Since 2004, the Oregon Coast Jazz Party has showcased national and international jazz musicians in a jazz party format, which means that the musicians appear in different combinations called "sets" during the three-day event.
OCCA, the founding organizational sponsor of the event, partners with local businesses and more than 60 volunteers in its production. Performances take place at the Newport Performing Arts Center and at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, both in Newport. Renowned jazz flutist Holly Hofmann is the OCJP music director.
Jazz Party Friends receive a website listing and recognition in program.