Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dec. 23, 2010 , Jan. 29, 2011 Dates

Happy Holidays ~ Gift with a bow
Well my Dear Fans, here we are once again.... the Holidays !
I hope you are all have done all of your shopping , and are looking forward to enjoying Christmas with Family & Friends.  Did you all get my Presents ?  Winking smile
Anyhow I wish you to have the Best Holiday ever, and that God will continue to Bless all of you.  I have been doing fine and am in good health.  I feel Blessed to have made another Christmas , another Year, and having you all in my Life.  Thank You !
Well I had better get on with the dates right ? So here goes.
December 23, 2010
Fenouil Resturant  (French)  Pronounced Fen - wee )
900 N.W. 11th  ( The Pearl between Lovejoy & Johnson)
6pm - 9pm
w/ George Mitchell - on Piano
Non-Smoking  Great Food !
January 29, 2011
Heathman Hotel
S.W. Broadway & Salmon
8pm - 12am
w/ Vince Frates - on Piano
Bill Athens - on Bass
Non - Smoking  Great Food ( Discount Prices on Bar Menu)
Well for now that's all.... but gigs keep coming in so stay tuned.  Don't forget to check my website and leave me a little note or comment.  I also have a store where you can buy mugs, caps aprons etc.  I will let you know when more gigs come up.   Thank you again for your continued support... I truly appreciate all of  YOU !  God Bless You All & Have a very

warmest regards
Shirley Nanette

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


    LIVE at the SHRINE!
(What dancers are saying )
"It Is Great, The Music Is the BEST!"
"This Place Is Marvelous"
"I Feel Like I've Died & Gone to Heaven"
"Great Fun"
You Too Can Feel This Good - Join 
Shirley Nanette & Gus Pappelis
with the John Bennett
Swing Band
(Gus Who???*)
SUNDAY, October 24th
DANCE and LISTEN to theMusic you love!
Swing - Fox Trot - Waltz -Rhumba - Ball Room - Big Band
Featuring: Wayne Travillion, Cornet &Trombone/Music Coordinator,
and "The World's Most Dangerous Rhythm Section!":
Dave Duthie,Bass,  Dave Johnson,Guitar, Jack DawesDrums
No Host Bar & Light Dining Menu
Great Location,  Easy Access, Beautiful Ballroom  andPlenty of Free Parking
$10 per person
Net proceeds will go the Shrine Oriental Band.
Come Support the People Who Help the Kids!
The Al Kader Shrine Center
Right off I-5 Freeway at Exit #286 - North of Elligsen Road & the Super 8 Motel.
Information??? Call: Earline @ 503-684-6143
(Gus Who???  Pianist "Extraordinare" - The Director of the Multnomah Club Choir and Pianist at the Portland Grill.)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

FW: Rotary Cenntinial Park - Newburg,OR Aug.24, 2010

Hello My Dear Fans - Red rose
Just dropping you a note to let you know where I'll be playing in Newberg w/ The Jack Quinby Band on the 24th of August.
The Name of the venue is :  Rotary Cenntinial Park on School Street.  We start @6:30pm - 8:30pm.  Hope to see you there.
God Bless You All.

warmest regards
Shirley Nanette 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer Dates

Happy Summer to All ~

Well finally Summer has arrived !!! Yes I am very Happy... though it is a little warm for me... 80 - 85 is my limit, but I'm glad we have Sun... so I will take what I can get for now. I know I haven't been on the scene much... I had been ill for a bit, but am better now.... Thank God ! So I'm ready to work... I hope you all have been having a Wonderful Summer and are in Great health and being safe ...... Now I think I should let you know where I be appearing, so here goes :

July 31, 2010 ( This coming Saturday )
Heathman Hotel
1001 S.W. Broadway
503 241-4100
8pm - 12am
w/ Vince Frates - on Piano
Bill Athens - on Bass
No Smoking / Wonderful Dining

August 8, 2010
Augustana Lutheran Church
( Summer In The City )
2710 N.E. 14th Ave. & Knott St.
503 288-6174
5pm - 6:30pmish
w/ George Mitchell - on Piano
Kevin Deitz - on Bass
Ron Steen - on Drums
Shirley Nanette - Vocals
Marilyn Keller - Vocals
and More.... Fun, Food, Crafts etc.

August 22, 2010
Christmas coming Soon folks...

August 24, 2010
Newberg , Oregon
w/ Jack Quinby Orchestra
Well have Info Posted on Website
asap w/ time Venue etc. ( it will be in a Park which will be fun ) so as soon as I find out I will alert you all.

August 29, 2010
Augustana Lutheran Church
2710 N.E. 14th & Knott St.
503 288-6174
Jazz Service
6pm - 7pm
w/ George Mitchell - on Piano
Kevin Deitz - on Bass
Ron Steen - on Drums

Well my friends that's it for now, but as always as gigs come in I will let you all know. Thanks always from the Heart for your continued Support. God Bless you all.

warm regards
Shirley Nanette

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Shirley at the Shrine Center

    Live  at the Shrine *  Live at theShrine
Keep Your Body Running Efficiently!
Get a "Dance" Tune-Up With
Shirley Nanette
and the
John Bennett Swing Band
They will make you"Misty" "Just in Time"
to welcome Summer"On a Clear Day"
Sunday June 27th
at  4:00 to 7:00 PM
Featuring, Wayne Travillion,Cornet/Trombone/Music Coordinator
and the "World's Most Dangerous Rhythm Section:"
Dave Duthie,Bass  Dave JohnsonGuitar Jack Dawes,Drums
"Night and Day" and "Time after Time" the John Bennett Swing Band Brings you
Sustainable "Dance" Music "Exactly Like You" love to  listen, sing along and dance too.
The Al Kader "SHRINE" Center
(North of Elligsen Road and Super 8 Motel)
No Host Bar & Light Dining Menu
Door: $10 per person
Net proceeds will go tosupport the Shrine Oriental Band.
Come Supportthe People Who Help the Kids and
Join the Fun and  DANCE* to Live Music!
*To Dance: To Move One's Feet and Body Rhythmically!
(OK, you can just hold onto each other and Sway.)
Questions??  Call:  Earline Dawes @503-684-6143

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Blue Monk Saturday

Announcing another great show coming up featuring The Lady and The Gentleman...
Shirley Nanette & Richard Arnold..Their last "sold out" performance at Jimmy Maks was a smashing success!
They will be at The Blue Monk, 3341 SE Belmont Street, Portland Oregon  503-595-0575-
on Saturday June 19th. for two performances
8:00pm and 10:00pm.
Cover: $10
Their all-star band will include Glenn Holstrum,Mike Dolin, Willie Barber and others!!
Call and make your reservations now !!    preview our last performance !!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Hi Folks ~

Shirley Nanette here.... just wanted to give you all a heads-up on this upcoming Event so you all can mark your calendars and be sure to come one, come all. This will be a fun night, where you can reminisce and enjoy the sounds of old favorites of R & B and Elegant Jazz, with myself and the Handsome velvet voice of Richard Arnold.

Above is a Poster about the coming Event @ Jimmy Mak's w/ a cast of Portland's Finest musicians.

So, please join us on Friday April 23, 2010 @ Jimmy Mak's and have a bit to eat and enjoy the sounds, cover only $10!

Hope to see you all there.


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Halibuts tonight!

Hi Folks ~ 
Just thought I'd drop you a note to let You all know I'll be singing @ Halibut's tonight Feb.6, 2010 , from 8pm - 11pm w/ Vince Frates on Piano.  It's a Great little Intimate place w/ GREAT fish & chips & clam chowder.  It's also smoke free.  Hope you all can make it, love to see you there.  The address is 2525 N.E. Alberta St.

warmest regards
Shirley Nanette 

Friday, January 22, 2010

WILFS TONIGHT! January 22, 2010.

Hi Fans ~ 
Just wanted to drop you a note to let you all know that I will be @ Wilf's tonight Jan. 22, 2010, w/ Tony Pacini on Piano & Ed Bennett on Bass.  It should be a Great evening working w/ the Best Portland Musicians around.  Hope that you will be able to make it, I would Love to see you there.  Also don't forget to mark you calendars for Jan. 30, 2010 @ the Heathman where I will be playing w/ Vince Frates on Piano & Bill Athens on Bass.  I feel so Blessed to work w/ such fine Musicians.  So come one, come all.  God Bless you all.

warmest regards
Shirley Nanette 

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Shirley Nanette on Oregon Art Beat

If you didn't get a chance to see the Oregon Art Beat program tonight January 7, 2010, you can click on the widget to the right and see it again. Hats off to OAB for a vivid and true piece! The story is not yet archived but will be soon and you will be able to view it anytime. Tonight you can see it again on a web stream. Thank you all. Love you madly.

(photos source: capture from Oregon Art Beat web stream by Shawn Kirkeby)