The Lasses and Kathryn Claire

April 9th, 2017 | 7pm | $12
Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita, OR
Portland Oregon based musician, Kathryn Claire, met Margot Merah and Sophie Janna (Amsterdam based folk-duo, The Lasses) at a singing session in Amsterdam in 2013. Sharing a love for harmony singing and story-telling through music, they soon realized that together they could deliver both heartfelt ballads and foot-stomping songs with equal measures of joy and musicality. After playing several concerts together in The Netherlands and Germany in 2014, Kathryn offered to help bring The Lasses to the Pacific Northwest for their first US tour in the Spring of 2015.  It was a huge success and the three realized they had begun not only a strong musical collaboration, but also a network of touring between the US and Europe.  The following fall The Lasses booked a tour of concerts in churches and folk venues across The Netherlands.  
By 2016, the Pacific Northwest tour and the European tour had established fans not only for the co-bill of The Lasses and Kathryn Claire but for the music they created as a trio.  After being asked frequently when they were going to make an album together, they decided to finish their European tour in 2016 with a sold out live album recording at De Parel van Zuilen” in Utrecht.  The result is a deeply personal and heartfelt album featuring original and traditional songs.  The album highlights each woman’s unique style of songwriting and singing while weaving in the trio’s highly acclaimed three part harmonies and engaging performances on guitar, fiddle and bohdran.  They are thrilled to be releasing this new album during their Pacific Northwest tour this spring.  Expect an evening of stories, songs and harmonies straight from the heart. 
 
Come see them and hear them in the intimate living room setting of Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita.

Concert: Swing Cats on March 4th

Swing Cats
at the Hoffman Center for the Arts
594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita
Saturday, March 4th, 7:00
$10 admission
The Swing Cats are a four piece jazz group from Astoria.
They play a variety of music from the swing era, jazz standards, bossa nova, blues, and even a rock and roll song or two.
With two hot guitarists and a tight rhythm section this small combo can really swing.
Come listen or dance in the intimate setting of the Hoffman Center for the Arts.
No big drive, no big lines, no big price – enjoy great music in your local house concert setting.

Mid-Winter Blues Concert on Friday, January 20, 2017

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a concert featuring the blues played by a variety of local musicians. The concert is Friday, January 20th at 7 p.m. and admission is $10 at the door.

Do you want to ward off those mid-winter blues? Come hear local musicians playing the blues in an intimate setting at Hoffman Center in Manzanita.

This concert will feature North Tillamook County bands Sedona Fire, the Ferrets, and The Gospel Trio with Joe Wrabek. Individual performers Fred Lackaff, George Van Meter, Mark Balmer, Bob LaTorre, Scott Warren, and others will round out the bill.

Some of these performers will also serve as “utility musicians” ready to sit in and jam with bands and individuals. The idea is to encourage musical cross-fertilization and synergistic energy among local musicians; assuring the audience an entertaining evening full of spirit and spontaneity.

Doors open at 6:30. The Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue. All proceeds will benefit the Hoffman in its mission to bring arts, culture, and education to North Tillamook County.

If you have questions please contact:

Gary Seelig
garys@nehalemtel.net
cell: 360-620-2685
hm: 503-368-7633

Coastal Soul Presents “A Soulful Christmas” Concert on December 23

Coastal Soul presents “A Soulful Christmas”
Featuring LaNicia Williams and Gwendolyn Phillips Coates

Tis the season of holly and jolly! Come join LaNicia and her mom Gwendolyn as they share the joy of the holiday spirit through music on Friday, December 23rd from 7 – 9 pm at the Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130. $15 at the door ages 12 and older and $5 ages 11 and younger. Light refreshments will be served.

LaNicia Williams grew up singing in her grandfather’s church. She remembers doing her first solo concert for her seventh birthday. Since moving to the coast in September of 2014, LaNicia has been sharing her love through food as owner of Coastal Soul and her love of music singing Motown favorites with local bands. LaNicia was raised in Redondo Beach, CA and comes from generations of singers and ministers.

Our guest vocalist is Gwendolyn Phillips Coates from Long Beach, CA. It is a special treat to have her on the north Coast singing with her daughter LaNicia. Gwendolyn is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her Christmas CD, “It’s Christmas, Rejoice!” The CD will be available for purchase for $10 at the concert and can also be purchased on amazon.com. She also has a contemporary gospel jazz CD, “Grateful”. Gwendolyn is an author (Waiting on My Lunch Date: A journey Through Grief and a Path to Joy), pastor, actress, mother of three (Faundsworth, LaNicia and Philip) and grandmother of 4.

Acoustic String Concert Set for Manzanita

connell-poster-6072Internationally recognized mandolin virtuoso Tim Connell will headline a concert of acoustic string music Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita. Admission will be $20 at the door. Tickets can also be obtained online at the Brown Paper Tickets website.

Connell will team up with Mike Burdette on guitar for an evening of what he describes as “Brazil, Bach, Beatles and More.”

 Connell is well known to acoustic music fans as a top-tier, mandolinist, touring internationally with Mike Marshall’s Ger Mandolin Orchestra and several of his own projects, including Mando Planet and Stumptown Swing. In addition to his solo repertoire, he frequently performs with Burdett as the duo Rio Con Brio.

A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Connell is regarded as one of the top North American interpreters of the Brazilian choro style on the mandolin. He has also developed his own unique voice for the instrument, described in a recent Mandolin Magazine cover story as “fiery and energetic, soulful and evocative.”

Connell’s website is www.timconnellmusic.com

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Hoffman Gardens

guitar in garden 1The Hoffman Center for the Arts will again host free concerts on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 3 pm in the Gardens.

Musicians who would like to get on a waiting list to perform should contact Michael Maginnis mmaginnis007@gmail.com

June 5 Joe Wrabek
June 12  CANCELLED
June 19  Peter Hinsbeeck and Scott Warren:  Jazz Standards
June 26  Stay Tuned
July 3  Fred Lackaff
July 10 Frank and the Ferrets
July 17  Dona Miller CANCELLED
July 24  Manzanita Music Festival (various artists)
July 31  Rhythm Method
August 7  Sherrie Wolf and Sarah Wolf
August 14  Tsunami Drummers
August 21  Stay Tuned
August 28  Sedona Fire Band
September 4 Trillium Blue

 

 

Manzanita Music Festival Schedule

If you’re in town on July 23rd-24th, be sure to stop by the Hoffman Gardens.  We’re one of three venues for the inaugural Manzanita Music Festival. Just about every style of music will be on offer, along with .  And it’s FREE!

Here’s the schedule for two of the Stages.  There will also be activities in the Cascade Sotheby’s parking lot (where the Farmer’s Market is held on Fridays).

Saturday, July 23rd

Time Full Spectrum Stage at the Hoffman Gardens Lostrum Stage at 3rd & Laneda
1 pm The Thomasian Trio w/ Maggie Kitson
(Jazz and Blues)
Kate Morrison, Solo
2 pm Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
(Country Roots)
Blue Jug
3 pm The Junebugs
(Americana/Bluegrass)
Kelsey Mousley
4 pm Maggie and the Kats
(Blues/Pop)
Woodknot
5 pm Jaime Leopold & the Short Stories
(Folk)
Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
6 pm Terry Robb
(Acoustic Blues)
Julie Amici

 

7 pm- 9 pm Kate and the Crocodiles
(“Eclectic, Eccentric” Jazz/Pop)
The Sextones

 

 

Sunday, July 24th

Time Full Spectrum Stage at the Hoffman Gardens Lostrum Stage at 3rd & Laneda
1 pm The Sextones
(Electric Jazz/Funk)
Mystery Ride
2 pm Boomer and the Millennials
(Rock/Pop/Blues)
The Junebugs
3 pm Sol Seed
(Reggae & Fusion)
Terry Robb
4 pm Sol Seed Jaime Leopold & the Short Stories

 

Night of Live Jazz/Swing/Dancing Set for Manzanita

beyond the sea musicians imageVortex Productions will present “Beyond the Sea,” an evening of live jazz/swing, dancing and cocktails, Saturday, May 7 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita. The event will be a benefit the first Manzanita Music Festival, which will be held July 23-24 at three local venues.

Performing that evening will be Kate Morrison of Kate and the Crocodiles, Gavin Bondy of Pink Martini and Kate and the Crocodiles, plus Michael Correy, of Michael’s Music in Cannon Beach, Chris Freesman, Peter Hinsbeeck, and Josh Correy.

Tickets are $20 each or $35 per couple, and are available by contacting manzanitamusicfestival@gmail.com.

Sound and staging will be provided by Full Spectrum Media. A cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be available.

The Manzanita Music Festival will be an annual celebration that presents a multi genre — Americana, Folk, Pop, Reggae, Bluegrass — collection of local, regional, and national musicians.

The festival will take place Saturday, Jul. 23 and Sunday Jul. 24. It will kick off at the beach immediately after the 26th Annual Manzanita Beach Walk and Run. The second venue will be at the corner of 3rd and Laneda Ave. The main stage will be set up at the Hoffman Gardens next to the library. Local and regional craft brews, plus wine, and food will be available at the various venues.

“The Manzanita Music Festival is partnering with the Hoffman Center for the Arts and the North County Recreation District. These partners promote the educational, recreational, social, and physical well being of residents of Tillamook County,” said festival co-organizer Beth Carter-Boyer. “Proceeds from the event will support other like-minded organizations in the community.”

Kathryn Claire and The Lasses Return to Manzanita

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Kathryn Claire will return to the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita Sunday, Apr. 17 at 7 p.m., accompanied by “The Lasses” — Sophie ter Shure and Margo Limburg. Admission will be $12-15 at the door.

Claire, ter Shure and Limburg appeared at the Hoffman Center in early 2015, shortly after they teamed up for concerts in The Netherlands and Germany.

They share a love for harmony singing and telling stories through music, and deliver heartfelt ballads and foot-stomping songs on stage.

Claire has a popular following as a violinist, guitar player, singer, and songwriter around the Pacific Northwest. She has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Japan, India, Holland, Belgium, and France.

The Lasses met in 2011 while performing during open mic sessions at an Irish pub in Amsterdam. They quickly combined their talents. Their first tour of the U.S. included Manzanita.

More information about the performers is available sat www.kathrynclairemusic.com, and www.thelasses.wordpress.com.

Member Appreciation Brunch and Concert on April 10

We’ll be showing our appreciation to members of the Hoffman Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 10 from 11 am to 1 pm.  There will be a tasty brunch, a brief overview of 2015 accomplishments and plans going forward, plus a concert by a chamber quartet from the North Oregon Coast Symphony!

If you’re already a member, please be sure and let us know you’re coming so we can ensure we have enough goodies for everyone.  If you’re not yet a member, click here to join and help us bring the arts to life!  RSVP to hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net.

member brunch invitation