Montavilla Jazz Festival

August 18 - 19, 2018

all ages
The Montavilla Jazz Festival takes place at SE Stark's Portland Metro Arts.

Five years in, the Montavilla Jazz Festival continues to be one of the greatest two-day exhibitions of local jazz, showcasing a who’s who of scenesters including trumpeter Farnell Newton, pianist George Colligan, drummers Alan Jones and Christopher Brown, sax player Tim Willcox, and the pairing of vocalist Nancy King with Randy Porter on piano. It also provides a platform for students on the PROWUS stage (including the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra) and progressive community orgs like the Creative Music Guild and Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble. And in addition to all the main stage action, the Alan Jones Academy of Music will host an afer-hours jam session on Saturday night at the nearby East Glisan Pizza Lounge.

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