PDX Jazz Festival Artist Quotes

Here’s what some of the artists who’ve performed at the PDX Jazz Festival have to say about our annual event.

Lou Donaldson PDX Jazz

“(The Portland Jazz Festival) is a magnificent festival that treats jazz musicians like royalty and the whose tremendous fan reception and appreciation of jazz is spectacular! It’s a great pleasure to play in Portland!”

– Lou Donaldson

Somi PDX Jazz Festival

“It was such an honor to be a part of the opening night of Portland Jazz Fest alongside Bebel Gilberto. That was my very first time performing in Portland and I was thrilled to have been received with so much warmth.”

– Somi

Freda Payne PDX Jazz Festival

“I have nothing but praise for the Portland Jazz Festival. The audiences are the best. I was shown so much love and appreciation from just about everyone I encountered.”

– Freda Payne

“The Portland Jazz Festival is as hip as anything that’s happening in Europe.”

– Ravi Coltrane