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PDX JAZZ

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Contacts

Publicists:
Don Lucoff
Maureen McFadden

General Inquiry:
email

ABOUT
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ABOUT

PDX Jazz is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural arts organization dedicated to curating jazz in Portland, Oregon and fostering the growth of musical offerings in the Pacific Northwest. We strive with your contributions and sponsorship to inspire, educate and develop future jazz audiences for generations to come.

MISSION STATEMENT

PDX Jazz, a non-profit cultural arts organization founded in 2003 in partnership with Travel Portland, produces the annual Portland Jazz Festival. The organization’s mission is to inspire, educate and develop future jazz audiences for generations to come.  The Portland Jazz Festival is a multi-venue series of jazz events presented each February within Portland, Oregon.  Nationally and regionally supported as a cultural tourism initiative in celebration of Black History Month, Portland Jazz Festival is dedicated to preserving America’s indigenous art form by presenting internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local jazz musicians.  A series of jazz education and outreach programs that extend into Portland’s schools and neighborhoods is at the heart of the annual event.

PDX Jazz is dedicated to curating performances at various Portland venues throughout the year such as the current monthly PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater series.

SHOWS

May
17
Ranky Tanky
Temple Theater
Des Moines, Idaho
May
15
John Raymond
Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. #301, Los Angeles, CA 90012
May
14
John Raymond
Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. #301, Los Angeles, CA 90012
May
13
Ranky Tanky
National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC
May
12
John Raymond
The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

NEWS
  • The Lao Tizer Band | “Songs From The Swinghouse” | Available March 16 via Yse Records - The Lao Tizer Band Set to Release Songs From The Swinghouse, Recorded Live at Conway Studios in Hollywood: Available March 16, 2018 via Yse Records   With more than five years since their last release, The Lao Tizer Band has taken the time to grow in every aspect. An updated larger band is exploring some new methods…
  • Lisa Hilton | Thursday, January 11 at Carnegie Hall - Pianist Lisa Hilton to perform with JD Allen, Luques Curtis & Rudy Royston In Celebration Of The Release Of  Her 20th Album, Escapism Thursday, January 11 at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall   Thursday, January 11 Set Time: 8:00pm Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall 57th Street & 7th Avenue  New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212)-247-7800 Web: CarnegieHall.org …
  • Ranky Tanky’s Eponymous Debut Receives Critical Acclaim - Ranky Tanky Rounds Out 2017 with Critical Acclaim for Eponymous Debut Album Available Now on Resilience Music Alliance #1 on iTunes and Amazon Jazz Charts — Upcoming 2018 Performances: January 13 / Winter Jazzfest / New York, NY February 9 / The Passport Series / Schenectady, NY February 10 / Centenary University / Hackettstown, NJ March 2 /…
  • BIGYUKI – “Reaching for Chiron” – Available February 2 on Likely Records - BIGYUKI  (Talib Kweli, Matisyahu & A Tribe Called Quest Collaborator)  Announces Debut Album Reaching For Chiron Available February 2 on Likely Records Featuring Chris Turner, Bilal, Taylor McFerrin, Marcus Gilmore, Louis Cato, Randy Runyon, Justin Tyson, J. Ivy, Reuben Cainer, Bae Bro, Stu Brooks, Javier Starks, Celia Hatton   Torn between the ferocity of the equine…
  • John Raymond & Real Feels | “Joy Ride” Available February 9 on Sunnyside Records - John Raymond & Real Feels Expand on Original Compositions & Indie-Rock Meets Jazz Arrangements for Sophomore Studio Album Joy Ride   Available February 9 on Sunnyside Records   “Mr. Raymond….has fluent technique  and a strong but pliable tone…” – The New York Times “He’s got an almost New Orleans-style flair that keeps the blues front and …
  • The Savory Collection – “Volume 4: Bobby Hackett and Friends” – Available December 15 via Apple Music/iTunes - The National Jazz Museum in Harlem Presents The Savory Collection Volume 4: Bobby Hackett and Friends Available December 15 Exclusively on Apple Music and iTunes The National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s Savory Collection will release Vol. No. 4: Bobby Hackett and Friends exclusively on Apple Music and iTunes on December 15. The full multi-volume collection of historical archives will feature swing…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Lisa Hilton -“Escapism”- Ruby Slippers Productions - Out Today on Ruby Slippers Productions    Lisa Hilton Sets Forth On A  Journey Promoting Peace, Tranquility and  Positive Energy with Escapism  Lisa Hilton often settles in at her piano and riffs on everyone from Miles Davis and Horace Silver to The Black Keys and Green Day, until she can find peace within the notes, letting them fill the…
  • 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards: 13 Nominations in Six Categories - DL Media Artists Receive 13 Nominations in Six Categories for 60th Annual GRAMMY® Awards Best Improvised Jazz Solo (Cat. 31):   Billy Childs’ Rebirth “Dance of Shiva”   Mack Avenue Records Release Date: March 24, 2017   Web: BillyChilds.com ______________________________   Best Improvised Jazz Solo (Cat. 31): Sara Caswell on Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge’s Whispers on the Wind “Can’t…
  • Jon Hendricks: September 16, 1921 – November 22, 2017 - Jon Hendricks September 16, 1921 – November 22, 2017   Jazz Lyricist and Vocalese Singer Passes Away at Age 96 Read Obituary from The New York Times Jazz lyricist and vocalese singer Jon Hendricks passed away peacefully with family by his side in New York City on Wednesday, November 22 at the age of 96. Known for bringing…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Jimmy Chamberlin Complex – “The Parable” – MAKE Records - OUT TODAY:  Jimmy Chamberlin Complex  Engages in Courtship of Responsive  Mimicry on Sophomore Album The Parable Famed Smashing Pumpkins Drummer Collaborates with Billy Mohler, Randy Ingram, Sean Woolstenhulme and Chris Speed   Nothing quite prepares you for the surprise of being granted a wish you don’t remember making. Consider the grebe. Stumble upon a freshwater…
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