124 W. Broadway Eugene Or.
Feeling the blues? No More! Come celebrate the best time of the year to be in Eugene as well as the NewSextet’s debut performance of original music and arrangements by Torrey Newhart and a few of his closest colleagues. The featured piece “No More Blues” is the only standard on the set as well as the only transcription. Dizzy Gillespie’s original arrangement is very fun and upbeat so bring your dancing shoes!
The NewSextet consists of Torrey Newhart, piano; Sean Peterson, bass; Jessie Smith and Josh Hettwer, sax; Tony Glausi, trumpet, and Adam Carlson, drums.
ABOUT TORREY NEWHART
Torrey graduated from the University of Oregon in 2014 with a Masters Degree in Music and was awarded “Most Outstanding Performer In Jazz Studies” the same year. Newhart performs with top regional musicians in many configurations. He has recorded and released records with Inner Limits, Michael Radliff, Paul Krueger, Kevin McDonald in addition to his own album of original music and arrangements called Marmara. Newhart is excited about a recent project with composer and friend Jessika Smith to be released soon.
In addition to his performing career, Newhart teaches two choirs at a local charter high school called the Academy of Arts and Academics in addition to jazz piano at the University of Oregon. He also has a growing number of private students. Newhart believes that a vibrant jazz scene is possible in Oregon and volunteers his time as a board member of the Willamette Jazz Society. He primarily focuses on the issues of booking and musician compensation at a venue the society operates called the Jazz Station.
$8 ($6 members/students with ID)
Torrey Newhart – Pno.
Sean Peterson – Bs.
Jessie Smith – Sx.
Josh Hettwer – Sx.
Tony Glausi – Tpt.
Adam Calson – Dr.