Welcome to 2017 PDX Jazz Festival

For more than a decade, the city of Portland has transformed into Jazzlandia with the arrival of the annual PDX Jazz Festival every February. Co-founded in 2003 by Travel Portland as a cultural tourism initiative in celebration of Black History Month, the 2017 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival promises to be energizing, magnetic, serious, and fun. With upwards of 100 performances over the course of 11 days, the festival is expansive and exploratory while also recognizing the icons that came before us. Jazz will be spoken here, in the city of Jazzlandia – Where Jazz Lives.

The PDX Jazz Festival

The PDX 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, PDX 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.

Presented by PDX Jazz

In addition to the PDX Jazz Festival, PDX Jazz produces a variety of year-around performances that feature acclaimed national and international jazz musicians, as well as the renowned talent of Portland’s musician community. Our programming brings jazz to many of Portland neighborhoods; to Jimmy Mak’s in The Pearl; to The Old Church in downtown; to the Alberta Abbey in the Northeast’s Alberta Arts district; and to the Aladdin Theater in Southeast. We have also curated shows in Oregon Wine Country, and in communities beyond the region’s boundaries.

Special Thanks

Thank you to co-founder and sponsor Travel Portland and year-round partners Biamp, RACC, Argyle Winery, Jimmy Mak’s, Classic Pianos, and the Alberta Abbey.