BRIEFLY.Byline: The Register-Guard
Jazz Station 'selling' keys to buy new piano
Sponsoring a key on the new piano that the Jazz Station hopes to buy is a sure way to hit a note that listeners will appreciate for years to come.
The Jazz Station, at 68 W. Broadway, is operated by the Willamette Jazz Society, a nonprofit organization Nonprofit Organization
An association that is given tax-free status. Donations to a non-profit organization are often tax deductible as well.
Examples of non-profit organizations are charities, hospitals and schools. . The venue needs to raise about $7,500 to buy a professional grade piano, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. jazz society board member Paul Saffell.
The Jazz Station will hold a benefit concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and is symbolically selling the 88 keys on the piano. For $50 per key, donors' names will be inscribed in·scribe
tr.v. in·scribed, in·scrib·ing, in·scribes
a. To write, print, carve, or engrave (words or letters) on or in a surface.
b. To mark or engrave (a surface) with words or letters. on a sign depicting a piano keyboard.
"The Jazz Station draws many of the area's finest players, and having a top-class piano would be sure to attract the best area pianists," Saffell said.
Saturday's show is a tribute to tenor sax players Lester Young Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed Prez, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist.
He is remembered as one of the finest, most influential players on his instrument, playing with a cool tone and sophisticated , Ben Webster For the Canadian businessman, see Ben Webster (businessman).
Benjamin Francis Webster (March 27 1909–September 20 1973) was an influential American jazz tenor saxophonist. and Zoot Sims John Haley "Zoot" Sims (October 29, 1925 - March 23, 1985) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and soprano saxophonist.
He was born in Inglewood, California. Growing up in a vaudeville family, Sims learned to play both drums and clarinet at an early age. . The lineup is Fred Wesley on saxophone, John Crider on piano, Chris Or- singer on upright bass and Saffell on drums.
The cover charge is $5 and no passes will be accepted.
Autoharp hall-of-famer to perform at Luna
For nearly three decades, folk legend Bryan Bowers has been to the autoharp what Earl Scruggs was to the five-string banjo banjo, stringed musical instrument, with a body resembling a tambourine. The banjo consists of a hoop over which a skin membrane is stretched; it has a long, often fretted neck and four to nine strings, which are plucked with a pick or the fingers. , according to a news release from Luna, where Bowers will be Tuesday for a CD release party.
Frets Magazine includes Bowers in its Gallery of the Greats alongside David Grisman, Stephan Grappelli and Itzhak Perlman. In 1993, Bowers was inducted into the Autoharp Hall, which at the time had only two members.
Bowers also is well-known as a singer-songwriter.
"His towering, 6-foot, 4-inch frame can be wild and zany on stage while playing a song like `Dixie,' and five minutes later he can have the same audience singing," the release says.
Luna is at 30 E. Broadway. Showtime is 8 p.m., and tickets are $10.
- The Register-Guard