QuaranTunes: Safe Summer Sounds

Thursday, Aug. 6 at 7 pm — The Perry Gerber Band

With “Dinner & A Show” Option from Side Door Cafe!

Join us for a QuaranTunes concert with The Perry Gerber Band: Richard Paris, Greg Stilwell, Norman Austin and, of course, Lincoln City celebrity Perry Gerber. Enjoy three sets of vintage rock ‘n roll and danceable tunes from the 50s and 60s, at home or at the Cultural Center. (Note: Dmitri Matheny was unable to make the concert originally scheduled on this date).

With the safety of our patrons, staff and musicians in mind, we’re offering two types of tickets:
1) Socially distant table seating, limited to 25 concert will be performed in the LCCC auditorium before a small audience of 25, seated in singles and couples at socially-distant tables. Masks will be required.
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2) VIP Live Stream, broadcast from the LCCC auditorium to your laptop, phone, tablet or TV through our private YouTube channel. Purchase a ticket to the VIP Live feed, and we’ll send you the link prior to the show.

Dinner & A Show? Side Door Cafe is offering a special menu for this QuaranTunes Concert: A salad of organic greens with fresh local berries, candied pecans, Gorgonzola cheese & balsamic syrup, with an entree of champagne summer corn risotto with a piece of chargrilled salmon. For home diners, pickups will be ready at the restaurant between 6 and 6:30 pm. For in-person guests, dinners will be delivered hot to the Cultural Center at 6:30 pm.

ABOUT THE BAND:

The Perry Gerber Band plays sing along and family friendly tunes from Dion, Del Shannon, Grand Funk Railroad, The Monkees, The Beatles and the Steve Miller Band. They’ve spent the last two summers touring fairs and festivals throughout the Northwest — lucky for us, they’re stuck home, too!

In his 40 year career, Perry toured with Sara Evans and The North Santiam Band. That era included opening for Willie Nelson and Tim McGraw.

Your ticket purchase supports these fantastic musicians, as well as the Cultural Center and an adventurous group of local audio and video professionals dedicated to live broadcasts of the highest quality (the LCCC Stream Team).

Perry Gerber Band at the LCCC Aug. 6

Coming Soon

Wednesday, Aug. 19 — Halie Loren

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Jazz-pop singer/songwriter Halie Loren, hailing from Alaska and Oregon, is driven by a passion for authentic story-telling through music. Her award-winning original songs and albums have topped international charts, and her live shows have delighted audiences and garnered dedicated fans around the world for over a decade.

Whether it’s wringing out a torch song’s every vulnerable confession, pouring on the humor in a sassy blues, or swooning into a bossa nova’s gentle sway, on stage, Loren is all in. “Anyone who walks into a Halie Loren show comes away the better for it.” (FestivalPeak.com)

You may have made the trip to see Halie Loren in concert before, whether at the Lincoln City Cultural Center or elsewhere, during one of her global touring stops. This time, Halie (and a special guest) will be bringing the concert to YOU, wherever you may be in the world, this August 19th… on the virtual stage!

This personalized concert will be broadcast from Halie’s home studio to your laptop, phone, tablet or TV through our private YouTube channel. Purchase a ticket to the VIP Live feed, and we’ll send you the link prior to the show.

Halie wants to make this digital concert event as special and personalized as possible, so she will be performing a number of YOUR requests! If you have songs you would love to hear her perform, please list them in an email to halieloren@comcast.net.

Wednesday, Aug. 26 — Ezra Weiss & Devin Phillips

The LCCC presents an evening with composer/pianist Ezra Weiss, “a bold, inspired figure in the contemporary jazz arranging scene” (DownBeat) in a duo with tenor saxophone Devin Phillips.

Would you like Dinner and a Show? Olde Line Lanes is offering a special menu for this concert, delivered to the LCCC (in-person tickets) or your home in the Lincoln City area (VIP Streaming). This meal is sold separately for $20 per person. To order or learn more, head to www.oldelinelanes.com/ and click “Upcoming Events.”

With the safety of our patrons, staff and musicians in mind, we’re offering two types of tickets:
1) Table seating in the LCCC auditorium before a small audience of 25, seated in singles and couples at socially-distant tables. Masks will be required.
2) VIP Live Stream, broadcast from the LCCC auditorium to your laptop, phone, tablet or TV through our private YouTube channel. Purchase a ticket to the VIP Live feed, and we’ll send you the link prior to the show.

Ezra Weiss has released seven albums as a bandleader: The Five A.M. Strut (2003), Persephone (2005), Get Happy (2007), The Shirley Horn Suite (2010), Our Path To This Moment (2012), Before You Know It Live in Portland, and We Limit Not the Truth of God (2019). All of these CD’s have received substantial national and international acclaim from the press, and have spent significant time on the JazzWeek Radio Charts.

Additionally, Ezra composed the music for the Portland Jazz Composer’s Ensemble’s multimedia concert and recording, From Maxville To Vanport (2018). He also wrote the big band arrangements for Derek Hines’ recording The Long Journey Home (2017), which led to the formation of the Ezra Weiss Big Band.

Born and reared in New Orleans, the cradle of jazz, Devin Phillips’ intense affair with the saxophone began at the age of eight. Performing, touring and recording with top jazz artists, such as Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Palmieri, The Headhunters, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, musician Lenny Kravitz, and Los Hombres Caliente (with whom he recorded two award-winning albums) soon followed. His reputation as a sax man with intricate and rhythmically innovative sounds made him a popular feature at jazz festivals: France’s Jazz de Vien Festival; Tokyo’s JVC Jazz Festival; Itanbul’s The Ruins; Spain’s Barcelona Jazz Festival; the Netherlands’ North Sea Jazz and the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

Your ticket purchase supports these fantastic musicians, as well as the Cultural Center and an adventurous group of local audio and video professionals dedicated to live broadcasts of the highest quality (the LCCC Stream Team).

Wednesday, Sept. 2 — The Darrell Grant Jazz Trio

The LCCC presents an evening with composer/pianist Ezra Weiss, “a bold, inspired figure in the contemporary jazz arranging scene” (DownBeat) in a duo with tenor saxophone Devin Phillips.

The LCCC presents an evening with the renowned pianist Darrell Grant, and his jazz trio.
With the safety of our patrons, staff and musicians in mind, we’re offering two types of tickets:
1) Socially distant table seating, limited to a small audience of 25, seated in singles and couples at socially-distant tables. Masks will be required.
2) VIP Live Stream, broadcast from the LCCC auditorium to your laptop, phone, tablet or TV through our private YouTube channel. Purchase a ticket to the VIP Live feed, and we’ll send you the link prior to the show.

Since the release of his debut album Black Art, one of the New York Times’s top ten jazz CD’s of 1994, Darrell Grant has built an international reputation as a pianist, composer, and educator who channels the power of music to make change. He has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe in venues ranging from Paris’s La Villa jazz club to the Havana Jazz Festival. Dedicated to themes of hope, community, and place, Grant’s compositions include his 2012 Step by Step: The Ruby Bridges Suite honoring the civil rights icon and The Territory which explores Oregon’s landscape and history. Since moving to Portland, Oregon he has been named Portland Jazz Hero by the Jazz Journalist Association, received a Northwest Regional Emmy, been named the 2019 Portland Jazz Master, and received a MAP Fund grant. He is a Professor of Music at Portland State University where he directs the Leroy Vinnegar Jazz Institute.

Your ticket purchase supports this fantastic musician, as well as the Cultural Center and an adventurous group of local audio and video professionals dedicated to live broadcasts of the highest quality (the LCCC Stream Team).

Past QuaranTunes Events…

Wednesday, July 22 at 7 pm — Men of Worth

The LCCC was pleased to present this concert with the Celtic duo of James Keigher and Donnie Macdonald — Men of Worth. Between them, they play eight traditional instruments, from the mandolin to the bodhran, and sing in English and Gaelic. With a simple presentation and a wealth of stories, Men of Worth will leave you smiling.

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