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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
15
Ice on the Hudson
Birdland
315 West 44th St, NYC

NEWS
  • David Hazeltine | “The Time is Now” | Available October 26 via Smoke Sessions Records - Pianist/Composer David Hazeltine Brings a Long-Held Dream to Fruition with Two Fellow Jazz Masters, Bassist Ron Carter and Drummer Al Foster The Time Is Now, Due Out October 26 on Smoke Sessions Records   We all have it: that nagging list of things we’ve been meaning to get to, projects we’ve been thinking about for…
  • Narducci | “Break The Silence” | Available September 21 via DeSoto Sound Factory - Producer/Saxophonist Narducci Creates Cosmic Message with New EP, Break the Silence   Available September 21 via DeSoto Sound Factory, First of Three-EP Series Culminating in Triple-LP Release   Featuring Rama Duke, Heibert, Mike Tree, Jordan Brooks, Solomon Dorsey, and Others Along with the Words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.    EP Equates to Sonic Love-Child of Electronic…
  • Eli Degibri | “Soul Station” | Available October 5 via Degibri Records - Tenor Saxophonist Eli Degibri Evokes Sense of Déjà Vu with Innovative Reworking of Tenor Saxophonist Hank Mobley’s Iconic Soul Station Album Available October 5 via Degibri Records   About twenty years ago, when Eli Degibri was attending Berklee School of Music, his teacher commented on a solo he’d played during a casual session on Wayne…
  • Malou Beauvoir | “Spiritwalker” | Available November 2 via Panthera Music International - Haitian-American Singer-Songwriter Malou Beauvoir Invokes the Spirits of Vaudou to Communicate a Message of Spiritual Awakening and World Peace Spiritwalker – Available November 2 on Panthera Music International Album Brings Together Haitian Folk with Soul, Hip Hop and Jazz to Create a Uniquely Compelling Blend of the Traditional and Contemporary   On her new release,…
  • Yellowjackets | “Raising our Voice” | Available September 14 via Mack Avenue Records - GRAMMY® Award-winning Yellowjackets Return with New Album & Collaboration with Vocalist Luciana Souza Raising Our Voice Available September 14 on Mack Avenue Records   While the Los Angeles-based Yellowjackets have been a creative force on the jazz scene since 1981 when they recorded their eponymous debut, their fourth Mack Avenue Records album, Raising Our Voice,…
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant | “The Window” | September 28 via Mack Avenue Records - Cécile McLorin Salvant Explores Mercurial Nature of Love on Stunning Duo Album with Critically Acclaimed Pianist Sullivan Fortner The Window — Available September 28 via Mack Avenue Records The world first learned of the incredible vocal artistry of Cécile McLorin Salvant when she won the prestigious 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. In just under…
  • Songs by Renee Rosnes & David Hajdu | “Ice on the Hudson” | Available October 12 via SMK Jazz - Pianist/Composer Renee Rosnes and Author/Lyricist David Hajdu to Release First Album of Songwriting Collaborations Ice on the Hudson, Available October 12 via SMK Jazz Ice on the Hudson features vocalists René Marie, Janis Siegel, Darius de Haas and Karen Oberlin and an all-star ensemble interpreting diverse songs about the emotional complexities of adult life in today’s…
  • Christian Sands | “Facing Dragons” | Available September 21 via Mack Avenue Records - Christian Sands Returns with New Studio Album Facing Dragons, Available September 21 on Mack Avenue Records Album Features Marcus Strickland, Keyon Harrold, Yasushi Nakamura, Jerome Jennings, Caio Afiune, Cristian Rivera, & Roberto Quintero   Not yet 30, Christian Sands is currently one of the most in-demand pianists working in jazz. In the last few years…
  • Darryl Holter | “Roots & Branches” | Available on August 17 - Singer/Songwriter/Activist Darryl Holter Set to Release Two-Part Album Drawing on Universal Themes of Love, Regret, Memory, Nostalgia, Hope, Death, and More Roots & Branches, Available August 17 Produced by Ben Wendel, Features Special Guests: Becca Stevens, Shayna Steele, Anais Mitchell, Julia Holter, Chris Morrissey, Joe Henry, and Others   It can be argued that all…
  • Connie Han | “CRIME ZONE” | Available October 12 via Mack Avenue Records - 22-Year-Old Pianist Connie Han Brings Jazz into Neo-Noir Territory On Mack Avenue Records Debut CRIME ZONE  Album Available October 12 With her debut Mack Avenue Records album CRIME ZONE (available October 12), next generation Los Angeles pianist Connie Han has created an edgy blend of modern and traditional jazz. Han’s parents, both practicing classical musicians,…
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