BendBroadband’s Jazz at the Oxford is a monthly jazz series in the intimacy of Bend’s The OXFORD hotel, featuring three performances on one weekend each month beginning October 24, 2014 and running through March 21, 2015.
This year’s series line-up features appearances by trumpet legend Randy Brecker, Brazilian guitar virtuoso Diego Figueiredo with acclaimed French singer Cyrille Aimée, former Tower of Power and Santana organist Chester Thompson, who will appear as a special guest with Portland’s Soul Vaccination, and a special bonus show with Mel Brown’s B-3 Organ Group, celebrating the release of their new CD.
The series will launch in October with the return of King Louie’s Portland Blues Review, a special group assembled exclusively for BendBroadband’s Jazz at the Oxford, featuring an amazing lineup of blues singers and musicians, led by Portland organist Louis Pain, and including Andy Stokes, Lisa Mann, LaRhonda Steele, Peter Dammann, Edwin Coleman III, Renato Caranto and special guest Danny Armstrong, an extraordinary trombonist out of San Francisco. The series will also feature the second Oregon Piano Summit, featuring pianists Gordon Lee, Tom Grant, Mac Potts, Ramsey Embick, drummer Mel Brown and Pink Martini bassist Phil Baker.
Series subscriptions are now available on-line at www.jazzattheoxford.com, in addition to detailed artist and show information. The deadline to purchase series subscriptions is Tuesday, October 21. Single-show tickets will go on sale Tuesday, October 7.