It's our 5th Anniversary!
It's our 5th Anniversary!
To celebrate this important milestone, the series will feature our most incredible and diverse lineup of world-class artists to date. From October through March, the OXFORD hotel will welcome six exciting acts, plus a 7th special CD release show, that you can't miss. Click here or scroll down for the line up, their bios and show dates and times.
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BendBroadband's Free Music Education at the Oxford Workshops
Central Oregon musicians and singers, no matter what style or how long they have played, will want to attend the FREE music workshops being led by world class musicians. Special thanks to Georges Bouhey, for organizing four sessions this season. Please join us and invite your friends! Click Here to see clips from Randy Brecker's January 17th workshop!
Session 3 - The Horn Section of Soul Vaccination
The 2014-2015 BendBroadband's Jazz at the Oxford series is brought to you by:
with B-3 Legend Chester Thompson
(ex-Santana & Tower of Power Organist)
Northwest’s Hottest Funk & Soul Band
“Folks in the Pacific Northwest are lucky to have a real soul band this fine and exciting” (Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat)
Soul Vaccination is sizzling hot. If you like Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin or Earth, Wind & Fire, you will love this band – because they are just as good! Their horn section (band leader Dave Mills, Lewis Livermore, Ron Regan, Gary Harris and Timothy Bryson) is tighter than the Jonas Brothers pants! Their vocals (Paul Creighton, Mark Wyatt & Regina K) are the very definition of sweet soul music. Their rhythm section (Edwin Coleman III, John Linn, Max Rees, and Glenn Holstrom) is funk on steroids. 13 people on stage – watch out!
Chester Thompson, B-3 Organ
“(Thompson is) one of the most revered Hammond organists alive…” (SF Jazz)
Chester will join the band for an exclusive Bend appearance, playing an original Hammond B-3 organ (we have located the prized instrument right here in Bend). Thompson is a legend. Thompson moved from his native Oklahoma to the Bay Area in 1969, where he became ensconced in the jazz scene before releasing his debut album, Powerhouse, in 1971. A chance meeting with members of the Oakland-based funk band Tower of Power led to a 10-year stint with the band, which began with his scorching solo on one of their signature hits, "What Is Hip?". Thompson’s own "Squib Cakes", one of TOP’s few instrumentals, is a showcase of his incredible talent. Thompson jumped to Santana in the early 80’s, recording eight albums with the group, including their 1999 zenith "Supernatural", which sold over 30 million copies and won nine Grammy awards. After leaving Santana in 2009, Thompson released "Mixology". It is a pleasure to welcome a musician of this stature to our Jazz at the Oxford series!
- Friday, February 20th 8:00 pm Show - SOLD OUT
- Saturday, February 21st 5:00 pm Show - SOLD OUT
- Saturday, February 21st 8:15 pm Show - SOLD OUT
Diego Figueiredo/Cyrille Aimée Quintet
with Randy Porter, Dave Captein & Todd StraitBrazilian guitar virtuoso & distinctive French singer come together for a special show not to be missed
Diego Figueiredo, Guitar
“One of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life” (George Benson)
“Diego is a unique musician” (Al De Meola)
Diego is a Brazilian guitarist who is taking the jazz world by storm. Although classically trained, Diego fuses Brazilian rhythms and jazz. He is known for superb technique, timing and imagination. Figueriredo has won numerous international awards and has played with the likes of Larry Coryell. It’s an incredible coup to be able to welcome him to Jazz at the Oxford.
Cyrille Aimée, Vocals
“…one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation” (Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal)
“Cyrille’s vocal styling’s are synonymous with music genius” (All About Jazz)
“…a voice like fine whiskey – oaky and smooth, with a hint of smokiness” (The Washington Post)
Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s International Vocal Competition, and the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Cyrille was born in Fontainebleau, France, to a French father and Dominican mother. She was raised in the village of Samois-sur-Seine, the same place where the legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt once lived. As a teenager, Cyrille performed in various Perisian cafes and clubs, and remained in Paris to attend the American School of Modern Music when her parents moved to Singapore. In 2006, she and other musician friends played and sang on street corners across Europe, and then in 2007 offered to play at jazz festivals for food and lodging. She ended up in Switzerland, where she won the Montreux competition, the prize for which included financing of a full-length recording (Cyrille Aimée & the Surreal Band). The rest is history…or history to come, as her first major label release, It’s a Good Day, was released jut this last Spring. We are lucky to have her, as Cyrille is a major star in the making.
- Friday, March 20th 8:00 pm Show - SOLD OUT
- Saturday, March 21st 5:00 pm Show - SOLD OUT
- Saturday, March 21st 8:15 pm Show - SOLD OUT