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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

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

BendBroadband sponsors Uncorked, Sept. 15-16

BendBroadband sponsors Uncorked, Sept. 15-16

Nothing goes better together than wine, cheese, chocolate, and live music. Attend the two-day wine tasting event “Uncorked, Sunriver Style” on Sept. 15-16 and you’ll experience the wines from the Pacific Northwest. While at this fun event, be sure to stop by the BendBroadband booth and meet Sunriver’s dedicated representative Kelsie Bixler. For you football… Continue Reading

BEAT Children’s Theatre provides many benefits for young people

BEAT Children’s Theatre provides many benefits for young people

 All the world’s a stage — William Shakespeare’s As You Like It When a child acts, they walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. They start wondering why their character made certain choices. Understanding others lays the foundation for compassion and empathy, which are personality skills necessary for corporate leaders, medical professionals and more. Because of… Continue Reading

Protect privacy, check social media settings

Protect privacy, check social media settings

According to Pew Research Center, people are lacking confidence in how social media sites protect their personal data. BendBroadband is encouraging customers to review their social media privacy settings following several social media sites recently changing their privacy policies to track user data or make data more visible. “Many customers continually express concern about internet… Continue Reading

Preparing for the eclipse in Oregon

Preparing for the eclipse in Oregon

Across the country, people are counting down the days until Aug. 21. Millions are planning trips, camp sites are at capacity, and emergency plans are prepared. A solar eclipse will cross the United States for the first time since February 1979. In fact, it will be the first to cross coast-to-coast since 1918. This natural sensation… Continue Reading

BendBroadband features Sisters resident in TV commercial

BendBroadband features Sisters resident in TV commercial

Local internet, TV, and phone services provider BendBroadband has launched another installment of its internet campaign, this time featuring Sisters resident June Jaeger. Building on the company’s promotional series that highlights inspiring Central Oregonians such as Ultra Runner Max King, and chainsaw artist Skip Armstrong, Jaeger will be featured for her quilting. “We admire the artistry,… Continue Reading