Acclaimed vibraphonist Chuck Redd will take to the stage this Sunday, March 18, in the first of a new series of fund-raising concerts from Just Jazz.
Jazz sweetheart Halie Loren will also take to the stage with her friends Matt Treder, Charlie Doggett, Sean Peterson and Rob Birdwell.
Chuck Redd has been impressing audiences since 1980 when he joined the Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21. Joining Redd on piano is a local favorite Randy Porter, who recently received a Grammy nomination for a project he recorded with Nancy King. Completing the trio on bass and vocals is Nicki Parrott, a singer who has studied with bass greats Ray Brown, John Clayton and many more. Over her extensive career, Parrott has performed with notable musicians including Paul McCartney, Steve Miller and Tommy Emmanuel.
Long a favorite with Oregon Coast audiences, Halie Loren achieved international success with her debut album, “They Ought to Write A Song” in 2008. She has since continued to release jazz albums and receive worldwide recognition and awards including topping the Japanese Jazz Billboard charts twice. Loren will be releasing her latest jazz album, “From the Wild Sky,” this April.
The concert will begin at 2 pm at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive Street.
Tickets, $28 for adults or $15 for kids, are available from the PAC box office, online at www.coastarts.org or by calling 541-265-2787.
Proceeds from the event will help Just Jazz, Inc. continue to provide jazz education on the Oregon Coast as well as benefiting the performing arts center’s capital campaign, “Entertain the Future.”
Just Jazz is best known for presenting jazz workshops at the annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party as well as hosting the Jazz at Otter Crest concert series.
• Just Jazz Presents will return on April 29 with a concert from the George Colligan Trio and the Jonathan Smith Trio.