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Inspired primarily by the pre-war swing jazz stylings of The Mills Brothers and Ella Fitzgerald, Boy & Bean are taking Portland’s neo-swing movement by storm, and have become the sweethearts of the local swing dance scene.

The band features husband and wife team Amber and Luke Short on vocals and guitar, and Andrew Jones on the upright doghouse bass. Despite being a small outfit, they deliver incredible stage energy rooted in the soulful elegance of a bygone era. Their musical arrangements of classic old tunes are organic, intuitive and welcoming, yet still complex enough to keep the rapt attention of a seasoned jazz snob.

Amber and Luke are big fans of great wine, and their musical exploits have taken them all over the Oregon wine country, as winery gigs are their specialty. They are also addicted to chili-cheese fries.

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