2018 Schedule

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Single tickets on sale Aug. 25, 2018.

All events held at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive Street in Newport, Oregon.

Instrument abbreviations include:
(as) = alto sax   (b) = bass   (d) = drums
(f) = flute   (g) = guitar   (k) = keyboards   
(p) = piano   (pc) = percussion   (t) = trumpet  
(v) = vocals   (vn) = violin

Friday, October 5, 2018

5:30 pm – Dessert Reception for VIP passholders and Jazz Club members – in the PAC Lobby, with music by the Nancy Hamilton Duo (Nancy on vocals, with John Crider on piano and Dan Schulte on bass).

Session 1: Opening Night

  • 7:00 pm – Helen Sung Trio: Helen Sung (p), Tom Wakeling (b), Alvester Garnett (d)
  • 8:00 pm - San Francisco String Trio: Mimi Fox (g), Mads Toller (vn), Jeff Denson (b/v)
  • 9:00 pm - Sinne Eeg Quartet: Sinne Eeg (v), George Colligan (p), Dylan Sundstrom (b), Charlie Doggett (d)

Session 2: Friday Nightcaps – 10:15pm

  • Lobby Rhythm Section: Mike Wofford (p), Tom Wakeling (b), Alvester Garnett (d)
    With special guests Sinne Eeg (v), Yve Evans (p/v), Holly Hofmann (f)
  • In the Studio Theatre: Mimi Fox (g), Serena Geroe (g), Jeff Denson (b/v)

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Session 3: Solos, Duo, Trio, Quartet

  • 10:15 am – Soloists: Kerry Politzer (p), Serena Geroe (g), Helen Sung (p), Yve Evans (p/v); Duo: Sinne Eeg (v) & George Colligan (p); Trio: Regina Carter (vn), with Holly Hofmann (f) & Mike Wofford (p)
  • 11:15 am – Tanya Darby Quartet: Tanya Darby (t), Mike Wofford (p), Tom Wakeling (b), Charlie Doggett (d)

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

Session 4: Specialty Sets

  • 1:30 pm – Kerry Politzer's Bossa PDX Quintet: Kerry Politzer (p/v), Melissa Carroll (f), Ben Graves (g), Dylan Sundstrom (b), George Colligan (pc)
  • 2:30 pm – Invite, Include, Inspire: Spotlight on Young Jazz Musicians
    Serena Geroe (g), Helen Sung (p), Dylan Sundstrom (b)
  • 3:20 pm - Taft High School Jazz Ensemble with special guests, directed by Mike Freel

4:00 pm –One On One with the Artists Panel Discussion & Happy Hour (FREE): in the PAC Lobby. Join Music Director Holly Hofmann and selected OCJP artists for a Q&A session.

5:15 pm – Break for Dinner

Session 5: Smokin' Saturday Night Headliners

  • 7:00 pm – Grace Kelly Quartet – "Grace's Joy Party": Grace Kelly (as/v), Julian Pollack (p/k), Julia Adamy (b/v), Evan Hughes (d)
  • 8:30 pm – Regina Carter Quartet: Regina Carter (vn), Xavier Davis (p), Chris Lightcap (b), Alvester Garnett (d)

Session 6: Saturday Nightcaps – 10:15pm

  • Lobby Rhythm Section: Mike Wofford (p), Tom Wakeling (b), Charlie Doggett (d)
    With special guests Tanya Darby (t), Yve Darby (p/v)
  • In the Studio Theatre: Helen Sung (p), with special guests

Sunday, October 7, 2018

9:00 am - Bossa Nova with Kerry Politzer (p/v) (FREE): A lecture and demo of the bossa nova style presented by Just Jazz in the Studio Theatre.

9:30 am - Wake Up with Jazz (FREE): Enjoy coffee and music in the PAC Lobby, with local favorites John Bringetto (t), Bill Hartsell (g), and Craig Snazelle (b)

Session 7: Vocal Jazz Wrap Session

  • 10:30 am -South Eugene High School Dorians Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • 11:00 am – Gospel Jazz with Yve Evans: Yve Evans (p/v), Tom Wakeling (b), Charlie Doggett (d), later joined by the South Eugene High School Dorians Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • 12:30 pm – Closing Jam with special guests

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