Jazz at the Oxford - The Lao Tizer Band feat. Karen Briggs, Elliott Yamin, & Anthony Crawford - Saturday at 8 pm
presented by Subaru of Bend
produced by Patrick Lamb Productions
Saturday, November 11, 2023
Doors: 7:30 pm
Event: 8:00 pm
Artist websites: Karen Briggs, Lao Tizer, Elliot Yamin
The Oxford Hotel and the Bend community welcome Karen Briggs, Lao Tizer, and Elliot Yamin to the 2023-2024 Jazz at the Oxford music festival!
Jazz group of the year nominee, Karen Briggs
, was born in Manhattan to a family of musicians. Briggs took up the violin at age 12 and committed to playing professionally at age 15. Briggs joined the Virginia Symphony Orchestra while still in college, but grew discontented with performing classical music and left the orchestra after four years. Since then, she has performed predominantly in the jazz and contemporary instrumental genres. Best known for spending thirteen years on tour with contemporary instrumental musician Yanni, Briggs received the "Lady in Red" moniker while featuring as a soloist on Yanni's Live at the Acropolis tour.
Hailing from Boulder, CO, Lao Tizer
has a career that now spans nine albums over nearly a quarter of a century -- he was a teenage prodigy -- Tizer is the son of hippies with a Russian-Jewish background, and the mix of that ethnic family heritage, parental new age influence and growing up with the sights and sounds of '80s and '90s pop culture (alongside the music of the '60s and '70s he heard from his parents) have brought him to a place in his artistic life where he was ready to embrace a wider range of influences and stretch himself and his players to pull off such an ambitious project.
is an American singer known for his hit single Wait for You
and for placing third on the fifth season of American Idol. His self-titled album, released March 20, 2007, debuted at number one on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and at number three on the Billboard 200. The album was certified gold in the United States.
Tickets: $68, plus ticketing fees