INHOUSE Jazz will present a holiday concert hosted by vocalist Annie Averre, featuring guitarist Christopher Woitach and trombonist John Moak, on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The concert will showcase Averre’s favorite selections from her repertoire. She invited Moak and Woitach to join her — theirs is a longstanding musical collaborative relationship performing together in concerts and clubs
Woitach plays a wide range of jazz styles, from Dixieland to free jazz, Ragtime to Bebop. His compositions reflect his diverse musical tastes and abilities, combining the intricacies of Baroque counterpoint with the freedom of modern jazz.
Woitach has played with many nationally and internationally known artists, including Bernadette Peters, Rich Little, Hank Roberts, Bob Mover, Tony Monaco, Mel Brown and John Stowell. He regularly performs throughout the Pacific Northwest and at jazz festivals in the U.S. and Canada. Woitach’s recordings have been played on broadcast and internet radio stations around the globe. They have received excellent reviews from such respected jazz publications as Jazz Improv and Cadence, and internet sites including Jazzguitar.de and Jazzreview.com. More information can be found online at www.affmusic.com.
Moak has performed with many notable artists, including Dave Brubeck, Clark Terry, Louie Bellson, Pete Christlieb, Nat Adderley, Randy Brecker, Diane Schuur, Branford Marsalis, Slide Hampton, Doc Severinsen, Jack Sheldon, Herbie Mann, Rosemary Clooney, James Moody, John Faddis, Byron Stripling and Ken Peplowski. He has performed as a member of the Louie Bellson Big Band and Octet, the Clark Terry Quintet, the Portland Jazz Orchestra and with pop acts, Frankie Valli, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, the Temptations, and the Four Tops. He appears on many recordings, most recently with Gino Vannelli. He has performed at the New Orleans, Newport, Montreux and North Sea Jazz.
INHOUSE Jazz features regional musicians and is an official member of the Folk Alliance International. This intimate holiday house concert is presented annually on the Central Oregon Coast. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 360-606-7136 or email [email protected] Concert location and directions are provided upon confirmation. Admission is free and by donation ($15-$30 suggested). Proceeds exceeding expenses from this concert will sponsor the annual Spring Newport High School Jazz Clinic presented by INHOUSE Jazz musicians. For more information, go online at www.inhousejazz.org.