Welcome to Just Jazz

We are a small non profit group of jazz lovers passionate about America’s own music.  We produce jazz concerts, house parties and sponsor educational events such as workshops and jazz camps.

Just Jazz is dedicated to preserving jazz not just for our enjoyment but for the enjoyment of future generations.

Just Jazz is collaborating with the Lodge at Otter Crest which provides a perfect back drop to Sunday afternoon events overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Guests can select from a wide selection of menu items from the Lodge’s offerings to complement an afternoon of jazz.

Welcome to 2015 Jazz Events

2015 kicks off with the first event of the year to be held again at the Lodge at Otter Crest.  Please join us on Sunday February 15 at 2:00 p.m. for an afternoon of jazz with the Blueprints Trio featuring Dave Averre on drums, Craig Snazelle on bass and Matt Tabor on piano.  Joining Blueprints is vocalist Mike Windle and special guest, Chuck Redd. Chuck was one of the featured musicians at the 2014 Oregon Coast Jazz Party.  For additional information and to purchase tickets visit the Jazz at Otter Crest website.

Our Legacy

Just Jazz held a “one of a kind” house party featuring Mike Wofford (on an antique Steinway) and Holly Hoffman (flute).  Our gratitude to Frank and Michelle Geltner for providing the opportunity to experience jazz in a beautiful and intimate setting.  

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SummerNightsJazz2014PosterThank you all for attending Summer Night’s Jazz.

The rain stopped and the sun came out it time for the annual Summer Night’s Jazz.  It was a great event with Perpetua members Bill Hartsell, Randy Madnick, John Bringetto and Jim Cameron.  Joining the group were Mike Horsfall, Dave Captein, Todd Strait and Mario Flores.  Rounding out the ensemble were vocalists, Megan Walters and Gina Tapp.  The evening featured some original compositions, favorite standards and a latin theme that got folks up to dance. Thank you to all of you who made the 2014 Summer Night’s Jazz a success!

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halieloren2011_color_headshot1_300pixMemorial Weekend with Halie Loren.

Thank you for joining us on a beautiful spring afternoon of Jazz at Otter Crest featuring Halie Loren and trio - Matt Treder (piano), Mark Schneider (bass) and Brian West (drums) in a special performance held on Sunday May 25.  Everyone had a great time.  We promise to have Halie back again in the not too distant future.  A special thanks to sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible.

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Valentine’s Weekend with Carla Harris – Wine and Jazz

On Sunday, February 14 in celebration of Valentine’s day, Just Jazz presented Carla KarlaHarrisEPK~~element2Harris accompanied by Mike Horsfall (piano), Dave Captein (bass) and Todd Strait (drums).

Carla paired Jazz classics with premium wines from Flying Dutchman Winery of Depoe Bay