Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 13 years with the Oregon Coast Jazz Party September 30-October 2 at the Newport Performing Arts Center and at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, both in Newport.
The Oregon Coast Jazz Party, now its 13th year, celebrates great live jazz – and the dedicated fans who love it – September 30-October 2, 2016 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.
The 2016 roster assembled by Music Director Holly Hofmann includes returning favorites Jeff Hamilton with his trio-mates Christoph Luty on bass and Tamir Hendelman on piano (pictured), guitarist Graham Dechter, Ken Peplowski on clarinet and tenor sax, drummer Lewis Nash, Terell Stafford on trumpet, drummer Gary Hobbs, vocalist Rebecca Kilgore, pianist Randy Porter, and bassist Tom Wakeling.
Appearing for the first time at this party are NYC-based artists Bruce Barth on piano, Grace Kelly on alto sax, and Akiko Tsuruga on the Hammond B3, as well as drummer/vocalist Dave Tull from southern California and the Texas-based virtuoso bassist Lynn Seaton.
OCCA is the founding organizational sponsor of the event, and partners with local businesses and more than 60 volunteers in its production.
See more about this year's musicians below.
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