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Don Lucoff
Maureen McFadden

General Inquiry:


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.


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.


Jaimeo Brown Transcendence
Mission Theater
1624 N.W. Glisan, Portland, OR 97209
Jaimeo Brown Transcendence
SFJazz Miner Auditorium
SFJazz Miner Auditorium – 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Silo’s Nightclub
530 Main St. Napa, CA 94559
Cyrille Aimée
Germantown Performing Arts Center
1801 Exeter Rd. Germantown, TN 38138
Lisa Hilton
Smithsonian American Art Museum
McEvoy Auditorium – 600 Maryland Ave SW, Washington D.C. 20002

  • Vocalist James Tormé – Mel Tormé Christmas Singles - Second Generation Vocalist James Tormé,  Son of Legendary Vocalist Mel Tormé, Announces Release  of Christmas Singles from Legendary Tormé Songbook:   “The Christmas Feeling” – Available November 24   “The Christmas Song” – Available December 8   Old school charm meets new age beats – vocalist James Tormé unfurls a virtually unknown song his father wrote 25…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Run N’ Fly – “Run N’ Fly” – Run N’ Fly - Collective Run N’ Fly Pays Homage to Strong Feminine Role Models That Have Defined Pop Culture on Eponymous Debut – Available November 10 via Run N’ Fly Embracing a newfound creative freedom to explore his lifelong passion for old school R&B/funk and contemporary urban jazz, guitarist Sandro Albert is the mastermind, composer and producer of…
  • Blaque Dynamite – November 13 at Nublu - Revive Music Presents Blaque Dynamite’s Killing Bugs — Album Release Party Monday, November 13 at Nublu Release Celebration November 13 at Nublu  151 Avenue C, New York, NY Doors: 9:00pm | Show: 10:30pm Tickets: $10 ADV. | $15 D.O.S. Personnel: Mike Mitchell, drums RC Williams, Rhodes Beka Gochiashvili, synth Jon Bap, guitar Gax Merl, bass Frank Moka, percussion Pink Siifu, DJ * * * “One of the most daring and forward sounding debuts I’ve…
  • OUT TODAY: Blaque Dynamite’s “Killing Bugs” on Ropeadope - Drummer Mike Mitchell Reinvents Himself as Blaque Dynamite, Encourages and Embraces the Unorthodox on Hydra Rock/Hip-Hop/Jazz Debut Record   Killing Bugs, Available November 10 on Ropeadope   In a world of constant repetition and formulaic goals, there stands one young man’s quest to exist however he wants, in any manner he deems fit. The mundanities of…
  • Kurt Elling – November 29 at City Winery Atlanta - Kurt Elling is set to perform at City Winery Atlanta on Wednesday, November 29 at 8:00pm in support of his 2016 Christmas release The Beautiful Day (OKeh Records). Elling will be joined by pianist Stu Mindeman, guitarist John McLean, bassist Clark Sommers and drummer Christian Euman.  When Kurt Elling embraced the meaning, the spirit and the word “Christmas” in creating his new album The Beautiful Day, he also wanted to make…
  • Kurt Elling – November 27 at City Winery Nashville - Kurt Elling is set to perform at City Winery Nashville on Monday, November 27 at 8:00pm in support of his 2016 Christmas release The Beautiful Day (OKeh Records). Elling will be joined by pianist Stu Mindeman, guitarist John McLean, bassist Clark Sommers and drummer Christian Euman.  When Kurt Elling embraced the meaning, the spirit and the word “Christmas” in creating his new album…
  • Kurt Elling – November 25-26 at City Winery Chicago - Kurt Elling is set to perform for two nights at City Winery Chicago on Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26 with sets at 5:00pm and 8:00pm in support of his 2016 Christmas release The Beautiful Day (OKeh Records). Elling will be joined by pianist Stu Mindeman, guitarist John McLean, bassist Clark Sommers and drummer…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Physical – Ranky Tanky’s “Ranky Tanky” on Resilience Music Alliance - Ranky Tanky Breathes Life To the Gullah Culture of the South Carolina Lowcountry With A Range of Playful Game Songs to Heartbreaking Spirituals Set to a Unique Sea Islands Groove   Eponymous Debut Release Available Digitally on October 20 with Physical Product Available on November 3 via Resilience Music Alliance   From the South Carolina Lowcountry,…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Vincent Herring – “Hard Times” – Smoke Sessions Records - Saxophonist Vincent Herring Soothes Modern Day Turbulence on Hard Times – Available November 3 on Smoke Sessions Records There’s no avoiding the hard times. Every human being that’s walked this Earth has had his or her share of the blues, from the personal to the political, the local to the global. But with another ominous…
  • Jerry Granelli – “Dance Hall” – November 3 on Justin Time Records - Drummer Jerry Granelli Reunites with Guitar Greats Bill Frisell & Robben Ford After 25 Years for Blues-Soaked Repertoire on Dance Hall Available November 3 on Justin Time Records   Back in 1992, veteran drummer-composer Jerry Granelli went to studios in Seattle and San Francisco with an all-star cast, including trombonist Julian Priester, alto sax great…