OYSTERVILLE - Legendary drummer, Ron Steen, known in the jazz community as the "Godfather of Jazz Jams," will bring an all-star line up to the rolling lawn of the historic Oysterville schoolhouse on Sunday, Aug. 19, for Jazz and Oysters - a not-to-be-missed annual benefit for the Water Music Festival.
Steen, a consummate accompanist, will share the stage with vocal dynamo, Marilyn Keller. Keller will showcase her versatility as a premier gospel artist in the morning and a jazz diva in the afternoon. The trio will be completed by Kevin Dietz, well-known composer/performer/teacher of classical and jazz bass. Keller and Steen have performed together in Portland for many years.
Jazz and Oysters promises to be a memorable day with great musical entertainment, a beer and wine garden, oysters on the barbecue, fruit and cheese plates and scrumptious desserts from the Peninsula's renowned restaurants. An all-day pass is $18. Tickets for children age six to 12 are half price. Admission for children five years and under is free. Mail-in ticket order forms can be downloaded (www.watermusicfestival.com/pages/tickets.html).
For event and destination information, please call the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau at 642-2400, 800-451-2542 or access (www.funbeach.com).