OFAM 2023 Winter - January 18-22, 2023
I'll Be Seeing You
From Swing to The Cool, 1938-52
Oregon Festival of American Music 2023 (both Winter and Summer) takes a journey down the thoroughfares and byways of 1940s popular music from mainstream popular song to the new forms of jazz evolving out of big band swing. OFAM 2023 Summer (August 2-12) focuses specifically on WWII. OFAM 2023 Winter
(Jan 18-22) pays tribute to a choice selection of songwriters and performers from that culturally rich and eventful decade, including a tributes to Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael, Billie Holiday, the closing years of the Swing era, and the rise of Bebop and Cool Jazz.