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John Coltrane at 90

Thank you for helping us celebrate John Coltrane’s musical legacy. PDX Jazz’ mission is to foster the growth of musical offerings in the Pacific Northwest and to inspire, educate, and develop future jazz audiences for generations to come. We aspire to provide ample opportunities for the community to experience jazz music and to discover how it uniquely inspires each of us. Thanks to the musicians, our sponsors and individual members, and to our patrons, staff and partner organizations, volunteers  and Board for helping us fulfill our mission 

Photograph by Francis Wolff © Mosaic Images

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.

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