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2016 Schedule

Twitter _logoFacebook _logoSchedule is subject to change without notice. Bold type indicates set or clinic leader. Visit the Tickets/Seating page for information on pricing and seating.

Instrument abbreviations include:

(as) = alto sax (b) = bass (B-3) = Hammond B3 organ
(c) = clarinet (d) = drums (g) = guitar
(p) = piano (tr) = trumpet
(ts) = tenor sax (v) = vocals

Friday, September 30, 2016

9:00 am – Jazz Party opens – Pick up your tickets and passes and take a look around the Newport Performing Arts Center.

2:30 pm – Jazz Education: Clinic with Ken Peplowski (clarinet, tenor sax) at Newport High School, 322 NE Eads Street.

Session 1: Opening Night – BUY TICKETS

  • 7:00 pm – Ken Peplowski (c/ts), Randy Porter (p), Tom Wakeling (b), Gary Hobbs (d)
  • 8:00 pm - Terell Stafford (tr), Grace Kelly (as), Bruce Barth (p), Lynn Seaton (b), Lewis Nash (d) 
  • 9:00 pm - Akiko Tsuruga Trio: Akiko Tsuruga (B3), Graham Dechter (g), Jeff Hamilton (d) 

Session 2: Nightcap All Stars (at Shilo Inn) – BUY TICKETS

  • Graham Dechter (g), Lynn Seaton (b), Lewis Nash (d)
    Sitting in: Ken Peplowski (ts), Terell Stafford (tr)
  • Food and beverage service (not hosted), table seating, at the Shilo.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 

9:00 am – Jazz Education: Clinic with Gary Hobbs (drums) at Newport Performing Arts Center

Session 3: Early Bird Sets – BUY TICKETS

  • 10:00 am – From Bach to Bebop and Back: Randy Porter (p), Lynn Seaton (b), Lewis Nash (d)
  • 11:00 am – The Solos and Duos: Bruce Barth (p), Ken Peplowski (c), Becky Kilgore (v) and Randy Porter (p), Lynn Seaton (b), Terell Stafford (tr) and Lewis Nash (d), Tamir Hendelman (p) and Graham Dechter (g), Jeff Hamilton (d) and Lewis Nash (d)

12:00 pm, Meet the Artists/CD Signing in the lobby and foyer. With piano music by Michael Francis.

Session 4: Jazz in the Afternoon – BUY TICKETS

  • 2:00 pm – Grace Kelly on Legendary Alto Saxophonist Phil Woods: Grace Kelly (as), Bruce Barth (p), Christoph Luty (b), Lewis Nash (d)
  • 3:00 pm – South Eugene High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • 4:00 pm - Akiko Tsuruga Trio: Akiko Tsuruga (B3), Graham Dechter (g), Jeff Hamilton (d) 

Session 5: Saturday Night Spectacular – BUY TICKETS

  • 7:00 pm – Rebecca Kilgore (v), Randy Porter (p), Tom Wakeling (b), Dave Tull (v/d), Ken Peplowski (ts)
  • 8:00 pm – Bruce Barth (p), Lynn Seaton (b), Lewis Nash (d), special guest: Terell Stafford (tr)
  • 9:00 pm - Jeff Hamilton Trio: Tamir Hendelman (p), Christoph Luty (b), Jeff Hamilton (d) 

Session 6: Nightcap All Stars (at the Shilo) – BUY TICKETS

  • 10:30 pm – Graham Dechter (g), Tom Wakeling (b), Gary Hobbs (d), Dave Tull (d/v). Sitting in: Grace Kelly (as), Rebecca Kilgore (v)
  • Food and beverage service (not hosted), table seating, at the Shilo.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

9:00 am – Jazz Education: Jazz vocal clinic for South Eugene High Vocal Jazz Ensemble with Rebecca Kilgore (vocals) and Dave Tull (vocals/drums) at Newport Performing Arts Center

10:00 am - Interactive Jazz Panel: OCJP Music Director Holly Hofmann talks about all things JAZZ with Ken Peplowski, Grace Kelly, Akiko Tsuruga and Jeff Hamilton. Panel will take audience questions during the last half of the session.

Session 7: Sunday Wrap-Up – BUY TICKETS

  • 11:30 am - The Bird and Dizzy Tribute with Ken Peplowski (ts) and Terell Stafford (tr), Bruce Barth (p), Lynn Seaton (b), Lewis Nash (d)
  • 12:30 pm – Jeff Hamilton’s The Art of the Jazz Trio with Tamir Hendelman (p), and Christoph Luty (b). Jeff discusses and illustrates the role of each player in creating a unique, swinging jazz trio. Presented by Just Jazz.
  • 1:15 pm – Jeff Hamilton Trio in Concert: Tamir Hendelman (p), Christoph Luty (b), Jeff Hamilton (d)

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