Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 12 years with the Oregon Coast Jazz Party October 2-4, 2015 at the Newport Performing Arts Center and at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, both in Newport.
OCCA is the founding organizational sponsor of the event, and partners with local businesses and more than 60 volunteers in its production.
Musicians this year include returning favorites John Clayton on bass, Alvester Garnett on drums, pianist Mike Wofford, pianist Bill Mays with his Inventions Trio including cellist Alisa Horn and Marvin Stamm on trumpet, Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet, and Rickey Woodard on tenor sax. Appearing for the first time at OCJP are NYC-based artists Larry Fuller on piano and Gary Smulyan on baritone sax, along with the legendary Bill Charlap - Renee Rosnes Piano Duo; guitarist Frank Potenza, vocalist Mary Stallings, and bassist/vocalist Katie Thiroux join the party from southern California. Portland-based artists Mike Horsfall on piano and vibes, drummers Carlton Jackson and Alan Jones, vocalist Marilyn Keller, guitarist Ryan Meagher, Bobby Torres on congas and percussion, and bassist Tom Wakeling round out the roster this year. Party-goers will also see the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble, made up of master jazz students from around the world, perform at the first session of the party, and be able to see OCJP Music Director Holly Hofmann's only set of the weekend.
See more about this year's musicians below. You can also download the brochure here.
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