Oregon Music Hall of Fame News & Events

“Doc” Severinson Honored

Artist News, Inductees Jun 03, 2017 No Comments

Elmhurst College Honors Carl Hilding “Doc” Severinsen

June 1, 2017

Elmhurst College has honored Carl Hilding “Doc” Severinsen with an honorary Doctor of Music degree. The legendary trumpeter and bandleader was presented with the degree at the college’s commencement ceremonies on May 27.

At the ceremony, Elmhurst College director of Jazz Studies Doug Beach called Severinsen “renowned around the world as a jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and recording artist, whose contributions to the art of jazz and jazz education have found their place in the annals of music history.”

Severinsen has been performing the jazz trumpet for over 60 years, and has performed in bands led by jazz legends like Charlie Barnett, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman. In 1962, he joined the “Tonight Show” band as first trumpet, and within five years, he became the music director for the show. Doc has also released more than thirty recordings and is a Grammy award winner.

“Always willing to share his experience and knowledge, Doc has been an inspiration to Elmhurst College students over the past several years,” said Beach.

Courtesy of JAZZed Magazine

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Events, News May 30, 2017 No Comments

Oregon Music Hall of Fame Presents College Scholarship Recipient Performances

Tuesday, July 11, 2017   5 – 7pm Tony Starlight Dinner Club  1125 SE Madison, Suite 103G

Portland, OR 97214

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Oregon Backstage

Artist News, Events, News Apr 10, 2017 No Comments

An evening of mingling and music benefiting the Oregon Music Hall of Fame Saturday, May 6 – 6pm?The Secret Society — 116 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97212

Get your tickets HERE. Kids 16 and Under get in for $25. Show is all ages. Advance tickets will be on sale through TicketFly until 1pm on the day of show. Prices are $100 otherwise on site, day of event.

 

 

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2016 Inductees

Inductees Sep 22, 2016 1 Comment

The 10th Annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) Induction Ceremony and Concert with be held again this year at the Aladdin Theater on Saturday, October 8th at 7pm. The event will honor 9 Oregonians who significantly influenced the world of music from here in Oregon. It is also a benefit for music education in the state of Oregon.

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We Couldn’t Do It Without YOU

Events, News Sep 09, 2016 No Comments

The Oregon Music Hall of Fame is proud to have the following sponsors for the 10th Annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame Induction. BUY TICKETS HERE

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10th Annual Induction Ceremony

Events, News Jul 15, 2016 No Comments

The 10th Annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) Induction Ceremony and Concert with be held again this year at the Aladdin Theater on Saturday, October 8th at 7pm. BUY TICKETS

The event will honor 9 Oregonians who significantly influenced the world of music from here in Oregon. It is also a benefit for music education in the state of Oregon.

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Aaron Meyer Sleds Into Redmond

Events, News Mar 15, 2016 1 Comment

Neither snow, or snow, or even snow can stop a rock violinist from his appointed rounds! Aaron Meyer set out this morning across the snowy Cascades to his Music Education Program in Central Oregon, in the Redmond School District. Read more »

Parting Musical Gift From Steve “Pearly” Hettum

Artist News, News Feb 08, 2016 3 Comments

When Steven Hettum’s bandmates heard about Steven’s worsening health issues, they quickly got to work on creating a final album for release. Tracks they’d collected over the last few years were quickly shaped into an album called Folks Like Us. Yet another parting musical gift. Steve left our planet last night, 2.8.2016. Read more »

High Flying Bird, Signe Anderson

Artist News, News Feb 02, 2016 No Comments

On October 4th, 2014, Signe Toly Anderson was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame Class of 2014. On January 28th, 2016, Signe passed away after longtime health issues and a heart condition had plagued her. Here we give you a lovely video from our-then interview with Signe, and offer a few thoughts and images to reflect on the life and the times of the original female singer in Jefferson AirplaneRead more »

Concert for Kids with Saint Motel

Artist News, News Dec 11, 2015 No Comments

California indie-pop band Saint Motel were in Portland earlier this week to tear it up at Crystal Ballroom, But before they did we had a fun opportunity to sit down with them and ask all our burning questions like “What’s in a name?” Check out our video, and an informative print-interview from earlier this year, as well.

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