrity guest
MIKEY BRAVO (May 23rd only!)
tap dancing saxophonist
SHOEHORN as The Mock Turtle
singing strong woman TERA ZARRA as The Queen of Hearts
JON DUTCH as The Lion and Tweedledum
JENAE GERSTMANN as The Unicorn
DOMINIC EASON as Tweedledee
ANNA LEANDER as The Doormouse
singing ringmaster
WILLIAM BATTY as the Mad Hatter


and all your favorite exemplars of eccentricity and excellence
from the Wanderlust Family

More about the band:

THE WANDERLUST ORCHESTRA crashes and reels like a calliope freight train off the rails weaving miraculous feats of skill through the extravagant orchestral warp of our live novelty band,featuring members of 3 Leg Torso, Shanghai Woolies, AnnaPaul and the Bearded Lady, and Juan Prophet Organization. Tap-dancing sax king Shoehorn is featured alongside frenetic frontman William Batty,sweating and sighing through standards and originals in the Spike Jones fashion; while the finest acrobats, aerialists, and vaudevillian virtuosos in the Pacific Wheel Circuit show off their explosive best. Bring grandma and the kids - all are welcome at the font of joyous panic.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

2:15-3pm & 4:15-5pm
$7 kids under 6 free

MC Shoehorn's Festival Show

Tom McCall Waterfront Park
1020 SW Naito Pkwy Portland
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 823-7529
$7 kids under 6 free

MC Shoehorn tap dances with instruments.

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

8pm (doors at 7)
$20 General Admission advance $3

THE WONDERLAND CIRCUS

3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR
$20 General Admission advance $3

You Are Cordially Invited To
THE WONDERLAND CIRCUS

A Tea Party and Theatrical Performance
In Honor of The New Queen of Wonderland
Depicting Her Legendary Adventures
With a Cast of the Finest
Acrobats, Jugglers, Aerialists, and Musicians
In All Wonderland

Starring:
MEG RUSSELL as our acrobatic Alice
acrobat team
R.OSE-CITY A.CRO D.EVILS as The Cards
gentleman juggler
CURT CARLYLE as The White Knight
JASON WELLS as The March Hare
TANA the TATTOOED LADY as The White Queen
LAYNE FAWKES as The Red Queen
trick roping unicyclist
LEAPIN' LOUIE as The White Rabbit (May 24th only!)
hand balancer and aerialist
BRITTANY WALSH as The Cheshire Cat (May 24th only!)
cyr wheel celebrity guest
MIKEY BRAVO (May 23rd only!)
tap dancing saxophonist
SHOEHORN as The Mock Turtle
singing strong woman TERA ZARRA as The Queen of Hearts
JON DUTCH as The Lion and Tweedledum
JENAE GERSTMANN as The Unicorn
DOMINIC EASON as Tweedledee
ANNA LEANDER as The Doormouse
singing ringmaster
WILLIAM BATTY as the Mad Hatter


and all your favorite exemplars of eccentricity and excellence
from the Wanderlust Family

More about the band:

THE WANDERLUST ORCHESTRA crashes and reels like a calliope freight train off the rails weaving miraculous feats of skill through the extravagant orchestral warp of our live novelty band,featuring members of 3 Leg Torso, Shanghai Woolies, AnnaPaul and the Bearded Lady, and Juan Prophet Organization. Tap-dancing sax king Shoehorn is featured alongside frenetic frontman William Batty,sweating and sighing through standards and originals in the Spike Jones fashion; while the finest acrobats, aerialists, and vaudevillian virtuosos in the Pacific Wheel Circuit show off their explosive best. Bring grandma and the kids - all are welcome at the font of joyous panic.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW at www.albertarosetheatre.com

$20 General Admission advance
$30 General Admission at the door
$15 Youth General Admission
$50 for Preferred VIP Seating, front and center

Friday, May 15th, 2015

WCO is on around 9
Please check with box office.

Super Geek League with Wanderlust Circus Orchestra

Dante's
350 W. Burnside (at Third Avenue)
Portland, Oregon 97209
Please check with box office.

Super Geek League is staging an invasion of Portland with it's "Alien Fun Machine" production with our partners in carnival madness Wanderlust Circus and other special guests. "Alien Fun Machine" is a celebration of intergalactic Carnival Chaos in a surreal party atmosphere that has become trademark of Super Geek League productions. Come along and join the throngs for the venue is our stage and you are part of the show.

Some of the highlights you can expect...
ClownFetti Robot Confetti Canon spewing mountains of confetti out of giant smiling clown head
Fire performances by Kali, Medusa and Schizoids, Bezerkers and other original SGL characters
Pole Acrobatics by our Creepazoids
Space Angel Octa-Mind Aerial performances
Team Rad Stunt Acrobats
Balloon Drops
Pillow Fighting Pit (standard @ all SGL shows)
Flogging SciFiDelic Clowns
Beachballs
AlienPede
SGL Action Adventure Rock Circus busking throughout the venue
Twisted Rag Doll contortionists
Stilt performers
Ventrilidroids
Cyborg Pandas
Crash Clowns and so much more...

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

8:30pm
$10

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
350 W. Burnside (at Third Avenue)
Portland, Oregon 97209
$10

Wanderlust Circus Orchestra is a high-energy band that often plays for all manner of stage and circus acts. Dancers love their swing grooves and the random featured performers that show up love to bust their moves with them as well. Fun. They do some of Shoehorn's originals too.

Friday, May 1st, 2015

9:30pm ends at 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp will take you to places you did not know existed, or had only read about in musty books heaped in piles at a swap meet. But, it is real. With Shoehorn on sax, tap dancing and percussion. Fun.

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

6pm-1am
http://spectacularwonderland.bro

Wanderlust in Wonderland

Arcata Community Center
321 Community Park Way
Arcata, CA 95518
(707) 822-7091
http://spectacularwonderland.bro

Burningleaf Productions presents, Spectacular! Spectacular! Wanderlust in Wonderland. A Dinner Circus Cabaret Fundraiser for KMUD Community Radio, Saturday, April 11th at the Arcata Community Center.

Slide down the rabbit hole for a full night of dining entertainment and decadent revelry. Start this evening of mad elegance off with Cocktails and Appetizers while browsing the silent auction or indulging in the Photo Booth before finding your seat and being absorbed in the magic!

Prepare to be enveloped and charmed by the Wanderlust Circus of Portland, Oregon. This vaudevillian tribe, complete with 10-piece bohemian swing band, acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, contortionists, acting as the full cast of Wonderland characters will lead the audience through the looking glass in this eclectic dinner theatre experience.
Bada Bling! Burlesque will be joining the tribe with a special performance in the Wonderland garden. All of this while dining on a four course local and organic enchanted meal prepared by Chef, Brett Shuler.
Following dinner and show, make ready to dance your hats and stockings off with with a boisterous and entirely bonkers get down with DJ Marjo Lak and 8 piece Gypsy Jazz Cabaret ensemble from Point Reyes Station, El Radio Fantastique!

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

8:30pm
$10

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
350 W. Burnside (at Third Avenue)
Portland, Oregon 97209
$10

The 10-piece Wanderlust Circus Orchestra holds it down with special guest performers at this monthly spot at Dante's. This month we are joined by veteran show business piano man John Bennet.

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Gramps is astonishingly unique and virtuosic. Since 2000, Shoehorn has done this gig with him the first Friday of almost every month, depending on touring schedules.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

8pm
$17 Advance | $20 at the Door |

Strike up the Band: Umbrella Festival opening night

3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR
$17 Advance | $20 at the Door |

A fast-paced line-up of world-class circus artists shows off their most astonishing tricks, while a hard-hitting 10-piece big band keeps the joint jumping.

with music by
THE WANDERLUST CIRCUS ORCHESTRA
www.wanderlustcircus.com

and performances from

“Rubberboy” Daniel Browning Smith
The world’s most flexible man! Seen on CSI, Carnivale, and Stan Lee’s Superhumans

Artis the Spoonman
legendary Seattle spoons virtuoso

Rosecity Acro Devils
Portland’s premiere acrobat gang

Shoehorn
Tap-dancing saxophone maestro

Petra Delarocha
astonishing aerialista

Indigo Sky
head-spinning hula hoop harlequin

Zenith
flow artist and fire dancer

Just Added!
Nagasita
Tribal Fusion Belly Dancer

and more!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

8:30-10:30pm

Stomptowners @ Biddy's

Biddy McGraw's Irish Pub
6000 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 233-1178

In the true spirit of St Patrick, The Stomptowners bring you a stomping good Irish music and dance extravaganza. We don't hold back in the line-up for our 8:30pm performance at Biddy's. No indeed, we have our fearless dance leader Maldon teamed up with tap dancing saxophonist Shoehorn and our troupe of Sean-nos dancers. We don't just roll out the Wild Rover either, no indeed, you can expect to hear some great Irish songs AND there will be one or two renditions you just won't be expecting to hear . . .
Its not just an annual event here . . . its once in a life time!

Tim Cornell, M Shoehorn Conley, Andrea Wild, Maldon Meehan

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

4pm
free

Stomptowners @ the Little Red Shed

2126 S.W. Halsey St.
Troutdale, OR 97060
(800) 669-8610
free

Shoehorn will perform  with the Stomptowners, singer Andrea Wild, dancer Maldon Meehan, and guitarist/fiddler  Tim Cornell for this family-fun event.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

8:30pm
$10

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
350 W. Burnside (at Third Avenue)
Portland, Oregon 97209
$10

Wanderlust Social features the 10-piece Wanderlust Circus Orchestra. Shoehorn pays in the band and tap dances, and sometimes sings a number.

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

2pm-3:30
free

Shoehorn's one-man show

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

2pm-4:30pm

The Minidoka Swing Band Annual Spring Concert

Community of Christ Church
5170 NW Five Oaks Drive
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

Shoehorn has connections to Japan which go back almost 3 decades. As a busker in the streets of Yokohama he was encouraged to learn some Japanese music and he has arranged a set of such tunes for his tap dance and saxophone act, and recorded some of them for his CDs. At this concert he and piano man Dan Gaynor will re-create some of those tunes along with other music specialties.

The Minidoka Swing band is a not-for-profit band named after the Minidoka Internment Camp near Twin Falls, ID where Japanese Americans from the Portland and Seattle area were interned during WWII. The band remembers the music that was popular inside the camps and during WWII. Three of the MSB band musicians were former camp internees and several of the musicians had family members interned.

The Minidoka Swing band will be traveling to Japan in November of 2015 for their “Sharing Our Heritage and Culture through Music” goodwill concert tour, and this concert serves as a fund raiser to help with the band’s expenses. If you would like to find out more about the band and its music, visit their web site at www.minidokaswingband.com or contact band manager Laura Baxter by email, laura@minidokaswingband.com or call 503-640-1020.

The event will also showcase Author-Speaker-Filmaker Sig Unander- Presentations that Inspire! The local Pacific University graduate has written several historical books about heroes of WWII including “Claire Phillips, Oregon’s Legendary Actress and Spy” and “Fly Gals! Women Airforce Service pilots in WWII”.

Friday, February 6th, 2015

7:30pm
please see website

Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show

2508 Ne Everett St
Portland, OR
please see website

A magnificent mélange of the best circus, variety and physical comedy acts in the Northwest! The annual Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show is a family-friendly variety extravaganza not to be missed. This year's show will be a fantastic convocation of the very finest of Portland's flourishing physical theatre, vaudeville, and new circus community.

Get your tickets early! Advance ticket holders will have special reserve seating. http://pdxcwb.brownpapertickets.com/

This year's show will include:

MC Shoehorn, tap dancing saxophonist
The extraordinary juggling of Patrick McGuire, straight from Cirque du Soleil,
The acrobatic antics of the Echo Theater Company,
Rhys Thomas, genius juggler,
Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein, comic lasso-twirler extraordinaire,
The Rose City Acro Devils,
Stefano Iaboni, new talented clown in town all the way from Rome via Barcelona,
Brittany Walsh, hand-balancing virtuoso,
Curt Carlyle, the mustached juggling ace,
the wacky and wonderful Mz. Pearl & General Pearl,
Michael O'Neill, hilarious clown man,
Sarah Liane Foster, quick-witted commedienne,
Adam the Great, incredible magician,
Flamebuoyant Productions' amazing poi and acrobatics,
A Little Bit Off, modern theatrical clown duo,
and more ...

The show will raise money to support Clowns Without Borders-USA's work with children and their communities, relieving trauma through laughter and play in areas of crisis around the world. In the past year, Portland-based performers have volunteered on CWB projects in the Philippines, Lebanon, Palestine, the Sudan, and Haiti.

About Clowns Without Borders
Founded in 1995 by Moshe Cohen, Clowns Without Borders-USA strives to relieve trauma through laughter in areas of crisis around the world. Socially conscious and circus-loving Portland, Oregon, has for a long time been the most active hub of CWB volunteers and supporters in the US!

Friday, February 6th, 2015

9:30pm- 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp is a trip into the special world of Baby Gramps, where the ancient becomes the avant-garde. Shoehorn mans the saxophone, tap shoes and percussion on this odyssey of poignant fun.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

8:30pm
$10

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
350 W. Burnside (at Third Avenue)
Portland, Oregon 97209
$10
Wow. Wanderlust Circus Orchestra with special guests. High energy, big fun.

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

9:30 pm-1:00 am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6

Monthly show with Baby Gramps. Epic jams will ensue!

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

8:30pm

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
350 W. Burnside (at Third Avenue)
Portland, Oregon 97209

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6
Shoehorn hits with the amazing Baby Gramps.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

2-3:30pm
free

Shoehorn's solo act

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free
Listen for some special arrangements of holiday favorites woven into the set. Portland Saturday Market is the home of the original hairy potter.

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Shoehorn's set at 8pm
donation

Winter Solstice Global Folk Club

Jade Lounge
2342 SE Ankeny St.
Portland, OR 97214
USA
236-4998
donation
Celebrate the winter solstice with Global Folk Club's hottest dance and music line-up of the season. 7pm Madjaleo Original Flamenco Music with guitar and vocals, cajon drum, bass and clarinet featuring the fabulous Brenna McDonald 8pm Shoehorn Portland's only tap-dancing saxophonist Mr. Shoehorn, tap dancing saxophonist 9pm Pub Sing led by Mrs Doyle and The Teapots Expect to be wassailing and a whole lot more when hostess Andrea Wild sings with Portland opera cellist, Jim Smith and keyboardist Laura Bissonette

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

2-3:30pm
free

Shoehorn's solo act

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free
Listen for some special arrangements of holiday favorites woven into the set. Portland Saturday Market is the home of the original hairy potter.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

7:30pm

Tuesday Night Jazz Jam with Laura Cunard

5301 Baseline Road
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
Shoehorn brings his skills to the jazz jam at Coyote's for the first time as the featured performer. Keyboardist/vocalist Laura Cunard hosts.

Friday, December 5th, 2014

9:30pm- 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6
If you have not seen and heard Shoehorn with Baby Gramps you are missing the full panoramic picture of his sax/tap/percussion persona. This gig happens almost every month, on the first Friday of the month. Shoehorn has been on this band with Gramps for 14 years.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

8:30pm
$10

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
350 W. Burnside (at Third Avenue)
Portland, Oregon 97209
$10
Wanderlust Circus Orchestra is a ten-piece band that plays for the Wanderlust Circus featuring Shoehorn among a varying cast of musical and variety performers.

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

8pm
Kids under 10 – FREE Kids 11-1

Benefit Concert for Rising Hope Foundation

1422 SW 11th Ave,
Portland, OR 97201
Kids under 10 – FREE Kids 11-1
The event will feature Shoehorn with Fools in Paradise and the Sing Portland choir. This benefit concert is for Rising Hope, a foundation that fights poverty in Uganda through education and mentoring programs. It showcases Portland’s newest community choir: Sing Portland! and the eclectic African marimba band Fools in Paradise (marimba, mbira, djembe, conga, saxophone, vocals.)

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

1pm
free

MR. Shoehorn's Library Show

706 Fourth Street
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
free
Shoehorn brings his one-man show to the library. Kids often get a chance to jam at the end. Family fun!

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

5:30pm
Free Admission Donations Gladly

Portland Community Wind Band Fall Concert

Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
Free Admission Donations Gladly
Shoehorn moonlights as a bass clarinetist playing concert band repertoire with this community group, conducted by Dr. Patrick Murphy, director of bands at University of Portland.. Portland Community Wind Band will partner with a local big band for a horn-heavy early-evening concert.

Friday, November 7th, 2014

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6
Baby Gramps is a very interesting and unique character with a bottomless bag of musical tricks. Shoehorn has recorded two albums with him over the last 14 years at this monthly gig. Come check it out!

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

8:30pm
$10

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
350 W. Burnside (at Third Avenue)
Portland, Oregon 97209
$10
Come and hang out with Portland's circus underground. The Wanderlust Circus Orchestra, a 10-piece juggernaut of rhythm and style, propels the festivities, featuring Shoehorn himself on sax and taps.

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

7pm
$12 adv. $15 at door. 21+

Derek Rieth Foundation Benefit

4923 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97211
$12 adv. $15 at door. 21+
An evening of music, dance and entertainment in honor of the artistic legacy of our brother Derek Rieth by his friends, colleagues and partners in rhythm. Shoehorn will be performing with GoGringoGo and Free Beat Nation, two of the groups Derek started as side projects to play outside of his work with Pink Martini.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

8:30pm
$10

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
350 W. Burnside (at Third Avenue)
Portland, Oregon 97209
$10
Shoehorn performs with the Wanderlust Circus Orchestra, a powerhouse 10-piece band fronted by Ringmaster Noah Mickens. There are always a couple of acts from the circus side of things to perform to the music of the band, which almost always includes a couple of Shoehorn's own songs in the set. They are also booked November 5th and December 3rd.

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

5pm
$150

Big Cat Big Party

4001 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, OR 97221
(503)226-1561 ext. O
$150
Shoehorn plays a set with Fools in Paradise for this fundraiser for Cheetah Conservation Fund.

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

9:30pm
$8

Havaneando

720 SE Hawthorne
Portland, Oregon
503-206-7439
$8
Havaneando brings deep Cuban rhythm to Portland with Miguel Bernal on congas and Fidel Ferrer on vocals. Shoehorn plays sax with them for the first time tonight. Come and dance!

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$6
Baby Gramps Time Warp is truly a mind-boggling act, where past and future co-exist, as the vintage National resonator steel guitar, gruff yet supple vocal stylings and clever wordplay of Baby Gramps meet the fast feet, fluid sax and eccentric percussion of Shoehorn, playing a sideman role. Shoehorn has played this near-monthly show with Gramps since 2000, and appears on two recordings released on Grampophone Records, Hoss Radish and Baptized in Swamp Water. Check it out!

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

2pm
free

Fools in Paradise

8325 SW Nyberg St.
Tualatin, OR
free
This is another high-energy, danceable set with African-style marimbas, mbiras, vocals and drumming augmented by Shoehorn on saxes, fife and percussion.

Friday, September 5th, 2014

9:30pm
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6
Baby Gramps Time Warp is truly a mind-boggling act, where past and future co-exist, as the vintage National resonator steel guitar, gruff yet supple vocal stylings and clever wordplay of Baby Gramps meet the fast feet, fluid sax and eccentric percussion of Shoehorn, playing a sideman role. Shoehorn has played this near-monthly show with Gramps since 2000, and appears on two recordings released on Grampophone Records, Hoss Radish and Baptized in Swamp Water. Check it out!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

8:30pm
$10

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
350 W. Burnside (at Third Avenue)
Portland, Oregon 97209
$10
Wanderlust Social brings the Northwest circus underground to Dante's on the main stem of Portland, where the Wanderlust Circus Orchestra holds forth, inciting dancing and revelry, and featuring special guest performers drawn from the ranks of local regulars and touring artistes. Don't miss it.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

6:40-7:10pm
free admission

Shoehorn's Festival Set

Pioneer Courthouse Square ( SW Broadway & Yamhill)
Portland, OR 97204
USA
free admission
The Festa Italiana celebrates Italian food, art and cultural heritage in Portland. Shoehorn was asked to play here presumably due to his continental sophistication and internationally transcendent appeal. Come enjoy the festa! Prego!

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

6:35-7pm
free admission

Shoehorn's Festival Set

Pioneer Courthouse Square ( SW Broadway & Yamhill)
Portland, OR 97204
USA
free admission
The Festa Italiana celebrates Italian food, art and cultural heritage in Portland. Shoehorn was asked to play here presumably due to his continental sophistication and internationally transcendent appeal. Come enjoy the festa! Prego!

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

4pm-5pm
suggested donation $5

Mr. Shoehorn

3552 N Mississippi St
Portland, OR 97220
503-288-3231
suggested donation $5
Shoehorn does a solo set for the family crowd and invites kids up to jam at the end. FUN!

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

7pm-7:45pm

Shoehorn's Festival Stage Show

Thom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR 97204
Shoehorn's Festival Stage Show features his unusual array of wind, percussion and tap dance instruments.

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

5-5:45pm

Shoehorn's Festival Stage Show

Thom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR 97204
Shoehorn's Festival Stage Show features his unusual array of wind, percussion and tap dance instruments.

Friday, August 8th, 2014

8:30-10pm

Fools in Paradise- African-style marimba band

Thom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR 97204
The Fools in Paradise band plays African-style marimba and mbira music with Shoehorn on saxes, flute, percussion and backing vocals. It is mellow-sounding music that is highly danceable!

Friday, August 8th, 2014

2pm-2:45pm

Shoehorn's Festival Stage Show

Thom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR 97204
Shoehorn's Festival Stage Show features his unusual array of wind, percussion and tap dance instruments.

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

8:30pm
$10

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
350 W. Burnside (at Third Avenue)
Portland, Oregon 97209
$10
Wanderlust Circus Orchestra performs with special guests. Come and hang out with Portland's circus underground!

Monday, August 4th, 2014

6:30-8:30pm
free

The Wanderlust Circus Orchestra

Sellwood Riverfront Park
1 SE Spokane St.
Portland, OR 97210
free
The Wanderlust Circus Orchestra is the house band for Portland's proudest bohemian brigade, Wanderlust Circus. Their music crashes and reels like a calliope freight train off the rails; weaving miraculous feats of skill through the extravagant orchestral warp of our live novelty band; featuring members of 3 Leg Torso, Vagabond Opera, Chervona, and The Shanghai Woolies. Tap-dancing sax king Shoehorn is featured alongside saucy songbird Anna Leander and frenetic frontman William Batty, sweating and sighing through standards and originals like Danny Elfman arranging Count Basie; while the finest acrobats, aerialists, and vaudevillian virtuosi in the Pacific Wheel Circuit show off their explosive best. Bring grandma and the kids - all are welcome at the font of joyous panic!

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

11am
free

Mr. Shoehorn (Library Show)

800-C NE Tenney Rd.
Vancouver, WA 98665
(360) 571-9696
free
Shoehorn presents his solo show with some jamming time for the kids!

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

6:30pm
free

Mr. Shoehorn (Festival Show)

Lacey, WA
360) 491-0857
free
Lacey, Washington Parks and Recreation- ARTS AND EVENTS Children's Entertainment Series Michael "Shoehorn" Conley — Vaudeville Phenomenon/World Beat Jazz Have you ever wondered what a tappercussionist does? Join in the fun as Michael Conley, aka Mr. Shoehorn, dances with his saxophone and creates music with his feet. This unique, energetic and internationally-recognized performer will delight young and old alike.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

8:30pm
$10

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
350 W. Burnside (at Third Avenue)
Portland, Oregon 97209
$10
Wanderlust Circus Orchestra performs with special guests. Come and hang out with Portland's circus underground!

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

8:15pm
$10 and $15 in advance, $15 and

Sing Portland presents Samba Chill

1422 SW 11th Ave,
Portland, OR 97201
$10 and $15 in advance, $15 and
Samba Chill concert of Caribbean and Latin American music. We’ll be sharing the stage with Shoehorn’s Hat Trio. Shoehorn is the tap dancing sax player you may have seen around town. He’ll be joined by pianist Dan Gaynor and percussionist Scott Wardinsky and Maria Olaya on guitar for a very lively evening of music from way down south. And…. the most exciting part of all. After the concert that will be a jam party. Yes – you as audience member get to sing and jam with us. Our director Marion Van Namen will teach you a Caribbean song and a samba, and you get to sing, dance, play with all of us: choir and band and all. Appropriate for all ages. Bar with ID. All concert proceeds to benefit Ethos Music Center.

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

3:30pm
$10 and $15 in advance, $15 and

Sing Portland presents Samba Chill

1422 SW 11th Ave,
Portland, OR 97201
$10 and $15 in advance, $15 and
Samba Chill concert of Caribbean and Latin American music. We’ll be sharing the stage with Shoehorn’s Hat Trio. Shoehorn is the tap dancing sax player you may have seen around town. He’ll be joined by pianist Dan Gaynor and percussionist Scott Wardinsky and Maria Olaya on guitar for a very lively evening of music from way down south. And…. the most exciting part of all. After the concert that will be a jam party. Yes – you as audience member get to sing and jam with us. Our director Marion Van Namen will teach you a Caribbean song and a samba, and you get to sing, dance, play with all of us: choir and band and all. Appropriate for all ages. Bar with ID. All concert proceeds to benefit Ethos Music Center.

Friday, June 6th, 2014

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$6
Baby Gramps is accompanied by Shoehorn playing sax, percussion and tap dancing. Unique and entertaining.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

7pm

Shoehorn's one-man festival show

Portland Rose Festival Waterfront Village
Tom McCall Waterfront Park 9 (South of Morrison Bridge)
Portland, OR
USA
Shoehorn plays sax and tap dances, and features some of his special instruments as well such as the Tappercussion™ e-tap™ electric tap dance instrument, harmonica and cocktail percussion. Check it out! 4 shows this season on the Bridgetown Stage.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

8:30
$10

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
350 W. Burnside (at Third Avenue)
Portland, Oregon 97209
$10
The Wanderlust Circus Orchestra performs, featuring guest artists.

Monday, May 26th, 2014

3:10 pm

Shoehorn's one-man festival show

Portland Rose Festival Waterfront Village
Tom McCall Waterfront Park 9 (South of Morrison Bridge)
Portland, OR
USA
Shoehorn plays sax and tap dances, and features some of his special instruments as well such as the Tappercussion™ e-tap™ electric tap dance instrument, harmonica and cocktail percussion. Check it out! 4 shows this season on the Bridgetown Stage.

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

8pm

Fools in Paradise

Portland Rose Festival Waterfront Village
Tom McCall Waterfront Park 9 (South of Morrison Bridge)
Portland, OR
USA
Shoehorn plays sax, fife and percussion, and sings with the Fools, who mostly perform school shows. It is a hot 6-piece that plays African music and they have a new CD featuring Shoehorn on alto, tenor, and soprano saxes, fife, and percussion(including bass marimba on one song). Check it out on the Bridgetown Stage.

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

4pm

Shoehorn's one-man festival show

Portland Rose Festival Waterfront Village
Tom McCall Waterfront Park 9 (South of Morrison Bridge)
Portland, OR
USA
Shoehorn plays sax and tap dances, and features some of his special instruments as well such as the Tappercussion™ e-tap™ electric tap dance instrument, harmonica and cocktail percussion. Check it out! 4 shows this season on the Bridgetown Stage.

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

7pm
cover

NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY- Tap Showcase

2522 SE Clinton Street
Portland, OR 97202
cover
NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY- including a performance by Shoehorn! Join us at the Clinton Street Theater for the culmination of a national day-long celebration of the art of tap dance. The event is sponsored by Dancer's Corner. Please contact them directly with any and all your questions. From 12:15pm - 5:15pm tap workshops will be held at Grande Finale Dance Studio, 875 Portland Avenue, Gladstone, OR 97027. The tap dance showcase is at the Clinton Street Theater starting @ 7pm. Here's the list of confirmed artists (more to come): Yearly Sunset, Dre Baby, Shoehorn, Aaron Wheeler Kay, Judy Tibbles, Erin Lee, April Robinson. Skylark Tappers. Studio One. Grande Finale. Jr Beat BangerZ. Tony Loupe, Billings Dance Center The ticket gets you into all workshop classes and admission to the Showcase. (All workshop observers must buy a ticket.)

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

3pm

Shoehorn's one-man festival show

Portland Rose Festival Waterfront Village
Tom McCall Waterfront Park 9 (South of Morrison Bridge)
Portland, OR
USA
Shoehorn plays sax and tap dances, and features some of his special instruments as well such as the Tappercussion™ e-tap™ electric tap dance instrument, harmonica and cocktail percussion. Check it out! 4 shows this season on the Bridgetown Stage.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

8:30pm
$10

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
350 W. Burnside (at Third Avenue)
Portland, Oregon 97209
$10
The Wanderlust Circus Orchestra performs, this time featuring Shoehorn's touring buddy Rhys Thomas, the original Jugglemaniac.

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

The Laurel Thirst
2958 NE Glisan
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 232-1504
$6
Time is indeed warped when Shoehorn plays and dances with Baby Gramps. It is a kind of avnt-garde folk-jazz thing, that swingy rag thing, a deep blues feel, comic showmanship, folk heritage, and kiss-the-sky abandon that happens here every first Friday of the month, with exceptions for tours that take Gramps overseas or to the East Coast.

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

7pm
free

Rhythm and Song

3341 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 595-0575
free
A "something for everyone" night full of genuine, soulful artistic expression. And crazy fun. This show especially features Cyndi Harvell Shoehorn - dances with instruments Bronkar - The world's only rhythmic juggling beatboxer Cyndi Harvell - Smart, lyrical folk-pop with Southern charm

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

doors at 7:30pm, 8pm show
Suggested Donation $5-15

Bronkar, Shoehorn & Cyndi Harvell @ Sisyphus Farms

Sisyphus Farms
8615 SE 257th Ave.
Gresham, OR 97080
Suggested Donation $5-15
Bronkar, Shoehorn & Cyndi Harvell @ Sisyphus Farms A "something for everyone" night full of genuine, soulful artistic expression. And crazy fun. Shoehorn - Neo-Vaudevillian jazz man dances with instruments Bronkar - The world's only rhythmic juggling beatboxer Cyndi Harvell - Smart, lyrical folk-pop with Southern charm

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

4pm-5:30pm
$5

Jugglemania with Shoehorn

700 NE Dekum
Portland, OR 97211
503-283-1100
$5
FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW! Lots of room for little ones! "JuggleMania with Shoehorn" may contain a teddy bear escape artist, the world's only rat vest, a growling Chinese yoyo, and an eyeball juggling goddess. "JuggleMania with Shoehorn" definitely contains two of the Northwest's most unique and engaging variety performers in a show packed with hilarity & dexterity. Knives fly, plates spin, tiny pianos play and volunteers become part of a show that is often compared to Pixar for its all-ages appeal. Daredevil comedian Rhys Thomas performs internationally as a juggling Physicist and nationally as a prop comic whose multi-dimensional jokes are funny for different reasons to different age levels ("Is a children's festival held when you plant them or when you harvest them?"). Mr. Shoehorn is known around the world as a highly-skilled tap dancing saxman and multi-instrumentalist who acts as a "one-man pit orchestra" playing cues on up to 15 different instruments. He's the real juggler. "JuggleMania with Shoehorn" is sooooo Portland. Doors open at 3:30. Show from 4 - 5:30. Food and drinks sold by Oregon Public House.

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

7pm

Trashcan Joe

116 NE Russell Street
Portland 97202
Shoehorn subs this weekend with Trashcan Joe. Fun will ensue.

Friday, April 11th, 2014

8pm

Trashcan Joe

The Brasserie Monmartre
626 SW Park
Portland
Shoehorn subs this weekend with Trashcan Joe. Fun will ensue.

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

10:30 am
inexpensive

Adult Band Festival

Canby High School
721 SW 4th Ave
Canby, OR 97013
(503) 263-7200 ‎ ·
inexpensive
Adult Band Festival features many ensembles for around the region playing concert badn repertoire. Shoehorn is a member of the 50-piece PCWB, as bass clarinetist. He joined the band a few years ago to challenge himself as a woodwind player and expand his skill set to include other types of music with a conductor and score, and no improvisation! Here is blurb from the band's website: Portland Community Wind Band (PCWB) is dedicated to enriching our community through excellence in music performance and education. We strive to provide a challenging and engaging environment for our members while reaching out to the community through large and small ensemble performances. PCWB is beginning its ninth season and is led by Dr. Patrick Murphy. The band performs 6-8 times per year and is comprised of adult and high school musicians who enjoy playing intermediate to advanced wind band music. PCWB was founded in 2005 by Cynthia Plank, who now plays as a member of the band. This is a 501(c)(3) organization. Tax deductable donations are gratefully accepted.

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

7:00pm - 12:00am
$15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Inner City Blues festival

615 SE Alder
Portland, Oregon
$15 in advance, $20 at the door.
10 All Star Music acts take the stage for; Health Care for All- Oregon 3rd Annual Inner City Blues Festival "Healing the Healthcare Blues" Organized by Boogie Cat Norman Sylvester Shoehorn goes on around 8:45pm

Friday, April 4th, 2014

9:30pm - 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$6
Fantastic entertainment from Baby Gramps with Shoehorn on saxes, tap shoes and percussion!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

$17 Advance | $20 at the Door |

Umbrella Festival

3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR
$17 Advance | $20 at the Door |
Wanderlust Circus Orchestra with Wanderlust Circus for a full-on show. Thursday 4/3 8pm – CIRCUS and SWING! Our all-star 9-piece bohemian swing band backs up Portland’s finest circus talent! Featuring: NagaSita Russell Bruner Brittany Walsh Shoehorn RoseCity Acro Devils Amanda Warren Mister Creature and his amazing Pneumatophone William Batty and THE WANDERLUST CIRCUS ORCHESTRA

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

8:30-11pm
$10

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
W. Burnside at Third Avenue
Portland, Oregon
$10
Wanderlust Circus Orchestra plays with special guests.

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

3pm (event runs noon-4pm)

Shoehorn and Dan Gaynor at 8th Annual Japanese Festival

1201 39th St.
Washougal, WA 98671
Come celebrate Japanese culture at the 8th Annual Japanese Festival at Washougal High School! Shoehorn and Dan Gaynor will play a set of tunes by Japanese composers. There will food, snacks, Ramune, Green tea ice cream and much more. Also performances will begin from 2pm that will include traditional Jazz dance & Yosakoi, Fusion dance, Tap and sax by Shoehorn. Please have a look at the Event Flyer for a complete listing and more details. Time: Noon – 4pm with a Concert starting at 2pm. Location: Washougal High School 1201 39th St. Washougal, WA 98671

Friday, March 7th, 2014

9:30pm -1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$6
A great monthly gig with the one and only Baby Gramps!

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

8pm
$10

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
W. Burnside at Third Avenue
Portland, Oregon
$10
Wanderlust Social features the Wanderlust Circus Orchestra and selected variety entertainers. Shoehorn plays in the band and does a tap and vocal features.

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Shoehorn hits at 8pm for one set

Shoehorn performs for Global Folk Club

Jade Lounge
2342 SE Ankeny St.
Portland, OR 97214
USA
236-4998
Global Folk Club has a stellar line-up for this month's event. 7pm Lorna Miller & Walter Cryderman are returning with their special blend of down home blue and Americana. 8pm GFC is proud to present Portland's one and only tap dancing saxophonist, Mr Shoehorn. You will not want to miss this. 9pm Stormalong GFC's resident rollicking sea chantey group. Sing and drink to oblivion . . .

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

8pm
please see website for tickets

Carnival of Love with Wanderlust Circus and Vagabond Opera

Star Theater
13 NW 6th Av
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 248 4700
please see website for tickets
Shoehorn is on the gig! The other acts are great!

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

4-5:30 pm
$5 in advance, $7 at the door (b

Jugglemania with Shoehorn CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

700 NE Dekum
Portland, OR 97211
503-283-1100
$5 in advance, $7 at the door (b
Jugglemania with Shoehorn features two of the Northwest's most wacky and engaging variety performers in a show packed with hilarity and dexterity. Volunteers become a part of a show with all-ages appeal! It is a very unique act that has traveled to 7 states in recent years, performing at big theaters and schools. Shoehorn performs on many instruments here, playing cues for the daredevil comic Rhys Thomas!

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

9:30pm to 1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp CANCELLED!

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$6
Moved from first Friday this time to the next night. This show with Baby Gramps will show their unique chemistry and eccentric musical stylings.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

8:30-11:00
$10

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
W. Burnside at Third Avenue
Portland, Oregon
$10
Wanderlust Circus Orchestra with special guest performers. This week will include trumpeter Farnell Newton. Come check their last show of a 3-month Wednesday night gig.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

8pm
cover charge

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
W. Burnside at Third Avenue
Portland, Oregon
cover charge
Wanderlust Circus Orchestra has Wednesday night shows this month. Don't miss it- we need an audience or the gig goes away.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

9:30pm -1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$6
Shoehorn plays with the inimitable (many have tried) Baby Gramps!

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

2pm-3:30pm
free

Shoehorn

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free
Shoehorn rocks the Holiday shoppers at Portland Saturday Market. Come support local artisans and small business - DIY enterpreneurs!

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

2pm
free

Shoehorn's Christmas set at PSM

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free
Shoehorn rocks the Holiday shoppers at Portland Saturday Market. Come support local artisans and small business - DIY enterpreneurs!

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

11:30am- 1:30pm
free

Shoehorn's Christmas set at PSM

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free
Shoehorn rocks the Holiday shoppers at Portland Saturday Market. Come support local artisans and small business - DIY enterpreneurs!

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

8pm -11pm
$10

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
W. Burnside at Third Avenue
Portland, Oregon
$10

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

8pm -11pm
$10

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
W. Burnside at Third Avenue
Portland, Oregon
$10
Wanderlust Circus Orchestra has this cool gig booked every Wednesday for the next 2 months. They have been playing it since November and would like it to go on for a while longer. Come down and check them out! It is a hot 9-piece band with special guests each week!

Friday, December 6th, 2013

9:30pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Baby Gramps is a great player and entertainer. Shoehorn has been playing first Fridays at Laurelthirst with him since 2000! Come down and catch their uncanny near-telepathic musical communication. It is fun and unique.

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

doors at 8, sets at 8:30 and 10
$10

Wanderlust Social

Dante's
W. Burnside at Third Avenue
Portland, Oregon
$10
Wanderlust Circus Orchestra has a weekly club gig at Dante's. Come support the band. Dress cool. It is going to be a scene!

Friday, November 8th, 2013

8pm

Tognozzi, Southard and Shoehorn

Old City Hall
Redding, California
USA
Dr. Olando Tognozzi, Ellen Southard & Shoehorn perform an eclectic evening of music. Dr. Tognozzi, clarinetist, woodwind doubler, singer, conductor and professor, was Shoehorn's main music teacher for sax and theory when he attended Shasta College and has been a mentor and friend ever since. Pianist Ellen Southard showed up at Shasta as Shoehorn was leaving and they became friends when Tognozzi conducted the Brecht/Weill masterpiece "The 7 Deadly Sins". They will perform in solos, duos and trio for this very special performance.

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

9pm
$5

Wanderlust Circus Orchestra

1 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 226-6630
$5
Wanderlust Circus Orchestra begins a weekly club gig at Dante's. Come support the band. Find out about signing up for the guest list. It is going to be a scene!

Friday, October 11th, 2013

9:30pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Moved to a different day this month only. Coma and check Shoehorn playing and tap dancing with the incredible Baby Gramps. Eccentric, eclectic, acoustic but strangely electric!

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

6:30 pm
free

Mr. Shoehorn Dances with Instruments

Sunnyside Library
13793 SE Sieben Park Way (SE Oregon Trail)
Clackamas, OR 97015
USA
free

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Noon-1pm
free

Shoehorn's one-man show

Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair
Esther Short Park
Vancouver, WA
free

Friday, September 6th, 2013

9:30pm-1am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$6
Come and experience the result of Shoehorn assisting Baby Gramps to warp time and turn it into music and spectacle. Shoehorn on sax, tap and percussion.

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

2pm

Shoehorn and Leapin' Louie

1251 9th Street
Arcata, CA
707-822-1575
Shoehorn accompanies wild cowboy trickster Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein at the Creamery Festival in Arcata, California. At the Big Top tent stage.

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

12:30 pm

Shoehorn and Leapin' Louie

1251 9th Street
Arcata, CA
707-822-1575
Shoehorn accompanies wild cowboy trickster Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein at the Creamery Festival in Arcata, California. At the Playhouse Outdoor stage.

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

7pm
$5

The Bite of Oregon featuring Shoehorn

1020 SW Naito Pkwy Portland
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 823-7529
$5
Shoehorn will perform his well-oiled but always evolving solo set at the Bite of Oregon, playing sax and tap dancing, of course, but also featuring his electric Tappercussion™ tap dance instrument, harmonica, and percussion. He has a total of 5 spots at the festival. There will be lots of great food and entertainment to enjoy, and the event raises money for the Special Olympics. The times are: 1 and 3pm Friday, 4 and 6pm on Saturday, 7pm on Sunday.

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

8-10pm
$10-15

We are One joint concert

Unity of Portland
4525 SE Stark Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97215
$10-15
Shoehorn has been a member of Fools in Paradise since 2008. They have a terrific brand-new CD titled "Kutapira!" http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/foolsinparadise2 Shoehorn plays tenor saxophone as well as alto and soprano saxes and fife on the recording, and even some marimbas! Following is a press release for this special benefit concert. A very special joint concert with Fools In Paradise and Sing Portland! A fundraiser for the Rising Hope Foundation - promoting education in Uganda All concert proceeds will benefit Rising Hope Foundation, which fights poverty in Uganda through scholarships and mentoring programs. The choir will sing the first set and Fools in Paradise play the second set. Each set closes with a few joint numbers. About Rising Hope Foundation Rising Hope Foundation is a charitable organization offering educational scholarships and youth mentoring programs in Uganda. It was founded by Edidah Tumwebaze, who grew up in abject poverty and deprivation. Despite the cultural hindrances for females and the lack of most basic necessities, Edidah obtained a decent education, an opportunity she longs to extend to the other children still walking the same road she walked. As a pioneer project, Rising Hope Foundation is focusing on serving the youth in Kyabugimbi, Bushenyi district, an area that has long had a reputation of being ‘inside a locked cupboard' due to its remoteness. Edidah Tumwebaze will be at the concert to give a short talk and answer questions. www.RisingHopeFoundation.com About Sing Portland! Sing Portland! is founded on two beliefs: • we all have a voice worth singing with • we can sing the world a better place After 8 years of leading several community choirs in the Portland area and graduating from the Community Choir Leadership Training in Victoria BC, Marion Van Namen has just founded her dream choir, Sing Portland! She provides a beautiful and safe environment for anyone to discover their inner voice, bringing people together in song. The joy that the singers generate is spread through local concerts. Sing Portland! is a philanthropic business: ALL concert proceeds go to local and international charities. www.SingPortland.com About Fools in Paradise Fools in Paradise is an eclectic 6-person group performing a variety of music on African instruments. Their traditional Zimbabwean mbira (kalimba) songs will transport you to another time and place. The rousing marimba music from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana and Guinea creates an energetic, danceable sound; they provide a fun, high-energy musical experience that gets audiences of all ages participating. Fools in Paradise plays original material combining African melodies with moving and thought-provoking lyrics. Saxophone, congas, djembe, electric bass kalimba, shakers and vocal harmonies round out the sound. Fools in Paradise has been performing at festivals, schools and events since 2001. The band's founder, Kite Giedraitis, has been studying and playing marimba and mbira music of Africa since 1987. Since his travels in Zimbabwe and Ghana in 1990-92, he has been a full-time marimba teacher and performer.

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

4pm & 6pm
$5

The Bite of Oregon featuring Shoehorn

1020 SW Naito Pkwy Portland
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 823-7529
$5
Shoehorn will perform his well-oiled but always evolving solo set at the Bite of Oregon, playing sax and tap dancing, of course, but also featuring his electric Tappercussion™ tap dance instrument, harmonica, and percussion. He has a total of 5 spots at the festival. There will be lots of great food and entertainment to enjoy, and the event raises money for the Special Olympics. The times are: 1 and 3pm Friday, 4 and 6pm on Saturday, 7pm on Sunday.

Friday, August 9th, 2013

1pm & 3pm
$5

The Bite of Oregon featuring Shoehorn

1020 SW Naito Pkwy Portland
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 823-7529
$5
Shoehorn will perform his well-oiled but always evolving solo set at the Bite of Oregon, playing sax and tap dancing, of course, but also featuring his electric Tappercussion™ tap dance instrument, harmonica, and percussion. He has a total of 5 spots at the festival. There will be lots of great food and entertainment to enjoy, and the event raises money for the Special Olympics. The times are: 1 and 3pm Friday, 4 and 6pm on Saturday, 7pm on Sunday.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Simmertime

722 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
503-233-7855
Wanderlust Circus Orchestra

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

4pm
suggested $5/table

Shoehorn

3552 N Mississippi St
Portland, OR 97220
503-288-3231
suggested $5/table

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Simmertime

722 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
503-233-7855
Wanderlust Circus Orchestra

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

9:30pm-1:00am
$6

Baby Gramps Time Warp CANCELLED THIS MONTH

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$6

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

2pm
free

Mr. Shoehorn's Library Show

Tillamook Public Library
1716 3rd Street
Tillamook, OR 97141
free

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

11am
free

Mr Shoehorn's Library Performance

800-C NE Tenney Rd.
Vancouver, WA 98665
(360) 571-9696
free
Mr. Shoehorn plays instruments and dances and invites youngsters to join the fun during this variety music show for families.

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

stage sets at 11am & 2pm
free

Shoehorn and Dan Gaynor

Hillsboro, Oregon
USA
free
Shoehorn teamed with piano man Dan Gaynor makes a dynamic duo indeed, freeing up Shoehorn to do some singing as well as his usual multi-tasking on sax, percussion, tap dance and e-tap. Bring the whole family to this fun, free event.

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

4:30pm
Please refer to OCF website

Leapin' Louie and Shoehorn featuring Dan Gaynor

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
Please refer to OCF website
On the Daredevil Vaudeville Palace stage, Shoehorn and pianist Dan Gaynor perform with Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein, the "Pagliacci of the Ponderosa".

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

2:30pm
Please refer to OCF website

Leapin' Louie and Shoehorn featuring Dan Gaynor

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
Please refer to OCF website

Friday, July 12th, 2013

2:30
Please refer to OCF website

Leapin' Louie and Shoehorn featuring Dan Gaynor

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
Please refer to OCF website
On the Daredevil Vaudeville Palace stage, Shoehorn and pianist Dan Gaynor perform with Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein, the "Pagliacci of the Ponderosa".

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

2pm
free

Mr. Shoehorn's Library Show

Yale Valley Elementary School
11842 Lewis River Road
Ariel, WA 98603
USA
free

Friday, July 5th, 2013

9:30pm- 1am
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Baby Gramps Time Warp featuring Shoehorn. Shoehorn has been accompanying Gramps at this monthly gig since 2000. Check it out!

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

7-9 pm
free

Family Frolics with Fools in Paradise band

5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 249-3983
free
Families come to dance and enjoy the food and drinks at McMenamin"s Kennedy School. Shoehorn has played with the Fools for the last 5 years and they have a new CD out titled Kutapira!

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

4-5pm
$5 suggested donation

Shoehorn's show for kids

3552 N Mississippi St
Portland, OR 97220
503-288-3231
$5 suggested donation
Shoehorn performs his usual blend of instruments and tap dance, kids are invited to participate for some songs. Great fun for families!

Friday, May 31st, 2013

8pm
no cover

Trashcan Joe with guest Shoehorn

Brasserie Montmartre
SW Park
Portland, OR
no cover
Shoehorn jams with his friends Trashcan Joe at this chic spot downtown.

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
$12 advance $15 at the door

Cover Photo EventsInvite Friends Going WANDERLUST CIRCUS ORCHESTRA with the UNDERSCORE ORKESTRA

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR
$12 advance $15 at the door
WANDERLUST CIRCUS ORCHESTRA www.cdbaby.com/wanderlustcircusorchestr www.wanderlustcircus.com Featuring: DUTCH PAULINA MUNOZ ALICIA DOERRIE SCOTT MAXWELL JENNA SUMMER SMITH and THE UNDERSCORE ORKESTRA http://www.theunderscoreorkestra.com/ Tickets and info at www.albertarosetheatre.com Two of Portland's most beloved families join forces for an evening of gypsy jams, hokum swing, and bohemian cabaret! With just enough circus and dance in the mix to keep your eyes popping in time with the beat, this will be a night to remember, and we can't wait to see you there. Wanderlust and Underscore are related in more ways than can be easily summarized, but this is our first ever show together! MINORS ARE WELCOME WITH ADULT ACCOMPANIMENT THE UNDERSCORE ORKESTRA: The Underscore Orkestra is a Portland OR based band, playing a blend of Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz and Swing, with a repertoire consisting of both original and traditional material The Underscore Orkestra has been performing for the past 7 + years, touring all around the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Central America, and has been seen from intimate coffee shop setting all the way to huge outdoor festivals. Guaranteed to get you up and moving whether you like to Swing dance, Balkan folk dance, or just go out and Shake it!!! We are also working with and interested in continuing to meet Dancers, performance artists, jugglers, poets, storytellers, clowns, actors and tech folk alike... WANDERLUST CIRCUS ORCHESTRA: The Wanderlust Circus Orchestra is the house band for Portland's proudest bohemian brigade, Wanderlust Circus. Our music crashes and reels like a calliope freight train off the rails weaving miraculous feats of skill through the extravagant orchestral warp of our live novelty band, featuring members of 3 Leg Torso, Vagabond Opera, Chervona, Juan Prophet Organization, AnnaPaul and the Bearded Lady, and The Shanghai Woolies. Tap-dancing sax king Shoehorn is featured alongside saucy songbird Anna Leander and frenetic frontman William Batty, sweating and sighing through standards and originals in the Spike Jones fashion; while the finest acrobats, aerialists, and vaudevillian virtuosi in the Pacific Wheel Circuit show off their explosive best. Bring grandma and the kids - all are welcome at the font of joyous panic.

Monday, May 6th, 2013

1-3pm
free, open to the public

Shoehorn's Hat Trio

PCC Cascade Campus
N Killingsworth Street
Portland, OR
free, open to the public
Shoehorn's trio plays with Dan Gaynor on keys and special guest Christopher Brown on drums.

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

4-5pm
suggested $5 donation

Shoehorn's show for families

3552 N Mississippi St
Portland, OR 97220
503-288-3231
suggested $5 donation
Shoehorn does his thing for the little ones and their parents and the kids join the show for part of the performance!

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

9:30pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
It's time to play with Baby Gramps again after being out in April. Shoehorn plays sideman on saxes and percussion, including tap dancing.

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

2pm matinee
$15,$10 for kids

Umbrella Festival with Rhys Thomas, Charlie Brown and Shoehorn

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR
$15,$10 for kids
Shoehorn will perform his one-man-pit-orchestra duties for daredevil comic Rhys Thomas and Charlie Brown. Magician Jeff Martin will also perform. Umbrella festival is a fun, new cultural event in Portland. Check it out! There will also be an evening show Sunday night with a different cast.

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Umbrella Festival with Wanderlust Circus Orchestra and Shoehorn

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR
More info later

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

2pm-3:30pm
free

Shoehorn at the Market!

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free
Shoehorn performs his solo act at PSM. Come and check out the vendors and their food and crafts. Shoehorn will have copies of his CDs available to purchase. If you have not visited the Portland Saturday Market in a few years, you may be surprised by the transformation of the vibe since they moved over to the river front.

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

6pm-Midnight
$15

Inner City Blues Fest

The Melody Ballroom
615 SE Alder
Portland
$15
INNER CITY BLUES FESTIVAL "Healing the Healthcare Blues" SATURDAY APRIL 13th 6pm~12am Melody Ballroom *Etta James Tribute "Tell Mama"/ DK Stewart & friends *Richard Arnold & Groove Swingers Tribute to the Crooners *LaRhonda Steele & Andy Stokes "Motown songbook" *Norman Sylvester Band featuring Ben Rice & Renato Caranto *legendary Bluesman Lloyd Allen *Shoehorn! *Steve Cheseborough acoustic *Chatta Addy & his African procession "in honor of OBO ADDY LEGACY PROJECT" tickets; $15.00 www.tickettomato.com Music Millennium, Geneva's, Sylvester's 3718 N. Halleck St. Portland, Ore. 97217 (we'll mail you out the tickets) VIP~ reserved tables of 8 for $150.00 are also available (need name or Business name for table flag & to list in our program as a Sponsor) Thumbs upHealthcare for all is a human right!!! www.normansylvester.com

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

3pm & 7:30 pm

Moisture Festival Variete

Hales Palladium
4301 Leary Way NW (in back behind the brewery) Seattle WA
Seattle, WA
More info later

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

10:30pm

Moisture Festival Variete

Hales Palladium
4301 Leary Way NW (in back behind the brewery) Seattle WA
Seattle, WA
more info later

Friday, April 5th, 2013

9:30pm - 1am
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Shoehorn plays with Gramps regularly at this spot since 2000! The first Friday of each month, with occasional exceptions. Baby Gramps is an incredible character and a very eccentric guitarist and singer.

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

6pm
free

Family Frolics featuring Fools in Paradise

5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 249-3983
free
Bring the family to this fun dance party with the Fools in Paradise. The Fools play African style marimba and mbira music with Shoehorn on saxes, fife and percussion. The music is mellow yet danceable, upbeat & energetic, with vocal harmonies and drum jams. Audience participation is encouraged! Kennedy School serves food and drinks. The Fools will have copies of their brand new CD, "Kutapira!" available.

Friday, March 29th, 2013

8:30pm
free

Shoehorn's Hat Trio

the Blue Diamond
2016 NE Sandy
Portland, OR 97323
USA
free
Shoehorn's trio featuring Dan Gaynor at the keyboard!

Friday, February 15th, 2013

7pm
please see website for pricing

Pyromance- A Rhapsody in Fire, Circus & Swing

722 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
503-233-7855
please see website for pricing
You may have heard that fire performance was dead in Portland, but we at Wanderlust Circus don't intend to let that happen. Our old friends at The Bossanova Ballroom have got it all worked out, and we're putting on the first big fire show of 2013 just in time for Valentine's Day. Along with all our finest acrobats, aerialists, and dancers; we'll feature the city's finest pyromaniac prodigies in two nights of passion and danger to bring you and that special someone trembling into each others' arms. The Wanderlust Circus Orchestra provides the live score to this combustible cabaret, forsaking the tribal-industrial leanings of fire shows past for a hotsie-totsie bohemian swing sound from the dark side of the 1930s. Limited table seating is available, so don't hesitate to snatch one up for you and your sweetie - PYROMANCE brings the heat this Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

7pm
please see website for pricing

Pyromance- A Rhapsody in Fire, Circus & Swing

722 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
503-233-7855
please see website for pricing
You may have heard that fire performance was dead in Portland, but we at Wanderlust Circus don't intend to let that happen. Our old friends at The Bossanova Ballroom have got it all worked out, and we're putting on the first big fire show of 2013 just in time for Valentine's Day. Along with all our finest acrobats, aerialists, and dancers; we'll feature the city's finest pyromaniac prodigies in two nights of passion and danger to bring you and that special someone trembling into each others' arms. The Wanderlust Circus Orchestra provides the live score to this combustible cabaret, forsaking the tribal-industrial leanings of fire shows past for a hotsie-totsie bohemian swing sound from the dark side of the 1930s. Limited table seating is available, so don't hesitate to snatch one up for you and your sweetie - PYROMANCE brings the heat this Valentine's Day!

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

7pm
no cover- all ages

Shoehorn hosts Open Mic & Jam at the Mad Greek

Mad Greek Deli
1740 East Burnside
Portland, OR 97214
USA
no cover- all ages
This will be Shoehorn's fist time hosting the open mic/jam at the Mad Greek Deli. Come and recite a poem, play a song, do some rope tricks or tell a few jokes. Or just jam out on bongos, man. Kids and young talent welcome! Food and drink available.

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

8pm doors at 7:30
$25

Soundancing

Royce Gallery
2901 Mariposa St
San Francisco CA, CA
415 558 1749
$25
Please join us at the Royce Gallery for our first ever benefit show for Soundancing, featuring Shoehorn. Shoehorn is an original performance artist who creates music with his feet and dances with his horn. Shoehorn has combined organic body rhythms and sophisticated jazz forms and concepts into an entertaining spectacle. While specializing in sax and tap dance, he is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer, utilizing a variety of wind and percussion instruments, original poetry and songs and an ear for music from around the world. Check out his original e-tap electronics at e-tap electronic tap dance demonstration - YouTube. . We are proud to feature cutting edge acoustic and MIDI pioneers in music and tap dance. ONE SHOW ONLY! TICKETS $25 Royce Gallery 2901 Mariposa St San Francisco CA roycegallery.com 415 558 1749 An evening of hot tap dancing and MIDI musical magic. In addition to Shoehorn we will feature: E Dr. SMITH NORA MAKI Rosie ,49ers ROSIE RADIATOR Rolleen Myers ROCK'IN ROLLEEN Please join us at the Royce Gallery for our first ever benefit show for Soundancing. We are proud to feature cutting edge acoustic and MIDI pioneers in music and tap dance.

Friday, January 18th, 2013

8pm-2am
see below

The Edwardian World’s Faire with Wanderlust Circus Orchestra

1300 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415)673-5716
see below
Shoehorn plays in the Wanderlust Circus Orchestra for this spectacular event. Details below. Wanderlust Circus! Shotgun Wedding Quintet! The first night of our back-to-back San Francisco events, The Edwardian World’s Faire presents a Gorey-inspired night of music, theatrics, circus, fashion, gaming, and Edwardian-tinged rock n’ roll. A little more rambunctious than the Saturday night Ball, The Faire presents an interactive night of Barbary-themed Midway Games, bicycle-powered carnival rides by Cyclecide, an exposition of steam-powered machinery by Kinetic Steam Works, circus sideshows, burlesque, and this year, a complete circus extravaganza by Wanderlust Circus from Portland! Also featuring local faves Shotgun Wedding Quintet, longtime Edwardian disc jockey Delachaux, Vau de Vire Society, DJ Fact.50, and our now-famous Vendor Bazaar & Piano Saloon featuring the John Brothers Piano Company. Our widely acclamied “Museum of Wonders” returns to the opulent Regency Lodge, an entire third floor of the Regency dedicated to fine art, living statues, fortune telling, sideshows, and haunted mysteries to be discovered through self-guided tours from 8-11pm. Extra! Extra! We have just added two extraordinary live performance art installations, The Mystic Midway and The Isles of Noises, to the Grand Ballroom and the Regency Lodge, respectively. These immersive environments will astound and titillate your senses! I kid you not ... Doors & Show 8pm, All Ages welcome. GA Tickets: $30 adv / $35 door Include very limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis, plus Museum of Wonders (8-11pm), Steam Exposition, Midway Gaming, and Vendor Bazaar. VIP Tickets $75 adv / $80 door VIP includes access to seated balcony and VIP Bar with two select complimentary drinks per ticket. Includes Museum of Wonders (8-11pm), Steam Exposition, Midway Gaming, and Vendor Bazaar. NEW! Each ticket also includes 2 free Salon Dance Classes with Vima Dance! Purchase: http://bit.ly/ed13worldsfaire Complete Edwardian Info: http://edwardianball.com/ Edwardian Ticketing: http://edwardianball.com/tickets Questions: queries@edwardianball.com

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

8-11pm
no cover- 21+

Shoehorn's Hat Trio

the Blue Diamond
2016 NE Sandy
Portland, OR 97323
USA
no cover- 21+
Shoehorn plays with Gordon Lee and Ward Griffiths. Come and check them out at the Blue Diamond. No cover, and they have great prices on food and drink. The Blue Diamond is a cozy venue conveniently located on the East side.

Friday, January 4th, 2013

10pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Shoehorn has a long-running gig playing with Baby Gramps the first Friday of each month, with exceptions for touring. Gramps is an amazing guitarist and vocalist, famous in recent years for his work on the Rogue's Gallery Pirate music compilation CD with Sting, Bono, Lou Reed, Johnny Depp and Lucinda Williams. repertoire includes rags and blues, classic tunes and unique versions of songs by Dylan and others.

Monday, December 31st, 2012

7:45 pm to 8:45 pm
$5 members / $10 nonmembers / $3

Mr. Shoehorn at Family Fun New Year’s Eve Event

116 Marion St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
USA
Telephone: 503-371-3631 Toll Free: 1-800-208-9514
$5 members / $10 nonmembers / $3
Mr. Shoehorn will perform his one-man show for the family crowd on New Year's Eve. There will be other activities for the little ones and you can expect some dancing and percussion, and maybe some singing by the kids during Shoehorn's performance. Family Fun New Year’s Eve event on December 31, 2012. A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village is providing a fantastic event for families with the support of many Salem businesses and community partners.

Friday, December 21st, 2012

11:30am-1:30pm
free

Shoehorn's One-Man Show

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free
Mr. Shoehorn brings his world famous one-man show to Portland Saturday Market's Main Stage for some wild takes on the holiday repertoire! The market is a great place for hand-crafted gifts, from the wooden toys made by Mr. Kobayashi to ceramics, textiles, clothing, and jewelry- they have something for everyone.

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

2pm-3:30pm
free

Shoehorn's One-Man Show

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free
Mr. Shoehorn brings his world famous one-man show to Portland Saturday Market's Main Stage for some wild takes on the holiday repertoire! The market is a great place for hand-crafted gifts, from the wooden toys made by Mr. Kobayashi to ceramics, textiles, clothing, and jewelry- they have something for everyone.

Friday, December 7th, 2012

7:30pm
sliding scale-see link below

15th Annual Clowns Without Borders Annual Benefit Show

2508 NE Everett
Portland, OR 97232
sliding scale-see link below
15th Annual Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show, with live music by Shoehorn's Hatband! With a magnificent mix of acts, from the breath-catching-ly beautiful to the dazzlingly dextrous to the fall-off-your-chair funny, the annual Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show is a family-friendly variety extravaganza not to be missed. When: Friday, December 7th, 2012, 7:30pm (doors open at 7) Tickets: Kids $9/ Adults $10-30 sliding scale/ $35 Family This year's show will be a fantastic convocation the very finest of Portland's flourishing physical theatre, vaudeville, and new circus community, including: Charlie Brown, world-famous manipulator of objects Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein, comic lasso-twirler extraordinaire Rhys Thomas, genius juggling showman Brittany Walsh, hand-balancing virtuoso Curtis Carlyle, quick-witted juggler Michael O'Neill, hilarious clown man Adam the Great, confounding magician Angel Ocasio, "Clown Prince" of the Rose Festival Kyoko Uchida, astonishing acrobat. and more ... With live music by the Shoehorn Hat Band! The show will raise money to support Clowns Without Borders-USA's work with children and their communities, relieving trauma through laughter and play in areas of crisis around the world. CWB-USA is sending another team of professional circus theatre performers/instructors to Haiti in January to continue work with communities still living in tent camps since the 2010 earthquake. CWB-USA is also continuing ongoing projects in crisis-affected communities in Burma, Colombia, Ecuador, and Indonesia, and on the ready to collaborate with international CWB chapters to work with Syrian refugees in Turkey and Jordan when appropriate. About Clowns Without Borders Founded in 1995 by Moshe Cohen, Clowns Without Borders-USA strives to relieve trauma through laughter in areas of crisis around the world. Socially conscious and circus-loving Portland, Oregon, has for a long time been the most active hub of CWB volunteers and supporters in the US!

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

7pm
please check venue website

Jugglemania with Shoehorn

12th and R Streets
Lincoln, NE 68588-0151
USA
402.472.4747 Toll-free in Nebraska: 800.432.3231
please check venue website
The daredevil, acrobatic and lunatic antics of Rhys Thomas combine with the tap-dancing jazz music of Shoehorn. Called “a good laugh” by the Los Angeles Times, this interactive jazz circus with toe-tapping music is fun for the whole family.

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Trashcan Joe with Shoehorn on sax

116 NE Russell Street
Portland 97202
Shoehorn occasionally subs for members of the band Trashcan Joe. This is one such occasion. Cool venue in NE Portland.

Friday, October 12th, 2012

8-11pm
free

Trashcan Joe with Shoehorn on sax

Brasserie Montmartre
SW Park
Portland, OR
free
Shoehorn occasionally subs for members of the band Trashcan Joe. This is one such occasion. No cover, fancy environment downtown.

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

1pm-2am. Shoehorn will perform around 5pm
sliding scale $10-20 donation

Public Water Public Vote

315 SE 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
503-234-LOVE
sliding scale $10-20 donation
An all-day event that will bring together 17 bands and 3 DJs to stand united in support of democracy and our right to vote on water fluoridation. This event will represent Portland in her truest form, and send a message to our government that the artists and citizens of Portland are willing to stand up to them when they are not serving our city and her people they way they should be. Besides that, it’s gonna be one helluva fun mini festival! Tons of music, performance artists, food carts and good-spirited family fun! All funds will be donated to Clean Water Portland for their signature gathering effort. You can help by pre-purchasing your ticket, so that proceeds will be available for immediate use!

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

one set only 4pm-5pm
$5 suggested per family

Mr. Shoehorn's fun show for families

3552 N Mississippi St
Portland, OR 97220
503-288-3231
$5 suggested per family
Shoehorn performs on a variety of instruments and then invites young audience members to join him on stage to play percussion, dance or sing. Family fun!

Friday, October 5th, 2012

9:30pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
The inimitable Baby Gramps is a singing guitarist with special talents for bending time and minds with his spellbinding strings and incantations. Shoehorn adds sax and tap percussion to the mix.

Friday, September 28th, 2012

6-7pm

Shoehorn

Downtown Newberg
Newberg, OR
USA
Shoehorn performs his dynamic one-man show in Newberg! This will be a great event with good food, beer and wine in addition to the entertainment.

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Doors 7:30 Show 8:30-11
$25 in Advance $35 for Preferred

The Wonderland Circus

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR
$25 in Advance $35 for Preferred
ACCOMPANIED MINORS WELCOME Wanderlust Presents: THE WONDERLAND CIRCUS A mad tea-party spectacle relating the adventures of Alice www.wanderlustcircus.com with live music by THE WANDERLUST ORCHESTRA and an opening set from PAGE OF CUPS http://www.reverbnation.com/pageofcups at THE ALBERTA ROSE THEATRE 3000 NE Alberta St http://www.AlbertaRoseTheatre.com/ You Are Cordially Invited To THE WONDERLAND CIRCUS A Tea Party and Theatrical Performance In Honor of The New Queen of Wonderland Depicting Her Legendary Adventures With a Cast of the Finest Acrobats, Jugglers, Dancers, and Musicians In All Wonderland Starring: ALICIA DOERRIE as our acrobatic Alice aerialist PAULINA MUNOZ trick cyclist BLAKE HICKS as The White Rabbit tribal fusion dancer NAGASITA as The Queen of Hearts tap dancing saxophonist SHOEHORN acrobatic strong men SCOTT MAXWELL and DUTCH multi-instrumentalist clown JAY LIEBER as The March Hare The INSANE CHAINSAW MIME as The White Knight hand balancer and aerialist JOESAI CARR as The Cheshire Cat BURK BIGGLER as The Doormouse singing ringmaster WILLIAM BATTY and all your favorite exemplars of eccentricity and excellence from the Wanderlust Family More about the band: THE WANDERLUST ORCHESTRA crashes and reels like a calliope freight train off the rails weaving miraculous feats of skill through the extravagant orchestral warp of our live novelty band,featuring members of 3 Leg Torso, Shanghai Woolies, AnnaPaul and the Bearded Lady, and Juan Prophet Organization. Tap-dancing sax king Shoehorn is featured alongside frenetic frontman William Batty,sweating and sighing through standards and originals in the Spike Jones fashion; while the finest acrobats, aerialists, and vaudevillian virtuosos in the Pacific Wheel Circuit show off their explosive best. Bring grandma and the kids - all are welcome at the font of joyous panic.

Friday, August 24th, 2012

8:30-11:30 pm
no cover

Shoehorn's Hat Trio

the Blue Diamond
2016 NE Sandy
Portland, OR 97323
USA
no cover
Shoehorn leads his combo featuring piano man Gordon Lee through a program of originals, standards and world music favorites. Likely to include special guests.

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

free

Wanderlust Circus Orchestra

Head of SW Park Place
Portland, OR 97205
free
The mighty Wanderlust Circus Orchestra performs for the Concerts in the Park series.

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

10pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Shoehorn may arrive a bit late from another gig this month, but will take his usual spot with the eccentric and accomplished Baby Gramps as soon as he can make it to the pub.

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

6-8pm
all ages, no cover

Shoehorn's Family Band at Kennedy School's Family Frolics

5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 249-3983
all ages, no cover
A terrific event for the family crowd, with Shoehorn's daughters playing one of their occasional gigs with their proud dad. The kids pick some of the repertoire and also each composed one piece. With the great Dan Gaynor on keys, one of the most in-demand pianists on Portland's music scene. featuring "Cousin Dan" Gaynor on keys Isabel on drums, vibraphone, percussion & voice Eileen on flute and voice Shoehorn- sax, tap, percussion and voice etc.

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Free

Mr. Shoehorn's Library Show

Lincoln County Libraries
Free
5 libraries the 18th-19th of July- details later!

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Shoehorn at The Oregon Country Fair

Eugene, OR 97401
(541)343-4298
More info later! July 13-15!

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

9pm-3:30am
$15

THE ORIGINAL DIRIGIBLE -A GhettoSwing Soiree-

The Refuge PDX
116 SE Yamhill
Portland, Oregon 97215
$15
SparklingSpats Productions Proudly Presents: Look! Up in the sky! The Original Dirigible takes flight over Portland this July 7th at the Refuge. Jetsetting DJs from Portland and abroad drop the shuffle-and-bass alongside live... swing musicians in a party laboratory of steampunk splendor and chrononaut chaos! That's right, we're putting the swing in rave! GhettoSwing comes to Portland! This bass-heavy danceclub cousin of Europe's reigning ElectroSwing craze is packing clubs from Zurich to Sicily. Like the gold-grilled, hard-stomping cousin of Caravan Palace, Defunk is flying in from Calgary to mark the Rose City's initiation into GhettoSwing alongside our own International selector sensation GlobalRuckus. On the early shift, seven-piece swing band The Wanderlust Circus Orchestra blends their vintage sound with live dubs by Mellonhead, an experiment in rhythm that spans a century. There will be interactive artistic alchemy - control the lights and visuals in our very own dancecage dirigible. This is more than a standard soiree, it's a night of glittery, glamorous grandiosity - a fully immersive futuristic steamtopia awaits. Don't miss the blimp! Get your tickets today at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/251804 and climb aboard for the flight of your life!

Friday, July 6th, 2012

9:30pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Incredible synergy between Shoehorn and Baby Gramps, eccentric guitarist/vocalist, must be witnessed! Shoehorn has been playing this (almost) monthly show with Gramps since the year 2000. The first Friday of each month.

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Noon-2pm

Shoehorn's solo act

Fountain Stage at Waterfront Park/Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97201
Shoehorn will be at the "Fountain Stage", which is actually not even a stage, but doing his thing in support of this great festival. If you see this show you are guaranteed a great seat for the fireworks later!

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

4-5pm
minimum $5 suggested per table

Shoehorn's solo show and kid's jam

3552 N Mississippi St
Portland, OR 97220
503-288-3231
minimum $5 suggested per table
Shoehorn performs his tap dancing and sax and other instruments then invites kids to play along on percussion and dance. One hour only!

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Shoehorn at the Silverton Wine and Jazz Festival

P.O. Box 1488 Silverton
Silverton, OR 97381
503-873-5615
Shoehorn will debut at the Silverton Wine and Jazz Festival with his solo act and jam with some of the other artists at the festival. This year the Festival will be better than ever, with a Central Main Stage in Town Square Park, with wineries and food vendors for tasting and listening pleasure. Access will be limited to ticket holders. The Festival on May 19 kicks off at Noon in front of the Palace Theater featuring the Silverton and Sherwood High School Jazz Bands. College Bands will play from 1:30 to 5 PM in a non-alcohol, family friendly, free venue. The Main Stage music begins at 2:00. Additionally, there will be a series of intimate concerts preceding and topping off the Festival. Wine and Jazz Series - All Dates + May 19

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Doors at 8, show at 8:30
advance: $10 door: $15

Wanderlust Circus Orchestra

5 Star Theater
13 NW 6th Av
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 248 4700
advance: $10 door: $15
Shoehorn plays with Wanderlust Circus Orchestra to open this show. HONK! The wildest mob of klowns in San Francisco rampage through Portland, in the company of Wanderlust Circus Orchestra and Thee Hobo Gobbelins! in Downtown Portland www.startheaterportland.co m Clowns. You love them, you fear them, you want them, you are them. As you can imagine, the world's sexiest, zaniest, funkiest clowns live in SAN FRANCISCO; and we've got 'em all for one night only. starring Gooferman http://www.gooferman.com/ Wanderlust Circus Orchestera http://www.wanderlustcircus.com/ The Klown Korps http://www.klownkorps.com/ Thee Hobo Gobbelins http://www.hobogoblins.com/ Shovelman http://www.shovelman.com/ Kara Nova http://www.karanovasf.com/

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

sets at 9pm, maybe 10:30 too
? not sure how much

Free Beat Nation

1 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 226-6630
? not sure how much
Free Beat Nation, led by Derek Reith of Pink Martini is a blast of Bahian Maracatu from Brazil with horn section and tap, sax, fife and harmonica from Shoehorn. Always surprising. This looks like it will be some kind of variety show with other acts.

Friday, May 4th, 2012

9:30pm (10 usually) - 1pm
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
While the much-esteemed Baby Gramps has held forth at the Laurelthirst for 20 years now, Shoehorn's tenure as a sideman to the eccentric guitarist dates to the year 2000, providing sax, tap dance and percussion. The first Friday of each month!

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

8pm
$10

Salmon Poet

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR
$10
Salmon Poet - Film Showing with Live Performances by Walt Curtis, Shoehorn, Dusty Santamaria and Dylan Lee Johnston Thursday Apr 26, 2012 8:00 PM Ticket Prices General Admission $10.00 Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian Doors open at 7:00 $10 General Admission Salmon Poet is a poetic journey, an ode to Nature through the voice of the poet Walt Curtis and the vision of filmmaker Sabrina Guitart. This artistic and ecological film evokes the spiritual journey of the salmon through the Oregon landscape. Nature, shamanism, and the return of the salmon to reproduce and regenerate the ecosystem are the themes of the film. The film's star, Walt Curtis, will read poetry and Shoehorn will provide music, as will Dusty Santamaria, the songwriter whose music is featured in the film and Dylan Lee Johnston.

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

7pm -1am
$!5

The Inner City Blues Festival Reunion

The Melody Ballroom
615 SE Alder
Portland
$!5
The Inner City Blues Festival Reunion April 14, 2012         ブルース好きの方へ〜こんなコンサートがありますよ    Everybody in, nobody out! Oregon Single Payer Campaign wants to bring a Universal health care option to Oregon (everybody in nobody out). Sat, April 14, 2012 The Inner City Blues Festival Reunion "HEALING THE HEALTHCARE BLUES" Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., Portland Oregon Tickets: $15 Purchase tickets on-line at: www.ticketsoregon.com doors open: 6:30pm event/entertainment begins: 7:00pm Event Website: www.singlepayeroregon.org Featuring: NORMAN SYLVESTER, LLOYD JONES, LARHONDA STEELE, SONNY HESS, BILL RHOADS, JANICE SCROGGINS, JIM MESI,RENATO CARANTO, RICHARD ARNOLD, LLOYD ALLEN, SHOEHORN←夫ですだよ CHATTA ADDY, LENANNE SYLVESTER                 

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

8pm

Umbrella Festival Day 3: The Big Top

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR
夫は Wanderlust Circus という 地元のサーカス団の音楽をレコーディングしに行ったはりました。 Wanderlust Circus Orchestra  ワンダーラスト サーカス オーケストラ   4月8日(日曜日)アルバータ ローズシアターに出演します。 Sunday, April 8 THE ALBERTA ROSE THEATRE http://www.albertarosetheatre.com/ Umbrella Festival Day 3: The Big Top ブログ読んでくれはってありがとうございます。 どれでも好きなんを押してくれはったら嬉しいです

Friday, April 6th, 2012

10pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Shoehorn plays with the great Baby Gramps, eccentric musician and palindromist.

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

9pm
no cover

Shoehorn' Hat Trio

2016 NE Sandy (at 20th)
Portland, Oregon 97232-2818
USA
503-9590
no cover
Shoehorn returns to the Blue Diamond with the Hat Trio, this time featuring original members Dan Gaynor and Ward Griffiths, with special guests.

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

4-5pm
suggested $5 doantion per family

Shoehorn's Show and jam for kids

3552 N Mississippi St
Portland, OR 97220
503-288-3231
suggested $5 doantion per family
Shoehorn will bust loose with his one-man show in a version that features inviting kids up to play percussion and dance at the end. Fun for all generations!

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

9:30pm- 1pm
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Shoehorn performs with the incredible Baby Gramps at this regular first-Friday-of-the-month show. Shoehorn joined the act in 2000, Gramps has been doing his show there for 20 years.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

7:30pm
$8

SHOEHORN PRESENTS… “Portland Variety”

3728 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232-1841
(503) 517-8584
$8
SHOEHORN PRESENTS… “Portland Variety” The one and only tap dancing saxophonist is back with his Hat Trio featuring Gordon Lee on keyboard. Along with Mr. Shoehorn himself, the Hat Trio will back up some of the region's finest comic variety performers, including Charlie Brown and Curt Carlyle, adapting their material to the intimate cabaret setting of Tony Starlight's. It will be an evening of old-school entertainment with a smoking band, hilarious comedy and mad skills! We may have some other special talents getting a piece of the action as well. *ACCOMPANIED MINORS OKAY UNTIL 10 PM Tony Starlight's Supperclub & Lounge 3728 NE Sandy Blvd Portland, OR 97232 (503) 517-8584 http://www.tonystarlight.com

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

4-5pm
suggested $5 donation per famil

Shoehorn plays for families/ kids jam

3552 N Mississippi St
Portland, OR 97220
503-288-3231
suggested $5 donation per famil
Shoehorn does his popular all-ages one man show and lets the kids get up to play percussion and dance on some numbers! Great fun, and one way to discover your child's hidden talent.

Friday, December 30th, 2011

8:30-11:30
no cover

Shoehorn Hat Trio with Gordon Lee

the Blue Diamond
2016 NE Sandy
Portland, OR 97323
USA
no cover
Also featuring drummer Mark Griffith, who has recently toured Japan with the Jaco Pastorious Big Band. Piano man Gordon Lee has long been a key figure on the NW music scene and has done a lot of work with Shoehorn over the years. We expect some special guests as well. Drinks and food are reasonably priced! Come on down!

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

4-5 pm
suggested $5 per table

Shoehorn's family fun show

3552 N Mississippi St
Portland, OR 97220
503-288-3231
suggested $5 per table
Kids have been known to get in the act, dancing and playing percussion at the end of the show.

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

9:30pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Playing tonight with Baby Gramps at the Laurelthirst Public House, NE 30th & Glisan in Portland, 9:30pm-1am $5. Come and check out the incredible Baby Gramps with sax, tap and percussion by Shoehorn. Here is a palindrome composed by Shoehorn for Gramps: Eros data to Gramps I'll lisp, Margot a tad sore

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

6-8pm
free!

Family Frolics with Fools in Paradise Marimba Band

5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 249-3983
free!
Shoehorn is a member of the Fools in Paradise Marimba Band. They play African style marimba and mbira music. Shoehorn adds his sax, fife, percussion and backing vocals to the group. It is high-energy, great for dancing, but mellow in a way. Bring the kids or the parents. www.foolsinparadise.com

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

8pm

Wanderlust Circus Orchestra

5 Star Theater
13 NW 6th Av
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 248 4700
Shoehorn performs with the Wanderlust Circus Orchestra and the Suidling Bros. Circus. Big fun!

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

4=5pm
$5 suggested per family

Shoehorn's show for kids and families

3552 N Mississippi St
Portland, OR 97220
503-288-3231
$5 suggested per family
This is a great hang for the family. Kids of all ages sometimes get in on the fun.

Friday, November 4th, 2011

7:30 pm
sliding scale $10-25 adults, $5-

14th annual Clowns without Borders Benefit

DaVinci Middle School
2508 NE Everett
Portland, OR 97232
sliding scale $10-25 adults, $5-
Shoehorn plays pre-show music and opens the blockbuster variety show for this organization which provides some fun and needed supplies to disaster victims. This show features many of the region's finest professional variety entertainers.

Friday, November 4th, 2011

10pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
The regular first Friday of the month Shoehorn has been playing with Gramps since 2000! It is a very fun hang!

Friday, October 14th, 2011

10pm
not sure

Shine a Light

Portland Art Museum
downtown
Portland, OR 97208
not sure
Shoehorn will tap dance as part of an art installation. Details/links later!

Friday, October 7th, 2011

9:30pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps' Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
The great Baby Gramps has had Shoehorn in his Portland band for 10 years or so of this 20-year run, the first Friday of each month. They have made two CDs there, Hoss Radish in 2003 and Baptized in Swamp Water from 2006. Check it out!

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

4-7pm
free

Shoehorn's Pub Show

29 Broadway Ave.
Fairfax, CA 94978
(415) 459-9910
free
A last-minute show added to Shoehorn's schedule while he was in Marin County for a video shoot.

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

7:30-10:30 pm
$8

Shoehorn presents Joe Donato

Vie de Boheme
1530 SE 7th
Portland, OR
$8
Kutsubera Music Presents: Miami sax virtuoso and vocalist Joe Donato and vocalist Kathleen Donato with Shoehorn's Hat Band Mr. Shoehorn -sax,tap dance, percussion etc. Dan Gaynor -piano Dan Schulte -bass special guests September 11th, 2011, 7:30-10:30 pm Vie de Boheme Winery & Wine Bar 1530 SE 7th Avenue, Portland OR Joe Donato has been on the scene in Miami for several decades. He was an important mentor to Shoehorn in his earliest years of performing, the two having met each other at the legendary Key West jazz club Captain Hornblower's, owned and operated by licensed captain and trumpet player Danny Knowles.Donato and Shoehorn have remained in touch over the years, occasionally reuniting for shows in South Florida when Shoehorn tours there in winter. Mr. Donato is an entertainer extraordinaire, with a thorough knowledge of classic jazz, from the swing of Jimmy Dorsey and Bobby Darin to the Charlie Parker canon, Caribbean styles, and the great American songbook. He has a rich baritone voice and a beautiful, singing sound on the saxophone. His wife Kathleen joins the band, bringing her melodic interpretations to the mix. Here in Portland they will join Shoehorn's Hatband, featuring the mighty talents of Dan Gaynor on piano, a first-call accompanist to the likes of Nancy King, Glen Moore, Bob Mover, Rob Scheps, Bobby Torres and David Valdez. Mr. Gaynor can be heard on Shoehorn releases "Cafe Cirque", a studio set, and the live document "The Blue Monk". http://www.joedonatomusic.com/

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

9:30pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Mr. Shoehorn performs with the fantastic Baby Gramps- a very interesting combination of talents with eerie synchronicity, unpredictable outcomes and moments of great beauty!

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

8:30-11:00
free

Trashcan Joe

The Moon & Sixpence
NE 42nd Av
Portland, OR
free
Mr. Shoehorn will sub for a missing member of the band.

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

2-2:45 pm

Free Beat Nation

The Bite Festival
ToM McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
Free Beat Nation is the brainchild of Pink Martini percussionist Derk Reith. It is a Maracatu style drum line featuring the powerful Alfaia drums and a horn section with Shoehorn. Loads of funky fun. Free Beat Nation performs at the Garden Stage at the North end of the festival. The Bite is an annual food festival that benefits the Special Olympics of Oregon. The website for the event mistakenly lists another world beat band Shoehorn plays with, Fools in Paradise.

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

5-5:45pm

Mr. Shoehorn's Dances with Instruments

The Bite Festival
ToM McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
Shoehorn performs on the Pacific Northwest Wine Club Stage at the South end of the festival. The Bite is an annual food festival which benefits the Special Olympics.

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

6:30pm
Free

Movies in the Parks

Dickinson Park
SW 55th Ave & Alfred Portland
Portland, OR 97219
Free
Mr. Shoehorn performs with his old friend Jim Wilcox and his rock band the Working Stiffs for the last of a series of 3 concerts. Saturday, August 13 Movie at Dickinson Park 6:30 PM (SW 55th Ave & Alfred Portland, OR 97219) Portland Movies in the Park

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

7-8pm
free

Fools in Paradise Marimba Band

Cedar Mill Library
free
Fools In Paradise is playing at the Cedar Mill Community Library this Thursday, August 11, from 7 to 8pm. Hope to see you there! 12505 NW Cornell Rd, Portland - Free! The concert will be held outside, just south of the library, in the plaza next to Walgreen's and The Libertine Deli & Cafe. For more info: library.cedarmill.org or 503 644-0043 ext 114 Fools In Paradise plays a highly danceable mix of marimba and mbira music, Zimbabwean, West African, and original. Saxophone, hand drums and 5-part harmonies! For more info, go to www.FoolsInParadise.com. (.)

Friday, August 5th, 2011

9:30-1
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
See Mr. Shoehorn with Baby Gramps and experience their eerie synchronicity! Master guitarist and vocalist Baby Gramps has been doing this monthly gig for about 20 years the last ten or so with Shoehorn on sax and tap and percussion. In recent years he has traversed the globe in an all-star tour for the compilation "Rogues Gallery" double CD produced by Hal Leanord. He has an affinity for traditional rags and folk material and a love of wordplay. "Ed I saw Harpo Marx ram Oprah W aside" (spelled backwards) A living cartoon! "No otra Cartoon!"

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

11am
free

Shoehorn

Amazama Family Stage – Courthouse Lawn
Hillsboro, Oregon
USA
free
Enka-ntado! Mr. Shoehorn, aka Zapacuerno does his thing assisted by the great Toshi Onizuka, the guitarist from Shoehorn's 2003 CD Trio Calzador. Latin/Japanese jazz tap dance fusion-Enkantado!

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

9:30

The Shanghia Woolies with Free Beat Nation

116 NE Russell Street
Portland 97202
Shoehorn plays with Free Beat Nation, the Maracatu drum line with horns founded by Derek Reith of Pink Martini. This time Free Beat opens for the Shanghai Woolies.

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

7pm
free

Mr. Shoehorn's Dances with Instruments

Tigard Library
Hall Blvd.
Tigard, Oregon
free
Part of a 15 show series in Washington County Libraries.

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

6 pm
free

Mr. Shoehorn's Dances with Instruments

Crook County Library
175 Northwest Meadowlakes Drive
Prineville, OR 97754
(541) 447-7978
free

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

2pm
free

Mr. Shoehorn's Dances with Instruments

Jesse Mays Community Center
30955 NW Hillcrest
North Plains, OR 97133
free

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

7pm
free

Mr. Shoehorn's Dances with Instruments

8325 SW Nyberg Street Tualatin
Tualatin, OR 97062
free
A family-friendly music and tap dance variety show.

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Various acts including Wanderlust Circus, and Leapin' Louie

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
Shoehorn performs with Wanderlust Circus Orchestra at W.C. Fields and Leapin' Louie and Shoehorn at Daredevil Palace.

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Various acts including Wanderlust Circus, and Leapin' Louie

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
Shoehorn performs with Wanderlust Circus Orchestra at W.C. Fields and Leapin' Louie and Shoehorn at Daredevil Palace.

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Various acts including Wanderlust Circus, and Leapin' Louie

24550 Chickadee Ln
Veneta, OR 97487
541-343-4298
Shoehorn performs with Wanderlust Circus Orchestra at W.C. Fields and Leapin' Louie and Shoehorn at Daredevil Palace.

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm

THE WANDERLUST CIRCUS ORCHESTRA

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR
Created By Noah Mickens More Info TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW at www.ticketbiscuit.com/AlbertaRoseTheatre/EventPage.aspx?EID=96403 http://www.wanderlustcircus.com/ with an opening performance by San Francisco's THE NEW ECCENTRICS http://theneweccentrics.com/ presenting theworld's only pop-up book musical "Don't Give Up, Puppy" The Wanderlust Circus Orchestra crashes and reels like a calliope freight train off the rails; weaving miraculous feats of skill through the extravagant orchestral warp of our prodigious band. Tap-dancing sax king Shoehorn is featured alongside members of 3 Leg Torso, The Shanghai Woolies, and Juan Prophet Organization; sweating and sighing through standards and originals in the Spike Jones fashion, while the finest acrobats, aerialists, and vaudevillian virtuosos in the Pacific Wheel Circuit show off their explosive best. Bring grandma and the kids - all are welcome at the font of joyous panic. VISIT www.wanderlustcircus.com for more information STARRING: Kazum AWOL Dance Collective Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein NagaSita Brittany Walsh Russell Bruner Splenda the Unicorn Blake Hicks Jay Lieber Burk Biggler and William Batty Himself

Friday, July 1st, 2011

10pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Shoehorn has been playing this monthly gig with Gramps for about 10 years. It is really cool.

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
Tickets: $28 advance / $35 at do

THE WANDERLUST CIRCUS ORCHESTRA

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR
Tickets: $28 advance / $35 at do
Created By Noah Mickens More Info TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW at www.ticketbiscuit.com/AlbertaRoseTheatre/EventPage.aspx?EID=96403 Friday July 1st & Saturday July 2nd ... http://www.wanderlustcircus.com/ with an opening performance by San Francisco's THE NEW ECCENTRICS http://theneweccentrics.com/ presenting theworld's only pop-up book musical "Don't Give Up, Puppy" The Wanderlust Circus Orchestra crashes and reels like a calliope freight train off the rails; weaving miraculous feats of skill through the extravagant orchestral warp of our prodigious band. Tap-dancing sax king Shoehorn is featured alongside members of 3 Leg Torso, The Shanghai Woolies, and Juan Prophet Organization; sweating and sighing through standards and originals in the Spike Jones fashion, while the finest acrobats, aerialists, and vaudevillian virtuosos in the Pacific Wheel Circuit show off their explosive best. Bring grandma and the kids - all are welcome at the font of joyous panic. VISIT www.wanderlustcircus.com for more information STARRING: Kazum AWOL Dance Collective Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein NagaSita Brittany Walsh Russell Bruner Splenda the Unicorn Blake Hicks Jay Lieber Burk Biggler and William Batty Himself

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

3pm
free

Mr. Shoehorn's show for kids and families

Cornelius Public Library
1310 N. Adair
free

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

10:30 & 11:30 am
free

Mr. Shoehorn's show for kids and families

Hillsboro Main Library
Hillsboro, Oregon
free

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

11am Keno, 2pm Sprague River
free

Mr. Shoehorn at the Library

various locations
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
free
Mr. Shoehorn plays multiple instruments and tap dances. Fun!

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

10:30 downtown, 1:30 pm Merril branch
free

Mr. Shoehorn at the Library

Klamath Falls Libraries
various locations
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
free
Mr. Shoehorn performs his multi-instrumental tap dance show. Fun!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

2pm
free

Mr. Shoehorn's show for kids and families

Sherwood Public Library
Sherwood, Oregon
free

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

4-5pm
$5 donation per table suggested

Mr. Shoehorn's show for kids and families

3552 N Mississippi St
Portland, OR 97220
503-288-3231
$5 donation per table suggested
Mr. Shoehorn plays to a family audience in this cool neighborhood venue, right across from the Rebuilding Center. Fun!

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

9pm
$5

Free Beat Nation and Shoehorn

3341 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 595-0575
$5
Shoehorn shares the bill with Free Beat Nation, whom he also plays with as a member. Free Beat Nation, led by Pink Martini bongocero Derek Reith, offers a unique angle on the Maracatu style drum lines of Northern Brazil. Also on the bill: Banzai Coyote Institute and We the People. It is going to be quite a jamming scene!

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

3pm

Shoehorn's One-Man Show

Thom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, Oregon
USA
Shoehorn performs rhythm tap dance while playing a variety of instruments. Check it out!

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

8pm

Kutapira! with Fools in Paradise Marimba Band

Thom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, Oregon
USA
Shoehorn dances and plays sax and percussion with the Fools in Paradise. Great music for listening or dancing, featuring some songs from their upcoming CD, Kutapira! Check it out!

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

4pm

Shoehorn's Family Band

Thom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, Oregon
USA
Shoehorn performs rhythm tap dance, sings and taps with his daughters playing drums and flute and singing. Hatband pianist Dan Gaynor plays the keyboards. Check it out!

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

6pm

Shoehorn's One-Man Show

Thom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, Oregon
USA
Shoehorn performs rhythm tap dance while playing a variety of instruments. Check it out!

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

9pm
$5

Beat Lore: Shoehorn, Free Beat Nation, DJ Cachacinha, Super Moon

3341 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 595-0575
$5
Percussionist Derek Reith ( Lions of Batucada, Pink Martini) presides over Beat Lore, bringing folkloric rhythms from the Afro-Latin traditions into an expanded groove embracing pop, jazz and electronica layered with horns and chants from the (Northern Brazilian) Maracatu drum lines of Free Beat Nation to DJ Cachcinha's remix of street beats and Shoehorn's tap dance and sax distillation of New Orleans and beyond. Players from the various ensembles will overlap into spontaneous jams and it will be a party.

Friday, May 6th, 2011

9:30pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

The Laurel Thirst
2958 NE Glisan
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 232-1504
$5
Shoehorn performs with the inimitable Baby Gramps! Check it out!

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

1:30- 4:30pm

Trashcan Joe

Pope House Bourbon Lounge
2075 NW Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97209
USA
(503) 222-1056
Shoehorn appears with Trashcan Joe

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

4-9pm
see below

Jammin' For Japan Fundraiser

Vie de Boheme
1530 SE 7th
Portland, OR
see below
Jammin' For Japan Fundraiser Why - Fundraiser for Tsunami Victims Shoehorn will perform the opening slot at 4pm with singer Yoko Shiozaki and pianist Hikaru Okada at this benefit for disaster victims. They will do some jazz and Japanese songs. Other performers include Lloyd Jones, The Ty Curtis Band, Terry Robb, Robbie Laws, Lisa Mann, Rae Gordon and more! We will also be selling raffle tickets for great prizes such as a collection of wines, a catered in home dinner for 8, restaurant and spa gift certificates and more! Cost - Sliding scale donation of $20-$10. Click on "Make a Donation" in this page to donate for your ticket. Please print out receipt as entry ticket. If you have donated for admission for more than one person, please click on "sign guest book" at the bottom of this page and indicate how many are attending with your donation. Please DO NOT donate anonymously if you want to attend this event! For additional info contact: Tamara Koedoot 503-734-6403 or pdxwindjammer@gmail.com Wendy Schumer 805-705-7400 or wendyss@aol.com 100% of proceeds go to Direct Relief International.

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

4pm
suggested donation $5 per table

Shoehorn's Family Show

3552 N Mississippi St
Portland, OR 97220
503-288-3231
suggested donation $5 per table
Bring the kids and parents to this fun afternoon family entertainment event. Shoehorn's show is interesting for all ages.

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

3pm
free

Bookmark Contest Celebration

600 NE 136th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98684
(360) 256-7782
free
Shoehorn's Dances with Instruments family fun version

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

1pm
free

Bookmark Contest Celebration

800-C NE Tenney Rd.
Vancouver, WA 98665
(360) 571-9696
free
Shoehorn's Dances with Instruments- family fun version

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

3pm & 7:30pm
Admission: $10 - $20

Moisture Festival Comedy/Variete

Hales Palladium
4301 Leary Way NW (in back behind the brewery) Seattle WA
Seattle, WA
Admission: $10 - $20
Comedy/Varietè is an intriguing assortment of entertainment. It is highly skilled performance mixed with many bizarre talents, often humorous, with no limit to the imagination. Presented as a variety show, each act or artist performs his or her routine within a 3-15 minute time slot while being accompanied by a live show band. Aerialists, jugglers, comedians, dancers, rope acts, bubble acts, clowns, acrobats, can can girls, strong women, strong men, tap dancers, drill teams, musical numbers, the weird and the wonderful- all keeping the tradition of Comedy/Varietè/Vaudeville alive. All ages. This show's artists include: Aislinn, gOdFReY DaNieLs, Rob Lok, Shoehorn, The Cabiri, Toy-Box Trio, Trixie Little & the Evil Hate Monkey, Wang Hong, Won Israel The MC: Stefan Haves Show Band: Fremont Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

7:30pm
$10-20

Moisture Festival Variete

Georgetown Ballroom
5623 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA
$10-20
The great vaudeville Variety Festival of the Northwest.

Friday, April 1st, 2011

9:30pm -1:00 am
$5

Baby Gramps Trio

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Shoehorn has performed with Gramps on this monthly first Friday show for years. It is fun and inspiring for him. Baby Gramps has had great success in recent years with performances on Letterman and two tracks on the Rogues Gallery compilation with pop stars such as Bono and Sting.

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

6:30pm
free

Mr. Shoehorn Dances with Instruments

Canby Public Library
292 N. Holly
Canby, OR 97013
free
"Family Evening at the Library" This is a kid-friendly event and will be a lot of fun.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

8:30-11:30pm
no cover

Trashcan Joe

The Moon & Sixpence
NE 42nd Av
Portland, OR
no cover
Shoehorn occasionally subs for various members of this unique local band.

Monday, March 21st, 2011

9:30pm

Skipper Krippitz presents Mr. Shoehorn

Virgilio's
524 Duval Street
Key West, Florida 33040
The kids will make an appearance on the first set.

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

4pm
$5 per family

Mr. Shoehorn's one-man show.

3552 N Mississippi St
Portland, OR 97220
503-288-3231
$5 per family
Shoehorn performs all-ages material on multiple instruments plus tap dancing. Some audience participation is inevitable with kids in the room! They are encouraged to dance.

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

3pm
Free

Mr. Shoehorn

100 West 10th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
USA
541-682-5450
Free
Bring the whole family for Shoehorn's unique one-man show. The library complied the following blurb: Kids, families, and teens: learn to make whole-body music with visiting artist Michael “Shoehorn” Conley. Shoehorn calls himself a “tappercussionist”: he tap dances and plays saxophone at the same time! And improvises with other wind and percussion instruments, too. A uniquely entertaining performer and an internationally recognized tap soloist, Shoehorn has been featured in the Emmy-nominated PBS-TV documentary JUBA: Masters of Tap & Percussive Dance and at many arts festivals. He has performed and taught in more than 30 countries and released five CDs. Shoehorn started as a street performer in New Orleans and gained experience jamming with performers from blues bands to circus artists, and in many genres, including rock, jazz, and world music. The Boston Globe called him "miraculous . . . a dance company and orchestra in one."

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

9pm-11:30pm
$5

Fools in Paradise Marimba Band

3552 N Mississippi St
Portland, OR 97220
503-288-3231
$5
The Fools in Paradise Marimba Band will perform with Shoehorn on sax, fife, percussion and backing vocals. The Fools play an engaging blend of traditional African music and contemporary originals on marimbas and mbiras with hand drums, sax and vocal harmonies. They are working on a new CD. Dance to the music or just listen!

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

11am Noon, & 1pm
$8 museum admission

Fools in Paradise Marimba Band

4015 SW Canyon Road Across from Oregon Zoo
Portland, OR 97221
503. 223.6500
$8 museum admission
The Fools in Paradise Marimba Band will perform with Shoehorn on sax, fife, percussion and backing vocals. The Fools play an engaging blend of traditional African music and contemporary originals on marimbas and mbiras with hand drums, sax and vocal harmonies. They are working on a new CD. Dance to the music or just listen!

Friday, January 7th, 2011

9:30 pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
21+ Baby Gramps is original and successful, a master of the Steel Guitar and a compelling vocalist with a huge repertoire of songs. Shoehorn plays sax, percussion and tap dances in accompaniment, the first Friday of each month.

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

9:30pm-1
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

2958 NE Glisan
Portland, OR 97232
(503)232-1504
$5
Baby Gramps is a master guitarist and vocalist. He also taught me some choice palindromes, such as "Ed I saw harpo Marx ram Oprah w aside" and "Go hang a salami I'm a lasagna hog" Shoehorn plays and taps with this wonderful artist the first Friday on each month, with some exceptions for tours and whatnot.

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

7:30pm
$7

Mr. Shoehorn's Hatband

3728 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232-1841
(503) 517-8584
$7
Tony Starlight's is an old-school supper club with an intimate showroom with a red velvet stage curtain, a grand piano and a vintage drum set on a riser. These gigs always feature Shoehorn tap dancing, playing sax and percussion and singing, plus at least one special guest on the bill; generally other talents drift in to throw down a couple of numbers as well. In August this sit-in group included percussionists Martin Zarzar and Doug Smith of Pink Martini fame. This month, Mr. Shoehorn's special guest will be singer/songwriter/instrument maker James Cook, who is the leader of popular local band Trashcan Joe. The two have worked together in various productions going back to the Wanderlust Circus' production of Alice in Wonderland in April 2009. Mr. Cook's tunes hearken to a bygone era with memorable melodies and adroitly-worded lyrics which speak to our present times as well. His instrument of choice is his Trashcanjo, a tenor banjo fashioned from galvanized metal trash cans. He also plays a large repertoire of classic American songs and will play on some of Mr. Shoehorn's originals. This is a rare chance to hear him backed by tap dancing sax man Shoehorn and the Hatband, featuring pianist Ezra Weiss, bassist Dan Schulte, and drummer Ward Griffiths, all in the cozy environs of Tony Starlight's! Make your reservations now!

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

8pm
please contact Theatre

Shoehorn's Saxovision

Fries Auditorium 2214 East 13th Street
Vancouver, WA 98661
360-695-3770
please contact Theatre
Saxovision is a revival of Shoehorn's one-man multimedia show with spoken word, voice-overs, electric tap dance, travelogues, story-telling and poetry in addition to his trademark tap dance and sax routine. Presented by Llew Rhoe and Arts Equity who produced his long run of this show at Vancouver's Main Street Theatre a couple of years back.

Friday, November 5th, 2010

9:30-1
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Mr. Shoehorn accompanies the master eccentric Baby Gramps the first Friday of the month.

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

6-8pm

Mr. Shoehorn's Family Band

5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 249-3983
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY- kid-friendly event. Mr. Shoehorn presents his Family Band featuring daughters Isabel and Eileen singing, tapping and playing instruments, backed by Piano Professor Gordon Lee plus special guest Bronkar Lee, tap dancer, juggler and beatboxer par excellence!

Friday, October 1st, 2010

9:30-1
$5

Baby Gramps Trio

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Shoehorn has been a regular on Gramps' long-running Portland gig the 1st Friday of every month for years now. A very special group.

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Noon - 4pm
free

Shoehorn's solo act

Who’s On Third?, in downtown McMinnville.
3rd Street
McMinnville., OR
free
Who’s On Third?, in downtown McMinnville. Shoehorn will do his thing in the charming heart of McMinnville.

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Noon - 4pm
free

Shoehorn's solo show

Who’s On Third?, in downtown McMinnville.
3rd Street
McMinnville., OR
free
Who’s On Third?, in downtown McMinnville. Shoehorn will do his thing in the charming heart of McMinnville.

Friday, August 27th, 2010

various
donations

Toronto International Buskerfest

Toronto International Buskerfest
St Lawrence Market area
Toronto
donations
Shoehorn does his one-man show here until Sunday the 29th.

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

various
donations

Toronto International Buskerfest

Toronto International Buskerfest
St Lawrence Market Area
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
donations
Shoehorn performs hi one-man show here through Sunday.

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

tba
free- hat donations
see website for map
Mississauga, ON 1111
CA
free- hat donations
This will be my second time doing this festival and the following week's festival in Toronto. Port Credit is a breezy little spot on the lake and a great place for an event like this.

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

tba
free- hat donations
see website for map
Mississauga, ON 1111
CA
free- hat donations
This will be my second time doing this festival and the following week's festival in Toronto. Port Credit is a breezy little spot on the lake and a great place for an event like this.

Friday, August 20th, 2010

tba
free- hat donations

Mr. Shoehorn's one-man show.

see website for map
Mississauga, ON 1111
CA
free- hat donations
This will be my second time doing this festival and the following week's festival in Toronto. Port Credit is a breezy little spot on the lake and a great place for an event like this.

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

8pm
$10, kids $6

Mr. Shoehorn presents Zapacuerno's Panamericana with Alexandra Santos

3728 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232-1841
(503) 517-8584
$10, kids $6
Mr. Shoehorn presents Zapacuerno's Panamericana with Alexandra Santos. Tap dancing saxophonist Shoehorn, aka Zapacuerno, presents an exciting program starting with the first-class trio of Dave Captein, Reinhart Melz and JB Butler. Zapa will also feature the extraordinary Brazilian vocalist Alexandra Santos and the Maracatu drumming of Free Beat Nation (Nacao Bate Livre) directed by Pink Martini percussionist Derek Reith. Shoehorn's interest in Latin music goes as far back as his initial involvement in improvisation. He first started jamming with others when he was an exchange student in Callao, Peru at age sixteen. There he savored rhumba and Afro-Peruvian music at dances and the local speakeasy. Here he joins a wonderful singer and some stellar players from Portland's deep pool of talent to present a special night to remember. Book your table now!Zapacuerno's Panamericana *ACCOMPANIED MINORS OKAY UNTIL 9:30 PM www.shoehornmusic.com Zapacuerno's Panamericana surveys the "Spanish Tinge"in American music from New York and New Orleans to Mexico, Cuba and Brazil. The restless feet of Mr. Shoehorn, aka Zapacuerno, have long wandered to Latin locations and here he brings it home to Portland featuring the charismatic Brazilian vocalist Alexandra Santos backed by a stellar trio of JB Butler on guitar, Dave Captein on bass and Reinhardt Melz on drums. Zapa's show will also include Derek Reith's "Maracatu" drum line Free Beat Nation, of which he is a member.

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

8am-1pm
free

Fools in Paradise Marimba Band

Beaverton Farmer's Market
4th & Hall
Beaverton, OR 97005
free
Shoehorn plays sax and percussion with the Fools! It is a lot of fun and very good for dancing and all-ages entertainment.

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

7pm

Mr. Shoehorn

The Bite Festival
ToM McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
Mr. Shoehorn's one man show

Friday, August 6th, 2010

9:30pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
It is a gig I look forward to monthly- sideman to one of of the most gifted eclectics I have ever known. I have been playing this monthly (almost every month) Portland show with Gramps for around 10 years now!

Friday, August 6th, 2010

1pm

Mr. Shoehorn

The Bite Festival
ToM McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
Mr. Shoehorn's one-man show

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

3pm-4:45pm
free

Mr. Shoehorn

Nw 23rd & Savier Streets
Portland, OR
free
This will be the one man show. Great food for sale!

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Noon
free

Mr. Shoehorn

BAM artsfair Sound & movement stage
Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004
free
Mr. Shoehorn performs his one man show to kick off the programming at this fantastic arts fair. Stop by Kurumi's booth to purchase one-of-a-kind glass art!

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Shoehorn will perform 3 times in the afternoon

Lake Oswego Centennial Festival

Luscher Farm
125 Rosemont Road
West Linn, OR 97068
USA
Shoehorn will perform his one-man show, along with a good selection of the region's talent.

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

7:30 pm
$10, kids $6

Shoehorn's VonTap Family with Tap Star Charon

3728 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232-1841
(503) 517-8584
$10, kids $6
Shoehorn is proud to present yet another talented guest tap dancer to his Portland area audience. This time Tap Star Charon Aldredge joins the ranks of Brenda Buffalino, Roxane Butterfly, Dexter Jones, Max Pollack, and Michela Marino-Lerman, all of whom have joined Shoehorn and his band on Portland nightclub and festival stages. Charon will join the band following a set by Shoehorn's VonTap Family. Featuring the talents of Shoehorn's daughters Isabel and Eileen with expert accompaniment by pianist Dan Gaynor ( he also plays with Nancy King, Glenn Moore, etc) and Skip Elliott Bowman on bass, Shoehorn's VonTap family plays an engaging mix of originals, jazz standards, show tunes and select contemporary covers. Make your reservation now! Kids welcome until 9:30 pm

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

tba
check website for tix
Eugene, OR 97401
(541)343-4298
check website for tix
Shoehorn will play shows with Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein and also with Baby Gramps.

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

tba
check website for tix
Eugene, OR 97401
(541)343-4298
check website for tix
Shoehorn will play shows with Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein and also with Baby Gramps.

Friday, July 9th, 2010

tba
check website for tix
Eugene, OR 97401
(541)343-4298
check website for tix
Shoehorn will play shows with Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein and also with Baby Gramps.

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

9:30 pm
$5

Baby Gramps Trio

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Shoehorn performs with guitar/vocal great Baby Gramps the first Friday of almost every month. Come and check it out! 21+ over

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

12:15
free

Recyled Arts Fair

Esther Short Park
West Columbia & 8th
Vancouver, WA 98660
free
Shoehorn is a member of the African Music group Fools In Paradise Marimba band, who are a favorite at this festival for green awareness, recycling and upcycling. The Fools play energetic , dance-able grooves with vocal harmony and interludes of fascinating mbira sounds and powerful drum jams. Shoehorn does alto and soprano sax, flute, percussion ( sometimes bass marimba!) and background vocals with FIP. Check it out!

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Free Beat Nation with DJ Cachacinha

Scandals
1125 Southwest Stark Street Downtown
Portland, OR
Shoehorn hits it with Free Beat Nation & DJ Cachacinha. Free Beat Nation plays a variety of Brazilian-inspired beats in the Maracatu style of parade drumming as well as with DJ Cachacinha, going for a funky dance groove. Free Beat Nation is led by Derek Reith of Pink Martini. It's a party!

Friday, June 11th, 2010

9 pm
$5 adults Kids free (admission t

Shoehorn's one-man show

Portland Rose Festival Waterfront Village
Tom McCall Waterfront Park 9 (South of Morrison Bridge)
Portland, OR
USA
$5 adults Kids free (admission t
At the Main Stage at the Waterfront Village, Shoehorn hits with his one-man show at the annual Rose Festival. Expect acoustic and electronic tap dance, sax, "stunt" clarinet, harmonica, and the "one-man-drum-circle". Music from around the world.

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

6pm
$5 adults Kids free (admission t

Shoehorn's VonTap Family Band with Dan Gaynor

Portland Rose Festival Waterfront Village
Tom McCall Waterfront Park 9 (South of Morrison Bridge)
Portland, OR
USA
$5 adults Kids free (admission t
Shoehorn and his two young daughters, sing, tap dance and play instruments accompanied by piano man par excellence Dan Gaynor. They will perform a set of classic show tunes, standards, originals and some surprising covers.

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

2:45-3:45pm

Fools in Paradise Marimba Band

Wilsonville Festival of Arts
Town Center Park, 29600 SW Park Place
Wilsonville, OR
Fools in Paradise is an eclectic 6-person group performing a variety of music on African instruments. Our traditional Zimbabwean mbira (kalimba) songs will transport you to another time and place. Our rousing marimba music from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana and Guinea creates an energetic, danceable sound. Our original material combines African melodies with moving and thought-provoking lyrics. Saxophone, congas, djembe, electric bass kalimba, shakers and vocal harmonies round out the sound. Joyful, upbeat music! Fools In Paradise is on the Young Audiences' roster of performing artists. We are available to perform our 1-hour educational set for K-12 school assemblies in Oregon & SW Washington. This highly interactive program is perfect for any family or children-oriented event. Contact Young Audiences at www.ya-or.org for more information. "Come on and warm your soul in the fire of my drum!"

Friday, June 4th, 2010

5 pm
$5 adults Kids free (admission t

Shoehorn's one-man show

Portland Rose Festival Waterfront Village
Tom McCall Waterfront Park 9 (South of Morrison Bridge)
Portland, OR
USA
$5 adults Kids free (admission t
At the World Rhythm Stage at the Waterfront Village, Shoehorn hits with his one-man show at the annual Rose Festival. Expect acoustic and electronic tap dance, sax, "stunt" clarinet, harmonica, and the "one-man-drum-circle". Music from around the world.

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

7pm
not sure

"Collaborations"

Theater! Theater!
3430 Se Belmont
Portland, OR
not sure
Shoehorn will perform a brief set at this dance show- come and check it out. Portland has some interesting choreography being produced with tap by Erin Lee and her cohorts. Featuring: Voices Inspired Tap Company & Legacy Dance Company Plus many local artists!!

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

1pm
free

Shoehorn's one-man show

Portland Rose Festival Waterfront Village
Tom McCall Waterfront Park 9 (South of Morrison Bridge)
Portland, OR
USA
free
At the World Rhythm Stage at the Waterfront Village, Shoehorn hits with his one-man show at the annual Rose Festival. Expect acoustic and electronic tap dance, sax, "stunt" clarinet, harmonica, and the "one-man-drum-circle". Music from around the world.

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

1pm
free

Shoehorn's one-man show

Portland Rose Festival Waterfront Village
Tom McCall Waterfront Park 9 (South of Morrison Bridge)
Portland, OR
USA
free
At the World Rhythm Stage at the Waterfront Village, Shoehorn hits with his one-man show at the annual Rose Festival. Expect acoustic and electronic tap dance, sax, "stunt" clarinet, harmonica, and the "one-man-drum-circle". Music from around the world.

Monday, May 31st, 2010

5pm and 7pm
$5 adults Kids free (admission t

Fools in Paradise Marimba Band

Portland Rose Festival Waterfront Village
Tom McCall Waterfront Park 9 (South of Morrison Bridge)
Portland, OR
USA
$5 adults Kids free (admission t
Fools in Paradise is an eclectic 6-person group performing a variety of music on African instruments. Our traditional Zimbabwean mbira (kalimba) songs will transport you to another time and place. Our rousing marimba music from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana and Guinea creates an energetic, danceable sound. Our original material combines African melodies with moving and thought-provoking lyrics. Saxophone, congas, djembe, electric bass kalimba, shakers and vocal harmonies round out the sound. Joyful, upbeat music! Look for them at the World Rhythm Stage.

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

7pm and 9pm
$5 adults Kids free (admission t

Fools in Paradise Marimba Band

Portland Rose Festival Waterfront Village
Tom McCall Waterfront Park 9 (South of Morrison Bridge)
Portland, OR
USA
$5 adults Kids free (admission t
Fools in Paradise is an eclectic 6-person group performing a variety of music on African instruments. Our traditional Zimbabwean mbira (kalimba) songs will transport you to another time and place. Our rousing marimba music from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana and Guinea creates an energetic, danceable sound. Our original material combines African melodies with moving and thought-provoking lyrics. Saxophone, congas, djembe, electric bass kalimba, shakers and vocal harmonies round out the sound. Joyful, upbeat music! Look for them at the World Rhythm Stage.

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Noon
$5 adults Kids free (admission t

Shoehorn duo with Toshi Onizuka

Portland Rose Festival Waterfront Village
Tom McCall Waterfront Park 9 (South of Morrison Bridge)
Portland, OR
USA
$5 adults Kids free (admission t
Toshi Onizuka is an incredible guitar player who is a favorite act at a number of local eateries and is a central player in the city's Flamenco scene. Shoehorn and Toshi explore the unique intersection of guitar with tap dance and saxophone on material from Japan, Latin America, Europe and the USA. Both entertaining and highly listenable. The two were joined by bassist Skip Elliott on Shoehorn's 2003 CD "Trio Calzador". Look for them at the World Rhythm Stage.

Friday, May 7th, 2010

9:30pm
$5

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

Thh Laurelthirst Public House
NE 30th & Glisan
Portland, OR
$5
Shoehorn performs with Baby Gramps on the first Friday of each month.

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

8pm
$25

Shoehorn's Tappercussion: Dances with Instruments

Royce Gallery Theater
San Francisco, CA
$25
Shoehorn's one man show featuring a variety of instruments and simultaneous tap dance. Hosted by Rosie Radiator, this show will include his debut on the MIDI tap environment which has been constructed at the Royce, plus his trusty Tappercussion Mark VII electric tap instrument.

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

9:30 pm
$5

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Join Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners, featuring Shoehorn on sax, tap dance and percussion and Curtis Chamberlain on washtub bass,jug,saw etc., backing up the inimitable maestro of steel guitar and vocalist extraordinaire himself, Baby Gramps.

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

6-9 pm
$5

April Fools in Paradise

Janice Griffin Gallery
NW 12th & Overton
Portland, OR
$5
Fools in Paradise Marimba Band Fools In Paradise on April Fools day! Thursday April 1st, 6:00-8:30pm, $5 Janice Griffin gallery 1301 NW 12th Ave (& Overton) Come be a part of First Thursday, enjoy the art and catch some great music! All shows are all ages & non-smoking. Fools In Paradise plays a highly danceable mix of marimba and mbira music, Zimbabwean, West African, and original. Saxophone, hand drums and 5-part harmonies! For more info, go to www.FoolsInParadise.com.

Friday, March 12th, 2010

7:30 pm
kids $5-10-adults $10-25

Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show!

DaVinci Middle School Auditorium
2508 NE Everett
Portland, OR
kids $5-10-adults $10-25
Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show! Shoehorn's Hatband provides a live soundtrack to most of the acts! This is an annual highlight of Portland's variety theater/new circus scene featuring Portland's top jugglers, acrobats, eccentric comedians, and clowns. Clean adult humor, world class stunts, family friendly. Charlie Brown The hysterical clowns of the Nomadic Theatre Co Rhys Thomas Curt Carlyle Angel Ocasio Adam the Great The Zig-Zags of Do Jump! Omar Vargas Brittany Walsh Daniela Steiner & Kyoko Uchida The Last Syncopate Drum Corps Shoehorn Hat Band Hosted by William Batty!Check back soon for a listing of all our performers this year. All to benefit Clowns Without Borders-USA. Portland has for 12 years been arguably the strongest center for Clowns Without Borders of any city in the US. This will raise money for sending theatrical teaching and performing groups to Haiti to work with thousands of children who will be in tent camps over the next year. Portland Clowns David "Leapin Louie" Lichtenstein and Sarah Liane Foster each led separate trips to Haiti in 2009 before the earthquake and are actively organizing the Clowns Without Borders response now. Friday, March 12th, 7:30pmTickets on a sliding scale: $10-25 adults, $5-10 youth 12 & under Venue City: Portland Venue State: OR

Friday, March 5th, 2010

9:30pm
$5

Baby Gramps Trio

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
The incredible Baby Gramps has been tearing up stages world-wide in support of his appearance on the Rogue's Gallery compilation CD with among others, Sting, Bono, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, and Johnny Depp! No kidding! Shoehorn plays with him regularly on the first Friday of almost every month. Check it out!

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

9pm
no cover

Trashcan Joe

The Maiden Publick House
Se Morrison and 7th Av
Portland, OR
no cover
Shoehorn is subbing on horn this week with his buddies in Trashcan Joe, a great Portland acoustic outfit, featuring banjo, accordion, bass and this week Shoehorn on sax, tap and percussion.

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

7:30 pm
Sliding scale: $10-25 adults, $5

Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit

DaVinci Middle School
2508 NE Everett
Portland, OR 97232
Sliding scale: $10-25 adults, $5
This is an annual highlight of Portland's variety theater/new circus scene featuring Portland's top jugglers, acrobats, eccentric comedians, and clowns. Clean adult humor, world class stunts, family friendly. All proceeds benefit Clowns Without Borders-USA. This will raise money for sending theatrical teaching and performing groups to Haiti to work with thousands of children who will be in tent camps over the next year. Shoehorn leads the Hat Band as the house band for this event! Portland Clowns David "Leapin Louie" Lichtenstein and Sarah Liane Foster will both be traveling to Haiti in March as part of Clowns Without Borders' response to the recent earthquake. Tickets at brownpapertickets and at the door. Advance ticket holders will have reserved specialty seating! Sliding scale: $10-25 adults, $5-10 youth 12 & under Hosted by William Batty with live music by the Shoehorn Hat Band. Hilarious & astounding performances by Michael O'Neill and Sarah Liane Foster of the Nomadic Theatre Co, Rhys Thomas, Charlie Brown, Brittany Walsh, Curt Carlyle, Angel Ocasio, Adam the Great, The Zig-Zags of Do Jump!, Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein, and Shireen Press of Flamebuoyant Productions and Omar Vargas, Daniela Steiner, Kyoko Uchida, and MORE! Directed by Michael O'Neill.

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

10 am
?

Fools in Paradise Marimba Band

Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
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Fools in Paradise Marimba band plays a concert for the whole community. The Fools play a mix of African styles on marimba, mbira and percussion. Shoehorn plays sax and percussion with this group.

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

9:30 pm
?

Free Beat Nation

Scandals
1038 Southwest Stark Street
Portland, OR
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Shoehorn performs with Brazilian drumming Troupe Free Beat Nation at 9:30 and 10:30

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

9pm
the Blue Monk
3341 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR
Shoehorn will play a supporting part in this special gig. Claudinho Sorriso do Salgueiro from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil will perform Saturday December 19th at the Blue Monk. There will be a Roda de Samba session, followed by a set of MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) & Samba Funk. Rose City Samba will finish the evening. All sets will feature Claudinho on guitar and cavaquinho (steel-stringed ukulele from Brasil used to drive the rhythm) Born into Samba in Rio de Janeiro, Claudinho has been playing cavaquinho since age 9. He later developed his skills with acclaimed cavaquinista Alceu Maia and began touring professionally 1981. Claudinho toured with the Salgueiro samba school as their principal cavaquinista between 1993 and 1995. He has performed with Brazilian greats such as Elza Soares and Elba Ramalho and toured as a percussionist with the Brazil Brasil show in the US, Europe, and Asia. Claudinho is an accomplished cavaquinista, guitar player, percussionist and singer who specializes in Samba and MPB. The MPB set will feature Claudinho with Alexandra do Brasil on vocals, Galen Clark on keys, Martin Zarzar on bass, Charlie Doggett on Drums, Shoehorn and Derek Bondy on sax and bone, Derek Rieth & Anderson do Brasil on percussion Rose City Samba was founded by Derek Rieth (Pink Martini percussionist, co-founder of the Lions of Batucada, and currently directing his marching band 'Free Beat Nation') Rose City Samba will play Rio-style samba for the finale with Claudinho on cavaquinho playing sambas de enredo.

Friday, December 4th, 2009

9:30 pm
$5

Baby Gramps Trio

2958 NE Glisan
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 232-1504
$5
Eccentric, Extraordinary singer/guitarist Baby Gramps is joined by Shoehorn and Curtis Chamberlain on this monthly 1st Friday gig.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

9:30 pm
?

Free Beat Nation and Beatlore, featuring Shoehorn

440 NW Glisan
Portland, OR 97201
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Live music! > First Thursday Dec. 3rd @ Groove Suite (440 NW Glisan) In Old Town >> >> 9:30pm doors open >> 10pm Beatlore >> 11:00pm Free Beat Nation >> Midnight DJ Sirround >> >> The times are approximate, but we'll do our best. Shoehorn will play with Beatlore and Free Beat Nation

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

7:00pm
$7-kids $4 -after 9pm jam $2

Shoehorn's VonTap Family Variety Show

3728 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232-1841
(503) 517-8584
$7-kids $4 -after 9pm jam $2
Shoehorn's VonTap Family features Shoehorn and his two daughters. Isabel Sakura, an 8th grader, plays vibes and drums and sings and tap dances, and her sister, 5th grader Eileen Konomi, plays flutes and percussion and sings and taps. They will be performing a unique combination of originals, international tunes and selections from musicals, especially the iconic 42nd Street. Piano by Dan Gaynor. All ages until 9:00 Book your reservation now!

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

2pm-3:30
free

Shoehorn duo

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free
Come and shop, eat and enjoy live entertainment at the stunning new setting for Portland Saturday Market, right in Waterfront Park.

Friday, November 6th, 2009

9:30 pm CANCELLED
$5

Baby Gramps Trio CANCELLED this month

2958 NE Glisan
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 232-1504
$5
CANCELLED this time- Sorry for any inconvenience. Baby Gramps is a singular talent, a truly extraordinary guitarist and vocalist. He is also an international hit thanks to his work on Rogue's Gallery, the pirate song compilation with Lou Reed, Bob, Sting and Johnny Depp. Shoehorn has been playing with Gramps on his monthly Portland gig for years. Come and check it out!

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

2-3:30
free

Shoehorn & Artis Duo

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free
Come and hear the legendary Artis on spoon percussion along with his old pal Shoehorn.The two have a near-telepathic musical energy dating back to the World Expo 88 in Brisbane, Australia.

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

9:00 pm
cover

Shoehorn & Artis the Spoonman

The Blue Monk
3341 SE Belmont,
Portland, OR
503-595-0575
cover
Shoehorn's Hat Tree featuring Artis. Shoehorn and Artis will be back at the Blue Monk for this special gig featuring the extraordinary spoon percussionist Artis, with keys by Gordon Lee. Shoehorn's Hat Tree is basically the Hatband, normally a quartet, minus one. In this case we have a fourth player as our special guest, Shoehorn's longtime musical foil, Artis. They will have some copies of their live CD for sale, recorded 11/11/06 with Pere Soto on guitar and Dan Gaynor on keys, all four players augmenting their instruments with electronics.

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

8:30am-10:30am
free to watch or sign up to run

Gresham Jazz Run

Race Course through Gresham
free to watch or sign up to run
This event raises money for music at Portland Adventist School. Shoehorn will be playing on the Springwater trail just North of SE Regner. other players will located at other points along the course.

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

9:30pm
$5 21+

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

The Laurelthirst Public House
2958 NE Glisan
Portland, OR 97232
503-232-1504
$5 21+
Shoehorn plays with the inimitable singing guitarist Baby Gramps at this monthly first Friday gig.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

9pm
$5

Sideshow Speakeasy

Dante's
W.Burnside
Portland, OR
$5
Variety entertainment curated by William Batty of Wanderlust Circus every Wednesday with a rotating cast of eccentrics from the Endless Road. Tonight Shoehorn opens the show.

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

2pm-3:30pm
free

Shoehorn's solo act

Portland Saturday Market
SW Naito Parkway at Burnside
Portland, OR
free
Support local artisans! Come and check out the great new setting for Saturday Market. Lot's of cool shopping and food plus live tunes.

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

11am-2pm
free

"Dancin' in the Streets"

Beaverton Old Town Celebration
Old Town Beaverton
Beaverton, OR
free
Shoehorn will perform freestyle street shows. The theme of the event is "Dancin' in the Streets". Stage show at 1:30

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

11am-2pm
free

Fools in Paradise Marimba Band

1800 SW Broadway Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
free
Fools in Paradise Marimba Band plays and sings original and traditional African-style music on marimbas, mbiras and African drums with Shoehorn on sax, fife, backing vocals and percussion.

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

noon
free

Fools in Paradise

Art in the Pearl
NW Park blocks
Portland, O
free
Shoehorn plays with Fools in Paradise Marimba Band in a set of grooving African sounds. www.foolsinparadise.com

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

2-3:30pm
free

Shoehorn's VonTap Family

Portland Saturday Market
Tom McCall Waterfront Park near W. Burnside
Portland, OR
free
Shoehorn and his kids perform with keyboard wiz Dan Gaynor. Isabel Sakura on drums, percussion and tap, Eileen Konomi on flute, vocals and tap.

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Noon-1pm
benefit event

Mt. Hood Jazz Run 2009

26000 S.E. Stark St.
Gresham, OR 97030
benefit event
Musicians play as people run and walk in an event sponsored by the Portland Adventist Elementary School

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

tba

Shoehorn performs with Wanderlust Circus

Thom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

tba

Shoehorn performs with Wanderlust Circus

Thom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
www.biteoforegon.com/entertainment.html

Friday, August 7th, 2009

tba

Shoehorn performs with Wanderlust Circus

Thom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
Shoehorn performs with Wanderlust Circus

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

8pm-midnight
$17 in advance

THE ENDLESS ROAD, Chapter 2

722 E. Burnside
Portland, OR
$17 in advance
Party In The Big Top! Three Shows - Three Bands - Three DJs One Hot Circus Summer Chapter Two joins our determined band of adventurers as they embark once again upon the Endless Road that stretches from town to town; hustling what prizes they can from a succesion of cabarets, bawdy houses, and tent shows before. Though their search for a more permanent home eludes them, at each stop they discover new allies who share their Dreams of Glory. Will they find a worthy headquarters to hammer these dreams into gleaming reality, or will they wander forever in obscurity? Find out July 18th in Chapter Two of THE ENDLESS ROAD Trilogy! Also starring: master magician Reed McClintock AWOL Dance Collective Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein Cherry Shoehorn Brittany Walsh and Burlesque Bunker Buster Sadie LaGuerre don't miss a single chapter of our Summer Trilogy: Chapter 1: July 3rd with MARCH FOURTH AND Chapter 3: August 1st with VAGABOND OPERA Available for a limited time THE FULL RIDE $40 for ALL THREE SHOWS! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/69764

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

7:30 PM
Tickets $15

"Vitality of the Souls"

The Theater! Theatre!
3420 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR
Tickets $15
Erin Lee & Voices Inspired Tap Company Present: "Vitality of the Souls" Featuring: Pivot Dance Company Shoehorn Aaron Wheeler-Kay The Soul Sistas and more... July 15th & 16th For Ticket Info, call Erin Lee @ #971-645-2315

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

7:30 PM
Tickets $15
The Theater! Theatre!
3420 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR
Tickets $15
Erin Lee & Voices Inspired Tap Company Present: "Vitality of the Souls" Featuring: Pivot Dance Company Shoehorn Aaron Wheeler-Kay The Soul Sistas and more... July 15th & 16th For Ticket Info, call Erin Lee @ #971-645-2315

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

various times

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

various times

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Shoehorn and Leapin' Louie Show

Shoehorn and Leapin' Louie Show- Comic Cowboy Juggler meets the multi-instrumental one-man pit band

Friday, July 10th, 2009

various times
Shoehorn will make impromptu appearances on the walkways of the fabled OCF!

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Shoehorn and Leapin' Louie Show

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

2:30pm
free

Shoehorn for kids

625 NE Fourth Ave.
Camas, WA 98607
USA
free
Shoehorn performs for the kids at Camas Public Library.

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

2pm

Concert and Picnic in the Park-

Wilshire Park
NE Skidmore St between NE 33rd Ave and NE 37th Ave
Portland, OR
Shoehorn plays "undercover" bass clarinet in this community band. Concert and Picnic in the Park- Wilshire Park PCWB concludes its fourth season with our traditional "nearly Fourth of July" celebration in Wilshire Park. Come at Noon with a picnic lunch to meet the band and enjoy a little al fresco dining. Following the feasting PCWB will present a 45 minute concert featuring old favorites, show tunes, a little serious music, and (of course!) circus marches and Sousa. A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Picnic at Noon, Concert at 2:00 PM

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

11:30-1pm
free

Fools in Paradise Marimba Band

W 8th & Daniels St.
Vancouver, WA
free
Shoehorn plays with Fools in Paradise at the Recycled Arts Fair. Featuring over 70 Pacific Northwest artists exhibiting and selling work made from reclaimed and recycled materials. Portland Taiko Drums are playing right before us, at 10am. Following us is the "Junk to Funk" Fashion Show, with amazing recycled wearables. Fools In Paradise plays a highly danceable mix of marimba and mbira music, Zimbabwean, West African, and original. Saxophone, hand drums and 5-part harmonies! For more info, go to www.FoolsInParadise.com.

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

noon-1:30
free

Shoehorn with Steve Christofferson

US Bank Plaza, NE Third & Davis Street
McMinnville, OR
free
Shoehorn will play the 2009 Brown bag summer concert series with pianist Steve Christofferson

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

6pm
free
Town Center Village
8709 SE Causey Ave
Portland, OR
free
Concert - Town Center Village Shoehorn plays "undercover" on bass clarinet in the Portland Community Wind Band. Summer is finally making an appearance, and we've got a couple of outdoor concerts to cap off the 2008-2009 season. Our first is at Town Center Village, near the Clackamas Town Center mall.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

11am-Noon
free

Fools in Paradise

7475 SW Oleson Road, Portland
Portland, OR
503-245-9932
free
Shoehorn performs with Fools in Paradise Marimba Band. Summer Reading Kickoff Party. We're doing our children's program, bring your preschool & elementary age children for a wonderful introduction to African music! Fools In Paradise plays a highly danceable mix of marimba and mbira music, Zimbabwean, West African, and original. Saxophone, hand drums and 5-part harmonies! For more info, go to www.FoolsInParadise.com.

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

2 pm
$5- 7 & under free

Shoehorn's world famous solo act

Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
$5- 7 & under free
I am doing four shows at the World Rhythm Stage this year, including this one! I will also do some of my popular horn-walks through the grounds at various times!

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

noon-12:45
$5- 7 & under free

Shoehorn's world famous solo act

Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
$5- 7 & under free
I am doing four shows at the World Rhythm Stage this year, including this one! I will also do some of my popular horn-walks through the grounds at various times!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

8:30 to midnight
no cover

Shoehorn and the Hatband

836 N. Russel Street
Portland, OR 97227
503-282-6810
no cover
Shoehorn's Hatband with Skip Elliott and John Keyser plus special guests.

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Noon
$5 7 & under free

Shoehorn's world famous solo act

Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
$5 7 & under free
I am doing four shows at the World Rhythm Stage this year, including this one! I will also do some of my popular horn-walks through the grounds at various times! This will be my special Memorial Day version, since this year memorial day falls on the the 25th of May, birthday of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, which means it is also National Tap Dance Day as declared by Congress. So hopefully I will have Happy Feet!

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

afternoon and evening
$10 donation suggested

National Tap Dance day in Portland

Scottish Rite Temple
709 SW 15th Ave
Portland, OR
$10 donation suggested
National Tap day in Portland! Tentative Schedule of events: 3:30-5 pm – Improvisation and tap jam with live band 5-6 tap classes – A classic tap repertory class for beginners and a slide class for int./adv students 6-6:45 – Pizza feed/film showing 7-9pm – Tap dance showcase 9-12am – Swing Dancing

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

6pm
free

Shoehorn's world famous solo act

Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
free
I am doing four shows at the World Rhythm Stage this year, including this one! I will also do some of my popular horn-walks through the grounds at various times!

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Doors at 7

A Mad tea Party Spectacle Relating the adventures of Alice

722 E. Burnside
Portland, OR
Shoehorn joins with Trashcan Joe to provide the soundtrack to this show. More info about the cast and details at http://wanderlustcircus.com

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Doors at 7

A Mad tea Party Spectacle Relating the adventures of Alice

722 E. Burnside
Portland, OR
Shoehorn joins with Trashcan Joe to provide the soundtrack to this show. More info about the cast and details at http://wanderlustcircus.com

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Doors at 7

A Mad tea Party Spectacle Relating the adventures of Alice

722 E. Burnside
Portland, OR
Shoehorn joins with Trashcan Joe to provide the soundtrack to this show. More info about the cast and details at http://wanderlustcircus.com

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Doors at 7

A Mad tea Party Spectacle Relating the adventures of Alice

722 E. Burnside
Portland, OR
Shoehorn joins with Trashcan Joe to provide the soundtrack to this show. More info about the cast and details at http://wanderlustcircus.com

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

9:30pm
$5

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

the Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
$5
Shoehorn performs with inimitable singing guitarist Baby Gramps on this monthly first Friday gig. Check out the CD Baptized on Swamp Water

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

9pm
$5-10

April Fools Dance Party

The Goodfoot
2845 SE Stark
Portland,OR, OR
$5-10
Kutapira! This is New Years for us! April Fools Dance Party with the Fools in Paradise Marimba Band The Fools feature marimbas, saxophone, hand drums, mbiras, and five-part harmonies. This 6-piece band combines traditional with original for a fiery, dance-able sound. The result is an organic groove to make you move. Opening the show is tap dancer and multi-instrumentalist Shoehorn, performing his One-Man-Drum-Circle. Also featured is Middle-Eastern duo Rakasa.

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

7:30 pm

Matthews Mayhem Circus with “The Bob’s”

** Host: Simon Neale Show band: Fremont Philharmonic Show's artist line-up is subject to unannounced change:__Avner the Eccentric, Ukulele Dick, Godfrey Daniels, Reid Belstock, Smerdyakov Karamazov, Shoehorn, Sandy Palmer. This show's aerial artists: Jane Osborn

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

10:30pm
Moisture Festival shows are great fun.

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

7:30 pm

Varietè Show

Seattle, WA
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/55248 Show title: Varietè Show ** Host: Reid Belstock Show band: Fremont Philharmonic Show's artist line-up is subject to unannounced change:__Hilary Chaplain, Daniel Forlano, Ukulele Dick, Shoehorn, Godfrey Daniels, Zero Boy, John Gilkey. This show's aerial artists: Terry Crane, Jane Osborn _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Friday, March 20th, 2009

7:30 pm
slidng scale-see below

Clowns Without Borders Annual Benefit Show

Da Vinci Middle School Auditorium
2508 NE Everett
Portland
slidng scale-see below
Clowns Without Borders is an international relief organization which provides laughs and medical supplies to disaster-stricken communities. New Vaudeville, Modern Circus, Extremely Funny Physical Theater! The 12th annual Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show is here again, Friday, March 20th at 7:30pm at the Da Vinci Middle School Theater, 2508 NE Everett, Portland. The best of new vaudeville and modern circus to fund two Portland-led Clowns Without Borders projects in Haiti. RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW, online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/57759 or buy them at the door. Pre-purchased ticket holders will have priority seating. $10-25 adults, $5-10 youth 12 and under. Definitely family friendly. This is an annual highlight of Portland's variety theater/new circus scene featuring Portland's top jugglers, acrobats, eccentric comedians, and clowns -- including: The Bellini Twins, as seen recently on the Jay Leno show Leapin' Louie the most explosive Lithuanian-Jewish Cowboy Comedian to ever come out of Oregon The hilarious clowns of the Nomadic Theatre Co Magician extraordinaire Adam the Great The fabulous, funny Angel Ocasio Hoop genius Revolva -- new to Portland Shireen Press of Flamebuoyant Productions Tap dancer Aaron Wheeler-Kay The Zig-Zags from Do Jump! The Cedarwood Waldorf School Circus and more ... ... with live accompaniment by the Shoehorn Hat Band! All to benefit Clowns Without Borders-USA. Portland has for 11 years been arguably the strongest center for Clowns Without Borders of any city in the US. This year the benefit will finance at least two projects to Haiti, led by local performers, Sarah Liane Foster (Nomadic Theatre) and David Lichtenstein (Leapin' Louie, Wanderlust Circus). On these trips professional performers will donate their time to bring shows and workshops to communities in Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere even before it was hit by four hurricanes in the past year. No child without a smile! More info about Clowns Without Borders: http://clownswithoutborders.org/ http://clownswithoutborders.org/expeditions/Ayiti/haiti07.shtml

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

2pm
$5

Happy Birthday, Olando!

Shasta College Music Room 638
Shasta College
Redding, CA
$5
Happy Birthday, Olando! : Shasta College celebrates Olando Tognozzi 81st birthday with a concert celebration on Sat. March 14, at 7:30pm and again on Sun. March 15, at 2pm, in Music Room 638. The cost to attend is $5 per person (please no children under 5 yrs.). The special 81st Birthday concert will feature former Shasta College Music Professor Dr. Olando Tognozzi on clarinet, alumnus Michael “Shoehorn” Conley as saxophonist/tap dancer, and piano faculty member Ellen Southard.

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

7:30 pm
$5

Happy Birthday, Olando Tognozzi!

Shasta College Music Room 638
Shasta College
Redding, CA
$5
Happy Birthday, Olando! : Shasta College celebrates Olando Tognozzi 81st birthday with a concert celebration on Sat. March 14, at 7:30pm and again on Sun. March 15, at 2pm, in Music Room 638. The cost to attend is $5 per person (please no children under 5 yrs.). The special 81st Birthday concert will feature former Shasta College Music Professor Dr. Olando Tognozzi on clarinet, alumnus Michael “Shoehorn” Conley as saxophonist/tap dancer, and piano faculty member Ellen Southard.

Friday, March 6th, 2009

9:30 pm
$5

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

Laurelthirst Public House
NE 30th & Glisan
Portland
$5
Shoehorn plays with incredible singing guitarist Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners.

Friday, February 20th, 2009

11am-2pm
free

Shoehorn-Ambient Showbiz

PDX Airport
PDX Airport
free
Shoehorn provides atmosphere at the clock tower on the main concourse.

Friday, February 20th, 2009

9pm
$12 with donation of 3 cans of f

Decadence

SE 39th and Hawthorne
Portland, OR
$12 with donation of 3 cans of f
This is a benefit for people in need. Proceeds go to Esther's Pantry and Our House of Portland. Shoehorn will be one of many acts performing. William Batty will emcee.

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

9pm
$5

Cabaret Babylon

THE FEZ BALLROOM
315 SW 11thAVE
$5
The first Cabaret Babylon show of the new year with a new LOW LOW PRICE in honor of the SECOND GREAT DEPRESSION- ONLY FIVE BUCKS!!! CABARET BABYLON a first Thursday variety review for the discerning hedonist with your hosts WERNER FINCKE http://www.myspace.com/..noahmickens and SADIE LAGUERRE http://www.myspace.com/..sadielaguerre at THE FEZ BALLROOM 315 SW 11thAVE Downtown Portland (across Burnside from Powells and upstairs) 21 and over

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

2pm
free

2009 Mochitsuki Festival

2009 Mochitsuki Festival Community Stage PCC Sylvan Campus
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219
USA
free
The annual Mochitsuki Festival is a tradition of the local Japanese Community. The event celebrates the new year with Japanese rituals and treats like the hand-pounded mochi rice and other delicacies. There are also exhibits and demonstrations of traditional crafts as well as work by contemporary artists like Kurumi Conley. Shoehorn will perform on the 2009 Mochitsuki Festival Community Stage at two pm, and serve as MC as well. There will be various groups including Taiko drummers and school children performing. Come and check it out and say hello! (Konnichiwa)

Monday, January 5th, 2009

5-7pm
free

Portland Mayoral Inauguation

Portland City Hall
City Hall
Portland, OR
free
Inaugural Party for Mayor Sam Adams, featuring March Fourth Marching Band, Thomas Lauderdale, Storm Large and Wanderlust Circus. Shoehorn provided accompaniment on piano, percussion and harmonica to several acts and did a short solo tap & sax spot as Portland welcomed the new Mayor.

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

9:30 pm
$5

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

Laurelthirst Public House
Glisan Street at NE 30th
Portland
$5
Shoehorn performs with the inimitable Baby Gramps! Come and check out this unique group playing our monthly firts Friday gig.

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

7:30pm
Free admission; donated proceeds

Christmas Pops Concert

Milwaukie Lutheran Church (map)
3810 SE Lake Road
Milwaukie, OR
Free admission; donated proceeds
Free admission; donated proceeds will benefit the Backpack Buddies program and the Portland Community Wind Band

Friday, December 5th, 2008

9:30 pm
$5

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan Street at 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Baby Gramps features Shoehorn on his monthly Portland gig. Check out the CD of this band, Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners, Baptized in Swamp Water

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

9pm
$10

Cabaret Babylon

The Fez Ballroom
SW 11th Avenue at Burnside, 3rd floor
Portland, OR
$10
A crazy cabaret presided over by Werner Finke, aka Noah Mickens with burlesque artistes and variety acts. Shoehorn will be performing unaccompanied this time. Hello down-sizing!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

8pm
?

Free Beat Nation

the Someday Lounge
SW 6th Ave (old Town)
Portland, OR
?
Shoehorn performs with Free Beat Nation, another side project of the indefatigable percussion powerhouse Derek Reith.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

11pm
?

Beatlore, other acts,

Club 720
720 Hawthorne Boulevard
?
Shoehorn performs tonight with Beatlore, a recently re-activated side project of Derek Reith, percussionist extrordinaire and member of Pink Martini other acts precede and follow Beatlore , which hits at roughly 11pm

Monday, October 20th, 2008

7pm

Artists for Obama- Benefit Concert

Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St.
Portland 97212
Shoehorn is also involved in this concert: ARTISTS FOR OBAMA WHAT: OBAMA/BIDEN Campaign Fundraiser WHEN: Mon. OCT 20th, 2008 doors open 6pm show 7 to 10pm WHERE: WONDER BALLROOM 128 NE Russell St. Port.97212 (503) 284-8686 HOW MUCH: General Admission: $25, Students & Artists $15, 12 & under Free Tickets available at the door / peace7@gmail.com thru Oct 9th. all ages event, 21 + FULL BAR contact: peacevoice7@gmail.com STANDING UP FOR CHANGE, Paper Preferred! FundRaiser for OBAMA/BIDEN A Variety Show of epic proportions outsized only by the amount of Talent involved Musicians, Vocalists, Dancers, Actors, even a Comedian! Featuring: Radical Russ Belville keynote speaker KPOJ/AIR AMERICA musicians: The Florestan Trio Hamilton Cheifetz, Janet Guggenheim, Carol Sindell Gary Hobbs & Friends Gordon Lee Darrell Grant with Crystal Gray & Kyle Williams Tom Grant Jim Fischer ShoeHorn Mary Kadderly Rebecca Kilgore with Dick Titterington Susannah Mars with Ross Seligman Nancy Curtin with Tom Grant Corey Brunish Dover Weinberg Quartet with Duffy Bishop & Lloyd Jones Dover Weinberg, Dave Kahl, Chris Carlson, Johnnie Corrie Chrissy Faith & LaRhonda Steele & Friends Marv & Rindy Ross Dave Edwards Nicole Campbell dancers: Linda Austin & Eight Friends Jamey Hampton comedian: Brian Bressler actors/readers: Ted Schultz Luisa Sermol Danny Bruno Louanne Moldovan Duffy Bishop Olga Sanchez Michael Griggs Alyeson Osborn Carlton Jackson Melissa Mitchell Howard Arron Betty Issac Mike McLeod Sheila Campion Todd Tolces co MC Michele Mariana co MC (producer) piano courtesy of Classic Piano A wonderful evening of World Class Talent Sharing their Artistry and their integrity of purpose in one of the most momentous times in our Nation's History. An evening of music and dance, laughter and song and spoken word presented by some of the most gifted Artists our City has to offer. An oleo of creativity woven together with threads of the Declaration of Independence, The US Constitution, The Bill of Rights and The Geneva Convention read thruout. An evening of Hope and Promise and Possibility. A reminder of what we have lost, what's at stake and what WE CAN reclaim and renew! Oh YES WE CAN. An evening filled with the Artistry of Humanity, the inextinguishable Light of the Human Spirit, an evening with one another.

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

morning
free

Gresham Jazz Run

2 locations in Gresham, Oregon
free
Gresham Jazz Run-free Sunday,October 12th This is a fund-raiser I am doing organized by Anthony Neely, Music Director of Portland Adventist Elementary School, to raise money for jazz education. I will perform across from Gresham City Park from 7:30- 8:30am and then move to the Spring Water Trail near SW 19th Dr. for another hour of playing.

Friday, October 10th, 2008

9pm
$5

Go Gringo Go, Free Beat Nation, Beat Lore

the Blue Monk -date changed!
SE Belmont Steet
Portland, OR
$5
Go Gringo Go is back! Go Gringo Go has been one of my favorite side projects. Lead by Pink Martini percussion powerhouse Derek Reith, these 3 groups all explore various facets of Brazilian percussion culture, some selections include a veneer of jazz and popular tunes from the USA. Also includes other vocalists and DJ Cachacinha. Danceable, fun and dynamic!

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

9:30 pm
$5

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan Street at NE 30th
Portland, OR
$5
Shoehorn p[lays this monthly gig as a sideman with Baby Gramps, master of the steel resonator guitar and vocalist extrordinaire. Gramps is currently famous for his work on the Rogue's Gallery compilation CDs, produced by Johnny Depp and Hal Wilner.

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

9pm
$10 (21 & over)

Cabaret Babylon

The Fez Ballroom
SW 11th at Burnside
Portland, OR
USA
$10 (21 & over)
Presided over by the estimable Werner Finke, Cabaret Babylon brings to Portland a collection of nightclub acts and Burlesque with some music by Shoehorn to kick things off. This month featuring Steve Christofferson on keys.

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

11am-2pm
free

Fools in Paradise

SW Park Blocks, Portland
free
Shoehorn performs on sax and percussion with Fools in Paradise Marimba Band

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

3:30pm
free

Shoehorn

Peace & Justice Fair
Esther Short Park
Vancouver, WA
free
Shoehorn performs solo for the Peace and Justice Fair.

Friday, September 5th, 2008

9:30pm
$5

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

Laurelthirst Public House (smoke free)
2958 NE Glisan
Portland, OR
$5
Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners. Shoehorn is happy to be a member of Gramps' Portland crew. They have recorded a couple CDs and get into some amazing jams. Venue now SMOKE FREE!

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

9pm

Cabaret Babylon

the Fez Ballroom
SW 11th and Burnside
Portland, OR
Cabaret Babylon is an ongoing Weimar-inspired nightclub show presided over by Herr Werner Von Fincke. Suspend disbelief. Shoehorn plays with Dan Gaynor in a mini Hatband.

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

5-7:45pm
free!

Fools in Paradise

Art in The Pearl, NW Park Blocks
NW Park Blocks, Pearl district
Portland, OR
free!
Shoehorn plays sax and percussion with Fools in Paradise marimba band. Fools in Paradise is an eclectic 6-person group performing a variety of music on African instruments. Traditional Zimbabwean mbira (kalimba) songs will transport you to another time and place. Our rousing marimba music from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana and Guinea creates an energetic, dance-able sound. Original material combines African melodies with moving and thought-provoking lyrics. Saxophone, congas, djembe, electric bass kalimba, shakers and vocal harmonies round out the sound. Joyful, upbeat music!

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

August 21-24th please check times
free/hat donation

Shoehorn does his world-famous solo act

St Lawrence Market Neighborhood
Toronto, Ontario M5A1M1
Canada
free/hat donation
Shoehorn is doing a tour of busking festivals in August, performing with acts from around the world and revisiting his street performer roots.

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

August 21-24
free/ donations

Shoehorn's solo act

St. Lawrence Market Neighborhood
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
free/ donations
Shoehorn is doing a tour of busking festivals in August, performing with acts from around the world and revisiting his street performer roots.

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

2-7pm
free/hat donation

Shoehorn's unique street show.

Port Credit
Mississauga, Ontario L5G4N1
Canada
free/hat donation
Shoehorn is doing a tour of busking festivals in August, performing with acts from around the world and revisiting his street performer roots.

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

2-10pm
free

Shoehorn's street show

Port Credit
Mississauga, Ontario L5G4N1
free
Shoehorn is doing a tour of busking festivals in August, performing with acts from around the world and revisiting his street performer roots.

Friday, August 15th, 2008

7-10pm
free/hat pass

Shoehorn's unique street show.

Port Credit, Mississauga, Ontario L5G4N1
Canada
free/hat pass
Shoehorn is doing a tour of busking festivals in August, performing with acts from around the world and revisiting his street performer roots.

Friday, August 8th, 2008

check listings
free/donation
Burlington Vermont Festival of Fools
free/donation
The Festival of Fools August 8-10, 2008 A festival of street theater celebrating circus arts, music and comedy for family audiences. Featuring the best performers from around the globe. Downtown Burlington becomes an epicenter for laughter and entertainment! 802-865-7166, BurlingtonCityArts.com

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

8:30pm
free!

Shoehorn/ the Working Stiffs

836 N. Russel Street
Portland, OR 97227
free!
Shoehorn will open for and play with The Working Stiffs, who play mostly original music by Shoehorn's old buddy, guitarist/singer Jim Wilcox. http://www.theworkingstiffs.com/

Friday, July 18th, 2008

5-8pm
free

Vaudeville Mash-up

Harbor Place
Harbor Place, downtown
Baltimore, MD
free
Shoehorn will reuinite with old friends Scott and Joan Houghton (aka Jesse and James, Disorderly Conduct) for a blockbuster Vaudeville Show

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

4:30 pm
Please check OCF website

Madcap Variety Company

Veneta, OR
Please check OCF website
Madcap Variety Company features Shoehorn providing a live soundtrack to the antics of juggling acrobat-comedians Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein and Rhys Thomas. Come to the Fair and see hundreds of attractions- entertainment, food and shopping!

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

3:30 pm
Please check OCF website

Madcap Variety Company

Veneta, OR
Please check OCF website
Madcap Variety Company features Shoehorn providing a live soundtrack to the antics of juggling acrobat-comedians Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein and Rhys Thomas. Come to the Fair and see hundreds of attractions- entertainment, food and shopping!

Friday, July 11th, 2008

noon
Please check OCF website

Baby Gramps

Veneta, OR
Please check OCF website
Shoehorn will perform with the incredible Baby Gramps

Friday, July 11th, 2008

6:30 pm
Please check OCF website

Madcap Variety Company

Veneta, OR
Please check OCF website
Madcap Variety Company features Shoehorn providing a live soundtrack to the antics of juggling acrobat-comedians Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein and Rhys Thomas. Come to the Fair and see hundreds of attractions- entertainment, food and shopping!

Friday, July 4th, 2008

9:30 pm- 1am
$5

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

2n58 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97232
$5
Shoehorn plays a regular First Friday gig with the incredible and legendary Baby Gramps. Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners will be off for the August date so catch us now!

Friday, July 4th, 2008

4-6 pm
free

Oregon City Parks & Recreation Independence Day Celebratiom

Clackamette Park
Where the Clackamas meets the Willamette
Oregon City, OR
free
Shoehorn's Hatband with Dan Gaynor, Skip Elliott Bowman and Carlton Jackson. Clackamette Park is a lovely spot.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

9pm
$10

Cabaret Babylon

316 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
503-221-7262
$10
Cabaret Babylon is presented by Noah Mickens as Werner Finke, harking back to the decadent nightclub entertainments of Weimar Germany. Shoehorn's Hatband backs the variety performers.

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

10-11am
free

Recycled Arts Festival

downtown Vancouver
Vancouver, WA
free
Shoehorn performs with Fools In Paradise marimba band. Music from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana and Guinea that creates an energetic, danceable sound.

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

10am-1pm
free

Fools in Paradise Marimba band

Milwaukie Farmer's Market
free
Shoehorn plays with Fools in Paradise marimba band. The Fools play a variety of music from Africa on Marimbas, mbiras, percussion and voice. Shoehorn is featured on sax, fife and percussion.

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

9:30pm

5 Star Cabaret Burlesque

The Five Star Theatre
NW 6th between Burnside and Couch.
Portland, OR
Cabaret show with Shoehorn's trio.

Friday, June 13th, 2008

9:30pm

5 Star Cabaret Burlesque

The Five Star Theatre
NW 6th between Burnside and Couch.
Portland, OR
Cabaret Burlesque featuring Shoehorn's trio.

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

7pm
$5 adults, kids free

Fools In Paradise

Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland
$5 adults, kids free
Waterfront Village World Rhythm Stage. Shoehorn will perform on sax and percussion with the Fools in Paradise Marimba Band. The Fools play African style marimbas and also Mbiras, drums, and percussion with vocals.

Friday, June 6th, 2008

9:30pm
$5
Laurelthirst Public House
Ne Glisan at 30th
Portland
$5
Shoehorn plays this monthly show with the illustrious Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

9pm
$10 21+

CABARET BABYLON

THE FEZ BALLROOM
315 SW 11th AVE
$10 21+
CABARET BABYLON A First Thursday Variety Review for the Discerning Hedonist with your hosts WERNER FINCKE (aka Noah Mickens) and SADIE LAGUERRE (aka Nico Bella) and musical accompaniment from SHOEHORN and The Hat Band http://www.shoehornmusic.com at THE FEZ BALLROOM Downtown Like a dream of fishnets and greasepaint plucked from the collective subconscious of Berlin, CABARET BABYLON smolders in the dark between eras; beckoning the sophisticated gallery-hoppers of Oldtown and The Pearl to continue their First Thursdays long after sunset. Cabaret Babylon

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

5pm
$5 adults, kids free

Shoehorn's Shoehorn's duo show with Dan Gaynor

Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
$5 adults, kids free
Rose Festival Waterfront Village World Rhythm Stage. Catch Shoehorn's world-jazz explorations on tap, sax, percussion and the Tappercussion Mark VII e-tap instrument. Joined for this performance by extraordinary keyboardist Dan Gaynor from Cafe Cirque and the Hatband.

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

1pm
free

Shoehorn's one-man drum circle

Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
free
Come the Big Top Stage to see and hear Shoehorn's dynamic one-man show.

Friday, May 30th, 2008

noon
free

Shoehorn's one-man show

Portland Rose Festival
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
free
Shoehorn does his one-man show as a last minute replacement for Jugglemania!

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

8-8:45pm
$5 adults, kids free

Shoehorn's one-man drum circle

Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
$5 adults, kids free
Shoehorn performs his solo show on the Family Fun Stage. Just off the midway! Musica Romantica!

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

11:30 am
free

Fools in Paradise (African-style marimba band)

PCC Rock Creek Campus Bldg.3
17705 NW Springville Road
Portland 97229
free
Shoehorn is playing at PCC Rock Creek Campus, Building 3 this Tuesday 11:30-12:30 with Fools in Paradise Marimba Band.

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

7:30 pm
$10-25 adults, $5-10 youth 12 an

Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show

2508 NE Everett
Portland, OR
$10-25 adults, $5-10 youth 12 an
Shoehorn's Cafe Cirque Quartet will provide a live soundtrack to the antics of a diverse cast of vaudevillians and variety performers. RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW, online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/33371, or buy them at the door. Pre-purchased ticket holders will have priority seating. If you are unable to attend but would like to support local CWB volunteers in spreading laughter and joy in areas of crisis around the world, you can make a tax-deductible donation online through the Clowns Without Borders-USA web site, www.clownswithoutborders.org. Put "Portland CWB" in the item line. THE SHOW: The 11th annual Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit show promises to be a wonder-full evening of laughter for all ages. Live music will accompany clowns, jugglers, comic ninjas, acrobats, and more. Some of Portland's finest and funniest vaudevillian perfor- mers have come together in support of this great cause, including Henrik Bothe, Stevie G, Charlie Brown, Zephyr, Shoehorn's Cafe Cirque Quartet, Nanda, Fist of Dishonor, members and affiliates of Do Jump!, members of Kazum, Curt Carlyle, Barnaby King, the Nomadic Theatre Co, and Michael O'Neill of The Other Brothers. ABOUT CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS (CWB): Clowns Without Borders is an international organization which offers laughter to relieve the suffering of all persons, especially children, who live in areas of crisis around the world, including refugee camps, conflict zones and terri- tories in situations of emergency. We bring levity and contemporary clown/circus oriented performances and workshops into communities so that they can celebrate together and forget for a moment the tensions that darken their daily lives. In the past year alone, Clowns Without Borders-USA sent expeditions to areas of crisis across the globe including Indonesia, Guatemala, Southern Africa, Haiti, and Egypt. Portland is a hub of active CWB volunteers, and this annual benefit is their main source of funding. We are currently fundraising to send a group of Portland performers to bring shows and workshops to refugee camps in Liberia. Read more about CWB, our mission, and past expeditions at www.clownswithoutborders.org.

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

9:30 pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan & NE 30th AV
Portland, OR
$5
Shoehorn plays with Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners the first Friday of every month.

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Moisture Festival Comedy/Variete

Click the link for Moisture Festival! It is a great show!

Friday, April 11th, 2008

8pm

Moisture Festival Variety

Hales Brewery,Fremont District
Seattle
Check the Mosture Festival website for more information about the festival and the acts I will be working with.

Friday, April 4th, 2008

9:30pm
$5

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

Laurelthirst Public House
30th and NE Glisan
Portland, OR
$5
Baby Gramps with a band! Shoehorn is featured on shoes and horn on the CD baptized in "Swamp Water" by Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners. He has been playing with Gramps'' monthly Portland show for the last seven years of it's 15-year run.

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

afternoon
free

Meet the Artist- Kurumi Conley

55 Main Gallery
55 Main Street
Bisbee, AZ 85603
free
Meet the Artist reception with Kurumi Conley, Glass Artist. (aka Mrs. Shoehorn)Shoehorn will perform a little to celebrate with Kurumi.

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

5-8
Bisbee Coffee Company
Bisbee, AZ 85603

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Bisbee, AZ 85603
usa

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

7pm
$12

Miz Kitty's Parlour

the Mission Theater
1624 N.W. Glisan
Portland, OR
$12
Miz Kitty's Parlour long running vaudeville extravaganza has moved to the Mission Theater at 1624 N.W. Glisan in Portland. Miz Kitty really knows how to put on a show- I never can guess who will be on the bill with me. More info at http://www.mizkittysparlour.com http://www.myspace.com/mizkittysparlour

Friday, March 14th, 2008

8pm
$10 Reserve your table now!

Shoehorn's Cafe Cirque CD release with special guests.

221 NW 10th Avenue
Portland
503-295-6542
$10 Reserve your table now!
Shoehorn’s Cafe Cirque CD RELEASE PARTY! Tap dancing saxophonist/vocalist Shoehorn and the Hatband Circtet- Skip Elliott Bowman-bass-Dan Gaynor-piano-Ward Griffiths-drums. Performing material from their upcoming CD, Cafe Cirque, including originals plus overlooked gems from the American and International songbooks. Featuring guests Pere Soto, Max Pollak- and the VonTap kids- Don’t Miss it! Pere Soto is a self-taught composer and guitar innovator from Barcelona Spain. Austrian-born NYC resident Max Pollak of RumbaTap is a percussionist, tap-dancer, and graduate of New School University’s Jazz program. Sign up for his workshops and master classes.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

6-9pm
$25 class,

Max Pollak Tap Classes!

the North Star Ballroom
635 N. Killingswoth Court (1 block SOUTH of Killingsworth St.)
Portland, OR
$25 class,
Max Pollak Tap Dance classes will be held March 12th, 2008 at the North Star Ballroom, 635 N. Killingsworth COURT (one block south of Killingswoth Street) very close to Jefferson High and PCC. Body Percussion class starts at 6pm- all levels are welcome- no tap shoes required. Rumba Tap Level I starts at 7pm Level II at 8pm Fees $25 or $20 per class for multiple classes. To reserve a spot email Shoehorn: tappercussion@yahoo.com Tap Dancer and Percussionist Max Pollak is the founder and principal soloist of the Rumbatap dance company. He incorporates Afro-Cuban rhythm into tap dance. Born and raised in Austria, he received his degree in jazz performance from the New School in New York City, where he continues to work and reside. www.rumbatap.com Be sure to check out his performance at Jimmy Mak's Jazz Club Friday March 14th, 8pm, at the Shoehorn Cafe Cirque CD release PARTY. Along with Max, Shoehorn and his band will be another guest, phenomenal left-handed Catalan guitarist Pere Soto. The first set will also feature a cameo appearance by the VonTap kids! DON'T MISS IT! Jimmy Mak's 221 NW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR for reservations to Jimmy Mak's, call 503-295-6542 MINORS WELCOME only UNTIL 9:30 (sorry)

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

3pm,8pm

Madcap Variety Company

Artesia Arts Council
Artesia, NM 88211
USA
Shoehorn provides the musical accompaniment to the comic daredevilry of Rhys Thomas and Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

7:30pm

Madcap Variety Company

Macey Center
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801
USA
Shoehorn's music accompanies the antics of daredevil comics Rhys Thomas and Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

7:30pm

Madcap Variety Company

Macey Center
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801
USA
Shoehorn's music accompanies the antics of daredevil comics Rhys Thomas and Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Madcap Variety Company

Tucumcari High School Auditorium
Tucumcari, NM 88401
USA
Shoehorn provides the musical accompaniment to the comic daredevilry of Rhys Thomas and Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

8pm

Rose City Vaudeville

The Hippodrome
315 SE Oak
Portland
Rose city Vaudeville for Lovers

Friday, February 8th, 2008

9:30 pm
$5

Shoehorn's Hatband Circtet with Dan Gaynor, Skip Elliott, and Ward Griffiths

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
United States
$5
We will play stuff from the upcoming CD just recorded at Big Red Studios. Come and see us do our thing before our piano player goes off to Julliard or Manhattan School of Music for his Master's in jazz performance.

Friday, February 1st, 2008

9:30 pm GRAMPS SHOW CANCELLED FEB/MARCH
$5

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners.

Laurelthirst no Gramps gig this month see Shoehorn & band 2/8/08
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland
$5
Shoehorn performs monthly with the incredible Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners. GRAMPS HAS CANCELLED THIS GIG IN FEBRUARY & MARCH WE WILL BE BACK IN APRIL

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

8pm
$10- kids $5

Rose City Vaudeville

315 SE 3rd Avenue
Portland
$10- kids $5
Shoehorn Performs with Rose City Vaudeville. In addition to his solo feature, Shoehorn and pianist Dan Gaynor provide accompaniment to many of the other acts.

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

8pm
$15

Batty's Circus at the Hippodrome

the Hippodrome
315 SE 3rd Avenue
Portland
$15
Shoehorn's Hatband accompanies the varius and sundry acts collected as Batty's Circus at the Hippodrome.

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

8pm
$10- kids $5

Rose City Vaudeville

315 SE 3rd Avenue
Portland
$10- kids $5
Shoehorn performs with Rose City Vaudeville. In addition to his solo feature, Shoehorn and pianist Dan Gaynor provide accompaniment to many of the other acts.

Friday, January 4th, 2008

9:30 pm
$5

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners.

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
United States
$5
Shoehorn performs monthly with Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners.

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

8pm
$10-adults, kids 7-12 $5, under

Rose City Vaudeville - all ages welcome

315 SE 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97209
United States
$10-adults, kids 7-12 $5, under
ROSE CITY VAUDEVILLE Come and experience Rose City Vaudeville, as the upstart variety company puts on it's second show at Batty's Hippodrome, located directly behind the Office Depot store on SE Martin Luther King Blvd, around the corner from Produce Row. We have a great line-up including myself, local Vaudeville stalwart Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein, aerialist Kyoko Uchida, trapeze artist Xep, fire performers, magic, piano by Sam Hirsh and more!

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

7-9:30 pm
$6

Shoehorn's Hatband at the Diatic Records Showcase

125 NW 5th Avenue
Portland 97209
503.248.1030
$6
This will be a very special show with Dan Gaynor on keys and bassist Fred Chalenor filling in for Skip. We will introduce some new material and some seasonally-affected stuff! i might even do some word stuff if I am feeling it. After my group plays the Diatic Collective takes the stage. Please come support live local music!

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

9:30-10:30AM
FREE

Children's Holiday Party thrown by the Marion-Polk-Yamhill Central Labor Council Holiday Event

170 High Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 375-3574
FREE
Shoehorn's Hatband provides the music for this year's party and toy giveaway. Here Comes Santa Claus! For the whole family.

Friday, December 7th, 2007

9:30pm-1am
$5

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan Street at 30th
Portland
$5
Shoehorn's monthly gig with Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners.

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

8:00pm
$10

Rose City Vaudeville - all ages welcome

315 SE 3rd Ave
Portland, OR
United States
$10
Shoehorn appears as part of Rose City Vaudeville.

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

11:30am-1:30pm
free

Shoehorn

Main Stage at Portland Saturday Market
SW Ankeny at Naito Parkway
Portland
free
Shoehorn solo performance.

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

10am-5pm

Wild Arts Festival

Montgomery Park
2701 NW Vaughn
Portland
THIS is not a performance but a message FROM MADAME SHOEHORN aka Kurumi Conley I am writing to let you know abut a show where I will exhibit my glass work this weekend- Audubon Society of Portland Wild Arts Festival 2007 Saturday and Sunday November 17-18 $5 admission ¡ª 16 and under free Montgomery Park Atrium and Ballroom 2701 NW Vaughn - map Portland, OR Hours will be 10am-6pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday. The Wild Arts Festival celebrates nature in the work of regionally and nationally-known artists and writers. Now in its 27th year in Portland, the Festival has become the Northwest's premier show and sale of nature-related art and books. The participating artists and craftspeople represent a wide variety of media, and the authors present are a mix of novelists, photographers, poets and writers of non-fiction. The Wild Arts Festival will feature over 70 artists and 25 authors in a festive atmosphere. http://www.audubonportland.org/fundraising_events/waf/index_html

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

10am-6pm
$5

Wild Arts Festival

Montgomery Park
2701 NW Vaughn
Portland, OR
United States
$5
THIS is not a performance but a message FROM MADAME SHOEHORN aka Kurumi Conley I am writing to let you know abut a show where I will exhibit my glass work this weekend- Audubon Society of Portland Wild Arts Festival 2007 Saturday and Sunday November 17-18 $5 admission ¡ª 16 and under free Montgomery Park Atrium and Ballroom 2701 NW Vaughn - map Portland, OR Hours will be 10am-6pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday. The Wild Arts Festival celebrates nature in the work of regionally and nationally-known artists and writers. Now in its 27th year in Portland, the Festival has become the Northwest's premier show and sale of nature-related art and books. The participating artists and craftspeople represent a wide variety of media, and the authors present are a mix of novelists, photographers, poets and writers of non-fiction. The Wild Arts Festival will feature over 70 artists and 25 authors in a festive atmosphere. http://www.audubonportland.org/fundraising_events/waf/index_html

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

8:00pm
$15

Batty's Hippodrome

The Hippodrome
315 SE 3rd Ave
Portland, OR
United States
$15
Saturday, November 17th, 2007 The Hippodrome Batty's Hippodrome - 8:00pm Price: $15 SHOEHORN and his Hatband perform and accompany some excellent variety acts, including Rhys Thomas, Charlie Brown, Leapin' Louie, with Aerialists!, a contortionist! a magician, and many others plus William Batty himself, Master of Ceremonies. Shoehorn's Hatband includes drummer Ward Griffiths, bass man Skip Elliott Bowman and keyboardist Dan Gaynor, with Shoehorn on shoes, horns and percussion. Don't miss it! THE HIPPODROME Circus Arts Center 315 SE 3rd Ave between Oak and Pine TICKETS:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/23904 GRAND OPENING Saturday November 17th A New Venue Devoted to the Wandering Circus Caste And All Denizens of The Endless Road 8pm BATTY'S HIPPODROME Victorian Circus Extravaganza For the Whole Family All Ages 10pm PURE CIRKUS (Seattle) Adults Only! 18+ Midnight - Late GYPSY SOUND SYSTEM Lords of Ethnomesh DJ Olga and Dr. Schnaps ably assisted by Portland's own DJ Global Ruckus $15 advance, $20 at the door $5 Kids 12 and Under We are elated to announce at last the Grand Opening of Portland's new circus arts center, The Hippodrome. Helmed by Mike Wolfson, Noah Mickens, and Nick the Creature; The Hippodrome will serve as both a venue for parties and performances and a gathering place for the practice and instruction of the circus arts. With the help of master riggers and technicians from Cirque du Soleil and Circus Gatti; we are even now converting the room that was once Loveland, Meow Meow, B Complex, and Euphoria into a top-notch circus facility the likes of which Portland has never seen.

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

2-3:30 pm
free- all ages

Shoehorn

Portland Saturday Market Main Stage
SW Ankeny at SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR
free- all ages
Shoehorn's acoustic solo show.

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

6:30-8:30 pm
contribution to campaign request

Kucinich for President

India Direct
16205 NW Bethany Court #110, in
Beaverton, OR
contribution to campaign request
I will be performing at a fund raiser for Dennis Kucinich tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 at India Direct, 16205 NW Bethany Court #110, in Beaverton. (exit 65 from Highway 26, turn left, corner of Bethany & Cornell Road) Elizabeth Kucinich will be the featured speaker. I believe Dennis Kucinich would be a great president to steer the country away from war and unfair trade policies and toward a more just society with not-for-profit health care and environmental responsibility. I am donating 100% of my performance fee to the campaign. Vegetarian and vegan dishes will be served and contributions are encouraged. This is an all ages event. Thanks, Shoehorn

Friday, October 5th, 2007

9:30pm
$5

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

Laurelthirst Public House
Ne Glisan at 30th
Portland
$5
Shoehorn performs as a sideman with the incredible Baby Gramps

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

1pm

Shoehorn VonTap Family

Bite of Oregon
Waterfront Park
Portland
Shoehorn performs with his children and young friends. The festival is all about great food and helping the Special Olympics.

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

2pm
free

Shoehorn

Main Stage at Portland Saturday Market
SW Ankeny at Naito Parkway
Portland
free
Shoehorn's solo show

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

7pm

Old Time Chautauqua (Benefit Show)

The Bing Crosby Theater
Sprague and Lincoln, downtown
Spokane, WA
It is great fun to perform with the folks from the Chautauqua- so much talent and energy and proceeds go to worthy causes. All the performers play for no fee in order to make it happen.

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

various
check OCF website for details
Veneta, OR
check OCF website for details

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

various
check OCF website for details
Veneta, OR
check OCF website for details

Friday, July 13th, 2007

various
check OCF website for details
Oregon Country Fair
Veneta, OR
check OCF website for details
Shoehorn will perform in ambient locations and with Baby Gramps.

Friday, July 6th, 2007

9:30pm-1am

Baby Gramps and His Back Swamp Potioners

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan Street at 30th
Portland
Shoehorn's monthly gig with Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners returms this month.

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

2-4pm
free

Shoehorn's Hatband

Clackamette Park
1955 Clackamette Drive
Oregon City, OR 97045
free
Shoehorn's Hatband, brought to you by the City of Oregon City and the Music Performance Fund arranged by Local 99 of the American Federation of Musicians

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

2pm
free
Main Stage-Portland Saturday Market
Sw Ankeny at Naito Parkway(Front Street)
Portland
free
Shoehorn Solo Show

Friday, June 15th, 2007

7-9 pm
$15/18

Shoehorn's one man show

331 Pacific Ave
Bremerton, WA 98337
USA
(360) 377 8327
$15/18
Shoehorn will bring a variety of instruments and tap into some of his theatrical numbers for this special presentation.

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

check local listings
free

Jugglemania with Shoehorn

Eagle, Idaho, Downtown
Eagle, Idaho
free
Shoehorn performs a live soundtrack to the incredible Jugglemaniac, Rhys Thomas

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

1-1:45 pm
kids free-adults $5 after 5pm we

Shoehorn's Solo Show

Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
United States
503 287-3459
kids free-adults $5 after 5pm we
This year we celebrate the centennial of the Portland Rose festival.

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

noon-12:45
kids free-adults $5 after 5pm we

Shoehorn's Solo Show

Waterfront Park
Portland, OR 97211
United States
kids free-adults $5 after 5pm we
This year we celebrate the centennial of the Portland Rose festival.

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

9-9:45pm
kids free-adults $5 after 5pm we

Shoehorn's Solo Show

Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
United States
kids free-adults $5 after 5pm we
This year we celebrate the centennial of the Portland Rose festival.

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

9-10 pm
kids free-adults $5 after 5pm we

Shoehorn's Hatband

Waterfront Park
Portland, `
United States
kids free-adults $5 after 5pm we
Check out my Hatband at the 100th annual Portland Rose Festival. Like most Oregonians I don't use umbrellas much; my hat serves that function quite nicely. This group encompasses various musical partners, this time featuring Martin Zarzar, Dan Gaynor, Derek Reith and Skip Elliott Bowman.

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

2-2:45pm
kids free-adults $5 after 5pm we

Shoehorn's Solo Show

Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
United States
kids free-adults $5 after 5pm we
We celebrate the Centennial of Portland's Rose Festival in 2007. This show features Shoehorn's solo festival act.

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

7:00 pm classes at 4:00
$7

National Tap Dance Day

Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russel Street
Portland, OR
United States
$7
Shoehorn will perform a short segment before his gig at Ten Tiny Dances across town. National Tap Dance Day was declared by the US Congress in 1989 to celebrate the art form. May 25th is the birthday of the late Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, one of the all-time greats of the dance. There will be classes and an improv session starting at 4. $8 for both classes or $5 each. This is a great opportunity to learn some classic tap chorus dances. No host food at the Wonder Cafe.

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

7:30-10 pm
$15

Ten Tiny Dances

250 NW 13th (@Everett)
Portland, OR
$15
A different dance every 15 minutes. Admission $15. In Portland, at the door only. In Tacoma, Advance tickets thru jazzbones.com or ticketmaster.com. Also at the door. All tickets festival seating. Both events all ages. Food and drink available. Now in its fifth inventive year, Ten Tiny Dances celebrates its 13th occurrence in two NW cities at two exciting and fabulous venues. Mike Barber’s popular and persistent performance event presents an evening of works by 10 Portland-based new and veteran Ten Tiny dance artists. Along with producer Barber, performing on the 4x4 foot stage this time around at Portland's swanky Bluehour restaurant as well as at Tacoma’s hip Jazzbones will be Margretta Hansen, Anne Furfey, Summer Morgan, Katrina O’Brien, Michael (Shoehorn) Conley, Robyn Conroy, Cydney Wilkes, Jenn Gierada, Agniezska Laska, and Tere Mathern. Ten Tiny Dances is a twice-yearly performance series, a party, an experiment in confined space, a unique opportunity for dance/performance artists, and a full plate of performance art for a diverse audience. Mike Barber has trained and performed in Seattle, New York and Portland for the past 20 years. He performed on Broadway with Bill Irwin, was co-director of aero/betty aerial dance theater, a member of the Gregg Bielemeier Dance Project, Oslund+Co. Dance, and Minh Tran and Dancers. He has presented his own work and has produced and appeared in Ten Tiny Dances since 2002. Mike is a recipient of a residency at Djerassi Resident Artists Program and continues to create work with collaborator Cydney Wilkes and is a teacher for Portland Public Schools. Ten Tiny Dances/13 With new work by Mike Barber, Margretta Hansen, Anne Furfey, Summer Morgan, Katrina O’Brien, Michael (Shoehorn) Conley, Robyn Conroy, Cydney Wilkes, Jenn Gierada, Agniezska Laska, and Tere Mathern. Sunday, May 27th 7:30-10:00. Doors at 6:30. Bluehour, Portland, OR.

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

4-4:45pm
free

Shoehorn's VonTap Family

Alberta Art Hop- Greasy Kids Stuff Stage
NE 15th and Alberta
Portland, OR 97211
United States
free
Annual event in Portland's grooviest arts district. This is a family-friendly show and kids will be invited to play along on percussion instruments.

Friday, May 18th, 2007

7pm

Jugglemania with Shoehorn

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
Shoehorn accompanies the dean of NW jugglers in a family friendly variety extravaganza.

Friday, May 4th, 2007

9:30 pm
$5

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

Lauelthirst Public House
30th and NE Glisan
Portland, OR
$5
Shoehorn plays this monthly gig with the incredible Baby Gramps

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

6:00- 8:30 pm doors at 5

Ten Tiny Dances/13

2803 6th Ave.
Tacoma, WA
Ten Tiny Dances/13 Produced by Mike Barber Saturday, April 28th 6:00-8:30. Doors at 5:00. Jazz Bones, Tacoma, WA. Jazz Bones A different dance every 15 minutes. Admission $15. In Portland, at the door only. In Tacoma, Advance tickets thru jazzbones.com or ticketmaster.com. Also at the door. All tickets festival seating. Both events all ages. Food and drink available. Now in its fifth inventive year, Ten Tiny Dances celebrates its 13th occurrence in two NW cities at two exciting and fabulous venues. Mike Barber’s popular and persistent performance event presents an evening of works by 10 Portland-based new and veteran Ten Tiny dance artists. Along with producer Barber, performing on the 4x4 foot stage this time around at Portland's swanky Bluehour restaurant as well as at Tacoma’s hip Jazzbones will be Margretta Hansen, Anne Furfey, Summer Morgan, Katrina O’Brien, Michael (Shoehorn) Conley, Robyn Conroy, Cydney Wilkes, Jenn Gierada, Agniezska Laska, and Tere Mathern. Ten Tiny Dances is a twice-yearly performance series, a party, an experiment in confined space, a unique opportunity for dance/performance artists, and a full plate of performance art for a diverse audience. Mike Barber has trained and performed in Seattle, New York and Portland for the past 20 years. He performed on Broadway with Bill Irwin, was co-director of aero/betty aerial dance theater, a member of the Gregg Bielemeier Dance Project, Oslund+Co. Dance, and Minh Tran and Dancers. He has presented his own work and has produced and appeared in Ten Tiny Dances since 2002. Mike is a recipient of a residency at Djerassi Resident Artists Program and continues to create work with collaborator Cydney Wilkes and is a teacher for Portland Public Schools. Ten Tiny Dances/13 With new work by Mike Barber, Margretta Hansen, Anne Furfey, Summer Morgan, Katrina O’Brien, Michael (Shoehorn) Conley, Robyn Conroy, Cydney Wilkes, Jenn Gierada, Agniezska Laska, and Tere Mathern.

Friday, April 6th, 2007

$5

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners-

The Laurelthist Public House
NE 30th and Glisan,
Portland
$5
Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners- Shoehorn has been playing this monthly first Friday gig with the legendary Baby Gramps for a number of years. Check the new CD Baptised in Swamp Water COME SEE US this MONTH- we will be back after a brief hiatus.

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

7:30 pm

Moisture Festival Comedy Variete

Seattle, WA
Moisture Festival Comedy Variete presents an amazing collection of variety acts from near and far.

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

7:30 pm

Moisture Festival Comedy Variete

Seattle, WA
Moisture Festival is an extraordinary variety show with acts from near and far.

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

7:30 pm
Sliding scale: $10-20 adults, $

CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS BENEFIT

da Vinci Middle School Auditorium
2508 NE Everett
Portland, OR
Sliding scale: $10-20 adults, $
Portland’s 10th annual CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS BENEFIT An evening of extremely funny physical theater Friday, March 23rd, 7:30pm At the da Vinci Middle School Auditorium, 2508 NE Everett. Tickets: Reserve online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com ( search events--clowns without borders) or at the door. Sliding scale: $10-20 adults, $5-10 youth 17 and under. All ages! March 23, the Northwest’s top physical comedians converge to play for free for their favorite charity event---Portland’s Tenth Annual Clowns Without Borders Benefit. You will see jugglers with high-brow wit, comic ninjas accompanied by live band, acrobats. wild west performers, tap dancing saxophone players, and modern clowns. Rhys Thomas Nomadic Theatre Company members of Do Jump! Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein Vanilla Town Vaudevillians Flamebuoyant Shoehorn The Zig Zags, and other special guests. Clowns Without Borders is an international relief organization that brings laughter to people who live in refugee camps, war zones and disaster areas. Tours of performances and workshops to stricken regions are funded through home-town benefit shows like this one. Portland is a CWB hub and has been involved in tours to Guatemala, Haiti, South Africa, Swaziland and the Hurricane Katrina area in the past year. More info: http://comedytricks.com/cwb-guatemala.htm http://clownswithoutborders.org

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

7:30-10:00
no cover

Shoehorn's Hatband

Abou Karim
SW Pine between 2nd and 3rd
Portland
no cover
Shoehorn's Hatband with Dan Gaynor, piano Abou Karim is an intimate venue featuring improvisers such as Grammy nominee Nancy King. We get the stage Sunday the 18th.

Friday, March 9th, 2007

8 pm
free admission

Shoehorn VonTap

The Pink Door
1919 Post Alley
Seattle, WA
USA
free admission
Shoehorn's one man show 50% Ambient Showbiz

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

9:30
$4
Laurelthirst
$4
CANCELLED Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners- Shoehorn has been playing this monthly gig with the legendary Baby Gramps for a number of years. Check the new CD Baptised in Swamp Water COME SEE US NEXT MONTH!

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

2pm & 7pm

Jugglemania with Shoehorn

311 3rd Street South
Nampa, ID 83651
http://nampaciviccenter.com/events_each.cfm?EventID=530 Shoehorn acts as the one-man pit orchestra for comic daredevil Rhys Thomas- fun for the whole family!

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

6-9 pm
Bo Restobar
SW Broadway
Portland
Shoehorn's Mardi Gras special

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

4 pm
free

Jazz Story Time

Multnomah Public Library Fairview Columbia Branch
1520 NE Village Street,
Fairview, OR 97024
free
Jazz Story Time presented by the Leroy Vinnegar Jazz Institute at PSU Shoehorn accompanies jazz themed stories

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

1 pm
free

Jazz Storytime presented by the Leroy Vinnegar Jazz Institute at PSU

Multnomah Public Library Sellwood-Moreland Branch
7860 SE 13th Ave
Sellwood, OR
free
Shoehorn plays to accompany jazz-themed children's stories.

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

9:30 pm
$5

Shoehorn's Hatband with special guests.

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
United States
$5

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

9:30 pm
$5

Shoehorn's Hatband with special guests.

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
United States
$5

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

9:30 pm
$5

Shoehorn's Hatband with special guests.

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
United States
$5

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

9:30 pm
$4

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

Laurelthirst Pub
Ne Glisan at NE 30th Avenue
Portland, OR
$4
CANCELLED Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners- Shoehorn has been playing this monthly gig with the legendary Baby Gramps for a number of years. Check the new CD Baptised in Swamp Water

Friday, January 5th, 2007

9:30 pm- I:00
$4

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

Laurelthirst Pub
NE 30th and Glisan
Portland
$4
Eccentric yet highly accomplished guitarist/singer Baby Gramps makes his monthly gig in Portland after appearing on the Letterman TV show in September. Shoehorn plays as a sideman on this regular "First Friday " set, tapping and playing sax, sometimes clarinet, harmonica or percussion. This group has a new CD titled "Baptized in Swamp Water"

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

8-10 pm
Sliding Scale

Shoehorn VonTap Special with Dan Gaynor

2318 SE Division
Portland
Sliding Scale
Paxselin Presents is the host of this show.Come and experience the moment with us. All Ages. Non Smoking. Organic Food, Beer, Wine, Tea and Espresso available.

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

2-4 pm
free- all ages

Shoehorn's dreaming of a ......

Portland Saturday Market Main Stage
Sw Ankeny at Naito Parkway
Portland
free- all ages
Shoehorn will perform his special arrangements of holiday favorites and originals for sax and tap dance.

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

7 pm
$10

Miz Kitty's Vaudeville

Imbibe
2229 SE Hawthorne
Portland
503-239-4002
$10
Miz Kitty's Vaudeville is in town!

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

2-4 pm
free
Portland Saturday Market Main Stage
Front Street at SW Ankeny
Portland
free
Shoehorn plays his world famous solo act at the Portland Weekend Institution

Friday, December 1st, 2006

9:30 pm
$4

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

Laurelthirst Pub
NE 30th and Glisan
Portland, OR
United States
$4
Eccentric yet highly accomplished guitarist/singer Baby Gramps makes his monthly gig in Portland after appearing on the Letterman TV show in September. Shoehorn plays as a sideman on this regular "First Friday " set, tapping and playing sax, sometimes clarinet, harmonica or percussion. This group has a new CD titled "Baptized in Swamp Water"

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

2-4 pm
free

Shoehorn's famous one-man show

Portland Saturday Market Main Stage
SW Front Street at Ankeny
Portland
free
Shoehorn plays his world famous solo act at the Portland Weekend Institution

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

Noon-2pm
free
Woodburn Company Stores
Woodburn Company Stores, I-5 Woodburn Exit
Woodburn, OR
free
Shoehorn will play the sax and tap dance and casually make the rounds for a couple hours.

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

9 pm
$7

Shoehorn VonTap with Artis the Spoonman

the Blue Monk
3341 SE Belmont
Portland
$7
NOTE: SCHEDULE CHANGED-PREVIOUSLY POSTED FOR NOV. 10TH the sultan of Silverware throws down with Shoehorn's VonTap ensemble. With Dan Gaynor on keys and Pere Soto of Barcelona on guitar.

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

6-10pm
free

Tap into voter discontent & blow the horn for change!

KBOO 90.7 fm Portland
free
Shoehorn and some friends played live music twice an hour during the election returns on Portland's community radio station. Ward Griffiths played drumset, Pere Soto played guitar, galen Clark played keys and Jesse Brooke played drums and percussion.

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

$4

Baby Gramps and his BackSwamp Potioners

Laurelthirst Pub
2958 NE Glisan
Portland
$4
Eccentric yet highly accomplished guitarist/singer Baby Gramps makes his triumphant return to Portland after appearing on the Letterman TV show last month. Shoehorn plays as a sideman on this monthly "First Friday " gig, tapping and playing sax,sometimes clarinet, harmonica or percussion. This group has a new CD titled "Baptized in Swamp Water"

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

11:30 am-1:30 pm
free

Shoehorn's famous one-man show

Portland Saturday Market Main Stage
SW Front Street at Ankeny
Portland, OR
United States
free
Shoehorn plays his world famous solo act at the Portland Weekend Institution

Friday, October 6th, 2006

9:30 pm-1 am
$3

Baby Gramps and his BackSwamp Potioners

Laurelthirst Pub
2958 NE Glisan
Portland, OR
$3
Eccentric yet highly accomplished guitarist/singer Baby Gramps makes his triumphant return to Portland after appearing on the Letterman TV show last month. Shoehorn plays as a sideman on this monthly "First Friday " gig, tapping and playing sax,sometimes clarinet, harmonica or percussion. This group has a new CD titled "Baptized in Swamp Water"

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

noon-12:45
free

Under the Autumn Moon

World Main Stage
Old Town China Town
Portland
free
Shoehorn's VonTap Quintet with guitarist Toshi Onizuka

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

9:30 pm
$5

PDX Pipeline presents Ash Wednesdays

Ash Street Saloon
225 SW Ash Street
Portland, OR
United States
$5
Shoehorn opens for "Frame of Mind" a touring act out of LA

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

noon-1 pm

Mt.Hood Festival of the Forest

Wildwood Park
Wildwood Park
Welches, OR 97067
Shoehorn's World Famous solo act

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

3pm
Peace and Justice Fair
Esther Short Park
Vancouver, WA
Shoehorn's World Famous solo act

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

2-4 pm
free

Shoehorn's World Famous solo act

Portland Saturday Market Main Stage
West Burnside at Front St.
Portland
free
Shoehorn's World Famous solo act

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

8 pm
$12-14

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssy with Go Gringo Go

The Fez Ballroom
316 SW 11th Av
Portland
$12-14
Go Gringo Go opens this show. Shoehorn plays and tap dances with the contemporary Brazilian-inspired band with lots of percussion.

Friday, September 1st, 2006

NO SHOW Tonight

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

Laurelthirst Pub
NE Glisan
Portland
Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners (with Shoehorn) will NOT appear for the regular first Friday gig. Come see us next month! You may have missed Gramps appearance on the Letterman TV show Monday night with his East-coast band.

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

12:30 and 4pm
?

Shoehorn's solo show

Hillsboro Celebration
Hillsboro Celebration
Hillsboro, OR
?
Shoehorn's solo show

Friday, August 4th, 2006

9:30 pm
$3

Baby Gramps and his Back Swamp Potioners

Laurelthirst
Ne Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
$3
Shoehorn performs with Baby Gramps and co.. get the new CD "Baptized in Swamp Water"

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

9 pm

Go Gringo Go

Mississippi Piza
N. Mississippi Street
Portland
Shoehorn plays and tap dances with this contemporary Brazilian-inspired band with lots of percussion

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

3-4 pm
?

Shoehorn VonTap Quartet

Washington County Fair
873 NE 34th Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97124
?
Blues and Brews Stage Shoehorn with Dan Gaynor, Skip Elliott Bowman and Ward Griffiths

Friday, July 28th, 2006

9 pm
$7

Shoehorn VonTap Quartet with special guest- Artis the Spoonman

the Blue Monk
3341 SE Belmont
Portland, OR
United States
503 595-0575
$7
Shoehorn VonTap Quartet with special guest- Artis the Spoonman The "sultan of silverware throws down with Shoehorn's band.

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

1-2 pm
??
Washington County Fair
873 NE 34th Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97214
??
Shoehorn's famous solo act Blues and Brews Stage Washington County Fair Complex

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

2-4 pm
free

Shoehorn VonTap

Portland Saturday Market Main Stage
West Side of Burnside Bridge
Portland, OR
free
Shoehorn's World Famous solo act

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

6:30-8:30pm
free

Shoehorn VonTap Quartet with special guest Artis the Spoonman

Carnegie Center Park
Oregon City, OR
free
Don't miss my "Concert in the Park" in Oregon City, at the Carnegie Center, I will have my whole band- pianist Gordon Lee, bassist Skip Elliott Bowman and drummer Ward Griffiths, and special guest Artis the Spoonman. This will be a terrific show, sponsored in part by the Music Performance Fund and AFM Local 99.

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

7-10pm

Shoehorn Duo performance

Bumpers Grill
21935 NE Halsey
Fairview, OR 97204
Shoehorn plus one provide ambience

Friday, June 9th, 2006

8pm
$8-14

Shoehorn's "Saxovision"

Main Steet Theater
606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
$8-14
"Saxovision" is a two-act one-man show featuring tap and sax and many other instruments plus spoken word vocals and a costume epic/singalong

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

9pm
suggested $5

Go Gringo Go with DJ Cachacinha and Shoehorn

Mississippi Pizza
3600 N. Mississippi AV
Portland
suggested $5

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

7pm

Go Gringo Go returns to the Rose Festival

Portland Rose Festival Big Top Stage
Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
United States
Shoehorn performs with Go Gringo Go

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

1pm

Shoehorn's solo festival show at Portland Rose Festival

Portland Rose Festival Big Top Stage
Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
United States
Fun for kids and their grownups. Sax and tap plus clarinet, harmonica,percussion and the Tappercussion Mark VII etap instrument

Monday, June 5th, 2006

1pm

Shoehorn's solo festival show at Portland Rose Festival

Portland Rose Festival Big Top Stage
Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
Fun for kids and their grownups. Sax and tap plus clarinet, harmonica,percussion and the Tappercussion Mark VII etap instrument

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

10:30pm
$8-14
Mississippi Pizza
3600 N Mississippi
Portland, OR
United States
$8-14
Mash it up with Beatlore and Black Angel. Shoehorn on shoes and horns.

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

9pm

Starlight Parade

Portland Rose Festival Starlight Parade
Downtown Portland
Shoehorn will participate in one of the big parades!

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

1pm

Shoehorn's solo festival show at Portland Rose Festival

Portland Rose Festival Kid's Stage
Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
Fun for kids and their grownups. Sax and tap plus clarinet, harmonica,percussion and the Tappercussion Mark VII etap instrument

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

Shoehorn

Port Angeles, WA

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

8:30 pm
?

The Famous Mysterious Actor Show-BENEFIT for the PANGAEA PROJECT

Holocene
1001 SE Morrison Street
Portland
?
Mission Statement of the PANGAEA PROJECT: By engaging teenagers from underserved neighborhoods in local and international service-learning projects, The Pangaea Project promotes the development of leadership skills, increases global awareness, and fosters a commitment to work towards social change, profoundly transforming both the participants and their communities. Our Philosophy: The founders of The Pangaea Project chose the name Pangaea to inspire an image of a reunited world, believing in the innate capacity of all youth, regardless of socio-economic status, to be contributing members of both their own communities and the broader world. By engaging in activities that have a positive impact on communities, low-income teenagers will feel awakened, valued, and hopeful, resulting in compassionate, empowered, and globally competent leaders. Pangaea is the name of the original Supercontinent 200,000,000 years ago when all of the continents were connected, and the earth was one.

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

noon
free

Shoehorn

Alberta Art Hop Main Stage
NE Alberta Street at 20th
Portland, OR 97211
United States
free
Shoehorn performs his solo festival act in his neighborhood street fest

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

3:30pm after parade
free

Shoehorn

Alberta Art Hop Greasy Kid's Stuff Stage
NE Alberta Street at 14th
Portland, OR
United States
free
Shoehorn will be joined by his daughters and kids from his improv class for the end of the set

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

8pm
$8-14

Shoehorn's Saxovision

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
$8-14
Shoehorn's Saxovision show, a one-man, two-act theatrical presentation with many instruments plus e-tap, spoken word and a singalong costume epic!

Friday, May 19th, 2006

8-11pm

Shoehorn

1919 Post Alley in Pike Place Market
Seattle, WA
Shoehorn's one man show, sometimes with special guests

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

11:30am-1:30pm
free

Shoehorn solo show

Portland Saturday Market Main Stage
Front and West Burnside
Portland, OR
free
TIME HAS CHANGED! new time is 11:30am-1:30pm. This is a great venue right in the heart of Portland. Come and check the music and food vendors and shop for goods made by local artisans. Next time:May 14th 2-4pm

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

9pm
sliding scale donation

Go Gringo Go

Mississippi Pizza
3552 N. Mississsippi
Portland, OR
United States
sliding scale donation
Shoehorn performs with Go Gringo Go, contemporary Brazilian grooves laced with Reggae, HipHop and Funk.

Friday, May 5th, 2006

9:30pm-1:00am
$3

Baby Gramps Trio

Laurelthirst Public House
2958 NE Glisan
Portland, OR
United States
$3
Shoehorn is a sideman with the Baby Gramps Trio the first Friday of each month. He will be arriving a little late this time due to the Saxovision show in Vancouver earlier in the evening. Baby Gramps is a master of steel guitar, musical hijinks and wordplay. The repertoire ranging from centuries- old folk tunes, old jazz and blues tunes to in the moment inprovisational outbursts.

Friday, May 5th, 2006

8pm
$8-14

Shoehorn's Saxovision

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
$8-14
Shoehorn's theatrical presentation which includes saxovision, tappercussion, spoken word, the one man drum circle and even a singalong/costume epic!. The Oregonian says "hard to pigeonhole, but everything he touches turns to gold"

Friday, April 28th, 2006

6pm-8pm
free

Shoehorn's VonTap Trio with Gordon Lee and special guest Alan Tarpanian

Pleasant Valley School
17625 SE Foster Road
Portland, OR
United States
free
Sponsored by the American federation of Musicians Local 99 and the Music Performance Fund

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

9:30pm
?

Go Gringo Go

Mississippi Pizza
N.Mississippi Av
Portland, OR
USA
?
Shoehorn plays with Go Gringo Go. Go Gringo Go is a very fun jam band that presents a contemporary Brazilian flavor spiced with Reggae and HipHop- lots of percussion and a DJ.

Friday, April 7th, 2006

9:30pm
$3

Baby Gramps Time warp

Laurelthirst
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
United States
$3
Shoehorn is a regularly featured sideman with singer and steel guitar master Baby Gramps on his long-running monthly first-Friday gig.

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

2-4pm
free

Shoehorn solo show

Portland Saturday Market Main Stage
Front and West Burnside
Portland, OR
free
This is a great venue right in the heart of Portland. Come and check the music and food vendors and shop for goods made by local artisans. Next time:May 14th 2-4pm

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

11pm

Moisture Fest 2006

Hales Palladium
Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA
Shoehorn appears in a special April Fool's day Commedia del Arte variety extravaganza with acts from around the region and beyond

Friday, March 31st, 2006

11pm

Moisture Fest 2006

Hales Palladium
Leary Road NW
Seattle, WA
USA
Shoehorn featured in a commedia del arte variety show with acts from around the region and beyond.

Friday, March 10th, 2006

9pm
$7

Shoehorn and Spoonman featuring Artis the Spoonman with Shoehorn's VonTap Quartet

the Blue Monk
3341 SE Belmont
Portland, OR
United States
503-595-0575
$7
Shoehorn and Aris share a near-telepathic rhythmic symbiosis and create a very unique percussion music framed with Shoehorns sax and other instruments. Featuring Artis the Spoonman ( "the Sultan of Silverware" ) with Shoehorn's VonTap Quartet. Back Story: Shoehorn and Artis the Spoonman first met (and jammed briefly) in New Orleans during the Mardi Gras of 1983. They were hired independently as site entertainment at World Expo 88 in Brisbane, Australia, where they soon started working as a duo, and had their contracts extended by 7 weeks to the close of the event. Since then they have remained close friends and performed together in Halifax, Tokyo, Yokohama, Tulsa, Tucson, Seattle and Portland and throughout the Northwest. They have appeared on each other’s CDs*, and developed an intense rhythmic symbiosis which is nearly telepathic. Well-known to rock fans for his appearances live and on video with Soundgarden (the song “Spoonman” won best metal video Grammy 1994), Artis gigged last October in Portland with Audioslave at the Rose Garden. With Shoehorn, who calls him “The Sultan of Silverware”, Artis tends to go in a different direction altogether as they explore the intersection of rhythm tap and saxophone with Artis’s highly advanced percussion vocabulary, improvising unisons, thumping grooves and melodically sculpting phrases with reckless abandon. They usually also take a minute to go down a country road with a harmonica blues number and get into some exotic textures with acoustic and electronic effects. World travels are reflected as well as deep respect for jazz men like Coltrane, Sun Ra, and Roland Kirk. *Shoehorn World Beat Ragtime 1994 Artis the Spoonman Entertain the Entertainers 1995

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

9:30-1
$3

Baby gramps Time Warp

Laurelthirst
NE Glisan
Portland
$3
Shoehorn is a regularly featured sideman with singer and steel guitar master Baby Gramps on his long-running monthly first Friday gig.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

7-10pm
free

Special Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Show by Shoehorn

3350 SE Morrison
Portland, OR
United States
503-234-0896
free
Portland tap dancer and saxophonist Shoehorn originated his own original act inspired by the music and dance of the Crescent City, and has taken it around the world. For these shows he will revisit the Mardi Gras repertoire that started his career as a teen in New Orleans. Sax, Clarinet, Percussion, Jazz Tap, and Harmonica all find a unique groove in Shoehorn's funky one man show. Come to party in the spirit of the original Carnival!

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

2pm
free

Jazz Storytime with Shoehorn and vocalist Valerie Day

Multnomah County Library-St. John's Branch
7510 N. Charlston AV
Portland, OR
United States
503-988-5397
free
Multnomah County Library and Leroy Vinnegar Jazz Institute present Jazz Storytime-jazz in words and music for children and families

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

11am
free

Jazz Storytime with Shoehorn and vocalist Valerie Day

Multnomah County Library-Hillsdale Branch
1525 Sunset Blvd.
Portland, OR
503-988-5388
free
Multnomah County Library and Leroy Vinnegar Jazz Institute present Jazz Storytime-jazz in words and music for children and families

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

7:30 pm
$20 adults, $10 kids

Clowns Without Borders Benefit

Winningstad Theater
SW Broadway at Main
Portland, OR
$20 adults, $10 kids
Shoehorn's VonTap Quartet will provide musical accompaniment to some of the Northwest's best variety acts. Shoehorn sax, tap.vocal etc., with Sid Bos on piano and Ward Griffiths on drums and sitting in for Skip will be Dennis Caiazza on bass. Clowns Without Borders is an international relief group that provides entertainment for children affected by wars and disasters.

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

9:30
$3

Baby Gramps Trio

Laurlthirst Public House
2958 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR
United States
503-232-1504
$3
Shoehorn is a regularly featured sideman with singer and steel guitar master Baby Gramps on his long-running monthly first Friday gig.

Friday, January 27th, 2006

9pm

Go Gringo Go

Mississippi Pizza
3600 N. Mississippi Ave (North of Fremont)
Portland, OR
United States
Shoehorn plays and tap dances with this exciting crew of drummers playing contemporary Brazilian beats with singers and a DJ. Featuring members of Pink Martini and March Fourth.

Friday, January 6th, 2006

9:45pm-1:00
$3

Baby Gramps Trio

Laurelthirst Public House
NE Glisan Street at 30th
Portland
$3
Shoehorn joins NW legend and steel guitarist Baby Gramps for his long running 1st Friday gig every month. Also featuring Curtis "King" Chamberlain on tub,jug,saw, clackamor etc.

Friday, December 30th, 2005

8pm
$24 -mention this site get 2

Shoehorn

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
$24 -mention this site get 2
LIVE RECORDING! Live recording of Shoehorn's theatrical presentation which includes saxovision, tappercussion, spoken word, the one man drum circle and even a singalong/costume epic!. The Oregonian says "hard to pigeonhole, but everything he touches turns to gold"

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

7:30pm
$18-mention this site get 2

Shoehorn

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
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LIVE RECORDING! Live recording of Shoehorn's theatrical presentation which includes saxovision, tappercussion, spoken word, the one man drum circle and even a singalong/costume epic!. The Oregonian says "hard to pigeonhole, but everything he touches turns to gold"

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

8pm
$18-mention this site get 2

Shoehorn

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
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Shoehorn's theatrical presentation includes saxovision, tappercussion, spoken word and the one man drum circle. The Oregonian says "hard to pigeonhole, but everything he touches turns to gold"

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

7:30pm
$18-mention this site get 2

Shoehorn

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
$18-mention this site get 2
Shoehorn's theatrical presentation includes saxovision, tappercussion, spoken word and the one man drum circle. The Oregonian says "hard to pigeonhole, but everything he touches turns to gold"

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

2pm
$18 -mention this site get 2

Shoehorn

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
$18 -mention this site get 2
A Holiday Special for the whole family! Shoehorn's theatrical presentation includes saxovision, tappercussion, spoken word and the one man drum circle. This show will include a couple of unique renditions of seasonal favorites, but not too many. The Oregonian says Shoehorn is "hard to pigeonhole, but everything he touches turns to gold"

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

8pm
$18-24 -mention this site get 2

Shoehorn

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
$18-24 -mention this site get 2
Shoehorn's theatrical presentation includes saxovision, tappercussion, spoken word and the one man drum circle. The Oregonian says "hard to pigeonhole, but everything he touches turns to gold"

Friday, December 16th, 2005

8pm
$18-24 -mention this site get 2

Shoehorn with ARTIS the SPOONMAN tonight only!

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
$18-24 -mention this site get 2
Tonight Shoehorn will be joined by the famous "Sultan of Silverware" Artis the Spoonman, with a near-telepathic rhythmic symbiosis! DON'T MISS IT! Shoehorn's theatrical presentation includes saxovision, tappercussion, spoken word and the one man drum circle. The Oregonian says "hard to pigeonhole, but everything he touches turns to gold"

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

9pm
$18 -mention this site get 2

Go Gringo Go

Mississippi Pizza
3600 N.Mississippi AV
Portland, WA
United States
$18 -mention this site get 2
Go Gringo Go is a Brazilian groove hip/hop improv extravaganza with lots of percussion, Shoehorn playing different winds and tap dancing plus vocalists and DJ Cachacinha

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

10:30pm
free

Go Gringo Go

The Fez Ballroom
11th and West Burnside
Portland, OR
United States
free
Shoehorn performs with Go Gringo Go- percussion ensemble extraordinaire

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

8pm
$18-24 -mention this site get 2

8pm

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
$18-24 -mention this site get 2
Shoehorn's theatrical presentation includes saxovision, tappercussion, spoken word and the one man drum circle. The Oregonian says "hard to pigeonhole, but everything he touches turns to gold"

Friday, December 9th, 2005

8pm
$18-24 -mention this site get 2

Shoehorn

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
$18-24 -mention this site get 2
Shoehorn's theatrical presentation includes saxovision, tappercussion, spoken word and the one man drum circle. The Oregonian says "hard to pigeonhole, but everything he touches turns to gold"

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

7:30pm
$18 mention this site get 2

Shoehorn

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
$18 mention this site get 2
Shoehorn's theatrical presentation including spoken word monologues with saxovision, tappercussion and the one-man drum circle

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

8pm
free

portlandjazzjams.com

3601 N.Missisippi Street
Portland, OR
free
Shoehorn will be featured soloist at portlandjazzjams.com weekly jam session

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

7pm
$18 mention this site get 2

Shoehorn

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
$18 mention this site get 2
Tappercussion, Saxovison, the One-man Drum Circle- you get it all, plus a singalong! Lots of instruments and tap dancing!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2005

8pm
$24 2 for 1-mention this site

Shoehorn with special guest Sharita

606 Main Street
Vancouver,exit 1B, WA
360-695-3770
$24 2 for 1-mention this site
One night only! Special guest belly dancer Sharita will join Shoehorn for several numbers.

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

8pm
$24 2 for 1-mention this site

Shoehorn

606 Main Street
Vancouver,exit 1B, WA
360-695-3770
$24 2 for 1-mention this site
My one man show-replete with saxovision and tappercussion as well as a singalong.

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

8pm
$24 2 for 1-mention this site

Shoehorn

606 Main Street
Vancouver,exit 1B, WA
360-695-3770
$24 2 for 1-mention this site

Friday, November 25th, 2005

8pm
$24 2 for 1-mention this site

Shoehorn

606 Main Street
Vancouver,exit 1B, WA
360-695-3770
$24 2 for 1-mention this site
Part travelogue, part tribute, part memoir, with saxovision and tappercussion, a musical tour de force.

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

2 pm
$18-24 mention this site to get

Shoehorn

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
$18-24 mention this site to get
The show is part travelogue, part visonary fantasy, part memoir, but mostly an entertaining musical tour-de-force

Saturday, November 12th, 2005

8 pm
$24 mention this site get 2 for

Shoehorn

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
$24 mention this site get 2 for
The show is part travelogue, part visonary fantasy, part memoir, but mostly an entertaining musical tour-de-force

Friday, November 11th, 2005

8 pm
$24 mention this site get 2 for

Shoehorn

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
$24 mention this site get 2 for
The show is part travelogue, part visonary fantasy, part memoir, but mostly an entertaining musical tour-de-force

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

7:30 pm
$18 -mention this site get 2 for

Shoehorn

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
$18 -mention this site get 2 for
The show is part travelogue, part visonary fantasy, part memoir, but mostly an entertaining musical tour-de-force

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

8pm

Shoehorn

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
The show is part travelogue, part visonary fantasy, part memoir, but mostly an entertaining musical tour-de-force

Friday, November 4th, 2005

8pm
$24-mention this site get 2 for

Shoehorn

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
360-695-3770
$24-mention this site get 2 for
Part travelogue, part memoir, a multi-instrumental tour de force with tap dancing saxophonist Shoehorn, with original poetry and monologues from his multi-media "Saxovision" show.

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

8pm
$24 mention this website for dis

Shoehorn's world-famous one man show

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98661
USA
360-695-3770
$24 mention this website for dis
multi instrumental multimedia offeringsa along with trademark tap and sax. Continuing to December 30.

Friday, October 28th, 2005

8pm
$24 mention this website for dis

Shoehorn's world-famous one man show

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98661
USA
360-695-3770
$24 mention this website for dis
multi-instrumental, multi media offerings along with the trademark tap and sax

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

7:30pm
call

Shoehorn's world-famous one man show

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98661
360-695-3770
call
multi media presentation with many instruments and other effects

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

7:30pm
special preview-call theatre

Shoehorn's world-famous one man show

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98661
USA
360-695-3770
special preview-call theatre
Mention this website for discount! Arts Equity Inc/The Main Street Theatre 606 Main Street > Vancouver, WA 98661 > 360-695-3770 > > http://www.artsequityinc.com/ > > Ticket prices: > Thursday $18 > Friday $24 > Saturday $24 > Sunday $18 >

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

9-9:40pm
$7

Shoehorn's Solo Act

Jimmy Mak's
NW 10th and Everett
Portland, OR
$7
Shoehorn will open for the Thara Memory Superband

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

7-10 pm
no cover

SHOEHORN, AKA DESTINY'S UNCLE

the Pink Door Restaurant
1919 Post Alley ( Pike Place MKT)
Seattle, WA
no cover
Shoehorn does his unique solo act

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

7-10 pm
no cover

SHOEHORN, AKA DESTINY'S UNCLE

the Pink Door Restaurant
1919 Post Alley ( Pike Place MKT)
Seattle, WA
no cover
Shoehorn's fabulous solo presentation

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

please check

Jugglemania with Shoehorn

Washington State University
WSU
Pullman, WA
Jugglemania with Shoehorn- Down-sized Circus of Kartoonistan. Top notch daredevil comedian Rhys Thomas paired with the incredible Shoehorn as the one-man pit orchestra providing live accompaniment to the stunts,tricks,antics and hijinks of the Jugglemaniac!

Sunday, September 11th, 2005

7-10 pm
no cover

SHOEHORN, AKA DESTINY'S UNCLE

the Pink Door Restaurant
1919 Post Alley ( Pike Place MKT)
Seattle, WA
no cover
Shoehorn's famous solo act, with possible guest artists

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

8pm
$10- all ages-full bar & menu

Roxane Butterfly with the Shoehorn VonTap Trio

Vine Leaves Restaurant
2221 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
503-231-6612
$10- all ages-full bar & menu
Kutsubera Music presents: New York tap dance sensation Roxane Butterfly with the Shoehorn VonTap Trio featuring: Janice Scroggins piano Ward Griffiths drums one night only! EXTRA FOR TAP FANATICS! New York tap sensation Roxanne Butterfly will be in Portland on September 6th. She will be conducting masterclasses and has limited availability to teach private lessons.Call 503-287-3459 for details. Roxanne Butterfly and the Shoehorn This is a rare opportunity to enjoy one of the most dynamic and innovative tap performers on the New York scene (or anywhere), right here in Portland. These shows will present Ms. Butterfly in an intimate club setting doing what she does: throwing down some incredible tap! Roxanne Butterfly has been described as “the Coltrane of dancers” in the New York Times; “One of the best tap-dancers in the world, period. No gender distinction necesary” (Backstage); “one of the edgiest tap artists in the international dance scene.”(Star-Ledger); “a dazzling rhythmic banquet” (Los Angeles Times); and “a master of all she surveys” (the Village Voice). The late great Gregory Hines said “She is truly amazing” and tap maestro Dr. Jimmy Slyde considers her “The most exciting woman tap dancer in thr field today”

Monday, September 5th, 2005

3-3:45
Bumbershoot admission

SHOEHORN, AKA DESTINY'S UNCLE

Bumbershoot Busker's Stage
Seattle Center
Seattle, WA
Bumbershoot admission
Shoehorn does his famous one man show- full on street style!

Sunday, September 4th, 2005

6-6:45 (subject to slight change)
Bumbershoot admission

Shoehorn

Bumbershoot Busker's Stage
Seattle Center
Seattle, WA
Bumbershoot admission
Shoehorn revisits his busker roots featuring etap, one-man-drum circle and signature tap and sax numbers

Sunday, September 4th, 2005

7-10 pm
no cover

SHOEHORN, AKA DESTINY'S UNCLE

the Pink Door Restaurant
1919 Post Alley ( Pike Place MKT)
Seattle, WA
no cover
Shoehorn's world famous solo act. possible guest artists

Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

2-2:45 (subject to minor change
Bumbershoot admission

SHOEHORN, AKA DESTINY'S UNCLE

Bumbershoot Busker's Stage
Seattle Center
Seattle, WA
Bumbershoot admission
Shoehorn returns to his roots as a street performer and performs st the busker stage

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

7-10 pm
no cover

Shoehorn with Artis the Spoonman

the Pink Door Restaurant
1919 Post Alley ( Pike Place MKT)
Seattle, WA
no cover
Shoehorn on tap dance and Artis on spoons have an uncanny rhythmic sympatico which manifests in highly original percussive music within song structures devised with Shoehorn's sax and other instruments. Come and dig it! Geat food and drink, atmosphere.

Sunday, August 21st, 2005

7-10 pm
no cover

Shoehorn with Artsi the Spoonman

the Pink Door Restaurant
1919 Post Alley ( Pike Place MKT)
Seattle, WA
no cover
Shoehorn on tap dance and Artis on spoons have an uncanny rhythmic sympatico which manifests in highly original percussive music within song structures devised with Shoehorn's sax and other instruments. come and dig it! Geat food and drink, atmosphere.

Sunday, August 21st, 2005

11am-1pm
free

Shoehorn

Portland Saturday Market
Front (Naito Parkway) and w.Burnside
Portland, OR
free
Original music

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

1pm-1:45pm
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Shoehorn

Main Stage- Washington County Fair
Washington County Fair complex, 834 NE 34th Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97124
United States
503-648-1416
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Shoehorn will perform his renowned one-man musical variety act

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

8-12
free

VonTap Trio

Vine Leaves
2221 SE Hawthorne
Portland
free
Shoehorn VonTap Trio with Gordon Lee and Skip Elliott 8:30-12 no cover full bar/menu all ages-smoke free music room families welcome!

Friday, June 17th, 2005

1pm
free
Portland Rose Festival Art Show
PSU Park Blocks, SW
Portland, OR
free
Shoehorn's world famous solo act

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

12:30-1:30 pm
0-$5

Zapacuerno y Toshi

Portland Rose Festival Fiesta Stage
Waterfront Park, SW Portland
Portland, OR
United States
0-$5
Shoehorn (Zapacuerno) with Flamenco guitar sensation Toshi Onizuka of Shoehorn's Trio Calzador

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

9-10 pm

Shoehorn

Portland Rose Festival Kid's Stage
Waterfront Park, SW Portland
Portland, OR
United States
Shoehorn"s world famous solo act

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

12:30-1:30 pm

Zapacuerno y Toshi

Portland Rose Festival Fiesta Stage
Waterfront Park, SW Portland
Portland, OR
Shoehorn (Zapacuerno) with Flamenco guitar sensation Toshi Onizuka of Shoehorn's Trio Calzador

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

11:45-12:45

Shoehorn

Portland Rose Festival Kid's Stage
Waterfront Park, SW Portland
Portland, OR
United States
Shoehorn's worls famous solo act featuring alto sax, clarinet, tap, e-tap, percussion, etc.

Monday, June 6th, 2005

5-6 pm

Go Gringo Go

Waterfront Park, SW Portland
Portland, OR
United States
Shoehorn is a member of this large group featuring Brazilian percussion with horns and vocalists

Monday, June 6th, 2005

12:30-1:30 pm

Zapacuerno y Toshi

Portland Rose Festival Fiesta Stage
Waterfront Park, SW Portland
Portland, OR
Shoehorn (Zapacuerno) with flamenco guitar sensation Toshi Onizuka of Shoehorn's Trio Calzador

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

9-10 pm

Shoehorn

Portland Rose Festival Kid's Stage
Waterfront Park, SW Portland
Portland, OR
Shoehorn's world famous solo act, featuring, sax,tap, etap, percussion,etc.

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

12:30-1:30 pm
0-$5

Zapacuerno y Toshi

Fiesta Stage, Portland Rose Festival
Waterfront Park, SW Portland
Portland, OR
0-$5
Shoehorn (Zapacuerno) with flamenco guitar sensation Toshi Onizuka of Shoehorn's Trio Calzador

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

7pm
$7

Celebrate National Tap Dance Day

Emerald Ballroom at the Tiffany Center
1410 SW Morrison (Max line,freeway)
Portland, OR
United States
$7
Shoehorn will perform as one of many acts including tap students from the area to celebrate National Tap Dance Day. Open Tap classes start at 5pm-$5 fee. Bill Bojangles Robinson"s birthday (May 25th) is celebrated as National Tap Dance Day every year. We will meet on Sunday the 29th this year.

Saturday, February 26th, 2005

3pm, 8pm
Winningstad Theater
Portland, OR
CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS VAUDEVILLE EXTRAVAGANZA Sponsored By: Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre ONE DAY* ONE BUILDING* TWO SHOWS The greatest Portland variety performers assemble for One purpose to raise money for Clowns Without Borders. This event is to raise money to send clowns/performers to refugee camps of people displaced by violence in Haiti. February 26, 2005 3:00 & 8:00 PM The Winningstad s Theater (Portland Center for Performing Arts PCPA 1111 SW Broadway) Tickets Info: TOJT OR (503)-248-0557 WA (360)-695-0477 Tickets: $15.00-$20.00 Sliding Scale Starring: The Nomadic Theatre CO, Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein, Tom Question, Tyler Bechtel, Toby Lawrence, & The Vanilla Town Vaudevillians LIVE MUSIC: Shoe Horn & The VonTap Quartet Clowns Without Borders is an international relief organization based in Barcelona Spain that has sent hundreds of expeditions to entertain, deliver supplies and teach workshops in war zones and refugee camps around the world. ALL AGES WELCOME Assigned seating so reserver your tickets today. OR # (503)-248-0557 WA # (360)-695

Tuesday, February 8th, 2005

5:30 -7:30 West, 8-10 East
Salvador Molly's
Portland, OR
Special Mardi Gras Show by Shoehorn Tuesday, February 8th Portland tap dancer and saxophonist Shoehorn originated his own act inspired by the music and dance of the Crescent City, and has taken it around the world. For these shows he will revisit the Mardi Gras repetoire that started his career as a teen in New Orleans. Come to party in the spirit of the original Carnival! Salvador Molly's Restaurants 2 locations- Shoehorn will perform at both! 5:30-7:30pm Westside- 1523 SW Sunset 503-293 1790 8-10pm Eastside 3350 SE Morrison 503-234-0896

Friday, February 4th, 2005

9:30-1
Laurelthirst
Portland, OR
Shoehorn is a sideman with Baby Gramps Trio

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

8:30
Abou Karim
Portland, OR
This will be an intimate environment featuring Shoehorn in a duo setting. Full Menu and Bar Middle Eastern Cuisine

Friday, January 21st, 2005

7:30 pm
Jugglemania with Shoehorn at the Whidby Island Center for the Ar
WA
I am not completely sure of the details, so check local listings for showtime and ticket price.

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

2pm
free
2 SW Naito Parkway (at Burnside)
Portland, OR
free

Shoehorn's solo set at PSM

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

5-6pm

Smut City Jellyroll Society

Estacada Festival
Estacada, OREGON
United States

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

5-6pm

Smut City Jellyroll Society

Estacada Festival

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

7-10pm
no cover

Smut City Jellyroll Society

1665 SE Bybee Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
no cover

Friday, 12th, 2008

3:30 pm
Please check OCF website

Madcap Variety Company

Veneta, OR
Please check OCF website

2008

10am-1pm
free

Fools in Paradise Marimba band

Milwaukie Farmer's Market
free
Shoehorn plays with the Fools in Paradise.

2007

8pm
$10- kids $5

Rose City Vaudeville

315 SE 3rd Avenue
Portland
$10- kids $5
Shoehorn performs with Rose City Vaudeville. In addition to his solo feature, Shoehorn and pianist Dan Gaynor provide accompaniment to many of the other acts.

2006

$8-12

Shoehorn's Saxovision

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
$8-12
Shoehorn's theatrical presentation which includes saxovision, tappercussion, spoken word, the one man drum circle and even a singalong/costume epic!. The Oregonian says "hard to pigeonhole, but everything he touches turns to gold"

2006

$8-12

Shoehorn's Saxovision

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
$8-12
Shoehorn's theatrical presentation which includes saxovision, tappercussion, spoken word, the one man drum circle and even a singalong/costume epic!. The Oregonian says "hard to pigeonhole, but everything he touches turns to gold"

2006

$8-12

Shoehorn's Saxovision

606 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
$8-12
Shoehorn's theatrical presentation which includes saxovision, tappercussion, spoken word, the one man drum circle and even a singalong/costume epic!. The Oregonian says "hard to pigeonhole, but everything he touches turns to gold"

2006

9:30pm
$3

Baby Gramps Time warp

Laurelthirst
NE Glisan at 30th
Portland, OR
United States
$3
Shoehorn is a regularly featured sideman with singer and steel guitar master Baby Gramps on his long-running monthly first-Friday gig.