Friday, September 1, 2023 - 6:00pm


Vestal Stories: Mary-Sue Tobin Sextet

Friday, September 1, 2023, 6:00 PM - Mt. Tabor Park Caldera Amphitheatre - FREE

Celebrating where we come from and the joy around us, this project is the culmination of a collaboration between Montavilla Jazz, Portland State University’s Artist as Citizen Initiative, and Vestal Elementary.

  • Mary-Sue Tobin, saxophones
  • Jet Black Pearl, accordion, flute, voice, loops
  • Kerry Politzer, piano
  • Bill Athens, bass 
  • Ken Ollis, drums
  • + other artists to be announced

Views of an Urban Volcano

Friday, September 1, 2023, 7:30 PM - Mt. Tabor Park Caldera Amphitheatre - FREE

Composers Cyrus Nabipoor, Kirstin Volness, and James Powers premiere new jazz inspired by Portland’s beloved greenspace and extinct cinder cone, Mt. Tabor Park, performed by Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble’s 12-member band.

Views of An Urban Volcano celebrates 10 years of collaboration between Montavilla Jazz and Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, and it is presented in partnership with Friends of Mt. Tabor Park and the Oregon Historical Society, with support from Oregon Cultural Trust and the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

  • Tim Jensen, soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet
  • Owen Broder, alto saxophone, flute, clarinet
  • Tim Willcox, tenor saxophone
  • Mieke Bruggeman, baritone saxophone
  • Quinn Walker, trumpet
  • Noah Simpson, trumpet
  • Adrianna Wagner, trombone
  • Denzel Mendoza, trombone
  • Ryan Meagher, guitar
  • Charlie Brown III, piano
  • Bill Athens, bass
  • Ken Ollis, drums


Charlie 3rown Quartet

Friday, September 1, 2023, 11:30 PM - The 1905

Riding the edge of multiple genres, the Charlie 3rown Quartet’s creations use their diverse experiences and influences to take listeners to the brink.

  • Charlie Brown, keyboards
  • Noah Simpson, trumpet
  • Garret Baxter, bass
  • Cory Limuaco, drums
  • + special guests to be announced




September 1, 2023
6:00 pm