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: Vocals: Dee Daniels, Rebecca Kilgore; saxophones: Ken Peplowski, Harry Allen; trumpet: Byron Stripling; bass: Lynn Seaton, Tom Wakeling; guitar: Mimi Fox; vibes/drums: Chuck Redd; drums: Todd Strait, piano: Benny Green, Randy Porter, Mike Wofford; Benny Green Trio, featuring David Wong, bass and Rodney Green, drums; Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra with vibist Chuck Redd, playing the music of the Terry Gibbs Dream Band

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  • Bill Charlap Trio

    Charlap formed the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz.

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  • Bruce Forman

    Bruce Forman is an American jazz guitarist, educator and recording artist, based in San Francisco.

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  • Bryant Allard's Picante

    Portland trumpeter Bryant Allard leads this dynamic Afro-Cuban Jazz Band, which features some of Portland's best musicians.

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  • Essiet Okon Essiet

    Considered one of the top bassists in jazz today, Essiet Essiet first received critical acclaim over a decade ago in Bobby Watson's group Horizon.

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  • Ed Dunsavage

    Porter, Berlin, Gershwin and other Songbook composers are at the forefront of guitarist Ed Dunsavage's repertoire.

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  • Gary Hobbs

    In a four-decade career, Gary Hobbs has appeard on over 60 recordings; he now teaches at the University of Oregon.

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  • Houston Person

    Long-time Newport favorite Houston Person is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and record producer.

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  • Holly Hofmann

    Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Holly is one of the premier voices in jazz flute. Holly has also been the Newport event’s music director since 2007.

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  • John Clayton

    The Grammy-winning bassist, composer, and conductor's talents are consistently requested by the movers and shakers in the jazz industry.

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  • Jason Palmer

    Jason Palmer is a drummer, percussionist, and educator based in Portland.

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