PDX Jazz, a non-profit cultural arts organization founded in 2003 in partnership with Travel Portland, produces the annual Portland Jazz Festival. The organization’s mission is to inspire, educate and develop future jazz audiences for generations to come.
The Portland Jazz Festival is a multi-venue series of jazz events presented each February within Portland, Oregon. Nationally and regionally supported as a cultural tourism initiative in celebration of Black History Month, Portland Jazz Festival is dedicated to preserving America’s indigenous art form by presenting internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local jazz musicians. A series of jazz education and outreach programs that extend into Portland’s schools and neighborhoods is at the heart of the annual event.
PDX Jazz is dedicated to year around programming at various Portland venues including the monthly PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater series and the popular PDX Jazz @ Jimmy Mak’s performances of nationally acclaimed artists.
PDX Jazz wishes to especially thank Festival co-founder and sponsor Travel Portland, Regional Arts & Culture Council, The Miller Foundation, The Jackson Foundation, and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.