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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

May
22
Catherine Russell
Jazz St. Louis – Jazz at the Bistro
Ferring Jazz Bistro 3536 Washington Ave St. Louis, MO 63101
Apr
12
Catherine Russell
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Verizon Hall w/ The Philly Pops – 4/12 8:00pm, 4/13 3:00pm, 4/14 3:00pm 300 S Broad St Philade...
Apr
2
Lisa Hilton
Buddy Guy’s Legends
700 Wabash Ave Chicago, IL 60605
Apr
2
Catherine Russell
Charles H Morris Center
Savannah Music Festival – 5:00pm & 8:00pm 10 E Broad St Savannah, GA 31401
Apr
1
Lisa Hilton
Perkins School
175 North Beacon Street Watertown, MA 02472

NEWS
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant Celebrates Critically Acclaimed Year- Cécile McLorin Salvant Celebrates Critically Acclaimed Year Following Release of Fourth Mack Avenue Records Album, The Window Two-Time GRAMMY® Award Winner Receives Fourth Consecutive Nomination in “Best Jazz Vocal Album” Category Check Out Critical Acclaim for The Window: Forbes’ 2018 Class of 30 Under 30 Rolling Stone’s Best Jazz Albums of 2018 The New York Times’ Best…
  • Pedro Martins | “VOX” | Available February 8 via Heartcore Records- Brazilian Multi-Instrumentalist Pedro Martins Collaborates with Kurt Rosenwinkel as Producer on New Album VOX Album Features Kurt Rosenwinkel, Brad Mehldau, Chris Potter, Kyle Crane, Frederico Heliodoro, Antonio Loureiro & Oscar Azevedo Available February 8 on Heartcore Records Multi-instrumentalist/guitarist Pedro Martins – the 25-year-old Brazilian musical prodigy and laureate of The 2015 Socar Guitar Competition at the 49th Montreux Jazz…
  • Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez | “Duologue” | Available February 1 via Mack Avenue Records- Two of Cuba’s Most Exciting and Innovative Artists Join Forces as Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez Release First Duo Album, Duologue Available February 1 on Mack Avenue Records – First Single, “Africa,” and Pre-Order Available Now Album Features Wide-Ranging Original Compositions, Cuban Classics, and Surprising Covers, Produced by the Iconic Quincy Jones Painted in the broadest of strokes,…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Lisa Hilton | “OASIS” | Ruby Slippers Productions- Available Now on Ruby Slippers Productions: Lisa Hilton Forges Safe Haven During Tumultuous Times with New Release OASIS “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 Coast cool energy is…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Kurt Elling | “The Questions LIVE”- Vocalist Kurt Elling Releases Intimate Live Album, with Music from GRAMMY® Award-nominated Release, The Questions The Questions LIVE – Available Now “With his earnest and elastic baritone, Mr. Elling is among the most highly regarded jazz crooners of the past quarter century.” – The New York Times “For as long as we’ve known Kurt Elling, he has been among…
  • DL Media Artists Earn Five Nominations in Four Categories for 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards- DL Media Artists Earn Five Nominations in Four Categories for 61st Annual GRAMMY® Awards Best Improvised Jazz Solo Regina Carter “Some of That Sunshine” (Karrin Allyson’s Some of That Sunshine) Krasrecords Release Date: August 3, 2018 Web: ReginaCarter.com _______________________________________________ Best Jazz Vocal Album Kurt Elling The Questions Sony/OKeh Release Date: March 23, 2018 Web: KurtElling.com ________________________________________________ Best Large…
  • Steve Davis | “Correlations” | Available March 8 via Smoke Sesssions Records- Master Trombonist Steve Davis Debuts His Powerhouse New Sextet on Correlations, Available March 8 on Smoke Sessions Records New Album Features Stellar Lineup Including Wayne Escoffery, Joshua Bruneau, Xavier Davis, Dezron Douglas and Jonathan Barber Album Release Performances March 7-9 at Smoke Jazz & Supper Club One of the most acclaimed trombonists of his generation, Steve Davis has…
  • Available Digitally December 7: Kurt Elling | “The Questions LIVE”- Vocalist Kurt Elling to Release Intimate Live Album, with Music from Critically Acclaimed Release, The Questions The Questions LIVE Available Digitally December 7 “With his earnest and elastic baritone, Mr. Elling is among the most highly regarded jazz crooners of the past quarter century.” – The New York Times “For as long as we’ve known Kurt Elling, he…
  • Cyrille Aimée | “Move On: A Sondheim Adventure” | February 22 via Mack Avenue Records- Vocalist Cyrille Aimée Journeys Through the Songs of Broadway Legend Stephen Sondheim on Latest Album: Move On: A Sondheim Adventure – Available February 22 on Mack Avenue Records Album Opens a New Chapter in Aimée’s Critically Acclaimed Career with Eclectic Takes on Sondheim Songbook Read the Album Announcement and Listen to First Single “Mary Me A…
  • John Raymond & Real Feels | “Real Feels Live Vol. 2” | January 18 via Sunnyside Records- John Raymond & Real Feels Document a Stellar 2018 With Real Feels Live Vol. 2, Recorded Live in Los Angeles Available January 18 on Sunnyside Records Compositions from 2018’s Joy Ride Shine in Live Setting & Display Rewards of Relentless Touring of Over 100 Performances Since 2016 An aspect of the jazz music business that tends to…
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