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Ojai Pops Presents: Scott Weiss and Bevan Manson Jazz Quintet

August 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Ojai Pops Presents:

Scott Weiss and Bevan Manson Jazz Quintet

Featuring Vocalist Sophie Holt, Drummer Eddie Layman, and Bassist Tom Etchart

Co-Sponsored by the City of Ojai


The Ojai Pops Concert Series will present the first of five FREE Community Concerts on Sunday, August 21, 2022.  This concert is FREE and open to the public. Donations are greatly appreciated.

The first concert will feature the Scott Weiss/Bevan Manson Jazz Quintet. The quintet features Bevan Manson on piano, Scott Weiss on trumpet, Tom Etchart on string bass, Eddie Layman on percussion, and Sophie Holt vocalist.

The band will feature such songs as All of Me, Nature Boy, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, and It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing.

The Ojai Pops Concert Series is sponsored by the City of Ojai and Music 4 Kids, a non profit organization whose goal is to provide low cost music lessons, instruments, and free concerts.


Upcoming Ojai Pops Presents events:

August 28:  Tuxedo Junction Jazz Band

September 25: 805 Brass and Los Padres Sound Horn Quartet

October 23:  Ojai Pops Orchestra w/ vocalists Miriam Dance & Sophie Holt

November 6:   Larktown & Friends, featuring Lark Cobb (vocals) and Todd Temanson (banjo)

All concerts are at 3:30 p.m.


Musicians for August 21:

Sophie Holt is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, and songwriter. She is known for her lustrous vocals and has performed her original music in venues throughout Southern California. Currently Sophie is the lead vocalist in a 9 piece Jazz/Pop/Soul ensemble “Studio C” which is based in Ventura County, CA. She enjoys supporting other artists and projects in live performances and professional recordings contributing vocals and playing guitar, ukulele, percussion, and bass guitar. As well as her performance and recording activities, Sophie continues with her songwriting and teaches voice and guitar in the city of Ojai and around Ventura County.

Bevan Manson is a musical jack-of-all-trades as a composer, arranger, and jazz pianist. He has received composing and arranging commissions from Sierra Chamber Music, the Pacific Philharmonic Foundation, the San Francisco Symphony, First Night Boston, the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, clarinetist Gary Gray, and L.A. Chamber Orchestra violist Victoria Miskolczy, among others.

Eddie Layman has over four decades of experience. He has performed in New York, Los Angeles, and Asia. He has performed with such artists as Dave Liebman, David Sanborn, Lou Donaldson, Richard Groeve Holmes, and Roy Eldridge. He has over 25 recordings under his belt.

Tom Etchart plays electric and upright basses, has played in a wide variety of styles, spanning Latin, R&B, rock, and jazz, both combo and big bands (the latter dating back to his years with the CalState Northridge “A” Band). His performance credits include Jim Messina, Peter Noone, Phyllis Diller, Luis Muñoz, Diane Reeves and The Pontiax. Tom also leads his own jazz-fusion band, Tom Etchart and Friends.

Scott Weiss has performed as a trumpet player in a wide variety of settings including orchestral, jazz, blues, pop, Dixieland, concert band, brass quintet, soloist, recording and musical theatre.  Has performed with the Kona Brass, the Olliephonic Horns, Ojai Pops Orchestra, 805 Brass, and Telarc blues recording artist Kenny Neal and opened for Grammy winning vocalist Dianne Reeves. He has conducted the Ventura County Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra of Kona, Santa Barbara Reading Orchestra at UCSB and Ojai Summer Band.




August 21
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Libbey Bowl
210 S Signal Street
Ojai, 93023
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