Event Details

  • November 12, 2017
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Free


  • First Presbyterian Church of Medford
  • 85 S. Holly St
  • Medford, OR 97501
  • (541) 779-1711

Event Description

Jazz Vespers at First Presbyterian Church November 12 Featuring the Ed Dunsavage Trio This month, First Presbyterian Jazz Vespers are pleased to present an evening of jazz featuring the Ed Dunsavage Trio doing a tribute to the masters of jazz guitar. The free event caters to local jazz fans and will be held on November 12 and every second Sunday at 5 p.m. at the church at 85 South Holly, Medford. Voted Favorite Jazz Group in the Ashland 2017 Sneak Preview Readers Poll, The Ed Dunsavage Trio features Joe Cohoon on upright bass and Gary “Chicken” Hirsh on the drums. This performance will feature the music of guitarists Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green and Pat Martino among others. This month’s featured artists are local residents who are well known both locally and nationally. The artists are as follows: Ed Dunsavage- Guitar Originally from the east coast, guitarist Ed Dunsavage has been performing regularly around the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years. He has performed at many venues and festivals in the area including the Upper Sacramento River Jazz Festival, The Umpqua Jazz & Wine Festival, The Medford Jazz Jubille, The Newport Oregon Jazz Festival, The Britt Festival, The Craterian Theatre, The Jazz Project in Bellingham Washington and The Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Ed has shared the stage with many wonderful artists including Bernadette Peters, Greta Matassa, Craig Chaquico, Mimi Fox, Howard Alden and Ken Peplowski among others. Ed also is the guitar instructor at Southern Oregon University and works as artistic and education director for the Siskiyou Music Project, a non-profit, arts and education organization based in Ashland, Oregon. Gary “Chicken” Hirsch- Drums Gary Chicken Hirsh on drums. Gary is a long-time resident of Ashland but is better known to many people as the original drummer for the 60's San Francisco rock group, Country Joe and the Fish. During the 60's he performed at all the major rock concerts in the U.S.A and through-out Europe. He has worked with everyone from Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia, to Pharoh Sanders and Frank Zappa. He came out of retirement twenty years ago to perform the music that he loves, jazz! Joe Cohoon- Acoustic Bass On acoustic bass is Joe Cohoon. Joe and Ed have been playing music together for over 20 years. He worked for many years in the Portland area performing in various rock and blues groups and currently performs with Duke Street and Robbie Dacosta. The Visual Artist, Roni Marsh, will share pastel and oil paintings. The daughter of an artist, Roni inherited her love of nature from her father. A resident of Medford Oregon, she expresses her passion for the Pacific Northwest through her pastel and oil paintings, painting on location as often as possible. She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America, a Master Signature Member of the Pastel Society of Oregon and a Signature Member of the Northwest Pastel Society and the Sierra Pastel Society. Her work has won numerous awards on both the National and International levels and can be found in many private collections.

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