American Traditions Concert
From Bechet to Bebop
Sat, Aug 12, 7:00 - 10:30 pm
Cuthbert Amphitheater, Cuthbert
We conclude OFAM 2000 with a power-packed evening reminiscent of the great Festivals de Jazz de Paris of 1949, ‘50 and ‘54, which, in keeping with the musical currents of post-war France, gave voice to both the traditional jazz of the incomparable soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet and Bebop, the new jazz emitting from the instruments of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, and Gerry Mulligan among others. Dick Hyman welcomes an all-star line-up to recreate both. He and his rhythm section (Doug Miller and Alan Tarpinian) first back up Jazz Kings power Steve Owen and Festival favorites Randy Sandke and Byron Stripling for a tribute to Bebop. They then join world-renowned saxophonist and Bechet student Bob Wilber, vocalist Pug Horton and jazz guitar great Howard Alden for a huge Bechet set. The Young Artists Academy opens the show.

Musical Genres: traditional jazz, bebop

Selected tunes: Dizzy Atmosphere, Groovin’ High, Django, Salt Peanuts, Down in Honky Tonk Town, Promenade aux Champs Elysées, Miss Jennie’s Ball, Egyptian Fantasy, Quincy Street Stomp, Georgia Cabin, I Had It But It’s All Gone Now, Si Tu Vois Ma Mere, Dans Le Rue D’Antibes, Reverie, Petite Fleur, Chloe, and more!

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Group/Package Discounts. Purchases of a group of 6+ tickets to a single concert or individual purchases of 3 or more concerts to OFAM 2000 are eligible for a <15% discount. These discounts can't be combined.A 10% discount applies to all orders placed through June 24th. This early purchase discount can be combined with the package or group discount.

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Cuthbert Amphitheater
Alton Baker Park
Alton Baker Park
Eugene, Oregon
541-682-5000

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