Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the 15th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party (OCJP) October 4-6, 2019.
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.
The Oregon Coast Jazz Party, now its 16th year, celebrates great live jazz – and the dedicated fans who love it – October 4-6, 2019 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 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 has been the OCJP music director since 2007; this year, she's joined by Ken Peplowski and the two serve as co-directors of music.
Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2019 is underwritten by Rev. Carol Stubbs Smith, 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. 2018 Jazz Club members include Don Bourque & Susan Knowlton, Jim & Sue Douglas, Bob Emrich & Cyndy Heisler,
Laurel Freed, Frank & Michelle Geltner, Robert & Melissa Good, JJ Hendricks, Judy Hogan, Jocelyn Howells, Ray & Claire Little, Meredith Maislen, Doug & Deborah Moody, James & Jean Morrison, David & Anne Noall, George & Margot Pearson, Vern Schervem, Karl Voiles & Elaine Janiak, Joe Weber, and Barry & Phyllis Winters. OCCA is also grateful for the support of the many media sponsors, partners, jazz patrons, friends, and youth supporters who also contribute.