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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

Aug
23
Ranky Tanky
Chautauqua Amphitheater
31 Roberts Ave, Mayville, NY 14757
Aug
14
Ranky Tanky
Musical Instrument Museum – MIM Music Theatre
4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050
Aug
3
Ranky Tanky
The Colonial Theater
2050 Main Street, Bethlehem, NH 03574
Jul
31
Ranky Tanky
Payomet Music Pavilion
29 Old  Dewline  Road,  North  Truro, MA  02652
Jul
29
MND FLO
Cambridge Jazz Festival
Danehy Park – 99 Sherman St. Cambridge, MA 02138

NEWS
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Stanley Clarke | “The Message” | Mack Avenue Records - AVAILABLE NOW on Mack Avenue Records: Renowned Bassist Stanley Clarke Celebrates 45 Years Since Debut Album as a Leader with The Message   Longtime Touring Band of Young Innovative Collaborators Hunkered Down in Paris to Write Album While Tour was Delayed due to Tunisian Terror Attacks   Album Features Cameron Graves, Beka Gochiashvili, and Mike…
  • Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band | “Presence” | Available September 21 via Smoke Sessions Records - Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band Returns with Raucous Live Recording, Presence   Long-running Ensemble, Led by The Bad Plus’ New Pianist, Creates Family Vibe Onstage in Philadelphia For Third Album Available September 21 via Smoke Sessions The influence of the late playwright and educator Donald Evans has always loomed large over the…
  • Kaveh Rastegar | “Light of Love” | Available August 10 via Ropeadope Records - Bassist/Songwriter Kaveh Rastegar Melds Influences From R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Rock and Folk for his Eclectic Solo Debut   Light of Love, Out August 10 on Ropeadope, Features an All-Star Cast Playing New Songs by the Kneebody Bassist and Songwriter/Sideman for John Legend, Sia, De La Soul, Bruno Mars and others   Album Features Chris Dave,…
  • MND FLO | “From Time” | Available July 20 - MND FLO Proves that American Cultural Melting Pot is Alive & Well Debut Album From Time Available July 20 Members from Hungarian, Trinidadian, Indian, Canadian, French & American Cultures In a time of increased nationalism and populism throughout the world, it is essential not to forget the true essences of the human condition: acceptance, growth…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Geoffrey Keezer’s “On My Way To You” - Available Now: Geoffrey Keezer Returns to Piano Trio with On My Way to You Keezer is Joined by Bassist Mike Pope, Drummer Lee Pearson & Special Guest Vocalist Gillian Margot (on Five Songs) Geoffrey Keezer’s peers and elders have considered him a master of the piano trio function since he burst on the scene as…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Cyrille Aimée | “Cyrille Aimée Live” | Mack Avenue Records - AVAILABLE NOW via Mack Avenue Records: Cyrille Aimée Turns the Page with Live Finale of Longstanding Band While Looking to New Adventures in Music and Life with Cyrille Aimée Live The end of one chapter means the beginning of another. Like all the best cliffhangers, Cyrille Aimée Live leaves the audience wanting more…but also eager to…
  • AVAILABLE NOW | “Alexandra Jackson: Legacy & Alchemy” via Legacy and Alchemy - On June 21 Legacy and Alchemy and the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro Collaborate to Honor Brazil’s Music and the 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova   Alexandra Jackson: Legacy & Alchemy Introduces Brazilian-American Recordings Featuring Departed Icons Miles Davis, Al Jarreau, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Rod Temperton, Oscar Castro-Neves and Dona Ivone Lara, as well…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Dayramir Gonzalez | The Grand Concourse - Pianist Dayramir Gonzalez Releases Sophomore Album, The Grand Concourse, Portraying the Voyage of a Young Havana Native Exploring Cuban Sentiments Alongside the Vanguard Sounds of New York NYC Release Performance: June 21 at Ideal Glass Cuban pianist Dayramir Gonzalez (recently welcomed as a Yamaha Artist) has innovative style, energetic performance, and impressive diversity shining through on his upcoming album,…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Buster Williams | “Audacity” | Smoke Sessions Records - Iconic Bassist Buster Williams Marks New Chapter in His Career After Decade Long Studio Hiatus with Audacity Available Now on LP, CD, and Digital Formats Album Features Steve Wilson, George Colligan, and Lenny White Audacity. It’s a word that seems ideally suited to the bold and intrepid bassist Buster Williams. Whether supplying eminently tasteful but strong-as-steel backing for singers like Nancy Wilson…
  • Steve Turre | “The Very Thought Of You” | Available August 24 via Smoke Sessions Records - Virtuoso Trombonist Steve Turre Displays Brilliant Artistry with Heartfelt Ballads on New Release, The Very Thought of You Available August 24 via Smoke Sessions Records on Double Vinyl LP, Deluxe 8-Panel Gatefold CD Digipak, and Hi-Res Download The thought of Steve Turre inevitably conjures the image of a dauntless virtuoso. Over the course of a…
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