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1624 NW Glisan Street
Portland, 97209

March 2019

$10 – $25

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival and Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble present From Maxville to Vanport with special guest Marilyn Keller

March 3, 2019 | 8:00 pm
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan Street
Portland, 97209

The encore album release performance of Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble‘s From Maxville to Vanport project featuring vocalist Marilyn Keller! The 12-piece Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble performs original songs and short films inspired by two towns that reveal distinctive viewpoints of the state’s under-represented Black history. Looking honestly at the prejudice these people faced, the joyful program celebrates their resilience, courage, and important contributions to Oregon through jazz, R&B, and blues. The music, composed by Ezra Weiss with lyrics by poet S. Renee Mitchell, is performed by the PJCE with vocalist Marilyn Keller. The project also includes two film shorts by filmmaker Kalimah Abioto scored by Weiss that will be projected with the ensemble performing the score. From Maxville to Vanport was funded by the Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights program and was sponsored by…

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