Newport (Oregon) 2012

Holly Hofmann

Holly Hofmann directs the Oregon Coast Jazz Party with the organizational skills of a headmistress, the firmness of a Marine Corps drill instructor and the finesse of a world-class flutist. At the 2012 party, she unsheathed her flute twice, sitting in with the Clayton Brothers Quintet and joining in the closing jam session. The rest of the time, she field-marshaled the three-day gathering. Held in the town of Newport, the festival presented 19 musicians playing in established groups and being … [Read more...]