Having called Portland home for nearly six years, PACE RUBADEAU now resides in Bellingham, Washington. He is the leader and trumpet player for Hot House Jazz Band, and the booker and occasional bartender for Honey Moon Mead & Cider.

Veterans of the PDX community may know Pace as former frontman for trad jazz outfit Inspirational Beets, well as curator for a number of swing-era events in support of uniting the scene.

To include but not limited to: Stumptown Speakeasy at the Crystal Ballroom; vintage excursions with the Portland Spirit featuring Tamar Korn; speakeasy field-trips aboard booze buses to historic ballrooms, and producing a grand soiree for the Oregon debut of New Orleans’ own Tuba Skinny.

This will mark Pace’s fifth time as our emcee. We look forward to having him return to navigate the weekend!