About that Jazz thing….

Mike Horsfall

INHOUSE Jazz will continue the 2019 Season with a concert hosted by vocalist Annie Averre, featuring Newport’s own trumpet player John Bringetto with pianist Mike Horsfall on Sunday June 30. The musicians have been delighting INHOUSE audiences as a duo now for four summers with their unique repartee, creating unusual and playful musical conversations. Two veterans of the Pacific Northwest jazz scene, they are versatile and well suited to this house concert venue.

John Bringetto sings and plays trumpet, flugelhorn, saxophone and flute. He was born in California and boasting a B.A. and M.A. in music, John has been a professional musician most of his life. He played the jazz chair in the Stan Kenton Neophonic and has backed such singers as Nancy Wilson, John Davidson, Johnny Mathis, Bill Medley, Frankie Avalon, and BB King.  For the decade spanning 1999-2009, John played music in many countries as he sailed around the world. He is now living in Newport. John is also band director of the Lincoln Pops Orchestra and plays locally with Perpetua as well as the Bringetto Jazz Duo. John was the band and choir director at Newport High School from 2009-2015.

Mike Horsfall has enjoyed a successful and diverse musical career for over 35 years, serving as a performer, educator, composer, arranger, recording artist and concert soloist on both piano and vibraphone. He has performed and recorded with a large number of world-class musicians, including Bud Shank, Bobby Shew, Leroy Vinegar, Chuck Redd, Holly Hoffman, and Rebecca Kilgore, and has worked with such notable groups as Pink Martini, the Nu Shooz Orchestra, and the Portland Chamber Orchestra.

In 1989 Mike co-founded the trio Tall Jazz, which went to perform, record, and educate for over 20 years. They became the first ensemble to be voted into the Jazz Society of Oregon's Hall of Fame.

The June concert is the third of the INHOUSE Jazz @ the Beach 2019 season. INHOUSE Jazz, an official member of The Folk Alliance International, is an intimate house concert series presenting quality jazz artists on Sunday afternoons 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. from spring to fall on the Central Oregon Coast. Seating is limited. For reservations call 360-606-7136 or email [email protected] Concert location and directions provided upon confirmation. Admission is free and by donation ($15-$30 suggested). Proceeds exceeding expenses are donated locally in support of music education. For more information visit www.inhousejazz.org.

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