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The Devin Phillips Quartet: “Impressions of John Coltrane” July 28

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Portland’s beloved saxophonist, Devin Phillips, will celebrate the music of John Coltrane as part of PDX Jazz @ The Mission. Come see and hear Devin’s Portland-based classic quartet play Trane’s signature Love Supreme suite as well as time-honored Coltrane favorites “Chasin … Continue reading

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Vocalist Sachal Vasandani makes his Portland debut at Tony Starlight’s Supper Club-Lounge June 18 @8pm

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Vocalist Sachal Vasandani is set to make his Portland debut at Tony Starlight’s Supper Club-Lounge on June 18 at 8pm. Continue reading

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PDX Jazz announces the retirement of founder and artistic director Bill Royston

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PDX Jazz, the presenting organization of the Portland Jazz festival announces the retirement of its founder and artistic director Bill Royston. Don Lucoff and the board will carry forward the vision programmatically that Royston initiated when the festival was founded in 2003, and Lucoff will continue in his role as the organization’s managing director. PDX Jazz has already confirmed many of its corporate sponsors and support from foundations and granting organization’s for next years festival, with an established operating budget for its upcoming fiscal cycle set to commence July 1.

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The 2011 Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Portland Jazz Festival Presented by US Bank has received two NEA grants

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The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) created the Jazz Masters Live grant to help bring outstanding jazz musicians, writers, producers, and scholars to communities across the nation through NEA Jazz Masters Live. In cooperation with Arts Midwest, these NEA Jazz Masters Live grants support performance and educational activities featuring NEA Jazz Masters, recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz. The program celebrates these living legends who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz and offers audiences the unique opportunity to share the artists’ expertise in performances, master classes, clinics, lectures, and short term residencies. “Live interactions between musicians and audiences are essential to jazz,” said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman.

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Portland Jazz Festival Announces 2011 Schedule

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BRIDGES AND BOUNDARIES:
JEWISH & AFRICAN AMERICANS PLAYING JAZZ
SFjazz Collective, Regina Carter, Don Byron, The 3 Cohens, Randy Weston, Joshua Redman, And Esperanza Spalding To Headline The 2011 Portland Jazz Festival
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