PDX Jazz Festival at Revolution Hall, Aladdin Theater, Newmark Theatre, Jack London Revue, Winningstad Theatre, Mississippi Studios, Star Theater, The Old Church, Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland Art Museum, Stage 722, Kendall Planetarium at OMSI, Lincoln Hall, Hollywood Theatre, and ArtBar & Bistro

February 19 - March 1, 2020

Revolution Hall1300 SE Stark St. Ste. 110PortlandOR97214Aladdin Theater3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. PortlandOR97202Newmark TheatreAntoinette Hatfield Hall 1111 SW BroadwayPortlandOR97205Jack London Revue529 SW Fourth Ave. PortlandOR97204Winningstad TheatreAntoinette Hatfield Hall 1111 SW BroadwayPortlandOR97205Mississippi Studios3943 N Mississippi Ave. PortlandOR97227Star Theater13 NW Sixth Ave. PortlandOR97209The Old Church1422 SW 11th Ave. PortlandOR97201Alberta Rose Theatre3000 NE Alberta St. PortlandOR97211Portland Art Museum1219 SW Park Ave. PortlandOR97205Stage 722722 SE 10th Ave. PortlandOR97214Kendall Planetarium at OMSI1945 SE Water Ave. PortlandOR97214Lincoln Hall1620 SW Park Ave. Portland State UniversityPortlandOR97201Hollywood Theatre4122 NE Sandy Blvd. PortlandOR97212ArtBar & Bistro1111 SW Broadway Antoinette Hatfield HallPortlandOR97205

A staple of this time of year, it’s exciting to see the 17th annual affair book a lineup as expansive as the wonderfully malleable concept of jazz. There’s recognition of those who have stood the test of time and continue to make vital work, like saxophonists Archie Shepp, Branford Marsalis and David Sanborn; drummers Stanton Moore and Mel Brown; pianist Kenny Barron sharing the stage with keyboardist John Medeski; and guitar greats Larry Carlton and Stanley Jordan together. Yet there’s a concerted effort to highlight the next wave of artistry, hopefully bringing younger fans into the fold. Ghost-Note, with its Snarky Puppy pedigree, and the powerful vocalist Liv Warfield share a bill; Mark Guiliana brings his electronic band; the Kendrick-collabing Terrace Martin is joined by Portland horn player Max Ribner and gospel singer Saeeda Wright; and bass maestro Thundercat rocks the Portland Art Museum with locals Brown Calculus opening, followed by a late-night Jack London jam with Samuel E-M & The Joyful Noise. Prices and venues vary depending on show.

Past Shows

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