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Education

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:

Jazz Band Basics with Cynthia Plank

Part One

Part one of my presentation for the Midwest Clinic: How to Start a Jazz Band- Even If You Feel You're Not "a Jazzer." This video has ideas that you can use right away to start, develop and improve your young jazz ensemble.

Part Two

Part two of my presentation for the Midwest Clinic: How to Start a Jazz Band- Even If You Feel You're Not "a Jazzer." This video has ideas that you can use right away to start, develop and improve your young jazz ensemble.

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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