ASTORIA — The first annual Astoria Jazz Festival takes place Friday through Sunday, Oct. 27 through 29, in six Astoria venues: KALA, Carruthers, Bridgewater Bistro, WineKraft, Inferno Lounge and Charlie’s Chop House.
The festival is the mutual dream of Ron Craig, the founder of the Astoria International Film Festival, and Bruce M. Watts, an avid jazz lover.
The featured performance will be Catarina New Quartet at KALA 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Doors open at 7 p.m. Experience the soothing, charismatic rhythm of Catarina New, Portland Oregon’s Swedish jazz artist and saxophone and vocal sensation. Her fresh, inspired music soothes the senses while feeding the soul.
Tickets for this performance can be purchased at the Liberty Theatre online or at KALA the day of the show.
Carruthers: Rebecca Hardiman 8:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27 and 28.
From the moment Hardiman walks on stage, her tone, sense of style, delivery and cheerfulness light up the room. True jazz lovers of jazz will recognize she is authentic, a welcome asset to the world of vocal jazz.
WineKraft: John Orr on Friday, Oct. 27; music and trivia with Barbie G on Saturday, Oct. 28; Kelsey Mousley on Sunday, Oct. 29.
Bridgewater Bistro: Jennifer Goodenberger on Friday, Oct. 27; David Drury on Saturday, Oct. 28;
Richard Thomasian and friends (brunch) Sunday, Oct. 29; Skadi (dinner) Oct. 29.
Inferno Lounge: To be announced (check website)
Charlie’s Chop House: To be announced (check website)
For additional information, visit astoriajazzfestival.info or facebook.com/astoriajazzfestival.