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2015 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:

(af) = alto flute   (b) = bass   (bs) = baritone sax   (c) = cello   (co) = congas   (d) = drums   (f) = flute   (g) = guitar 
(p) = piano   (pc) = percussion   (t) = trumpet   
(ts) = tenor sax   (v) = vocals   (vbs) = vibes

Friday, October 2, 2015

2:00 pm – Jazz Party opens – ticket pickup, live jazz in the lobby, artist preview by Doug Moody of North Coast Brewing, OCJP sponsor and official brew

Session 1: The Welcome Sets – BUY TICKETS 

  • 3:00 pm – Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble, Class of 2016, presented by OCJP Sponsor North Coast Brewing Company. Michael Mayo  (v), David Otis (as), Daniel Rotem (ts), Ido Meshulam (tb), Carmen Staff (p), Alex Boneham (b), and Christian Euman (d).
  • 4:00 pm – Especially for Early Birds: OCJP Music Director Holly Hofmann (f, af) plays her only set of the weekend with OCJP favorites Mike Wofford (p), John Clayton (b), and Alvester Garnett (d)

Session 2: The Stars Come Out

  • 7:15 pm – Mary Stallings (v), Larry Fuller (p), John Clayton (b), Alan Jones (d), Rickey Woodard (ts)
  • 8:15 pm – Bill Mays Inventions Trio á la Jazz: Bill Mays (p), Alisa Horn (c), Marvin Stamm (t)
  • 9:15 pm – The Chet Baker/Gerry Mulligan Tribute Quartet: Gilbert Castellanos (t), Gary Smulyan (bs), John Clayton (b), Alvester Garnett (d)

Session 3: Friday Nightcap at the Shilo

  • 10:30 pm – Frank Potenza (g), Katie Thiroux (b, v), Alan Jones (d), Rickey Woodard (ts)
  • Food and beverage service (not hosted), table seating, at the Shilo.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 

9:15 am – Jazz Education: Clinic with John Clayton (bass) at Newport Shilo Inn

9:30 am – Jazz Education: Frank Potenza (guitar) at Newport Performing Arts Center

Session 4: Solos, Duo, Trio

  • 10:30 am – ALL SOLO SET: Larry Fuller (p), Gary Smulyan (bs), Alisa Horn (c), Bill Mays (p), Frank Potenza (g)
  • 11:00 am – THE TWO-BASS HIT: John Clayton and Katie Thiroux
  • 11:30 am – Bill Mays Inventions Trio á la Classical: Bill Mays (p), Alisa Horn (c), Marvin Stamm (t)

12:30 pm, Weekend Passholder & Jazz Club Lunch Buffet, Performing Arts Center Lobby

Session 5: Jazz in the Afternoon

  • 2:00 pm – Frank Potenza’s Joe Pass Tribute with Frank Potenza (g), Larry Fuller (p), Tom Wakeling (b), and Alan Jones (d)
  • 3:00 pm – OCJP Composers Forum: The Art of Composition with Ryan Meagher (g) and special guest composer John Clayton (b), with Mike Wofford (p) and Alan Jones (d)
  • 4:00 pm - Mary Stallings’ Great Ladies of Jazz Tribute: Mary Stallings (v), Mike Wofford (p), Katie Thiroux (b), Alvester Garnett (d), Gary Smulyan (bs)

Session 6: Classic Jazz Sets

  • 7:15 pm – Ray Brown Tribute: Larry Fuller (p), John Clayton (b), Alvester Garnett (d)
  • 8:15 pm – The Classic Jazz Quintet: Gary Smulyan (bs), Gilbert Castellanos (t), Mike Wofford (p), Katie Thiroux (b), Alan Jones (d)

  • 9:15 pm – Nothin’ But The Blues: Rickey Woodard (ts), Larry Fuller (p), John Clayton (b), Alvester Garnett (d)

Session 7: Saturday Nightcap at the Shilo

  • 10:30 pm – Frank Potenza (g), Tom Wakeling (b), Carlton Jackson (d) with Katie Thiroux (v), Gilbert Castellanos (t) and Rickey Woodard (ts)
  • Food and beverage service (not hosted), table seating, at the Shilo.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

9:30 am – Jazz Breakfast at the Shilo. With music by Mike Horsfall (vbs), Ryan Meagher (g), Tom Wakeling (b)

Menu: Eggs Benedict, smoked salmon, bagels, cream cheese, breakfast potatoes, fresh fruit, orange juice, champagne. 

Cost: With Weekend Pass, $25 per person, exclusive of extra beverages. Without Weekend Pass: $30 per person. 

Session 8: Sunday Specialties

  • 11:15 am – Gospel Jazz with Marilyn Keller (v), Mike Horsfall (p), Katie Thiroux (b), and Carlton Jackson (d)
  • 12:15 pm – Jazz Panel Discussion: Up Close & Personal with Katie Thiroux, Alvester Garnett, and Frank Potenza. Moderated by Holly Hofmann. 
  • 1:30 pm – Afro-Cuban Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie: Gilbert Castellanos (t), Mike Wofford (p), Tom Wakeling (b), Carlton Jackson (d), Bobby Torres (co, pc)

Session 9: A Very Special Closing

  • 2:30 pm – Bill Charlap / Renée Rosnes Piano Duo Legendary pianists, presented by OCJP Sponsor Rev. Carol Stubbs Smith

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