Organizations

PDX JAZZ

<a href="https://www.facebook.com/PDXJazzPortland" target="_blank"><i class="fa fa-facebook" aria-hidden="true"></i></a><a href="https://twitter.com/pdxjazz" target="_blank"><i class="fa fa-twitter" aria-hidden="true"></i></a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/pdxjazz/" target="_blank"><i class="fa fa-instagram" aria-hidden="true"></i></a><a href="http://pdxjazz.com/" target="_blank"><i class="fa fa-home" aria-hidden="true"></i><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/pdxjazzportland"><i class="fa fa-youtube" aria-hidden="true"></i></a>

Contacts

Publicists:
Don Lucoff
Maureen McFadden

General Inquiry:
email

ABOUT
SHOWS
NEWS
REVIEWS
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

Apr
2
Lisa Hilton
Buddy Guy’s Legends
700 Wabash Ave Chicago, IL 60605
Apr
1
Lisa Hilton
Perkins School
175 North Beacon Street Watertown, MA 02472
Mar
30
Lisa Hilton
Kerrytown Concert House
415 N. 4th Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Feb
28
Lisa Hilton
SFJAZZ Center (Joe Henderson Lab)
201 Franklin Street San Francisco, CA 94102
Jan
10
Lisa Hilton
Carnegie Hall
Weill Hall – Box Office @ 57th & 7th New York, NY 10019

NEWS
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Christian McBride | “Christian McBride’s New Jawn” | Brother Mister Productions - AVAILABLE NOW: Christian McBride’s New Jawn Releases Eponymous Debut Album on Bassist’s New Mack Avenue Music Group Imprint, Brother Mister Productions Band Features Trumpeter Josh Evans, Saxophonist Marcus Strickland, and Drummer Nasheet Waits Jawn [jän]: noun. A slang terminology from Philadelphia. All-purpose term for a person, place or thing. Sure, Christian McBride could have called…
  • Ivo Perelman | “Strings 1” & “Strings 2” | Available November 16 via Leo Records - Ivo Perelman Reaches Into Distant & Recent Past, Exploring Newly Forged Collaboration With Violist Mat Maneri On Strings 1 & Strings 2 Double Disc Set Available November 16 via Leo Records In recent years, the irrepressible and inexhaustible tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman has forged a special relationship with violist Mat Maneri, with whom he has…
  • Mack Avenue Music Group Celebrates Magnificent Year with Rebranding and New Logo Leading into 20th Anniversary in 2019 - Mack Avenue Music Group Celebrates Magnificent Year with Rebranding and New Logo Leading into 20th Anniversary in 2019 More Than 25 Projects Released in 2018 – CDs, EPs and Vinyl – Alongside Announcement of Brand New Imprint Under Christian McBride’s Direction, Brother Mister Productions Mack Avenue Music Group is celebrating a magnificent year which included…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Unreleased Historic Recordings: “Dexter Gordon Quartet Espace Cardin 1977” & “Woody Shaw Quartet Live in Bremen 1983” - Elemental Music Continues Landmark Series of Previously Unreleased Historic Recordings Dexter Gordon Quartet’s Espace Cardin 1977 and Woody Shaw Quartet’s Live in Bremen 1983 Both Available on CD and Vinyl, October 19 Elemental Music is pleased to announce the release of two recently discovered, previously unreleased live recordings: Dexter Gordon Quartet, Espace Cardin 1977 and…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Connie Han’s “CRIME ZONE” | Mack Avenue Records - AVAILABLE NOW: 22-Year-Old Pianist Connie Han Brings Jazz into Neo-Noir Territory On Mack Avenue Records Debut CRIME ZONE  “This 22-year-old pianist is the rare musician with fearsome technical chops, a breadth of historical knowledge and enough originality to write tunes that absorb your ear easily.” – The New York Times “She’s already a crazy-good player,…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: “Ice on the Hudson” | Songs by Renee Rosnes & David Hajdu | SMK Jazz - Available Now via SMK Jazz Pianist/Composer Renee Rosnes and Author/Lyricist David Hajdu Release First Album of Songwriting Collaborations, Ice on the Hudson Album Release Performance Tonight at NYC’s Birdland 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…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Brazilian Composer & Vocalist Manu Lafer’s “Gimme 5” - AVAILABLE NOW: Brazilian Singer-Songwriter Manu Lafer Celebrates Two Decades of Composing with the Rhythmic Brazilian Sounds of Gimme 5 Album Melds Afro-Carribean, Brazilian Bossa Nova & Baião, Jazz, Pop & Rock Fusion Influences With Gimme 5, prolific Brazilian singer-songwriter Manu Lafer offers listeners a joyful slap of the hand, an enthusiastic greeting to audiences around…
  • Lisa Hilton | “OASIS” | Available December 7 via Ruby Slippers Productions - Lisa Hilton Forges Safe Haven During Tumultuous Times with New Release OASIS Album Available December 7 via Ruby Slippers Productions “Hilton’s melodies frequently blend the two-handed punch of Horace Silver with the moodiness of McCoy Tyner…” – Stereogum “Hilton’s music is picturesque and impressionistic…the pianist has excellent technique.” – Downbeat An enticing oasis pulsing with West…
  • Alicia Olatuja Signs with Resilience Music Alliance - Resilience Music Alliance Announces Signing of Vocalist Alicia Olatuja New Album, Intuition: Songs From the Minds of Women, Coming in February 1, 2019 Resilience Music Alliance is proud to announce the addition of critically acclaimed and versatile vocalistAlicia Olatuja to the label’s growing eclectic roster. Praised by The New York Times as a “singer with a strong and luscious tone and…
  • AVAILABLE NOW:”Dexter Gordon Quartet Espace Cardin 1977″ & “Woody Shaw Quartet Live in Bremen 1983” - AVAILABLE NOW: Elemental Music Continues Landmark Series of Previously Unreleased Historic Recordings Dexter Gordon Quartet’s Espace Cardin 1977 and Woody Shaw Quartet’s Live in Bremen 1983 Both Available on CD and Vinyl Elemental Music is pleased to announce the release of two recently discovered, previously unreleased live recordings: Dexter Gordon Quartet, Espace Cardin 1977 and…
REVIEWS