2019 Oregon Coast Jazz Party

16th annual event is set for October 4-6, 2019.

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Save the dates: October 4-6, 2019 marks the 16th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party! Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 16 years with the party, which is held at the Newport Performing Arts Center in Newport.

The Oregon Coast Jazz Party celebrates great live jazz – and the dedicated fans who love it – in the beautiful town of Newport, on the central Oregon coast. Expect multiple sets from renowned jazz stars, nightcap performances, and educational events during your stay.

Music directors Holly Hofmann and Ken Peplowski, both of whom will also perform this year, present a roster this year featuring Roxy Coss on sax and flutes, Dena DeRose on vocals and piano, guitarist Larry Koonse, drummer Lewis Nash, Houston Person on tenor sax, Terell Stafford on trumpet, Nicki Parrott on bass and vocals, pianist Randy Porter, vocalist Veronica Swift, drummer Matt Wilson, bassist Martin Wind, and pianist Mike Wofford.

Twitter _logoFacebook _logoOCCA is the founding organizational sponsor of the event, and partners with local businesses and more than 60 volunteers in its production.

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    • Randy Porter

      Jazz pianist, composer and arranger Randy Porter has a refined understanding of improvisation and the spontaneous communication between musicians.

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    • Roxy Coss

      Musician, composer, bandleader, recording artist, educator and activist Roxy Coss has become one of the most unique and innovative saxophonists on the scene. Originally from Seattle, and a fixture on the New York scene for over ten years, she has headlined extensively around the world.

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    • Terell Stafford

      Hailed as “one of the great players of our time” by piano legend McCoy Tyner, Stafford combines lyricism and a deep love of melody with a spirited, adventurous edge. Known for being a gifted and versatile player with a voice all his own, Stafford is the director of jazz studies at Temple University.

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    • Veronica Swift

      In addition to performing the Great American Songbook and bebop and vocalese classics, 24-year-old Veronica Swift is also a passionate devotee of 1920s and '30s music and has sung with Vince Giordano, Terry Waldo, and Drew Nugent.

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