2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party

13th annual event is set for September 30 to October 2, 2016.

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Save the dates: October 5-7, 2018 marks the 15th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party! Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 15 years with the party, which is held at the Newport Performing Arts Center in Newport. "Honoring Women in Jazz" is the theme of this year's event, to mark its 15th anniversary.

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.

Hofmann's roster includes the amazing jazz violinist Regina Carter's Quartet, alto sax star Grace Kelly's Quartet, and guitarist Mimi Fox's renowned San Francisco String Trio; as well as Tanya Darby on trumpet, vocalist Sinne Eeg, Yve Evans on piano and vocals, Kerry Politzer's Bossa PDX, and pianist Helen Sung. The South Eugene High School Dorians vocal jazz ensemble will also appear at the event this year, with Evans at the piano.

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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    • Dena DeRose

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    • Grace Kelly Quartet

      This young Korean American saxophonist, singer, songwriter, composer and educator has headlined over 700 sets in over 30 countries at all major jazz festivals, from Montreux to Newport to Montreal.

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    • Holly Hofmann

      Holly Hofmann has taken the flute from its middle-of-the-orchestra origins and made it a front-line instrument in jazz. She has earned the praise and respect of musicians and jazz aficionados for her bluesy, bebop-based improvisations and technical prowess. Holly has also been this party’s music director since 2007.

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    • Helen Sung

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    • Kerry Politzer's Bossa PDX

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    • Mimi Fox's San Francisco String Trio

      Whether delivering jaw-dropping solo sets, performing dazzling duets with sympathetic partners, or leading a hard-charging combo, Mimi Fox is a consummate improviser.

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    • Regina Carter Quartet

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    • Sinne Eeg

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    • Tanya Darby

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    • Yve Evans

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