THE 16TH ANNUAL Oregon Coast Jazz Party provides ample opportunities to enjoy
the sounds and traditions of jazz, October 4–6 at the Newport Performing Arts Center.
Attendees can expect multiple sets from renowned jazz stars, nightcap performances,
and educational events throughout the weekend.
Music directors this year are Holly Hofmann and Ken Peplowski, both of whom will
also perform. “Everything’s a learning experience in jazz music,” says Peplowski, “there’s
always an element of the unpredictable.”
The stellar musical lineup this year includes Roxy Coss on saxophone and flute,
vocalist and pianist Dena DeRose, guitarist Larry Koonse, drummer Lewis Nash, Houston
Person on tenor sax, trumpeter Terell Stafford, bass and vocals with Nicki Parrott,
pianist Randy Porter, vocalist Veronica Swift, drummer Matt Wilson, bassist Martin Wind,
and pianist Mike Wofford.
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