Submitted by Marshall Glickman
What a rousing opening weekend for BendBroadband’s JAZZ AT THE OXFORD! There were three incredible shows by the Portland Blues Review featuring LaRhonda Steele & Curtis Salgado; three oversold houses; and three nights of wonderful jazz/blues fans enjoying the intimacy and ambiance of our little club at The Oxford. Great service, great food, great sound and a great weekend!
And, for my twelve-year-old son Laz, it was more than special. He got called up to do a number with Curtis, a blues icon in his own right whose chops are better than ever. Laz and Curtis shared the stage with some of the finest blues players around: B3 master Louis Pain, Edwin Coleman on drums, Peter Dammann on guitar, John Nastos on sax and LaRhonda Steele belting it out on vocals.
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We have five more weekends with some serious, world-class players. Next up is the Talented Mr. Pelt – Downbeat’s Rising Trumpet Star 5 years in a row – Jeremy Pelt, who will be backed by Portland’s Gentleman of Jazz, Mel Brown, plus Tony Pacini on piano and Ed Bennett on bass. Tickets are available while they last at jazzattheoxford.com.
BendBroadband is proud to be the title sponsor of the Jazz at the Oxford series.