BendBroadband’s Jazz at the Oxford Series opens with Joey DeFrancesco Trio

BendBroadband’s Jazz at the Oxford  series launches its sixth season tonight and Saturday with the Joey DeFrancesco Trio. Tickets are on sale now at www.jazzattheoxford.com.

“We are grateful for the overwhelming support of our jazz series by our sponsors and by the greater Bend community. Our series tickets sold out very quickly and individual tickets sales have been on a record setting pace,” said Ben Perle, regional vice-president of Oxford Corporate. “I would encourage anyone hoping to see the Joey DeFrancesco Trio to purchase your tickets now.”

Three time Grammy nominee Joey DeFrancesco is a master of the B3 organ and has been described as “…the best B3 player on the planet” by Jazz Times. He has won the Down Beat Critics poll ten times and the Readers poll every year since 2005 along with countless Jazz Journalist and other Jazz awards. In 2004, Joey was nominated for a Grammy for his record “Falling In Love Again,” in 2010 for “Never Can Say Goodbye,” and again in 2014 for “Enjoy the View.” Joining him on stage will be New York based drummer Jason Brown, who has been a featured artist with the Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra of St. Petersburg and guitarist Dan Wilson, who has shared the stage with jazz greats Russell Malone, Les McCann, Christian McBride, Eric Marienthal and Dave Stryker. This trio, without losing sense of tradition, offers a fresh rhythmic and harmonic approach to modern jazz.

General Admission tickets are $48 per ticket plus fees. Show times are:

  • TONIGHT           8 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 24       5 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 24      8:15 p.m.

Also, the popular Free Music Education Workshop will be held Saturday at the OXFORD hotel beginning at 11:15 a.m.  Hosted by Georges Bouhey, all ages are welcome to gain insight and musical life lessons from DeFrancesco, Brown and Wilson.

In addition to the Joey DeFrancesco Trio, this season’s series lineup includes appearances by national recording artist Sheila E. performing with her father, Jazz legend, Pete Escovedo, a return visit for pianist extraordinaire Darrell Grant, a taste of New Orleans’s Jazz courtesy of Reggie Houston and Charmaine Neville, and the latin flair of an ensemble led by Bobby Torres.

For more information, visit www.oxfordhotelbend.com.

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