Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the 14th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party (OCJP) October 6-8, 2017.
Oregon Coast Jazz Party Micro-Site
Visit the Oregon Coast Jazz Party micro-site here for more information, including a complete schedule, ticket prices, artist profiles, and details on educational events as they become available over the course of the year. You can also sign up for email updates, and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. VIP passes are on sale through Aug. 23: call 541-265-2787 or 888-701-7123 to order your VIP pass. Single tickets on sale Aug. 24, 2017.
The Oregon Coast Jazz Party, now its 14th year, celebrates great live jazz – and the dedicated fans who love it – October 6-8, 2017 in the beautiful town of Newport, on the central Oregon coast. Expect multiple sets from renowned jazz stars, nightcap performances, and educational events during your stay.
OCCA, the founding organizational sponsor of the event, partners with local businesses and more than 60 volunteers in its production. Performances take place at the Newport Performing Arts Center and at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, both in Newport.
Oregon Coast Jazz Party follows the "jazz party" format, which means that the musicians appear in different combinations called "sets" during the three-day event. Renowned jazz flutist Holly Hofmann is the OCJP music director.
The education component of the festival promoted instruction and outreach through a free interactive jazz panel discussion on Sunday. Audience participation is encouraged, and there is no admission fee to attend.
A free "Jazz 101: What to Listen For" lecture and demo with Mike Wofford on piano, John Clayton on bass, Jeff Hamilton on drums, and Holly Hofmann on flute on Saturday is sponsored by Just Jazz.
Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2017 is underwritten by Rev. Carol Stubbs Smith, and musician underwriters Linda Kolar and Dan Houts, with support from the North Coast Brewing Co. (official jazz party brew) and Columbia Bank, as well as Milt Bernhart Travel (official jazz party travel agency) and the Newport News-Times. 2017 Jazz Club members Henry & Liz Cardinale, Jim & Sue Douglas, Robert Emrich & Cindy Heisler, Frank & Michelle Geltner, Robert & Melissa Good, JJ Hendricks, Hogan Family Trust, Jocelyn Howells, Claire & Ray Little, Roger Leo, James & Jean Morrison, David & Anne Noall, John & Diana Pinto, Vern Schervem, and Barry & Phyllis Winters. OCCA is also grateful for the support of the many jazz patrons and friends who also contribute.