John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk often composed and performed pieces in jazzy swing grooves but rarely wrote pieces in specific Latin rhythmic grooves like Rumba, Samba, Cha Cha Cha, Boléro, or Bossa Nova. But if you love jazz, you won't be surprised to hear that their compositions often lend themselves to interpretation with a Latin tinge. Carl and friends will be revisiting classics by Miles, Monk, and Trane, plus a taste of pieces by Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.
Free student tickets.
Ballet Fantastique’s sparkling holiday tradition, An American Christmas Carol, returns for 2017! Donna and Hannah Bontrager have re-imagined Charles Dickens’ beloved story in iconic post-WWII America with their original choreography set to the velvet voice of international chart-topping jazz singer—and Oregon sweetheart—Halie Loren. Retro-glam choreography fuses drama and humor as it weaves the story of penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformative quest.
Loren (double-nominated for multiple Independent Music Awards) sets the score with her winsome original arrangements of standards by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole. Actor Adam Goldthwaite joins the company as “Smokey Joe” Marley. Ballet Fantastique’s flagship American Christmas Carol is for the young and young at heart (post-sugarplum set included), and it promises to charm even the stoniest of humbug hearts.
EUGENE, OR: HULT CENTER
DEC. 15-17, 2017
One Eugene Center, Eugene OR 97401
Hult Center Box Office: 541-682-5000
Fri, Dec. 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Sat, Dec. 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Sun, Dec. 17, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Discounts for students/college with ID/groups of 6+
My own sextet plays its annual gig for my birthday! (Which is about a week earlier, but who's counting?) I'll be joined by Dave Glenn on trombone, Tony Glausi on trumpet, Idit Shner on saxophone, Greg Goebel on piano, and Jason Palmer on drums. It will be good. You will have fun. We will have fun. And (shhh!) new tunes are on the way!
$8 cover, to benefit the Jazz Station.
Thanks to Roaring Rapids' Paul Roth for sponsoring the show!
The Wildish Theater's 10th anniversary celebration will feature the Halie Loren Quartet, as well as the Sugar Beets, and halie and the moon.
Every Sunday The Jazz Station puts on the Sunday Learners' Jam, dedicated to educating beginner/advancing jazz musicians of any age in a jam session context with feedback provided by jazz educators. That's where I come in. :) My house band will include Torrey Newhart on keys and Ken Mastrogiovanni on drums. All ages, donations accepted.
Miles Davis was not only a trumpeter and a bandleader; he was also a composer. Davis pieces like "So What", "All Blues" and "Milestones" have been covered—in other words, re-recorded—by hundreds if not thousands of jazz musicians. For this concert, Carl Woideck and friends will instead explore some of Miles Davis' seldom-covered compositions, focusing on the years 1967 and 1968. Among the pieces will be "Fun", "Water On The Pond", and the centerpiece of the concert, the epic "Circle In The Round". This was time that Davis was experimenting with using alternative keyboards like celeste and electric piano, and for the first time, adding a guitar to his basic group. Join saxophonist Woideck, trumpeter Tony Glausi, guitarist Michael Radliff, keyboardist Torrey Newhart, bassist Sean Peterson, and drummer Adam Carlson for an unforgettable night of rare Miles Davis.
This concert is eligible for The Shedd's Free Shedd Jazz Student Ticket program, which makes a limited number of free tickets to 2016-17 Shedd jazz concerts available to students elementary through college. The program is made possible by a grant from Chamber Music America and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Contact The Shedd Ticket Office for information.
Guitarist Jack Radsliff leads a trio to perform his original tunes and improvised compositions. At the EMU on UofO campus, corner of 13th and University. The Fishbowl is the glassed-in dining area that overlooks University Street. No cover, all ages!
Four shows over two nights in Aspen, CO. Halie Loren performs for Jazz Aspen’s JAS Cafe series with her quartet (pianist Matt Treder, bassist Sean Peterson, and drummer Brian West) with four performances across two nights: Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th (concerts at 7 pm and 9:15 pm both nights). Admission: $35. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 305 East Hopkins. Venue phone: 970.920.4996. for more information https://www.facebook.com/events/366285120378717/
We're on the road! Come check out the band in Portland on a Sunday night. Part of the PJCE series at Turn Turn Turn.
Torrey Newhart - Pno., Tom Barber - Tpt., Eddie Bond - Gt., Jessie Smith - Sx., Joshua Hettwer - Sx./Cl., Sean Peterson - Bs. and Adam Carlson - Dr.
A3 Schools present a Civil Rights-era spoken word program featuring music by artists such as John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Charles Mingus, and others. Performed by A3 students and a jazz combo with yours truly, Josh Hettwer, Torrey Newhart, Adam Carlson, and Paul Krueger. Two nights, 6:30-8:30 each night. All ages.
Pianist Torrey Newhart brings together his seven-piece band and several visual artists for a night of painting, dance, and music. Songs inspired by paintings, paintings inspired by songs, dancing inspired by both! This will be a unique and special event.
I'll be in Indianapolis for my first time to play with vocalist Halie Loren and pianist Matt Treder. Look out Indiana! Two shows: Friday at 8, and Saturday at 7. For tickets follow the link or copy and paste: https://www.facebook.com/events/197642394003806/
Drummer Adam Carlson leads his band into the Jazz Station to take on the music of the late Tony Williams, who joined the Miles Davis group at 17 years old and went on to revolutionize jazz drumming. Several tunes by Miles and his collaborators. With Tony Glausi, Josh Hettwer, Torrey Newhart. https://www.facebook.com/events/328759254182181/
Laura Kemp, Paul Biondi and I play and sing "a new twist on the old standards" while nearby streets are closed to automobiles. bring your human-powered wheels, walking shoes, or other creative modes of transport and join the party! https://www.facebook.com/eugenesundaystreets/
Saxophonist/composer Jessika Smith leads her fantastic big band to Portland's Montavilla Jazz Festival, still celebrating the release of her/our 2015 album, Tricks of Light.