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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

Oct
20
Christian Sands
SFJazz Center
201 Franklin St, Sf, CA 94102
Oct
18
Christian Sands
SFJazz Center
201 Franklin St, , CA 94102
Oct
18
Christian Sands
SFJazz Center
201 Franklin St, Sf, CA 94102
Oct
17
Christian Sands
SFJazz Center
201 Franklin St, Sf, CA 94102
Aug
3
Christian Sands
Maverick Concert Hall
120 Maverick Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498

NEWS
  • Alex Sill | “Experiences: Real and Imaginary” | Available May 10- Guitarist Alex Sill Explores the Psychoanalysis of Musical Archetypes With Debut Record Experiences: Real and Imaginary Album Presents Panoramic View Between the Visual and Auditory Link Full Album Available May 10 Plenty of players and listeners have talked and thought about music as a kind of interior cinema: A concert or recording begins, and each…
  • John Patitucci | “Soul of the Bass” | Available April 5- Master Bassist John Patitucci to Release Most Intimate & Revealing Solo Album with Soul of the Bass, Available April 5 Take a look at the long musical lineage paved by the titans of bass, and invariably there’s a point where each turns inward to express themselves with just their hands and their instrument, unaccompanied. ForJohn…
  • Ivo Perelman | “Strings 3” & “Strings 4” | Available March 8 via Leo Records- Ivo Perelman Analyzes the Experimentation of Musical Individuality With Next String Series Installment, Strings 3 & Strings 4 Releases Feature Violist Mat Maneri & New Addition Trumpeter Nate Wooley — Including Perelman’s Long-Standing Collaborator Matthew Shipp on Strings 4 Albums Available March 8 via Leo Records Over the last quarter-century, the Brazilian improviser Ivo Perelman has embraced the tenor saxophone as…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Catherine Russell’s “Alone Together” | Dot Time Records- AVAILABLE NOW on Dot Time Records GRAMMY® Award-winning Vocalist Catherine Russell Releases New Album, Alone Together: 13 Compositions Asking Timeless Questions and Searching for Truth International Tour Continues Through May 26 Alone Together, vocalist Catherine Russell’s seventh studio album as a leader, is a search for truth. Drawing on composers and lyricists of The Great American Songbook—Irving Berlin, Eddie…
  • Theo Croker Premieres New Track “THE MESSENGER (FEAT. ELEW)”- THEO CROKER PREMIERES NEW TRACK “THE MESSENGER (FEAT. ELEW)” AVAILABLE NOW “‘The Messenger’ is a testament to Croker’s firm standing within the realm of jazz and shows that his upcoming album will undoubtedly be one to remember.” – EARMILK ADDS TOUR DATES IN LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO & AT PORTLAND’S SOUL’D OUT FESTIVAL TOUR STOPS ANNOUNCED THROUGH…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Brandford Marsalis’ “The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul” | OKeh Records // Sony Masterworks- Available Today on OKeh Records: The Branford Marsalis Quartet Expands Range and Creativity on New Album, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul The Branford Marsalis Quartet’s new album, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, is now available via OKeh Records, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks, and Marsalis Music. The new album finds the celebrated ensemble…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Joey DeFrancesco’s “In The Key Of The Universe” | Mack Avenue Records- Out Tomorrow on Mack Avenue Records: Master Organist Joey DeFrancesco to Release Adventurous New Album In The Key Of The Universe, Album Features Pharoah Sanders, Troy Roberts, Billy Hart & Sammy Figueroa Celebrates 30th Anniversary of DeFrancesco’s Debut Album & 50th Anniversary of “The Creator Has A Master Plan” “Joey DeFrancesco – ‘In The Key Of…
  • Douyé | “Quatro (Bossa Nova Deluxe)” | Available April 5, 2019 via Rhombus Records- Vocalist Douyé Embraces the African Roots That Underlie American Jazz, Brazilian Samba, and Bossa Nova with New Album, Quatro (Bossa Nova Deluxe) Available April 5, 2019 via Rhombus Records Ever since its creation nearly 60 years ago, bossa nova has been celebrated as a lyrical fusion of American jazz and Brazilian samba. The family tree of…
  • Mark Guiliana | “BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC!” | Available April 12 via Motéma Music- Due out April 12 via Motéma Music, BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! Feat. Brilliant Community of Musicians Breathing Vivid Life into Guiliana’s Wide-ranging Electro-Acoustic Compositions First Single “GIRL” Available with Pre-order Now Hailed by The New York Times as “a drummer around whom a cult of admiration has formed,” Mark Guiliana brings the same…
  • Mary Stallings | “Songs Were Made To Sing” | Available May 17 via Smoke Sessions Records- Vocalist Mary Stallings Reflects on a Life in Music on Songs Were Made To Sing, Available May 17 on Smoke Sessions Records Acclaimed Singer Tells Her Personal Story Through 13 Classics with Stellar Band Featuring David Hazeltine and Eddie Henderson New York Release Performances at Smoke Jazz & Supper Club: May 16 – 18 Not…
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