2014 Oregon Coast Jazz Party

11th annual event is set for October 3-5, 2014.

Oregon Coast Jazz Party logo 2014Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 11 years with the Oregon Coast Jazz Party October 3-5 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.

The Lineup

Twitter _logoFacebook _logoMusic Director Holly Hofmann announced the 2014 lineup – vocals: Dee Daniels, Rebecca Kilgore; tenor saxophones: Ken Peplowski, Harry Allen; trumpet: Byron Stripling; bass/vocals: Nicki Parrott; bass: Tom Wakeling; guitar: Mimi Fox; vibes/drums: Chuck Redd; drums: Todd Strait, piano: Randy Porter, Mike Wofford. Ensembles include the Benny Green Trio, featuring David Wong, bass and Rodney Green, drums; Darrell Grant's MJ New – Celebrating the Modern Jazz Quarter, featuring Grant on piano, Mike Horsfall on vibes, Marcus Shelby on bass, and Carlton Jackson on drums; and the Eugene-based Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra with vibist Chuck Redd.

See more about the musicians below, and check out the schedule and ticket updates. You can also download the brochure as a PDF.

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  • Benny Green

    Born in New York in 1963, Benny Green grew up in Berkeley, Calif., and began classical piano studies at the age of seven. He appears at the Oregon Coast Jazz Party with his trio, featuring bassist David Wong and drummer Rodney Green.

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  • Byron Stripling

    A spectacular trumpeter with a very wide range, a beautiful tone, and the ability to blend together many influences into his own style, Byron Stripling is also the artistic director of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, leader of his own quartet, and constantly in demand to play with pops orchestras around the world.

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  • Benny Green Trio

    Beginning his touring life with Betty Carter for four years, pianist Benny Green then realized a life-long dream of joining Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers; appearing on well over 100 recordings, he’s also led his own groups, including this trio with bassist David Wong and drummer Rodney Green.

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  • Chuck Redd

    A seasoned performer on both drums and vibraphone, Chuck Redd will be performing repertoire from one of his new projects: the big band charts given to him by vibes legend Terry Gibbs.

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  • Carlton Jackson

    Drummer Carlton Jackson been associated with various areas within the musical world, and continues to be a first call musician in the performance and recording industry. His flowing, incisive style & a firm respect for the inherent tradition of various music genres has made him a natural choice for local, national, and international projects. This awareness has led to his performances appearing in feature films, television and radio.

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  • Dee Daniels

    Dee Daniels’ musical career is as varied as her four-octave vocal range is thrilling. A respected vocal clinician, adjudicator, and mentor, Daniels presents clinics, workshops, and master classes around the world.

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  • Darrell Grant

    For MJ New, renowned pianist/composer Darrell Grant assembles a quartet of virtuoso musicians – vibraphonist Mike Horsfall, award-winning Bay Area bassist Marcus Shelby and veteran drummer Carlton Jackson – to revisit the introspective elegance and sophisticated soundscape of the modern jazz quartet.

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  • David Wong

    NYC-based bassist David Wong appears in the Benny Green Trio this year at the Oregon Coast Jazz Party.

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  • Darrell Grant's MJ New

    For MJ New, renowned pianist/composer Darrell Grant assembles a quartet of virtuoso musicians consisting of vibraphonist Mike Horsfall, award-winning Bay Area bassist Marcus Shelby and veteran drummer Carlton Jackson, to revisit the introspective elegance and sophisticated soundscape of the modern jazz quartet.

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  • Harry Allen

    NYC tenor sax-man Harry Allen has over 30 recordings to his name, and has performed at jazz festivals and clubs worldwide, frequently touring the United States, Europe and Asia.

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