The Just Jazz Presents concert series continues on Sunday, July 22, with husband and wife duo Holly Hofmann and Mike Wofford, who have been playing both as a duo and with various ensembles for over 30 years. The concert will be held at 2 pm in the lobby at the Newport Performing Arts Center.
Holly Hofmann has earned the praise and respect of musicians and jazz aficionados for her bluesy, bebop-based improvisations and technical prowess. She has set the standard for jazz flute and has performed with jazz greats such as Ray Brown, Frank Wess, Cedar Walton and Kenny Barron. Holly has also recorded and collaborated with Bill Cunliffe, Victor Lewis, John Clayton, Houston Person, Regina Carter and Terell Stafford.
Mike Wofford is an outstanding pianist who has appeared on over 200 recordings. Mike has toured with Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, also acting as conductor on both tours, and has either recorded or performed with musical legends John Lennon, the Jackson Five, Joe Pass, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Quincy Jones and many more. More recently Mike has recorded with John Clayton , Jeff Hamilton, Terell Stafford and Kevin Mahogany.
Following the Just Jazz, Inc. tradition, food and beverage will be available courtesy of La Maison Café & Bakery. Seats are not reserved, so please arrive early. The mision of Just Jazz, Inc. is to help raise funds for jazz workshops, private clinics and scholar-ships.
Tickets are $22 and can be purchased by visiting www.coastarts.org, calling 541-265-2787 or visiting the Newport Performing Arts Center box office at 777 W. Olive St Newport, OR 97365.