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Communicating the essence and cultural significance of jazz while cultivating a new audience.

A priority of PDX Jazz’s mission is to provide free educational outreach to under-served and under-represented students in the greater Portland area and surrounding communities, with a focus on Title 1A funded schools. Our education programs extend across the entire student body, emphasizing an interdisciplinary appreciation of jazz and its African American roots from a historical, sociological, and cultural perspective.

Experience PDX Jazz:

Jazz in the Schools Playlist

Additional Jazz in the Schools Playlists

PDX Jazz Stories Playlist

Online presentations of popular jazz books:

PDX Jazz Profiles Playlist

Profiles of Portland jazz musicians:

Our podcast series will be online soon!

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PDX Jazz Partners

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