Discounts for Locals/OCCA Members

OCJP logo red and whiteDid you know that OCCA members and Lincoln County residents get discounts on sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 during the Oregon Coast Jazz Party? It's our way of saying "Thank you for your support!" Call 541-265-2787 or drop by the box office at the Newport Performing Arts Center to check membership or show proof of residency.

The 14th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party unfolds over the three-day weekend, October 6-8, at the Newport Performing Arts Center and at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, both in Newport. Below are details of sessions which qualify for OCCA and local discounts:

Friday, October 6, 2017

Session 1: Kickin' It Off

  • 7:00 pm – Meet the Artists Opening Night Set
  • 8:00 pm - Russell Malone (g), Mary Ann McSweeney (b), Jeff Hamilton (d)
  • 9:00 pm - George Cables Trio: George Cables (p), Essiet Okon Essiet (b), Victor Lewis (d)

Session 2: Nightcap All Star Jam Session (at Shilo Inn)

  • Russell Malone (g), John Clayton (b), Ryan Shaw (d)
    With special guests Greta Matassa (v) and Thomas Marriott (tr)
  • Food and beverage service (not hosted), table seating, at the Shilo.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Session 3: The Small Sets

  • 10:00 am – The Guitarists: Russell Malone, Ed Dunsavage
    The Pianists: George Cables, Mike Wofford, Gerald Clayton
    The Bassists: John Clayton, Mary Ann McSweeney, Essiet Okon Essiet
  • 11:00 am – The Vibist: Chuck Redd
    The Flutist: Holly Hofmann, “Some of My Best Friends Are:” Russell Malone,
    Mike Wofford and Jeff Hamilton
    The Drummers: Victor Lewis, Jeff Hamilton, Ryan Shaw

12:00 pm, Break for Lunch – Check the expanded lunch options
right in our Lobby!

Session 4: Specialty Sets

  • 1:45 pm – Father, Son & Godfather: John Clayton (b) and Gerald Clayton (p) [duo]; with Jeff Hamilton (d) [trio]
  • 2:45 pm – Honoring Vibes Legend Milt Jackson
    Chuck Redd (vbs), Russell Malone (g), Mary Ann McSweeney (b), Ryan Shaw (d)
  • 3:45 pm - Education: Jazz 101- What To Listen For?
    Mike Wofford (p), John Clayton (b), Jeff Hamilton (d), Holly Hofmann (f)
    Free – Sponsored by Just Jazz

4:30 pm – Happy Half-Hour in the PAC Lobby, with guitar music by Ed Dunsavage. FREE

5:00-7:00 pm, Break for Dinner

Session 6: Saturday Nightcap – The Houston Dance Party (at the Shilo)

  • 10:30 pm – Houston Person (ts), Mike Wofford (p), Mary Ann McSweeney (b),
    Jeff Hamilton (d)
  • Food and beverage service (not hosted), table seating, at the Shilo.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

10:00 am - Sunday Rap Session (FREE): One never knows what will come up at the free All Things Jazz Panel Discussion! Join Music Director Holly Hofmann, speaking with John Clayton, Mary Ann McSweeney and Chuck Redd, in the PAC Lobby.

Session 7: Sunday Wrap Up

  • 11:30 am - George Colligan Trio: George Colligan (p), Chris Higgins (b), Chris Brown (d)
  • 12:30 pm – Bossanaire Septet: A bossa nova rhythm section with two female vocalists, they have a sound that is reminiscent of the ‘Brasil 66’ & Getz/Gilberto sound.
  • 1:15 pm – George Cables Trio: George Cables (p), Essiet Okon Essiet (b), Victor Lewis (d)

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 the musicians on the Oregon Coast Jazz Party mini-site here, and check out the schedule and ticket updates. You can also download the brochure as a PDF. Seating chart is available as a PDF here