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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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PDX Jazz @ Tony Starlight’s Presents ECM Recording Artists – Colin Vallon Trio – May 21

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This year’s PDX Jazz @ Tony Starlight’s Spring concert series will continue on Saturday, May 21 at 8PM with the Switzerland-based Colin Vallon Trio (pianist Colin Vallon, bassist Patrice Moret, and drummer Samuel Rohrer), who will make their US premiere in support of their new ECM album, Rruga.

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PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater Presents: Tin Hat set to Premiere May 19

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PDX Jazz, the presenting organization of the Portland Jazz Festival in partnership with the Mission Theater and KMHD is set to unveil monthly programming beginning Thursday, May 19 at 8pm with the San Francisco based Tin Hat.
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PDX Jazz @ The Mission Presents A New Monthly Thursday Night Series To Showcase National and International Artists

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PDX Jazz, the presenting organization of the Portland Jazz Festival in partnership with the Mission Theater is set to unveil monthly programing beginning Thursday, May 19 with the San Francisco based quartet Tin Hat (formerly the Tin Hat Trio). The series will continue June 23 with the Norwegian based In The Country who previously played to a sold out audience at Norse Hall during the 2010 festival.
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PDX Jazz @ Hotel Modera Presents

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Three of Portland’s finest guitarists will comprise the Portland Guitar Summit and pay tribute to living jazz icon and NEA Jazz Master, Jim Hall on Sunday, April 17 at Hotel Modera in downtown Portland at 3PM. Tickets are $20 each and available in advance and day of show at Nel Centro or http://www.brownpapertickets.com.
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