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Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe
Bay, Newport, Wadport, Yachats & Florence.
Oregon Buzzes with Jazz, Wine All Summer
Oregon) – Oregon’s coast is known for many things, but
being a jazz destination is a new one. Leave it to Newport, on the
central coast, to reinvent itself as the jazz mecca of western Oregon,
even rivaling Portland, with Newport’s huge upcoming festival
and a few other venues diving deep into the swing thing.
For a town of
its size, Newport has an extraordinary number of active venues,
bringing a whole new level to the tourism business that dominates
the town. Especially in the Nye Beach area, this beachy resort will
be filled with sounds of jazz throughout the summer – climaxing
in the great Jazz At Newport festival happening September 7 –
The fun doesn’t
end with the engaging sounds of this uniquely American musical art
form. Newport augments its jazz scene with exceptional cuisine and
fine wines, creating an experience that again not only rivals the
listening and club-going experience of Portland, but Newport’s
culinary and wine fireworks trump the Portland scene hands down.
Blu Cork Wine
Bar is the now-legendary hotspot for jazz and other forms, with
live music happening every weekend year round. This is all done
with some of the best wines of the northwest and the world close
at hand, and the cutting-edge gourmet cuisine created by the Trusty
full live music schedule is listed below.
Then there are
the Jazz Fridays at the Newport Performing Arts Center, where jazz
floats through the air every Friday.
The Jazz Friday
Series, presented by the Jazz at Newport Festival, highlights local
jazz musicians in a coastal setting. All shows, which begin at 7
p.m., are performed in front of the enormous, ocean view window
at the Newport Performing Arts Center, in the center’s lobby.
lead up to the Jazz at Newport Festival and its shows and lectures
all over Newport, September. 7 – 10.
The series also
features fine Northwest wines and light dinner fare prepared Newport
restaurant Quimby’s. Chef Mike Downing is showcasing wineries
Chateau Bianca, Chateau Lorane, Kramer Vineyards, Namaste, Pioneer
Hopyard, Stangeland Vineyards, Saginaw, Secret House Vineyards,
Brandborg and David Hill.
Cost per person
is $5. Call (541) 265-ARTS for tickets.
music lineup for Jazz Fridays:
21 - Bill Hartsell and Richard Sharpless (Solo jazz guitarists
featuring two unique styles).
28 - David Hutson Quartet (David Hutson, saxophone; Ron
Green, bass; Pat George, piano; Rick LaDoux, drums; and Patti George
4 - Greg Ernst Duo (Greg Ernst on guitar with bassist Cory
11 - Chance Planet (Joshua Carson, drums; Steve Williams,
bass; Gary Baker, guitar; and Joe Armenio, keyboards).
18 - Uneven Surface (Gerrard Bellavita, guitar; Peter Lawson,
trumpet; Kathleen Rich, piano; Barbara LePine, drums; Steve Williams,
bass; John Trullinger, saxophone/flute; and Sue McEneny, vocals).
25 - Twisted Gypsy (Evans Longshore, bass; Randy Davenport,
guitar; and Jim Cuoni, fiddle).
1 - Perpetua (Randy Madnick, percussion; Steve Burkle,
piano; Steve Cook, bass; Joshua Carson, drums; and Bill Hartsell,
The 2006 Summer
Jazz Series is sponsored by Animal Medical Care, Barney & Larkin
Construction, Coast Graphic Arts Media, Robert Connell, Attorney
at Law, Forinash Gallery, Grimstad & Associates, Holistic Counseling
Center, Holt Mortgage, Jerilyn & Co., Life Cycle Financial Planning,
New York Life Insurance, Oceana Natural Foods Co-op, Oregon Coast
Appraisal, reNvision and The Wood Gallery.
Cork Wine Bar, this coming weekend is “diva weekend,”
featuring two of Blu Cork’s more popular female attractions.
July 21 - Halie Loren returns with her band (pop
fused with jazz).
July 22 - Beth Willis (acoustic goddess of fun:
alternative folk, blues and jazz)
27 - Darrell Grant and 1 O'clock Jump (pianist with his
28 - John Bringetto (jazz, trumpet)
July 29 - Sons of Beaches (light rock and folk,
with a touch of Jimmy Buffet)
4 - Sons of Beaches
5 - Gregory Ernst Duo
12 - Tim Trautman (pianist)
18 & 19 - Beth Willis
24 - Annie Averre and Mike Horsfall (jazz)
25 - David Hutson and Jazz All Stars
26 - Sons of Beaches
1 - David Hutson and Jazz All Stars
8 - Tall Jazz (Portland jazz trio, part of Jazz at Newport
9 - Halie Loren (singer, part of Jazz at Newport festival)
All shows 7
p.m. and free. Blu Cork Wine Bar is at 613 SW Third Street, Newport.