Merry Christmas from Cascade A&E!
Peter Rodocker with Lamp at Volcanic Theatre Pub
Music from Portland’s Peter Rodocker w/ local band Lamp. $5
Location: 70 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR 97702
Oregon Piano Summit: 2 pianos and 4 pianists Gordon Lee, Randy Porter, Ben Darwish and Darrell Grant at the Oxford
The Oxford Hotel and G2 Strategic today announced the most diverse lineup in the brief history of BendBroadband’s Jazz at the Oxford, as the popular series enters its fourth year.
BendBroadband’s Jazz at the Oxford is a monthly jazz series, presented in the intimacy of Bend’s The Oxford Hotel, featuring three performances on one weekend each month, beginning October 25, 2013 and running through March 15, 2014.
Full series subscriptions are now available on-line at www.jazzattheoxford.com, where detailed artist and show information is provided. Single-show tickets will go on sale September 30th. The deadline to purchase series subscriptions is October 22nd.
“We open with a jazz legend, with the great Les McCann as a special guest with the Javon Jackson Band,” said Executive Producer Marshall Glickman. “McCann’s Swiss Movement, recorded live with Eddie Harris at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1969, represents a seminal moment in the history of jazz. Javon is one of the great tenor players in the world. I can’t wait to hear Compared To What.”
“The lineup is incredible this year,” continued Glickman. “I am especially excited about our December show, which we are calling the Oregon Piano Summit. We will have two pianos and four of the best pianists you will ever hear. We have Bruce Forman, one of our greatest living jazz guitarists; our first Latin show, with Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Latin Septet coming in from New York City; incredible vocalist Mary Stallings backed by our good friends Mel Brown, Tony Pacini and Ed Bennett; and the return of the Portland Blues Review, fronted by both Lisa Mann and Andy Stokes. Wow!”
BendBroadband’s Jazz at the Oxford is made possible due to the support of several local companies that are committed to the cultural enrichment of Central Oregon. In addition to BendBroadband, the series is supported by US Bank, Douglas Fine Jewelry Design, Central Oregon Radiology, InFocus Eye Care and The Source Weekly.
“The Oxford Hotel and the Baney family are thrilled to continue to bring world-class music to downtown Bend,” said Ben Perle, Regional Vice-President of Oxford Hotel Group, the parent company of The Oxford Hotel and the Oxford Suites hotel chain. “This year, we purchased a beautiful Yamaha Avant Grand hybrid piano, which not only solidifies our long-term commitment to the series, but also gives us the opportunity to bring in some of our wonderful local musicians.”
The Cosmopolitans, led by Bend-based pianist and drummer Georges Bouhey, will appear every month on First Fridays, and Bouhey will play solo piano on alternating Mondays. Bouhey’s performances will feature several other local pros, as well as student musicians, including Glickman’s son Laz, who is an avid young pianist.
Location: 10 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend, OR 97701
Jordan Singer at Silver Moon Brewing
A local solo act, from Bend, Oregon. Come hear his folk-style!
Location: 24 NW Greenwood Ave, Bend, Oregon 97701
Bonfire on the Snow with Wanderlust Tours
Bonfire on the Snow events take snowshoers a short way to a quiet spot in the snowy forest to bask at a glowing bonfire in the middle of an amphitheater hand carved into the snow. Local naturalist guides share interpretation of the forest, its animal life and the night sky while participants relax around the fire enjoying locally baked desserts and various hot drinks. $85 per person includes guides, transportation, snowshoes, instruction, food and drinks. Kids 8 years old and older welcome. Adults only on New Years Eve event; $95 per person.
Also offered daily are Starlight Snowshoe tours, which run every evening on which moonlight tours are not offered, and half-day snowshoe tours, beer-tasting snowshoe tours, desert cave tours, Bend Brew Bus brewery tours and Local Pour tours which include stops at a local brewery, winery, distillery and cidery. Half-day tours range from $50 to $65.
Location: 61535 S Highway 97, Suite 13, Bend, OR
541-389-8359 or 800-962-2862
Peter Gabrial: New Blood at the Tower Theatre
$12 General Admission
$48 Club Pass ~ Includes five tickets, free popcorn, reserved seating
All films rated PG
A visual feast combining a 46-piece orchestra, animation and on-screen graphics with Gabriel’s renowned stage presence and instantly recognizable voice.
Location: 835 NW Wall St Bend, OR 97701
New Years Eve Dance Party with The Sugar Beets at The Belfry
The Sugar Beets play happy dance music with great harmonies. Bluegrass on the top and groove on the bottom.Tickets are $18 online $28 at the door (bendticket.strangertickets.com)
Location: 302 East Main Avenue, Sisters, Oregon 97759
Happy New Year!