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Playing it forward at BendBroadband’s Jazz at the Oxford

Playing it forward at BendBroadband’s Jazz at the Oxford

Looking to experience a hands-on workshop with world-class Jazz performers for Free? Go no further than right here in Bend.

Musicians and singers, young and old are invited to attend one or all four of the workshops where the Jazz performers from the series teach the next generation this extraordinary art form. These free music-education workshops are an important part of BendBroadband’s Jazz at the Oxford. No matter what style or how long you’ve played, you are welcome to attend.

Local Jazz musician Georges Bouhey hosts these workshops and this will be his sixth season doing so. The first workshop kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 21, 11;15 a.m. at the Minnesota Ballroom at the OXFORD hotel.

“I’m so pleased that these workshops have grown in size year after year,” said Georges. “These workshops keep me in touch with young people and more importantly it helps keep Jazz alive. It’s so important for young Jazz players to be exposed to live Jazz music. Many thanks to BendBroadband for sponsoring Jazz at the Oxford. To my knowledge this is the only opportunity for young people and Central Oregonians to see, hear and interact with world-class touring professional Jazz musicians.”

Georges was the original drummer for Mason Williams and The Santa Fe Recital. He toured extensively at top venues like Red Rocks Amphitheater & Wolf Trap Farm Park with artists including Mason Williams, Sal Marquez (Tonight Show Band) and Glen Campbell.

BendBroadband extends a special thanks to Georges for hosting these wonderful events.Jazz drummer T.S. Monk will kick off the educational workshops this year. Monk is passionate about teaching the next generation and has sponsored music education for students in the form of full scholarships to the funding and supporting after-school programs.

This season workshops will be held at 11:15 a.m. in the Minnesota Ballroom at the OXFORD hotel:

  • Saturday, Oct. 21 – T.S. Monk
  • Saturday, Nov. 18 – Peter Erskine New Trio
  • Saturday, Feb. 10 – Paul Creighton and Jarrod Lawson
  • Saturday, March 17 – Lindsey Webster

From October 2017 through March 2018, the OXFORD hotel, BendBroadband and the Bend community will welcome an incredible and diverse lineup of world-class artists over five separate weekends. Stay up-to-date with what’s happening by following us on Facebook!

BendBroadband launches Nat Geo WILD

BendBroadband launches Nat Geo WILD

Now see the power of science and exploration up close with the launching of Nat Geo WILD on BendBroadband’s Preferred package. Through the lens of some of the world’s best filmmakers and scientists, catch a glimpse of the beauty of nature on this global channel.  Nat Geo WILD is now Channel 165. Shows to watch… Continue Reading

CBS Video on Demand now on BendBroadband

CBS Video on Demand now on BendBroadband

Unrivaled access to America’s most-watched network is now available on BendBroadband. Starting Oct. 1, CBS Video on Demand service will be available to all BendBroadband subscribers. That means you’ll be able to watch the newest episodes of all your favorite CBS shows, whenever you want. With Video on Demand (VOD), you don’t have to remember… Continue Reading

Cyber security reminder: Strengthen passwords

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM is an education and awareness campaign launched by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance. The goal is to teach the American public the importance of cyber security and to provide resources that help to protect them from online threats. BendBroadband will be sharing tips and resources that match each weekly theme. Most… Continue Reading

Bend Venture Conf: 5 Growth Stage finalists named

Bend Venture Conf: 5 Growth Stage finalists named

Congratulations to the Five Growth Stage Finalists that were named Sept. 28. These finalists will present at the 14th annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC), Oct. 19-20. “Our 2017 Growth Stage finalists have gone through three rounds of cuts, resulting in a compelling group of companies that span both digital and consumer products, covering industries from UAV… Continue Reading

Oregon ranks in top 10 for internet users

The first billion of internet users in the world was reached in 2005, second billion in 2010 and the third billion in 2014. Now that’s some growth. The United States is ranked third in the world with the number of internet users. However, the U.S. remains a patchwork of internet users with 90.1 percent of residents in the state… Continue Reading

Equifax breach reminds us to take control

Equifax breach reminds us to take control

The recent hacking of the credit reporting bureau Equifax, reminds all of us that now is the time to take a good look at how we’re protecting our personal information. For some background, Equifax released the following details of the incident: The incident potentially impacts personal information relating to 145.5 million U.S. consumers – primarily… Continue Reading

Services fully restored in Bend

8:50 a.m. PDT: Services have been fully restored! 7:30 a.m. PDT: We have an outage impacting our cable and internet service at this time. We do not have an estimated time for full restoration at this time; however, our technicians are on-site and working to restore services as quickly as possible. We understand how important… Continue Reading