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Dick Oatts featured at South Eugene jazz show

Eugene big band Swing Shift will present acclaimed jazz saxophonist Dick Oatts at the South Eugene High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. today for a performance with the award-winning South Eugene Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ron Black.

Oatts has been a professional saxophonist since 1972. He has performed with groups such as the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Red Rodney, Eddie Gomez, Bob Brookmeyer, Mel Lewis, Fred Hersh and Ray Mantilla.

He also has big band experience, having played with the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and the Tito Puente ensemble. Also a composer, Oatts has recorded more 100 of his own jazz compositions.

Swing Shift will perform with Oatts and do some of its own material, including the premiere of "Sweeper," a new arrangement of Karolina Strausmayer's song by Jim Olsen, the band's music director.

Tickets for the concert are $10 general admission, $8 students. The school is at 400 E. 19th Ave.

UO Hawaii Club offers annual luau Sunday

The University of Oregon Hawaii Club will hold its 31st annual luau Sunday at McArthur Court, 1601 University St.

More than 100 students have worked together to put on the event, which includes authentic Hawaiian food and dances.

Ekolu, an award-winning reggae band from Hawaii, will cap off the evening.

Food is served at 5:30 p.m. and the show begins at at 6:30 p.m. Attendees also will have the chance to bid at a silent auction and buy Hawaiian goods at the "country store."

Tickets are available at the Erb Memorial Union ticket office or at the door until 6:30 p.m.

General admission is $20; the non-UO student price is $17; UO student tickets are $15; admission for children up to age 12 is $10; and there is no charge for children younger than 3.

- The Register-Guard
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Title Annotation:Entertainment; MUSIC SIDESHOW
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Apr 21, 2006
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