For five weekends from October through March, world-class jazz comes to the OXFORD hotel’s intimate jazz ballroom located in the heart of downtown Bend.
Curated by jazz artist Patrick Lamb of Patrick Lamb Productions, the 2017 - 2018 lineup kicks off in October with T.S. Monk and his sextet commemorating the centennial birthday of T.S.’s father, Thelonious Monk. November features the more intimate realms of improvised music with the Peter Erskine New Trio, featuring Grammy Award winner and drummer Peter Erskine, pianist Vardan Ovsepian and bassist Damian Erskine. In January, begin the year with Pink Martini’s lead singer, China Forbes, followed in February by the funky, groovy A Tribute to Stevie Wonder featuring Paul Creighton and Jarrod Lawson. In March, the series closes with the rich, honey-toned pipes of Billboard’s 2016 #1 Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year, Lindsey Webster.
“Bringing new, fresh jazz to the Bend community in such a small, intimate setting is what this series is all about,” said Ben Perle, Oxford Corporate’s Regional Vice President of Operations. “Year after year, we work to make this an unparalleled experience for our attendees and our artists. Our generous, committed sponsors make this series possible and the community has continued to embrace what we have to offer. We are grateful for their unwavering support and cannot wait to kick off the 8th annual series in October.”
Shows will be at 7:00 pm on Fridays, and at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Saturdays. The complete artist lineup is as follows:
- October 20 - 21, 2017: T.S. Monk
- November 17 - 18, 2017: Peter Erskine New Trio
- January 12 - 13, 2018: China Forbes
- February 9 - 10, 2018: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder featuring Paul Creighton and Jarrod Lawson
- March 16 - 17, 2018: Lindsey Webster
Jazz at the Oxford sponsors include BendBroadband, Zolo Media, The Bulletin, The Sunstone Store, Central Oregon Radiology Associates, First Interstate Bank, Subaru of Bend and 10below Restaurant.
Series passes are now available at 10% off single show ticket prices at jazzattheoxford.com. Single show tickets will be on sale beginning Monday, September 25. All ages are welcome!