Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 13 years with the Oregon Coast Jazz Party September 30-October 2 at the Newport Performing Arts Center and at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, both in Newport. Get tickets on our schedule page.
The Oregon Coast Jazz Party, now its 13th year, celebrates great live jazz – and the dedicated fans who love it – September 30-October 2, 2016 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.
Weekend Passes on sale starting July 15, 2016. Single tickets on sale Sept. 1, 2016.
The 2016 lineup, coordinated by OCJP Music Director Holly Hofmann, includes returning favorites Jeff Hamilton with his trio-mates Christoph Luty on bass and Tamir Hendelman on piano (pictured right), guitarist Graham Dechter, Ken Peplowski on clarinet and tenor sax, drummer Lewis Nash, Terell Stafford on trumpet, drummer Gary Hobbs, vocalist Rebecca Kilgore, pianist Randy Porter, and bassist Tom Wakeling.
Appearing for the first time at this party are NYC-based artists Bruce Barth (pictured left) on piano, Grace Kelly on alto sax, and Akiko Tsuruga on the Hammond B3, as well as drummer/vocalist Dave Tull from southern California and the Texas-based virtuoso bassist Lynn Seaton.
Party-goers will also hear the South Eugene High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble on Saturday. Known as the Dorians Jazz Choir, this group of 16 to 20 advanced high school vocalists performs jazz genres including swing, bebop, Latin, ballads, funk and blues, amplified with a rhythm section – all under the direction of Chris Dobson.
OCCA is the founding organizational sponsor of the event, and partners with local businesses and more than 60 volunteers in its production. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to join the conversation, or visit the Jazz Party mini-site!
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