Portland-based composer, arranger and bassist Chuck Israels and his eight piece jazz orchestra will perform on Friday, December 14 at the Sunriver Resort’s Homestead. This evening of memorable jazz music will include Chuck Israels’ original compositions, his arrangements of classic jazz favorites and Christmas holiday favorites.
Sunriver Brewing Company, the concert’s brew sponsor, will be part of this festive evening, providing tasty seasonal brews for the concert patrons. Sunriver Brewing is offering a ten percent dinner discount for all concert ticket holders before the concert.
Chuck Israels’ successful jazz career includes performances with Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, J.J. Johnson and John Coltrane. He is best known for his work with the Bill Evans Trio from 1961 through 1966 and for his pioneering accomplishments in jazz repertory as the founder and director of the National Jazz Ensemble from 1973 to 1981.
In 2010, he retired from directing the jazz studies program at Western Washington University and moved to Portland to work in its vibrant jazz community and participate in his favorite Northwest city’s cultural life.
“Chuck’s jazz orchestra was highly recommended to us by one of our long-time Festival Orchestra members who has been following Chuck’s career for over 30 years,” explains Pam Beezley of the Sunriver Music Festival. “This will be a memorable evening of great jazz and the Resort will be fully lit up and decorated for the Christmas holidays. It’s a great way to get into the Christmas spirit!”
Concert sponsors are Merrill Lynch, Cascade Sotheby’s, Hansons Piano and Sunriver Resort.
Christmas Jazz Concert
Sunriver Resort Homestead
Chuck Israels’ Jazz Orchestra
Friday, December 14, 7pm
Doors open at 6pm
Tables for 8 or 2 guests
$10 for Youth (18 and under)
Brew Sponsor: Sunriver Brewery
Valentine’s Day Dinner & Concert
Sunriver Resort Great Hall
Thursday, February 14, 2013, 6:00pm
Enjoy a three course dinner, concert, dancing and glass of wine for $80. Join the Sunriver Music Festival for an evening of delicious food, wine, a full concert and dancing featuring the 18 piece Salem Big Band.
Sit at a table for two or bring your friends and sit at a table for eight.
Sunriver Music Festival Ticket Office, 541-593-9310