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Welcome to the 6th day of the Portland Jazz Festival, when the major action begins!

Today, a series of discussions around jazz and music begin at 2:30 PM with Is Jazz Dead (or has it moved to a new address)?, a panelist discussion presented by the Jazz Journalists Association and KMHD with JJA members Paul DeBarros (Seattle Times) and Forrest Bryant (JazzTimes), plus Peter Margasak (Down Beat) and Darrell Grant. The discussion continues as journalists interview headline artists in live one-on-one intimate Jazz Conversations at 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Audience participation encouraged. All Conversations and panels take place in the PCPA ArtBar.

Tonight features the sold out show of the Mingus Big Band at the Newmark Theater, then In The Country at Norse Hall (tickets available), and the first of two Midnight Jam Sessions at the Norse Hall lounge (free and featuring Norwegian and American musicians). Read about all of the Norwegian artists and why you should head out to hear some Norwegian jazz this weekend in the Oregonian’s concert preview.

As well, you can find more than a dozen other events around town. See the complete schedule for details or pick up a Program Guide at festival venues. Keep in mind that occasionally there are last minute tickets available at the box office, so if you absolutely have to see a show and do not have tickets, stop by 30 minutes before show time and you might get lucky.

Read about last night’s sold out Luciana Souza show from our friends at Oregon Music News here.

See you out there!

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