We're pleased to announce our lineup for the eighth annual festival. Festival music director Holly Hofmann has assembled a superb mix of renowned musicians from all over the nation and abroad.
Howard Alden, guitar
Monty Alexander, piano
Anat Cohen, clarinet/tenor sax
Dave Captein, bass
Rob Davis, tenor sax
Greg Goebel, piano
Jeff Hamilton, drums
Tamir Hendelman, piano
Mike Horsfall, vibes
Weber Iago, piano
Kristin Korb, vocals, bass
Evan Kuhlmann, bassoon
Christoph Luty, bass
Reinhardt Meltz, percussion
Lewis Nash, drums
Eddie Parente, violin
Hassan Shakur, bass
Terell Stafford, trumpet
Todd Strait, drums
Dick Titterington, trumpet
David Valdez, alto sax
Mike Wofford, piano
Jazz Clinics for Local and Student Musicians
Jazz students and community musicians will have two unparalleled opportunities to participate directly with jazz artists in jazz clinics this year. Two workshops have been scheduled during the festival, one with drummer Jeff Hamilton at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at Newport High School and one with pianist and educator Tamir Hendelman at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Newport Performing Arts Center.
Both will discuss the jazz art form and demonstrate techniques. Everyone applying for the workshop will participate and be given a focus to consider. The artist(s) will then work with the participants as a group in learning the techniques involved. The participant fee for each clinic is $15 per adult, $10 per student.
Richmond, Indiana-born Hamilton grew up with jazz, and has received rave reviews for his dynamic drumming. Award-winning pianist Hendelman was born in Tel Aviv, and has performed with many greats since he arrived in the United States.
For more information and to download an application form, log on to www.jazzatnewport.org
. Applications are also available at the Performing Arts Center in Newport.
|Jazz at Newport is here!
Hi, jazz fans! Our jazz committee is gearing up for three wonderful days of great jazz on the beautiful central Oregon coast, and we hope you are, too. We're pretty thrilled about all the opportunities to learn more about this amazing American art form, and hope you'll find us on Facebook for daily updates.
Three days of world-class jazz feature an incredible array of international and national musicians spanning the three-day weekend of Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 at Newport's Performing Arts Center, with night-cap sets on Friday and Saturday nights at the Shilo Inn Resort (see lineup at left).
Be sure to check out “A Homer Clark Retrospective: 30 Years of Jazz Photography,” on display in the Performing Arts Center lobby, featuring black-and-white photos of well-known jazz musicians performing on the West Coast. A career educator and longtime jazz DJ on KBOO and KMHD radio, Clark has also served as historian for the Jazz Society of Oregon (JSO).
We're glad we can help festival-goers be more "in the know" about jazz, and we can't wait to see you at Jazz at Newport 2011!
'All That Jazz' panel discussion
Everyone's invited to an interactive question-and-answer session about jazz, jazz artists, the future of the music and all the things you always wanted to know about our favorite American art form! The panel features Jazz at Newport Music Director and renowned jazz flutist Holly Hofmann, bassist and jazz vocalist Kristin Korb, drummer Jeff Hamilton, and trumpeter Terell Stafford, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Newport Performing Arts Center. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Hofmann is the panel moderator. When Holly isn’t touring the globe she makes her home in San Diego, Calif. where she’s enjoyed a long association with pianist Mike Wofford and bassist Bob Magnusson. Hamilton has enjoyed a long career of accolades and awards, as leader of the Jeff Hamilton Trio, which also includes bassist Christoph Luty and pianist Tamir Hendelman.
Korb is not just a singing bassist. She is a premier singer with a personal approach and a deep sense of swing, receiving critical acclaim for her arrangements of jazz standards both in performance and on recordings. Hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” by piano legend McCoy Tyner, Stafford currently holds the positions of professor of music and director of jazz studies at Temple University.