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INHOUSE for the holidays

Published on November 28, 2017 11:47AM

INHOUSE Jazz will return to the Oregon Coast this Sunday, Dec. 3, for a holiday concert featuring guitarist Christopher Woitach, trombonist John Moak and vocalist Annie Averre.

The three performers enjoy a longstanding collaborative relationship, and the convert will showcase Averre’s favorite selections from her repertoire.

Christopher Woitach plays a wide range of jazz styles, from Dixieland to free jazz and ragtime to bebop. His compositions reflect his diverse musical tastes and abilities, combining the intricacies of Baroque counterpoint with the freedom of modern jazz. He has played with many nationally and internationally known artists, including Bernadette Peters, Rich Little and Hank Roberts.

Trombonist “Jazzy” John Moak has performed with many notable artists including Dave Brubeck, Clark Terry and Louie Bellson. He has performed as a member of the Louie Bellson Big Band and Octet, the Clark Terry Quintet, the Portland Jazz Orchestra and with pop acts, Frankie Valli, Aretha Franklin and the Four Tops. Moak also appears on many recordings, most recently with Gino Vannelli.

Sunday’s concert will run from 2:30 to 5:30 pm at a private home in Seal Rock. Admission is by a suggested donation of $15 to $30, with any profits going toward the annual Spring Newport High School Jazz Clinic.

For reservations and directions, call 360-606-7136 or email aaverre@hotmail.com.

For more information, go to www.inhousejazz.org.

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