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Central Oregon Coast Readies for Other Newport
(Newport, Oregon) - Not to be confused with the festival
on the east coast, the central Oregon coast town of Newport is hosting
the Jazz at Newport Festival on September 4, 5, 6 and 7.
It's four days of pure jazz heaven for genre aficionados, on the laidback,
dreamy Oregon coast, with no less than ten places all over Newport to
soak up the jazz vibes. It's action-packed all four days, with something
happening every hour of the day Friday and Saturday of the festival, including
a constantly revolving roster of "sessions," workshops and talks,
as well as bigger concerts.
Many shows take place at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC), but
numerous other places around Newport will be turned into jazz venues for
the weekend for the Jazz Around Town feature of the Jazz at Newport Festival.
|Vocalist Kevin Mahogany
Prices vary greatly, depending on each show and other factors.
See www.jazzatnewport.org for complete schedule and ticket prices, or
call the PAC at (541) 265-2787 or 1-888-701-7123.
Thursday, September 4 is opening night of the festival, with a special
performance at 8 p.m. by Dave Frishberg, Tom Wakeling, Gary Hobbs, Ken
Peplowski and Houston Person. This happens at the PAC.
Friday, September 5 begins the jazz guitar clinic sessions at 9:45 a.m.,
and a Jazz Conversation at 11 a.m. with vocalist Kevin Mahogany.
Session Performances (or Afternoon Jazz Samplers), start at 2 p.m. and
continue all day and night, until the “Nightcap Set” at 10
p.m. A different performer or configuration of performers hits the stage
The Continental Breakfast Set starts things off on Saturday
at 9:30 a.m., along with a clarinet/tenor sax jazz clinic at 10:15 a.m.
A jazz conversation with trumpet player Terell Stafford also starts at
Like Friday, the Afternoon Jazz Samplers begin at 12:30 p.m. and continue
all day, with the last show wrapping up at midnight.
On Sunday, there’s a “Jazz Brunch” at the Shilo Inn,
which features Portland outfit Tall Jazz at 10 a.m. The International
Association for Jazz Education Student Quintet performance takes place
at the PAC at 12:15 p.m., and an all-stars local jam session ends the
festival, going from 1 to 2 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Jazz Around Town kickstarts at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12:30
p.m. on Saturday, and 5 p.m. on Sunday, at the other venues around town.
|Some of the stunning sights of Newport
Prices and ticket packages vary greatly, depending on general
admission, members of Oregon Coast Council for the Arts or if you’re
a student. Single shows at the NPAC are around $40 for general admission
or $10 for students. Full passes are around $390. See website, www.jazzatnewport.org
for exact ticket prices for each day or show.
This year’s lineup of national musicians includes:
Obed Calvaire, drums
Clayton Brothers Quintet
Gerald Clayton, piano
Jeff Clayton, saxophone
John Clayton, bass
Dee Daniels, vocals
Mimi Fox, guitar
Jeff Hamilton, drums
Atsuko Hashimoto, Hammond B-3
Gary Hobbs, drums
Kevin Mahogany, vocals
Ken Peplowski, clarinet, saxophone
Houston Person, saxophone
Marc Seales, piano
Terell Stafford, trumpet
Oregon artists include:
Bryant Allard, trumpet
David Averre, drums
Stan Bock, trombone
Dave Captein, bass
Dave Frishberg, piano, vocals
Mike Horsfall, piano, vibes
Dan Presley, bass
IAJE Student Quintet
John Stowell, guitar
Tom Wakeling, bass
Jazz Around Town venues offer jazz entertainment during
the Jazz at Newport festival weekend. These events may carry separate
admission charges. See website for contacts of Jazz Around Town venues.
Jazz Around Town performers at other locations include Richard Sharpless,
Jim Cameron, the Palmer-Lavin Jazz Duo, Hot Club du Jour, Hallie Loren,
Gregory Ernst and the group Uneven Surface.
Venues, including those in the Jazz About Town, include Shilo Oceanfront
Resort, La Maison, Nana’s Irish Pub & Café, Panache Restaurant,
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, Anchor Pier, Outdoor Resorts Pacific Shores Motorcoach
Resort, Saffron Salmon, Newport Visual Arts Center as well as the Newport
Performing Arts Center.
The 5th Annual Jazz at Newport is presented by Festival
Sponsor, Dean Failor, Windemere Real Estate Gallery, Founding Sponsors
West Coast Bank and the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, and sponsors
Newport News-Times, Newport Internet, The City of Newport, Rev. Carol
Stubbs Smith, an Anonymous Donor, the Oregon Arts Commission and the National
Endowment for the Arts. The Newport Jazz Hotels – also sponsors
- are Hallmark Inn and Resort, Shilo Inn Hotel, and The Whaler.
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