Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 14 years with the Oregon Coast Jazz Party October 6-8 at the Newport Performing Arts Center and at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, both in Newport. 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.
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.
The 2017 lineup, coordinated by OCJP Music Director Holly Hofmann (who will also perform this year), includes returning favorites John Clayton on bass, Gerald Clayton on piano, guitarist Ed Dunsavage, drummer Jeff Hamilton, bassist Mary Ann McSweeney, Houston Person on tenor sax, drummer Chuck Redd, and pianist Mike Wofford.
Appearing for the first time at this party are the incredible George Cables Trio, led by pianist George Cables with bassist Essiet Okon Essiet and drummer Victor Lewis; the innovative George Colligan Trio, led by pianist, composer and multi-instrumentalist George Colligan with bassist Chris Higgins and drummer Chris Brown; and guitarist Russell Malone, Thomas Marriott on trumpet, vocalist Greta Matassa, drummer Ryan Shaw, and the Bossanaire Septet.
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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