First Annual Eugene/Springfield OR Jazz Be Bop Festival
^Wildish Theater – 630 Main St. – Springfield OR
May 22, 23rd – 6 PM
A T T E N T I O N : S U P P O R T E R S !!! Be Bop Festival
CANCELLED, Due To Health Issues!
Dear Supporter, Pledging to an Historical Event.
This First Time Ever, Major Jazz Event
: This is to inform you of this First time Ever Jazz Event, that will be promoted nationally!
The venue has sufficient parking right next door to the W!ildish Theatre! Not a bad seat in the house!
Intemission will be catered with gourmet snacks and beverages!.Your venue can be permanent for all annuals forthcoming!
This is a work in Progress, so stay tuned to this most important American Music Event! There will be much more information forthcoming! https://thehappydrummer.wordpress.com
The supporter’s payoff will have you becoming a part of History!
*** Overview ***
Prepared by Producers: Stephen Ambrose & Rich Platz
Stephen Ambrose/ 541-505-1197
Richmond Platz/ 541-543-3245
Because Be Bop is related to an American Cultural Revolution, its history, and that its truly an American Art Form, the festival *policy will be to stand in this tradition, and bring it to the public in that way.
Be Bop Movies
Festival will include: Be Bop Film Show is in the works, which an associate of ours has exclusive rights to.
LINEUP: We are so proud to present these Be Bop Masters –
Fri.-Mimi Fox, In top 5 Jazz’ guitarists in Downbeat Mag. “…She can do anything she wants on the guitar”. Joe Pass.
Sat-Nancy King, Scat Singer, In top 25 jazz vocalists
A tribute to Dave Brubeck:
Fri-The Brubeck Tribute Band, Nick Rieser piano, Jack Neiderman bass, Dana McWayne sax, Rich Platz drums.
Leading Area Be Bop Musicians, well steeped in the genre,.interspersed throughout festival performances. Times tba.
Adam Harris, w/Advanced U of O musicians, others
Joe Manis Trio, Northwest Saxophoneist Extraordinaire
David O’Toole, w/ Barbara Dzuro, Mike Hans, Bruce Cole, …
Eric Richardson, w/Drum Richardson, Dan Powell, Kenny Reed .
TICKETS: $40 PER NIGHT, 3 SHOWS PER NIGHT..
*Our Policy is to reflect 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. This event will remain true to the Be Bop Genre, in the purest sense! Personell could change withot notice
Even a small contribution helps a lot! Thank You! Your logo will appear in Promos & Broadcasts
Attention Supporters We can forward broad overview Now. Thehappydrummer.wordpress.com
The First Annual Eugene/Springfield
Jazz Be Bop Festival –
Sept. 19, 20, 21st, 2014 – 8PM
The Wildish Theatre – 630 Main St. Springfield, OR
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 Revolution, 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 that way. Donators become a part of jazz history!
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The Happy Drummer –
A senior drummer living in Eugene Or USA!
My love for Jazz, specifically Be Bop began at age 12 in my hometown of Albany, NY. When I first heard a recorded radio broadcast of Jazz At Massey Hall in Canada, featuring the fathers of Be Bop: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach; it changed my life forever. There was so much happening in the sound, and it swung with so much strength.
So, simply put, I spent the rest of my life playing, and studying the art of jazz drumming, or forming bands in this Genre.
I now am a member of a successful volunteer jazz club in Eugene OR: thejazzstation.org, and recently produced a band named The Dave Brubeck Tribute Band, and performed there on June 13, 2014, to standing ovations, as our inspiration certainly did shine!
I am Co-Producing, along w/Stephen Ambrose, The First Annual Eugene/Springfield Jazz Be Bop Festival, which will also include: One of Jazz’ leading guitarists, Mimi Fox; Scat Singer Nancy King And The Brubeck Tribute Band, along with some of the areas foremost Be Bop Players. This event will remain true to the Be Bop Genre, in the purest sense!
Rich Platz, thehappydrummer
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Coming up: First Time Ever Be Bop Festival, May 22, 23rd, Wildish Theater
630 Main St.,Springfield OR, 8 PM – Three Shows per night!
Not a bad seat in the house!
Festival Information forthcoming. Festival Dates:
NEW DATE(S): May 22nd & 23rd, 2015
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 (www.thejazzstation.org – 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