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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
  • Bassist/Composer Charnett Moffett | “Bright New Day” | Available June 21 via Motéma Music- Bassist/Composer Charnett Moffett Breaks New Ground & Debuts Exceptional New Quintet on Bright New Day, Available June 21 via Motéma Music Compositions Explore the Relationship Between Form and Freedom and Writes a New Chapter in Moffett’s Music and Humanity For Bright New Day (available June 21), bassist/composer Charnett Moffett’s seventh recording forMotéma Music and 16th as a bandleader overall, the virtuoso…
  • Deva Mahal to Release “Goddamn” with Son Little- R&B/Soul Powerhouse Deva Mahal Releases New Single, “Goddamn” with R&B Artist & GRAMMY®-winning Producer Son Little Summer Touring Includes Performances at Bonnaroo and Lockn’ Festivals Deva Mahal, an equally admirable songwriter and vocalist with prowess independent of any singular genre, is set to release a new single, “Goddamn,” featuring and written with authentic modern soul artistSon Little,…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: John Dokes’ “True Love”- Available Tomorrow via Rondette Jazz: Vocalist John Dokes Explores Every Aspect of Romance, From the Unrequited to the Tempestuous with New Album True Love Album Release Event at New York City’s The Django on Friday, May 3 There’s a love song to capture every aspect of romance, from the unrequited to the tempestuous. WithTrue Love (available tomorrow via Rondette…
  • Betty Carter’s “The Music Never Stops” | VINYL Release: May 17, 2019- BETTY CARTER’S THE MUSIC NEVER STOPS COMING TO SPECIAL EDITION VINYL Critically Acclaimed Blue Engine Album to Get Vinyl Treatment on May 17, Celebrating Carter’s 90th Birthday NPR Music Hosts Exclusive Premiere of “Tight! / Mr. Gentleman” WBGO Hosts Exclusive Premiere of “Social Call” “Betty Carter was jazz’s quintessential modernist: She liked to tease and…
  • Keystone Korner Baltimore Announces Cyrus Chestnut & Steinway Coordination; Additional Performances Added- Keystone Korner Baltimore Enlists Pianist & Baltimore Native Cyrus Chestnut to Select Club’s Permanent Steinway Set to Open April 30, Coinciding with International Jazz Day; Additional Headline Performances Added As previously announced, NEA Jazz Master Todd Barkan and Michelin-starred chef Robert Wiedmaier are set to relaunch Keystone Korner, the legendary San Francisco (and later) Tokyo…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Eric Reed’s “Everybody Gets the Blues”- Available Now on Smoke Sessions Records Eric Reed Finds Solace in Shared Experience on Everybody Gets the Blues, Reimagining the Music of Cedar Walton, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, John Coltrane and Freddie Hubbard Veteran Pianist Reaches New Heights in his Lifelong Pursuit to Revitalize the Gospel Roots Intrinsic to Jazz Whenever problems arise, it’s always…
  • Theo Croker | “Star People Nation” | May 17 via Sony Music Masterworks- THEO CROKER ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM STAR PEOPLE NATION AVAILABLE MAY 17 – PREORDER NOW PREMIERES NEW SONG – LISTEN NOW “UNDERSTAND YOURSELF (FEATURING CHRONIXX)” “THE UNDISPUTABLE PRODUCT OF BLACK AMERICAN MUSIC, OF WHICH JAZZ IS THE MOTHER OF ALL WELLS…” – AFROPUNK “WE HAVE BEEN POSITIONED TO RECEIVE CREATIVE TRANSMISSIONS. WE ARE GROUNDED IN THE NOW IN ORDER TO…
  • AVAILABLE TOMORROW: Mark Guiliana’s “BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC!”- Available Tomorrow on Motéma Music: Drummer Mark Guiliana (David Bowie’s Blackstar) Creates Adventurous Electronic Music with Expansive Ensemble BEAT MUSIC BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! Feat. Brilliant Community of Musicians Breathing Vivid Life into Guiliana’s Wide-ranging Electro-Acoustic Compositions Release Show at Rough Trade in Brooklyn (April 12) to be Live Streamed TOMORROW by WBGO/NPR Music Hailed…
  • Keystone Korner Baltimore Updates Schedule, Announces Ticketing Policies- Keystone Korner Baltimore Set to Open April 30 on International Jazz Day Additional Headline Performances Added to Already Impressive Schedule As previously announced, NEA Jazz Master Todd Barkan and Michelin-starred chef Robert Wiedmaier are set to relaunch Keystone Korner, the legendary San Francisco (and later) Tokyo club that set the standard for jazz performance in…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Douyé’s “Quatro (Bossa Nova Deluxe)”- Available Now 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) 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 both of…
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