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Beverly Ritz: News

Beverly Ritz on Women of Substance Radio - February 27, 2017

Beverly Ritz's music including My Favorite Things, Over The Rainbow, and Someone There to Love Me is being broadcast on Women of Substance Radio.

Blues For Django Named One of The Top CDs of 2016! - August 18, 2016

Jazz critic Luis Raul Montell of The Jazz Global Beat has named Blues For Django as one of the top 15 CDs of 2016!

Blues For Django Has Been Released - February 24, 2016

Beverly Ritz's fifth solo piano jazz CD, with liner notes by Scott Yanow, has been released in February of 2016! Already it is receiving airplay on All Jazz Radio KCCK-FM on Bob Naujoks' Gentle Jazz shows.

Plans for a CD-release concert/party are in the works!

Beverly Ritz at the Eureka Inn! - December 12, 2015

On December 12, 2015, Beverly Ritz gave a solo piano jazz performance at the prestigious Palm Lounge in the Eureka Inn in Eureka, California. Her 24-song show included songs from Blues for Django, Lacey Mae, and By Rowdy Creek, as well as Christmas jazz. The crowd loved the music.

Jazz Jams at Cafe Mundo! - June 20, 2014

Beverly Ritz initiated jazz jams at Café Mundo June 17, 2014. All serious jazz musicians and singers are invited to join Beverly playing jazz classics and her elegant original jazz and blues compositions. The jam sessions will be happening every Wednesday beginning at 6:30 PM.

Solo Piano Jazz at Cafe Mundo - March 24, 2014

Since Sunday, March 24, 2013, Beverly Ritz has been performing her elegant original music and jazz classics at Cafe Mundo's Sunday brunch in Newport (Nye Beach), Oregon. On March 23, 2014, she celebrated her 1-year-anniversary performing for the Sunday Jazz Brunch!

Jazz Ambience Radio - September 11, 2013

All 31 tracks from Buddy and Me, Lacey Mae, and By Rowdy Creek are being played on Jazz ambience Radio, a 24/7 jazz station which is part of the Western Gulf Media Group.

House Concert in Waldport, Oregon - March 14, 2013

On March 14, 2013 Beverly Ritz will perform her elegant piano jazz on a 1937 Steinway D grand piano at the home of her music student, Alice Bregman.

NPR Stations Broadcasting Buddy and Me - March 7, 2013

WUCF in Orlando, KLCC in Eugene, Oregon and KMUN in Astoria, Oregon, KASU in Arkansas, and other radio stations all over the world are playing Buddy and Me!

Take Five from Buddy and Me Featured on Tribute to Dave Brubeck - December 6, 2012

On December 6, 2012, KLCC d.j. Doug Anders featured Beverly's unique rendition of "Take Five" on a tribute to Dave Brubeck on Jazz Inside Out.

Solo Piano Christmas Concert - October 21, 2011

On Saturday evening, December 17, 2011, beginning at 6 PM, Beverly Ritz will give a solo piano performance of her unique arrangements of Christmas songs at the Waldport Community Center in Waldport, Oregon. The event is a benefit for the Lighthouse Independent Baptist Church.

Solo Piano Jazz Benefit Concert: Lincoln City Cultural Center - August 14, 2011

Beverly Ritz's solo piano jazz concert--in combination with a silent art auction--raised $4786 in ONE EVENING for the Lincoln City Cultural Center!! On Saturday evening, July 30, 2011, 150 fans of piano jazz came to hear Beverly at this extraordinary event which Mikaela Norval named, "Cool, Soothing Piano Jazz for a Hot Summer Night."

Awesome Arbor Day Event - April 17, 2011

In the Southshore community near Newport, Oregon, Beverly Ritz performed her piano jazz for an awesome audience at the home of Darrell Hadley. The April 16th Arbor Day Celebration was created to honor the life of Noreen Hadley, Darrell's lovely wife, who just passed away in January. Beverly chose songs about trees, spring, and cats. The 50 guests, along with Darrell's cats, Bandit and Cody, were Beverly's most enthusiastic and supportive audience yet!!

The Dream Concert - February 27, 2011

A concert pianist dreams of the performance when every song evolves according to plan and the highest of hopes. The house concert at Kathgy Parsons' lovely Sandpines (Florence, Oregon) home was the pinnacle performance of Beverly Ritz's career.

Awesome Audience/Awesome Concert - April 3, 2010

"It was the BEST audience of my career and my best performance," says Beverly Ritz, reflecting on her solo piano concert in Florence, Oregon on Sunday, March 21, 2010. The enthusiastic audience wanted jazz piano with substance, and they got it! The 19 songs performed that afternoon included compositions of George Gershwin, John Coltrane, Richard Rodgers, Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, Marian McPartland, Horace Silver, and, ofcourse, Beverly Ritz.

Interview with Beverly Ritz - February 28, 2010

Kathy Parsons, music educator & music journalist, has done an insightful interview with Beverly Ritz, and you can read this on Kathy's web site at:  www.mainlypiano.com/Interviews/Ritz,_Beverly_10.html

Benefit Concert for Haiti - February 28, 2010

In lovely Florence, Oregon, on March 21 at 3 p.m., Beverly will give a solo piano concert to raise funds for Haitian orphans.

1 Hour Interview on www.ArtistFirst.com - August 22, 2009

On Saturday, August 22,2009, from 11 A.M to noon, Beverly Ritz was interviewed and selections from LACEY MAE were aired on ArtistFirst.com Radio. If you missed the live interview, you can go to the web site and check the archives.

Local Jazz Musician All Over Airwaves - August 8, 2009

Great article in The Triplicate, the newspaper in Crescent City, California.

New Concept in Radio: www.Jango.com - June 28, 2009

After receiving 2 invitations from the creative genius behind www.jango.com, I submitted my music to this web site and then found a most unexpected treasure. On www.jango.com, you build your own play list for a personal radio station, thus creating the most satisfying radio listening experience!! I recommend this wonderful web site to everyone. And, when you are there, ofcourse don't forget to request music by Beverly Ritz! By the way, after only 2 days of airplay, songs from LACEY MAE and BY ROWDY CREEK amassed so many fans that the music was placed in "general rotation!!" Thank you, Jango Radio fans!

9 SONGS in 9 WEEKS ON KMHD!!!!!!!!! - June 2, 2009

KMHD of Portland, Oregon, has broadcast ALL NINE songs from LACEY MAE during prime time!!! Al Evans, d.j. for "Saturday Night Jazz," has played: Little Sunflower, Naima, All Blues, Summertime, My Favorite Things, Blues For Phil, Willow Creek, Lacey Mae, and I Love You, Phil on 9 consecutive Saturday nights!!!!!!!!!

If The River Could Remind You - May 14, 2009

"If The River Could Remind You," Beverly's piano/voice composition about love and the Siuslaw River (in Lane County, Oregon) has just been published.

Radio Stations Playing Lacey Mae - May 2, 2009

THREE top jazz radio stations, KMHD--of Portland, Oregon, KKJZ--of Los Angeles, California, and KEWU--of Cheney, Washington--ALL FM 24/7 JAZZ RADIO STATIONS--have requested Lacey Mae!!!

Also, "Little Sunflower" from Lacey Mae is being played on WPMJ, Sirius-B Satellite Radio's "Cruisin' Jazz" station!

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