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2017 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.

VIP passes are on sale through Aug. 23: call 541-265-2787 or 888-701-7123 to order your VIP pass or download the ticket form as a PDF to order by mail. Single tickets on sale Aug. 24, 2017.

Instrument abbreviations include:

(b) = bass    (bf) = bass flute   (d) = drums
(f) = flute   (g) = guitar  (p) = piano   (tr) = trumpet   
(ts) = tenor sax   (v) = vocals   (vbs) = vibes

Friday, October 6, 2017

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

5:30 pm – Dessert Reception for VIP passholders and Jazz Club members – in the PAC Lobby, with guitar music by Ed Dunsavage.

Session 1: Kickin' It Off – GET TICKETS

  • 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) – GET TICKETS

  • 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 – GET TICKETS

  • 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 – GET TICKETS

  • 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 5: The Tributes – GET TICKETS

  • 7:15 pm – Houston Person Salutes Richard Rodgers
    Houston Person (ts), George Cables (p), Essiet Essiet (b), Jeff Hamilton (d)
  • 8:15 pm – Ella Centennial Tribute
    Greta Matassa (v), Mike Wofford (p), John Clayton (b), Chuck Redd (d)
  • 9:15 pm - Marriott Plays Miles
    Thomas Marriott (tr),
    George Colligan (p), Mary Ann McSweeney (b), Chris Brown (d)

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

  • 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 – GET TICKETS

  • 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)

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