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PDX JAZZ

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Contacts

Publicists:
Don Lucoff
Maureen McFadden

General Inquiry:
email

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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
15
Ranky Tanky
Vancouver Folk Festival
3941 Point Grey Rd, Vancouver, BC V6R 1B5, Canada

NEWS
  • Dave McMurray | “Music is Life” | Available May 18 via Blue Note Records - Saxophonist Dave McMurray Makes Blue Note Records Debut with Detroit-centric Album, Music Is Life – Available May 18 Album Serves as Pseudo-Reunion Between McMurray & Blue Note President Don Was, Former Bandmates in Was (Not Was) Saxophonist Combines Experiences Playing with B.B. King, The Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock, Bootsy Collins, on Funk-Jazz-Soul Album Feat. “Seven…
  • Django Festival Allstars | “Attitude Manouche” | Available June 15 via Resilience Music Alliance - Django Festival AllStars Set to Release First Studio Album, Passing Torch from Generation to Generation and Welcoming Guitarist Samson Schmitt Attitude Manouche – Available June 15 via Resilience Music Alliance Album Blends Gypsy Jazz Tradition with Modern Jazz, Classical, World Music, Film Scores, and More Among nomadic peoples like the gypsies, the oral tradition is…
  • Tia Fuller | “Diamond Cut” | Available May 25 via Mack Avenue Records - An Empowered Tia Fuller Returns After Six Year Recording Hiatus: Saxophonist Withstood Extreme Pressures, Came Out Radiating Pure Light Diamond Cut, Available May 25 via Mack Avenue Records; Pre-Orders Available This Friday, April 20 Produced by Terri Lyne Carrington, Album Features: Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, James Genus, Adam Rogers, Bill Stewart, and Sam Yahel Saxophonist,…
  • Lineup Announcement for 39th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival Presented by Quicken Loans - Diverse, Powerful Lineup Announced for 39th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival Presented by Quicken Loans Artist-in-Residence Chick Corea to Perform with Akoustic Band, Elektric Band, and Detroit Jazz Festival Symphony Orchestra 2018 Festival to Debut Inaugural “Resident Ensemble” with Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding in Three Special Performances In keeping with its tradition of assembling a…
  • Cyrille Aimée | “Cyrille Aimée Live” | Available June 22 via Mack Avenue Records - Cyrille Aimée Turns the Page with Live Finale of Longstanding Band While Looking to New Adventures in Music and Life Cyrille Aimée Live – Available June 22 on Mack Avenue Records 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…
  • Buster Williams | “Audacity” | Available June 15 via Smoke Sessions Records - Iconic Bassist Buster Williams Marks New Chapter in His Career After Decade Long Studio Hiatus with Audacity Available June 15 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…
  • Javier Santiago | “Phoenix” | Available June 29 on Ropeadope Records - Javier Santiago Muses on Bi-Coastal Life, Shedding Inhibitions, and Rising From the Ashes on All Original New Album, Phoenix Available June 29 via Ropeadope Records Album Features Dayna Stephens, Ben Flocks, Nir Felder, Zach Brown, and Corey Fonville with Special Guests Nicholas Payton, John Raymond, and J. Hoard “All throughout my life, I feel like I have…
  • Resilience Music Alliance Launches The Resilience Conversations feat. Award-winning Journalist & Vocalist Rondi Charleston - Resilience Music Alliance Launches The Resilience Conversations feat. Award-Winning Journalist & Vocalist Rondi Charleston   Interview with Deepak Chopra Available Now   Watch Episode One feat. Deepak Chopra  on Facebook or YouTube Resilience Music Alliance is thrilled to present a new interview series, The Resilience Conversations, featuring journalist and musician Rondi Charleston as their host. Charleston will facilitate conversations about resilience with…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: The Lao Tizer Band’s “Songs From The Swinghouse” on Yse Records - Available Now on Yse Records: The Lao Tizer Band’s CD & DVD combo-digipak: Songs From The Swinghouse   Purchase Now on Apple Music | Amazon | Spotify | Google Play With more than five years since their last release, TheLao Tizer Band has taken the time to grow in every aspect. An updated larger band is exploring some new methods on their upcoming CD/DVD combo, Songs…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Bill Frisell’s “Music IS” on OKeh Records // Sony Music Masterworks - Available Today on OKeh / Sony Music Masterworks:   BILL FRISELL Releases Solo Album  Music IS to Critical Acclaim  “Few tunes sum up his style better than ‘Rambler,’ a lullaby-like early composition…” – The New York Times   “There are many Bill Frisells on ‘Music IS,’ and they are all terrific.” – The Associated Press   “Consisting entirely of…
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