Here’s what our fans are Saying!

Unforgettable Jazz Perfection at Our Wedding – The Shanghai Woolies Dance Band!
We had the absolute pleasure of having the Shanghai Woolies perform at our wedding, and without a doubt, they were the highlight of our special day! If you’re seeking an exceptional jazz band for your event, look no further – these talented musicians will leave you and your guests utterly blown away.
From the very beginning, it was evident that the Shanghai Woolies are professionals. Their communication leading up to the event was prompt and courteous, and they were genuinely interested in understanding our preferences and vision for the music at the wedding. We were impressed by their willingness to go the extra mile to make our day extraordinary.
When the big day arrived, the Shanghai Woolies arrived looking sharp and ready to perform. As soon as they started playing, we knew we were in for something special. Their musical prowess was nothing short of exceptional, and they created an ambiance that was simply magical. The jazz melodies floated through the air, setting the perfect mood for our celebration.
One of the most touching moments of the evening was when they played two special songs for our first dance and the father-daughter dance. These were not songs on their regular playlist, but they performed them flawlessly and with so much emotion, making those moments truly unforgettable.
Our friends and family have not stopped raving about how incredible the Shanghai Woolies were at our wedding. They truly elevated the entire experience and left a lasting impression on everyone present.
We wholeheartedly recommend the Shanghai Woolies for any special occasion that deserves top-notch musical entertainment. They are a group of professionals who are not only exceptionally talented but also genuinely caring and accommodating. Thank you, Shanghai Woolies, for making our wedding day absolutely extraordinary!-Madeline Schaefer

The Woolies have continued to play an extremely wide variety of shows, with “….a new twist on the music of the flapper era: Jitterbug music, Big band, Swing.  The raucous, slippery, foot-happy jazz you’d expect to hear at the legendary Cotton Club.  … hard to resist …”  -The OregonianMichelle Davis commented on The Shanghai Woolie’s photo. Michelle wrote: “We had a great time celebrating our anniversary there last night!  Thank you!”

Brad mcManigal wrote: “The The Shanghai Woolies played our wedding and did an outstanding job! Played a light set during dinner, a personalized first dance song, and kept us on the floor all night. They were great to work with and I would recommend them to anyone!”

Thank you so much for making our reception such a big hit. Our guests (of all ages) remarked at how much they enjoyed the music. I’ve never seen a dance floor at a wedding so crowded! I believe they could have danced all night long. JP and I have loved your music for years. I’m so glad that you were able to be a part of our big day. We’ll certainly have special memories that will stay with us – always. Love,
JP & Michelle Spampinato

There is simply not enough wonderful things I can say about the Shanghai Woolies!!! No words could do their performance at my wedding justice! Their musical talent, professionalism, personality, and their ability to read an audience is more than anyone could ever ask for in hiring a band. I would hire them over and over again! It was nothing but a privilege and honor to have them play for our big day!
B. Payne

“…jazz the way it once was played in the early years: hard and hot…  They evoke an era gone by… current and credible…  They play with skill and panache…”
-Buck Munger, Two Louies Magazine

“Probably Portland’s finest swing band.”  – Oregon Music News