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Chuck Par-Due- Big Band Standards Crooning and Trumpet

Invite Chuck Par-due and his 45+ years of musical experience to your next event! Chuck specializes in performing the Big Band sound, and Standards from 1930s-50s. His exciting performances bring class, fun, nostalgia, and humor. Do you enjoy the musical stylings of Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, and Harry James? Chuck Par-due is ready to impress! This one man show brings all his own equipment required for a successful performance.

Chuck Par-Due’s Musical Biography:

Chuck Par-Due has established himself as one of the finest interpreters of the great American classic standards in the nation. He is not a Frank Sinatra imitator, rather he proves that he understands Sinatra’s phrasing as perhaps no other vocalist.

Chuck Par-Due’s great voice, excellent stage presence and charisma have thrilled audiences wherever he has performed. With his own unique vocal styling and dynamic trumpet solos, Chuck has packed clubs and ballrooms all across the United States.

In a musical career that has spanned over 45 years, Chuck Par-Due has toured the country as a trumpet soloist and vocalist with several prominent big bands and jazz combos. In 1986, Chuck had the privilege of performing for President Ronald Reagan. That same year, Chuck had the honor of performing for soon to be President George H. Bush. In 1999, Chuck performed for the NEC World Series of Golf, and witnessed a Tiger Woods victory.

In addition, Chuck Par-Due has been featured on numerous radio and television shows, and has appeared at some of the most prestigious venues all the way from California to Florida. As a trumpet player, Chuck has performed the music Of Harry James, Glenn Miller and other big band giants. Chuck has performed with some of the most famous musicians and bands of all time, including: Bob Haggart, Helen Forrest, the Jimmy Farr Orchestra, the Pete Wagner Orchestra, the Queen City Jazz Band, Lee Arrellano, Joni Janek, and many others.


Service Fee: Fees vary based upon miles traveled to performance. Please inquire for details.

Service Areas: Clackamas County, Multnomah County, Washington County

Service Types: Retirement Home/Independent Living, Senior Center, Private Parties/Locations

Availability: Weekdays, Weekends, Daytime, Evenings, Request on Short Notice, Request in Advance.


Contact Name: Chuck Par-Due

Phone: (503) 560-6747

E-mail: chuckparduebigband@yahoo.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chuckparduemusic

Don’t forget to tell Chuck Par-Due you found his services using ElderAudience!


Music/Video Samples:

Chuck Par-Due- One Man Show Portland, OR

Chuck Par-Due @ ElderAudience Sept 22, 2016

Chuck Par-Due Sings Nevertheless



“Chuck Par-Due has been entertaining the folks at Tanner Spring Assisted Living for the past seven years. In the 17 years as an Activities Director I can honestly say, without any question, that Chuck is a first rate performer. It’s always a packed house whenever he performs here. Not only is he a wonderful singer, his trumpet playing is top notch. I can honestly say that if you’re looking for a professional entertainer, who is friendly and interacts well with the residents, then this cool cat is for you”. John C., Activities Director, Tanner Spring ALF


“I found out I needed a performer the day before a major holiday and contacted Chuck through Elder Audience. He was incredible! My Residents had the greatest time and want him back! He not only saved me his performance was incredible! Thank you Chuck Par-Due!” Kristi F., Program Director, NorthWest  Place




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