Broadway House Concerts Bring Music and Culture into the Heart of the
The Broadway Avenue House Concerts are a venue for performers of acoustic contemporary jazz and chamber classical music who bring original compositions as well as new interpretations of traditional forms to an intimate concert setting.
After retiring from teaching, Paul Bodin became a student at UO’s jazz studies program, where he began meeting musicians. A few years later, he started using his living room as a space for local jazz combos to play. The informal concerts were an immediate success. Soon people outside the UO music community were contacting him, including musicians touring from overseas. In 2009, the Broadway House Concerts were officially born.
Since then, Paul and his spouse Peggy have hosted 54 house concerts (see a full list below.
The Bodin’s 1920s house by Monroe Park has a living room that seats 55 (30-35 until further notice). If you go, along with admission, bring a food and/or beverage item for the potluck intermission. All admission fees go directly to the performers. Contact Paul at email@example.com to join the mailing list for upcoming concert dates and times.
Broadway House Concerts is located in a 1920s bungalow-style home at the northwest corner of Adams and Broadway streets, diagonally across from Monroe Park in downtown Eugene. If you head west on 11th Ave., turn right at Monroe Street, travel 2 blocks to Broadway, then turn left and continue 1 block to Adams. Park along the street. There will be a sign to direct you to the entrance at the rear of the house.
Thinking forward to our upcoming concerts starting this November, after a long pandemic-related closure, we want our audience members to feel as safe as possible as they congregate together and listen to live jazz performances.
To make this possible, we plan to ask all of you to attend Broadway House concerts wearing a mask and coming fully vaccinated. We realize that this may place a burden on some, and we apologize for this. But the general health and well-being of our audience comes first.
For our part, we will ventilate our home by opening up windows. And we plan on limiting our seating capacity to about 30 to 35. This is about 15 seats less than our maximum seating in the past. We may add more seats later in the year if community spread continues to decline. An added benefit of reduced seating is that visibility of the performers from seats further back will be enhanced.
Because all admission proceeds go directly to the artists, diminished seating means less income. There is where you can help. In order for us to charge a reasonable admission at the door, we would like to pay the musicians an additional amount to supplement their income.
We are inviting your help by donating in the next two months to a dedicated Broadway Artists Fund. Here’s how to do this:
- Mail us your anonymous donation in the form of a personal check made out to Paul Bodin with “Broadway Artists Fund” notated at the bottom of the check. Our address is: Paul Bodin, 911 W. Broadway, Eugene, Oregon 97402. Send us a simple email that you have sent us your donation and we will email you back a confirmation when we receive your check.
- If you prefer, you can send us a money order.
Our goal is to raise $2000 before our fall season of concerts begins. This dedicated artists fund will supplement them with a significant stipend to make sure that they are sufficiently rewarded for their efforts to come and perform for us. At the end of the 2021-22 house concert season, we will send you a summary of our distribution of funds to performing artists. And let us know if you think that a Gofundme platform would be a good additional way to raise funds.
We appreciate your support of live music and look forward to seeing you soon!
Paul and Peggy
Here are the dates for our next four concerts planned for the fall season of 2021
Saturday November 6th at 7:30 PM
_______________Garrett Baxter and Friends
Saturday November 20th at 7:30 PM
The Rebecca Kilgore Trio
Friday December 3rd at 7:30 PM
Dec. 10th or 11th at 7:30 PM
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A Ten-Year History of Broadway Avenue House Concerts
54 house concert events As of November 2019.
2010 (1 concert)
- June 24, 2010 The Ben Darwish Group. Appearing as part of his Northwest tour. With
Chad McCullough, trumpet; Michael Rush, bass; Jason Palmer, drums.
Ben Darwish played keyboards and sang original songs.
2011 (4 concerts)
- February 3, 2011 Hashem Assadullahi Quartet Featuring Ron Miles. With Hashem
Assadullahi, saxophonist and band leader; Ron Miles, Denver-area
trumpet and flugal player; Justin Morell, guitarist and composer; Tyler
Abbott, bass. Performing music from Hashem’s Strange Neighbor CD.
- January 15, 2011 Beta Collide: “an evening of lower case”. Featuring Brian McWhorter,
trumpet; Steve Owen, saxophone; William Seiji Marsh, guitar; and Jason
- February 24, 2011 University of Oregon Flute Studio led by Molly Barth. A recital
representing both traditional and contemporary repertoire featuring the
flute. Accompanied by additional performers on violin, cello, harp and
- April 24, 2011 5th & B Jazz, blues, Klezmer, bluegrass, classical, pop.
Including a special serenade for Ann Johnson, our neighbor on hospice.
Fred Berman, clarinets, saxophones; Rob Birdwell, trumpet, flugelhorn;
Mike Curtis, clarinets, soprano sax; John Bliss, guitars; Dave Storrs,
2012 (5 concerts)
- April 14, 2012 The Chad McCullough/Andrew Oliver Quartet. With Chad
McCullough on trumpet and Andrew Oliver on keyboards.
- May 12, 2012 Dave Glenn, trombone and John Stowell, guitar. Jazz duo playing jazz
standards and original pieces by Glenn and Stowell.
- June 16, 2012 The Joe Freuen Sextet. Performing original and improvised music;
including Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Miles Davis and Bob Brookmeyer.
Featuring Joe Freuen, trombone and band leader; Jesse Cloninger,
saxophone; Dan Meinhardt, saxophone; Bill Marsh, guitar; Jeff Langston,
bass; Jason Palmer, drums.
- June 22, 2012 Pearl Django. A Gypsy jazz quartet from the Puget Sound area. Michael
Gray, band leader. On tour featuring their latest CD release of Eleven.
Pearl Django also appeared the same day in a live radio interview-andperformance
with host Eric Allen on KLCC-FM.
- July 27, 2012 The Josh Deutsch Quintet. Featuring Josh Deutsch, trumpet, composer
and band leader; Dave Glenn, trombone; Greg Goebel, keyboards; Andrea
Niemiec, bass; Jason Palmer, drums. With guest appearances by Hashem
Assadullahi, saxophone; Steve Owen, saxophone.
2013 (7 concerts)
- September 19, 2013 Gonzalo Bergara Quartet. Performing Django Reinhardt-inspired swing
jazz. With Los Angeles-based Gonzalo Bergara on lead guitar.
- May 11, 2013 The U.O. Flute Studio led by Molly Barth: “The Flute and the Spoken
Word”. Works by contemporary composers, including improvisations and
spoken poetry by university students in the flute studio. Return group.
- June 2, 2013 Dave Glenn, trombone and John Stowell, guitar. Jazz duo playing jazz
standards and original pieces by Glenn and Stowell. Return performers.
- June 13, 2013 The Torrey Newhart Sextet. With Torrey Newhart, keyboards and band
leader; Tony Glausi, trumpet; Adam, tenor saxophone; Eddie Bond ,
guitar; Sean Peterson, bass; Adam Carlson, drums. Playing music from
Torrey Newhart’s newest CD, Marmara.
- July 20, 2013 The Josh Deutsch Quintet. Josh Deutsch, trumpet and band leader; Joe
Manis, saxophone; Torrey Newhart, keyboards; Andrea Niemiec, bass;
Jason Palmer, drums. Return group of musicians from the Northwest who
are featured clinicians at the University of Oregon Jazz Camp.
- October 12, 2013 The Tony Glausi Quintet. With Tony Glausi, trumpet, composer and
band leader; Josh Hettwer, saxophones; Torrey Newhart, keyboards, Sean
Peterson, bass; Adam Carlson, drums.
- October 27, 2013 The Kora Band. Chad McCullough, trumpeter and band leader. Playing
West African Mandinka music and contemporary jazz. Chad McCullough,
trumpet; Kane Mathis, kora; Andrew Oliver, keyboards; Brady Millard-
Kish, bass; Mark DiFlorio, drums.
2014 (4 concerts)
- February 25, 2014 The Bombadils. Performing traditional Celtic, bluegrass and Quebecois
music. Anh Phung on Irish whistles and flute; Sarah Frank on fiddle and
vocals; Luke Fraser on guitar, mandolin and lead vocals; Evan Stewart on
upright bass. The group was on tour from McGill University in Montreal.
- August 9, 2014 The Josh Deutsch Quintet. Josh Deutsch, trumpet and band leader; Joe
Manis, saxophone; Torrey Newhart, keyboards; Andrea Niemiec, bass;
Jason Palmer, drums. And guest performers. A culmination of the U.O.
summer jazz camp.
- October 3, 2014 The Tony Glausi Quintet. Tony Glausi, trumpet and band leader; Josh
Hettwer, saxophone; Torrey Newhart, keyboards; Sean Peterson, bass;
Adam Carlson, drums. Return group.
- November 22, 2014 The George Colligan Quartet. With George Colligan on keyboards, Joe
Manis on tenor saxophone, Chris Higgins on bass, Chris Brown on drums.
2015 (5 concerts)
- February 7, 2015 Beta Collide: Music for the Grammies. With Brian McWhorter, Master
of Ceremonies. Including Molly Barth, flute; Tony Glausi, trumpet; Josh
Hettwer, saxophones; Toby Koenigsberg, keyboards; Torrey Newhart,
keyboards; Lyle Hopkins, bass; Ken Mastrogiovanni, drums.
- April 24, 2015 Sound of Late. A classical chamber ensemble including: Andrew Stiefel,
viola and electronics; Rebecca Olason, horn; Milo Fultz, double bass;
Sarah Pyle, flutes; Bryce Caster, violin. Exploring the nature of sound and
memory, featuring contemporary composers and improvisations.
- May 23, 2015 Sinne Eeg, vocalist. With George Colligan, keyboards. Performing
original songs and jazz standards from The American Songbook.
- June 17, 2015 The Tony Glausi Quintet. Performing music from Glausi’s upcoming
debut album, “Identity Crisis”. With Tony Glausi on trumpet, Josh
Hettwer on tenor saxophone, Torrey Newhart on keyboards, Sean Peterson
on bass, and Adam Carlson on drums.
- July 2, 2015 Josh Deutsch and Nico Soffiato Duo. A CD release concert featuring
music from “Reverse Angle”. Josh Deutsch, trumpet and flugalhorn; Nico
2016 (8 concerts)
- January 30, 2016 The George Colligan Trio. With George Colligan on keyboards, Jon
Lakey on bass and Micah Hummel on drums. Playing original tunes and
- February 19, 2016 The Westerlies. A New York-based brass quartet playing American folk,
jazz and chamber music. Riley Mulherkar and Zubin Hensler on
trumpets; Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch on trombones.
- March 13, 2016 Duo Damiana. Molly Barth, flute and Dieter Hennings, classical guitar.
Performing contemporary chamber music for flute and guitar.
- May 21, 2016 The Torrey Newhart Quintet. The Philosophy of Jazz. A special evening
concert celebratng a citywide public philosophy conference sponsored by
District 4j and the University of Oregon. Torrey Newhart, composer,
bandleader and keyboards; Josh Hettwer on tenor sax; Matt Hettwer on
trombone; Lyle Hopkins on bass; Ken Mastrogiovanni on drums.
- July 30, 2016 No Chairs Ensemble. Josh Deutsch, trumpet, band leader and composer;
Josh Hettwer, tenor sax; Greg Goebel, keyboards; Sean Peterson, bass;
Jason Palmer, drums. Performing original music by Josh Deutsch in the
style of Second Line music from New Orleans.
- October 1, 2016 Gentle Numbers in Eternity. Tessa Brinckman on flutes; Mitsuki Dazai
on traditional Japanese koto. Performing duets and tone poems by
contemporary composers from Japan and other countries.
- November 5, 2016 Halie Loren and Tony Glausi: “Ballads of the 20th Century”. With
Halie Loren, vocalist; Tony Glausi, trumpet and flugalhorn; Michael
Radliff, guitar; Todd Sickafoose, bass; Jason Palmer, drums.
- December 9, 2016 The Rebecca Kilgore Trio. Too Marvelous for Words – The Great
Lyricists”. An evening of jazz interpretations of the American Songbook.
Rebecca Kilgore on vocals, with Randy Porter on keyboards and Tom
Wakeling on bass.
2017 (8 concerts)
- February 11, 2017 Gideon Freudmann, solo electric cello improvisations. Crossing the
boundaries of classical, blues, jazz and folk music. Freudmann was a
founding member of the Portland Cello Project.
- April 22, 2017 The Chris Brown Quartet, Back to the Future. With Chris Brown,
drums, band leader and composer; John Nastos, alto saxophone; and
Dylan Sundstrom, bass. Portland-based musicians.
- July 29, 2017 Josh Deutsch and Friends. “Jazz On a Summer’s Night”. Josh Deutsch,
trumpeter, composer and band leader. With Dave Glenn, trombone,
Hashem Assadullahi, saxophone; Sean Peterson, bass; and Jason Palmer,
drums. Guest appearance by Steve Owen and Josh Hettwer, saxophones.
Clinicians at the U.O. Jazz Camp.
- October 21, 2017 The Tony Glausi Experiment. Tony Glausi and keyboards. With Shenea
Davis on vocals and Rafeal as guest rap improviser. Combining jazz with
rhythm-and-blues, rap and gospel.
- October 28, 2017 The Idit Shner Quartet. Celebrating the artistry of saxophonist
Johnny Hodges of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Idit Shner on alto
saxophone. With Greg Goebel on keyboards, Chris Higgins on bass and
Jason Palmer on drums.
- November 4, 2017 Greta Matassa, vocalist. With Darin Clendenin, keyboards and Clipper
Anderson, bass. Greta Matassa performed songs from her ten records, as
well as American Songbook standards. All Seattle-based musicians.
- November 11, 2017 David Friesen and The Circle 3 Trio. David Friesen on Hemage bass,
Greg Goebel on keyboards, Charlie Doggett on drums. Performing
original compositions by Friesen.
- December 8, 2017 The Rebecca Kilgore Trio. A tribute to jazz stylist Ella Fitzgerald: “Ella
at 100”. With Rebecca Kilgore, vocalist; Randy Porter, keyboards; Tom
Wakeling, bass. Return concert by this trio.
2018 (9 concerts)
- February 16, 2018 The Josh Hettwer Quintet. With Josh Hettwer, tenor saxophone,
composer and band leader; Jack Radsliff, guitar; Torrey Newhart,
keyboards; Milo Fultz, bass; Ken Mastrogiovanni, drums. A release party
concert focusing on music from Hettwer’s latest CD.
- March 10, 2018 Stumptown Swing. Performing swing jazz in the tradition of Django
Reinhardt and Le Hot Jazz. With Tim Connell on mandolin, Michael
Burdette on guitar, Ben Blechman on fiddle, and Keith Brush on bass.
- March 29, 2018 Sinne Eeg and Lary Koonse duo. Sinne Eeg, Danish singer/songwriter
joined by L.A.-based guitarist Larry Koonse. Performing American
Songbook standards and Egg’s original compositions. Sold out
performance, along with a feature article in the Register-Guard.
- April 28, 2018 The Moderately Adequate Jazz Quartet. With Abe Luedtke, keyboards,
composer and band leader; Ryan Helms, sax and clarinet; Stella Drapkin,
bass; Champe Scoble, drums. High school jazz performers.
- May 17, 2018 The Delgani String Quartet plus one. Performing one movement from a
Brahms String Quintet. A special lecture presentation for an audience of
Delgani String Quartet donors.
- June 1, 2018 The George Colligan Trio. George Colligan on keyboards, Eric Gruber
on bass, Micah Hummel on drums. Performing the music of Duke
Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver and Pat Metheny.
- July 27, 2018 The Josh Deutsch Reunion Concert. With Josh Deutsch, trumpet,
composer and band leader; Josh Hettwer on tenor and clarinet; Greg
Goebel on keyboards; Sean Peterson on bass; Jason Palmer on drums.
U.O. Jazz Camp culmination concert.
- November 3, 2018 The Rebecca Kilgore Trio. With Rebecca Kilgore, vocalist; Randy
Porter, keyboards; Tom Wakeling, bass. A return concert by this group.
Performing music from Kilgore’s latest CD, “From Canada to Chicago”
- November 30, 2018 The Torrey Newhart Trio. Torrey Newhart on keyboards, with Todd
Sickafoose on bass, Ryan Biesack on drums. Focusing on original
compositions by Newhart, specifically written for this trio.
2019 (3 concerts)
- February 23, 2019 Kendra Shank and John Stowell duo. Performing music from Shank’s
latest CD, New York Conversations. Reimagined jazz standards, folk song
medley and free improvisations. Portland area performers.
- March 2, 2019 The Jack Radsliff Quartet. Jack Radsliff, band leader and guitarist; Idit
Shner, saxophone; Sean Peterson, bass; Ken Mastrogiovanni, drums.
Performing original compositions by Radsliff and interpretations of jazz
- April 12, 2019 Abe Luedtke’s Exploration in Four. High school jazz performers.
Abe Luedtke, keyboards, bass; Ryan Helms, alto sax; Sam Prentice,
baritone sax, Champe Scoble, drums.