2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party

13th annual event is set for September 30 to October 2, 2016.

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Save the dates: October 6-8, 2017 marks the 14th annual jazz party! Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 14 years with the Oregon Coast Jazz Party October 6-8, 2017 at the Newport Performing Arts Center and at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, both in Newport. VIP passes are on sale through Aug. 23: call 541-265-2787 or 888-701-7123 to order your VIP pass. Single tickets on sale Aug. 24, 2017.

The Oregon Coast Jazz Party celebrates great live jazz – and the dedicated fans who love it – 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.

Music Director Holly Hofmann will perform this year, and has assembled a roster of longtime favorites – as well as exciting performers who haven't appeared before at the Oregon Coast Jazz Party. New to the event this year are pianist George Cables's trio with bassist Essiet Okon Essiet and drummer Victor Lewis; the George Colligan Trio, led by pianist George Colligan with bassist Chris Higgins and drummer Chris Brown; and guitarist Russell Malone, Thomas Marriott on trumpet, vocalist Greta Matassa, drummer Ryan Shaw, and the Oregon-based Bossanaire Septet.

And to the delight of OCJP fans, many superb favorites return for this year: bassist John Clayton, pianist Gerald Clayton, drummer Jeff Hamilton, bassist Mary Ann McSweeney, tenor sax man Houston Person, drummer Chuck Redd and pianist Mike Wofford.

Twitter _logoFacebook _logoOCCA is the founding organizational sponsor of the event, and partners with local businesses and more than 60 volunteers in its production.

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    • Jeff Hamilton

      Drummer Jeff Hamilton, also known as "The Hammer," returns to the Oregon Coast Jazz Party this year. Originality is what he brings to the groups he performs with and is one of the reasons why he is constantly in demand.

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    • Mike Wofford

      Having appeared on over 100 recordings as a sideman, Mike Wofford is known for his elegant and unique harmonic approach to jazz piano.

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    • Mary Ann McSweeney

      A California native, now living in New York, Mary Ann’s strong, imaginative bass playing has received critical acclaim worldwide. She’s toured with numerous jazz greats and now travels and records with her own quintet.

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    • Russell Malone

      An adept jazz guitarist with a clean attack and fluid, lyrical style, Russell Malone often plays in a swinging, straight-ahead style weaving in elements of blues, gospel, and R&B.

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    • Ryan Shaw

      In addition to his experience as a performer, Ryan Shaw can also been seen frequently performing with various pop and indie groups in the Los Angeles area.

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    • Thomas Marriott

      Seven-time Golden Ear award winner Thomas Marriott is a skilled instrumentalist, composer and producer, always seeking to expand the boundaries of jazz music in all its forms.

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