Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2018

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Friday, October 05, 2018  9:00 AMEnds:Sunday, October 07, 2018  4:00 PM
Cost:

Varies by event; range is from free to $50.
Nightcap sessions on Friday and Saturday nights offer general admission table seating for those 21+.

Location:

Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365

Event Description:

Twitter _logoFacebook _logoOregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 15 years of the annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party, which is held October 5-7, 2018 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. Special guests include pianist George Colligan, drummer Alvester Garnett, bassist Tom Wakeling, and pianist Mike Wofford, as well as bassist Dylan Sundstrom, and drummer Charlie Doggett.

Check out the mini-site for more details about the performers, the current schedule, and ticket and seating information as it becomes available, or call the center's box office at 541-265-2787 with questions. Click links below for tickets to individual sessions:

Friday, October 5

  • 7 pm, Session 1 – Opening Night  $47 – GET TICKETS
  • 10:15 pm, Session 2 - Friday Nightcaps $24 – GET TICKETS
    Nightcap sessions are held in the PAC lobby, with space for dancing and table seating, and in the Studio Theatre, which has table seating.

Saturday, October 6

  • 10:15 am, Session 3 - Solos, Duo, Trio, Quartet $33 – GET TICKETS
  • 1:30 pm, Session 4 – Specialty Sets $42 – GET TICKETS

4:00 pm – One on One with the Artists Panel Discussion & Happy Hour in the PAC Lobby, Q&A with Holly Hofmann and selected OCJP artists. (FREE)

  • 7:00 pm Session 5 – Smokin' Saturday Night Headliners $50 – GET TICKETS
  • 10:15 pm, Session 6 - Saturday Nightcaps $24 – GET TICKETS
    Nightcap sessions are held in the PAC lobby, with space for dancing and table seating, and in the Studio Theatre, which has table seating.

Sunday, October 7

9:00 am, Bossa Nova with Kerry Politzer (p/v): A lecture and demo of the bossa nova style presented by Just Jazz in the Studio Theatre. (FREE)

9:30 am, Wake Up with Jazz Enjoy coffee and music in the PAC Lobby, with local favorites John Bringetto (t), Bill Hartsell (g), and Craig Snazelle (b). (FREE)

  • 10:30 am, Session 7 - Vocal Jazz Wrap Session $42 – GET TICKETS

OCCA 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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