Jazz Listener’s Community: BE BOP FESTIVAL May 22, 23 – 2015 – 7 to 11PM

13 Oct
Jazz Listener’s Community: BE BOP FESTIVAL May 22, 23 – 2015 – 7 to 11PM

This is a first time ever Jazz  Event

The First Annual Jazz Be Bop Festival – Eugene/Springfield OR – at the Wildish Theatre, 630 Main St, Springfield, OR 97477 –


As jazz musicians, and jazz historians, we have noticed there has never been a First Annual Jazz Be Bop Festival; EVER! Amazing, but true…

This festival will be music performed by genuine be bop players, who are well steeped in this genre.  Be Bop is related to an American Cultural Revolution, its’s history, and a  truly American Art Form! The music depicts the struggle, daily challenges, and successes, of the jazz culture in cities like New York, Chicago, and New Orleans, to begin with.  this history is based in the music of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Max Roach.  From there the list goes on.  We are speaking about the years from approximately 1942 to currently.  The music reflects, directly, to the life of the musicians in American jazz society. We have relations with two major international headliners for this event::

  • Mimi Fox, voted top jazz guitarist 5 years running in down Beat Magazine, and her master teacher Joe Pass, insists Mimi can “…play anything she wants to.”!
  • Nancy King – who heir apparent to jazz master vocalist Ella Fitzgerald! Nancy is a master of Scat Singing, which is basically using your voice as a musical instrument. … and opening bands for three nights featuring Eugene/Springfield’s leading Be Bop Performers: David O’Toole, Barbara Dzuro, Bruce Cole, Eric Richardson, Kenny Reed; and the list goes on.  these musicians are deeply steeped in early be bop, to its present evolved state; modern innovative music!
  • As a SPECIALTY, we will present a Tribute to pianist Dave Brubeck, a jazz genius from the 1950’s- 70’s.  We noticed that that here too, this has never, ever been done.  We will present a Dave Brubeck Tribute Band on the same evening as Mimi Fox’ performance.  This preview band has already performed at the Eugene Jazz Station on June 13, 2014 ( – go to Calendar.) Each tune had a standing ovation from a thoroughbred jazz audience that night!  One member, Saxophonist Dana McWayne is only fifteen years of age.  He totally grasps the whole idea of jazz expertise. amazing!   The band is a mixture of older and young jazz musicians. The venue has sufficient parking right next door to W!ildish Theatre! Intemission will be catered with gourmet snacks and beverages!. This is a work in Progress, so stay tuned to this most important American Music Event!  there will be much more information forthcoming!
  • Be Bop Film Festival!  Our Associates have rights to Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Dave Brubeck Movies. these movies will be interspersed throughout the Festival.

1st Annual Eugene Be Bop Festival

by Richmond Platz


    Creator Richmond Platz 1 minute ago

    Hi Be Bop Lovers: Would you be willing to pledge to The First Annual Eugene/Springfield OR Jazz Be Bop Festival on May 22, 23rd, 2015? At: the Wildish Theater 630 Main St, Springfield OR Please a comment, either way, as you become a part of the building of this exciting event. REMEMBER; This is a FIRST TIME EVER JAZZ EVENT! Thank You!  EVEN A SMALL AMOUNT IS A LOT!

     DONORS become Jazz History!

    Pledge Form

    The First Annual Eugene/Springfield Jazz Be Bop Festival

    May 22, 23rd – 7 PM – The Wildish Theater, 630 Main Street, Springfield, OR USA – 8PM

    This cultural event reflects music performed by Jazz Be Bop Players who are well steeped in the genre and tradition. All musicians involved will be informed, and stand by this honorably, throughout all performances.

    Be Bop is related to an American Cultural Tradition, its history, and is truly an American Art Form.

    The festival policy is to stand in this tradition, and bring it to the public in this way.

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    Gift will be matched by (company/family/foundation) ☐form enclosed form will be forwarded

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    Please make checks, corporate matches, or other gifts payable to:  

    Rich Platz The Happy Drummer

    Be Bop Festival

    1133 Olive St.  #912

    Eugene OR  97401


3 responses to “Jazz Listener’s Community: BE BOP FESTIVAL May 22, 23 – 2015 – 7 to 11PM

  1. thehappydrummer

    June 23, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    All, please leave a comment on Be Bop Festival. Your comments, if applicable, will be acknowledged, and responded to!
    Thank You,

  2. Thehappydrummer

    November 2, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I’m in the process of making one Now!

    Stay Tuned!

  3. Thehappydrummer

    November 2, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Great looking Site.


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