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SweetWaters adds to its music menu for May.

Byline: Fred Crafts The Register-Guard

"Rhythm on the River" is the latest theme at the Valley River Inn's SweetWaters lounge, 1000 Valley River Drive.

Jazz, rock and R&B will be scheduled, beginning in May. Music will be from 8 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. There is no cover charge.

In May, Moondance DJ will spin Latin music for Cinco de Mayo (May 2-3); Paul Biondi & Friends will play jazz and blues (May 9-10); Tall Jazz will play jazz standards and originals (May 16); the Mike Denny Trio will play swing standards, ballads and bossa nova (May 17); the Bill Beach Trio will play jazz standards (May 23-24); shelley james musicbox will play rhythm and blues, soul and gospel (May 30); and Jake the Cat will play rhythm and blues, swing jazz and classic rock (May 31).

For more information, call 341-3464.

Oregon Jazz Band

The Oregon Jazz Band will play a concert in memory of its longtime leader, Bill Borcher, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Old City Hall, 375 Central Ave., Coos Bay.

Borcher, who died April 6, was a key figure in West Coast traditional jazz circles. Many of the musicians he worked with are expected to sit in during the jam session. The event also will feature an open-mike session between music sets so Borcher's friends can share their memories.

There will be no admission charge, but contributions will be taken for the Bill Borcher Music Scholarship Fund.

Cami Thompson with

Group Therapy

Jazz vocalist Cami Thompson will join the Eugene quartet Group Therapy for a program of jazz standards and originals from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at SweetWaters at the Valley River Inn. There is no cover charge.

Thompson, who was the headliner at last weekend's Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival, has performed at Holland's North Seas Jazz Festival and France's Juan Les Pins Festival du Jazz. She has recorded five CDs.

For this engagement, Group Therapy will consist of Tim Clarke on trumpet and flugelhorn, Bob Boyers on piano, Steve Maricle on bass and Jim Douglas on drums.
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Date:Apr 25, 2003
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