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February 2020


PDX Jazz Education presents Jazz in the Schools Art Gallery

February 18 | 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Portland Art Museum – Fred and Suzanne Fields Ballroom, 1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
Student artwork by John Russak

Join us in celebrating the amazing student artwork created in PDX Jazz Education’s Jazz in the Schools program! In this PDX Jazz Education program, students learned about the origins of jazz, its significant figures, its major contributions to American history, and its connection to visual art – specifically the designs found on jazz album covers during the mid-20th century. Throughout the duration of the program, jazz music served as the soundtrack and inspiration for student interpretations of what jazz “looks like” on a record cover-sized blank canvas. This year, we served students from Hillsboro to Gresham and everywhere in between, visiting 15 schools representing 6 districts. Many wonderful artistic contributions will be on display at the Portland Art Museum who has generously invited all participating…

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