Jazz to Dance To
Feel like dancing
during Jazz at Newport? This year's event features two "late-night" sets at the Newport Shilo Inn, and a big band dance on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center.
, there's a 10:30 p.m. set led by guitarist Bruce Forman with Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, Mary Ann McSweeney on bass, and drummer Jim Douglas.
Saturday's Nightcap Dance Set
, also at 10:30 p.m. at the Shilo, features sax-man Houston Person with Bill Cunliffe on organ, Bruce Forman on guitar, and Alvester Garnett on drums.
If big-band sound is your thing, don't miss the Big Band Bash
at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, October 3. The amazing Swing Shift big band will perform with special guests John Bringetto on trumpet, Houston Person on tenor sax, flutist Holly Hofmann and Jeremy Pelt on trumpet!
Jazz You Can See
A juried exhibit of jazz-themed artwork by local artists, “Jazz You Can See,” runs simultaneously in the Performing Arts Center Lobby and in the Visual Arts Center Upstairs Gallery (located at 777 NW Beach Drive, a few blocks from the Performing Arts Center) through Oct. 3.
Featured artist Connie Williams
of Tidewater won the art contest for this year’s festival. Her winning painting “Drummer Riff,” as well as five other pieces, will be on display.
Exhibit pieces also include work by Ann Bajovich, DGB Featherkile, Richard LaFond, Dan Mandish, Dennis Moler, Bonnie Powell, Ron Raasch, and Nancy Jane Reid.
Upstairs Gallery hours are 12 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the PAC lobby is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and during performance times.