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Thanks for your interest in the Oregon Coast Jazz Party! VIP Weekend Passes, which include admission to all events listed below at a savings of more than 15% off single-ticket prices, are available ONLY July 22 through August 16. Please call the Newport Performing Arts Center box office at 541-265-2787 or visit 777 W. Olive Street in Newport to purchase your VIP weekend passes.

Single tickets go on sale in the box office and online starting August 19. View the complete schedule as a PDF here (schedule is subject to change without notice). Sets start promptly at the times listed; patrons who arrive late will be seated at the next available break.

Welcome Dessert Reception

Starting at 5:30 p.m., VIP passholders and Jazz Club members are welcome to the dessert reception in the Newport Performing Arts Center lobby, with music by local favorites guitarist Greg Ernst and bassist Ron Green.

Session 1: Opening Night

With sets led by Terell Stafford, Dena DeRose, and Roxy Coss

Opening night kicks off in the Alice Silverman Theatre.

  • 7:00pm – Terell Stafford (t), Nicki Parrott (b/v), Randy Porter (p), Lewis Nash (d)
  • 8:10pm – Dena DeRose (p/v), Martin Wind (b), Matt Wilson (d)
  • 9:15pm – Roxy Coss (ss/ts/f), Larry Koonse (g), Dave Captein (b), Gary Hobbs (d)

Session 2: Friday Nightcap – SOLD OUT

Houston Person Dance Party
  • 10:15pm – Houston Person (ts), Mike Wofford (p), Martin Wind (b), Lewis Nash (d)

The spacious Newport Performing Arts Center lobby features table seating and a space for dancing; no-host snacks & beverages available.

Saturday Morning with Dena

Free lecture & demo about all things jazz with pianist/vocalist Dena DeRose
  • 9:00am – A free lecture/demo about all things jazz with pianist and vocalist Dena DeRose, presented by Just Jazz in the David Ogden Stiers Theatre.

Session 3: Meet The Rhythm Section

  • 10:00am – Larry Koonse (g), Randy Porter (p), Mike Wofford (p), Dena DeRose (p/v), Nicki Parrott (b/v), Martin Wind (b), Lewis Nash (d), Gary Hobbs (d) and Matt Wilson (d) – solos, duos, trios, two basses, two drummers, two pianos, and more.

Session 4: Jazz in the Afternoon, Set 1

Nick Caldwell
  • 1:45pm – Invite, Include, Inspire Set: Holly Hofmann (f), Roxy Coss (ss/ts/f), Ken Peplowski (cl/ts), Mike Wofford (p), Nicki Parrott (b/v), & Matt Wilson (d) featuring this year’s award-winning middle school student from southern California, Nick Caldwell (ts)

Session 4: Jazz in the Afternoon, Set 2

Terell Stafford Salutes the Legendary Jazz Trumpeters
  • 2:45pm – Terell Stafford Salutes the Legendary Jazz Trumpeters: Terell Stafford (t), Larry Koonse (g), Randy Porter (p), Dave Captein (b), Lewis Nash (d)

Jazz in the Afternoon, Set 3

Houston Person: The Great Love Songs
  • 3:45pm – Houston Person: The Great Love Songs – Houston Person (ts), Dena DeRose (p/v), Nicki Parrott (b/v), Gary Hobbs (d)

Session 5: Smokin' Saturday Night, Set 1

Ken Peplowski with Mike Wofford, Martin Wind, and Matt Wilson, plus guest Houston Person
  • 7:15pm – Ken Peplowski (cl/ts), Mike Wofford (p), Martin Wind (b), Matt Wilson (d) with a special appearance by Houston Person (ts)

Session 5, Smokin' Saturday Night, Set 2

Veronica Swift with Randy Porter, Dave Captein, Lewis Nash, plus special guests Holly Hofmann and Terell Stafford
  • 8:30pm – Veronica Swift (v), Randy Porter (p), Dave Captein (b), Lewis Nash (d) with special guests Holly Hofmann (f) and Terell Stafford (t)

Session 6: Saturday Nightcap – SOLD OUT

Jam Session led by Holly Hofmann
  • 10:00pm – Holly Hofmann (f) with Roxy Coss (ss/ts/f), Larry Koonse (g), Martin Wind (b), Matt Wilson (d) and special guests.

The spacious Newport Performing Arts Center lobby features table seating; no-host snacks & beverages available.

Session 7: Oregon Coast Jazz Party All-Stars Playing the Nat King Cole Songbook

  • 10:30am – The entire artist lineup joins together for a celebration of Nat King Cole’s 100th birthday! From his inimitable voice and piano style to the many hits he made famous, like “Mona Lisa,” “Route 66,” “Unforgettable,” and his own composition “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” Nat Cole’s music is something to celebrate! With short breaks for food and beverage.

CD Signing/Meet the Artists

Wrap up the 2019 Oregon Coast Jazz Party and get autographs in the PAC Lobby. Thank you for coming, and see you next year!