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The Cathedral Park Jazz Festival lives on LIVE IN THE PARK for our 41st annual jazz festival

Check out our 2021 line up, see you there!

Presented by Oregonians Credit Union and the Jazz Society of Oregon

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The Cathedral Park Jazz Festival lives on LIVE IN THE PARK for our 41st annual jazz festival

Check out our 2021 line up, see you there!

Presented by Oregonians Credit Union and the Jazz Society of Oregon

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The Cathedral Park Jazz Festival lives on LIVE IN THE PARK for our 41st annual jazz festival

Check out our 2021 line up, see you there!

Presented by Oregonians Credit Union and the Jazz Society of Oregon

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Preview by Tree Palmedo, August 2021— When this year’s Montavilla Jazz Festival kicks off, audiences will be greeted not by a lineup of live performers but by...
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Jul 11, 2021
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Jul 03, 2021
Review by Tree Palmedo, June 2021— While Stevie Wonder is a ubiquitous influence among jazz, pop, and soul musicians, the music legend’s songs are actually...
Jun 18, 2021
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Jun 12, 2021
Interview by Tree Palmedo, May 2021— Virginia López and her Melao de Cuba Orchestra have been fixtures of the Portland music scene since 2005. Led by the...
Jun 04, 2021
Interview by Tree Palmedo, May 2021— When Andrew Oliver moved from Portland to London in 2013, he left behind a sizable footprint. A prolific composer and...
May 27, 2021
Review by Tree Palmedo, May 2021— Lloyd Jones is a native Oregonian, but you wouldn’t know it from his gritty and groovy takes on blues and soul. For his...
May 24, 2021
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May 18, 2021
Interview by Tree Palmedo, April 2021— Catching up with Charlie Porter is bittersweet. The accomplished trumpeter, who in the past five years has become one of...
Apr 27, 2021
Review by Tree Palmedo, April 2021— The all-star band has become, in its own way, a time-honored jazz tradition. From Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers to the...
Apr 15, 2021
Interview by Tree Palmedo, April 2021— If any Portland musician deserves a TED Talk, it’s Christopher Brown. Aside from his impressive biography—son of...
Apr 05, 2021
Interview by Tree Palmedo, March 2021— For musicians, COVID-19 has redefined what it means to be busy. These days, for instance, Dan Balmer seems to be...
Mar 30, 2021
Review by Tree Palmedo, March 2021— The Portland Jazz Composer’s Ensemble was founded over a decade ago, and in the years since it has expanded into one of...
Mar 24, 2021
Interview by Tree Palmedo, March 2021— I catch George Colligan on a heavy day. Fewer than 24 hours before our interview, news has broken that Ralph Peterson Jr...
Mar 18, 2021