Vancouver, WA’s finest – Two time Bob Wills National Fiddle Champion JAMES MASON will be coming to Redwood Coast Music Festival again in 2023! At age 11 James entered his first fiddle contest. At age 13 he began learning Texas Style fiddling from the legendary Benny Thomasson, while keeping within earshot of Swing and Jazz and the music of Bob Wills, Stephane Grappelli, and Joe Venuti. In 2014 James’ won first place at both the National Swing Fiddle Championship at Weiser, ID and the first annual Bob Wills Fiddle Contest in Greenville, TX; a stellar accomplishment. In 2019 James won his second Bob Wills National Fiddle Championship. James enjoys teaching, performing and playing for dancers. He currently resides near Portland, OR and is active in multiple bands performing Swing, Western Swing, and Gypsy Jazz. He is currently active with his own band The Gypsy Hicks as well as Becky Kilgore & Her Cowhands, Pete Krebs & The Portland Playboys, and gypsy bands, Swing Papillon and Everything’s Jake. A fine craftsman as well as a fine fiddler, James has been repairing, restoring, and making violin bows at the David Kerr Violin Shop in Portland since the 1980s. SPONSORED BY MARK & VAL JANSEN

One of the great jazz stylists of the trombone, Southern California son DAN BARRETT is a trombonist, cornetist, composer and Grammy- nominated arranger. Barrett played lead trombone and was a featured soloist in the last bands of Swing-era icons Benny Goodman and Buck Clayton. He has played Carnegie Hall five times. Dan began playing trombone at the age of eleven and the cornet shortly after. He fell in love with jazz in high school, learning to play from much older New Orleans musicians who had relocated to the Los Angeles area. In 1983 Dan moved to New York City to play in the Widespread Depression Orchestra. He was a frequent guest at Eddie Condon's jazz club, where Benny Goodman first heard him play. Shortly thereafter Goodman asked Dan to join what would be the King of Swing's last orchestra. Barrett has recorded for Concord Records, Arbors Records, and his own Blue Swing Recording label, among others. He has composed and arranged theme music for television and film. He's played both valve and slide trombone for many motion pictures such as Cotton Club and Brighton Beach Memoirs ; plus three Woody Allen films including the award-winning Wild Man Blues which documents a three-week European tour with Allen’s New Orleans Jazz Band. Dan has performed frequently at the Breda International Jazz Festial in Holland and continues to appear at numerous U.S., Canadian, Eureopean and THURSDAY 8:00 pm ADORNI CENTER w/Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang FRIDAY 2:30 pm MORRIS GRAVES MUSEUM w/New Orleans Night Owls 5:30 pm VETS MEMORIAL w/Jonathan Stout's Campus Five featuring Hilary Alexander 8:30 pm SEQUOIA CENTER Jonathan Stout's Rugcutters SATURDAY 1:00 pm MORRIS GRAVES MUSEUM w/Dawn Lambeth Quintet 5:30 pm MORRIS GRAVES w/TJ Muller's Tribute to Eddie Condon 8:30 pm SEQUOIA CENTER w/Jonathan Stout's Tribute to the King of Swing featuring Dave Bennett SUNDAY 10:30 am VETS MEMORIAL w/Hal Smith's Eldorado Jazz Band 6:00 pm EAGLE HOUSE w/Jonathan Stout's Campus Five featuring Hilary Alexander 7:30 pm EAGLE HOUSE w/Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang international jazz parties and festivals. www. danbarrettmusic.com SPONSORED BY PURE WATER SPAS

FRIDAY 2:30 pm EAGLE HOUSE w/Dave Stuckey & the Hoot Owls 7:00 pm ADORNI CENTER KINGS OF WESTERN SWING with Dave Stuckey, Elana James, & Whit Smith SATURDAY 11:30 am MORRIS GRAVES MUSEUM 2:30 pm EAGLE HOUSE w/Dave Stuckey & the Hoot Owls SUNDAY 12:00 pm VETERANS MEMORIAL w/Dave Stuckey & the Hoot Owls


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