The Portage Fill Band
Since 1973, the Portage Fill Big Band has been a staple of the Strawberry Festival musical lineup. While they lean heavily on the classics from the Big Band era of the 30's and 40's, the Portage Fill also mixes in plenty of hot jazz tunes from later decades as well. Opening the music stage in Ober Park, the band plays a high energy set from the modern jazz era, while at the Street Dance, count on danceable tunes and standards from the Big Band Era. Vashon Island's original "garage band", the Portage Fill is guaranteed to get a crowd up and dancing!
Saxes-- Jerry O'Hare, Charlie Kipp, Van Crozier, Joe Touhey, Linnea Cookson
Trumpets-- Richard Person, Dennis Williams, Dylan Basurto, Lou Engels, Stu Tribble
Trombones-- Jim Arthur, Dave Hackett, Harold Burks Jr.
Rhythm-- Todd Zimberg, Adrienne Mildon, Jim Burke,
Vocalists Maggie Laird and Lou Mangione