Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 7:30pm

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble Plays Norse Hall

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble and Portland Jobs With Justice unite to tell Oregon’s Union stories through song and celebration

Union Makes Us Strong amplifies workers’ voices from the past and modern labor issues of today.

Join PJCE and Portland Jobs With Justice for a concert exploring the past and present of Oregon’s labor movements through newly commissioned jazz compositions performed by PJCE’s 12-member ensemble and guest vocalist Marilyn Keller.

This ticketed event will include compositions and arrangements by Kerry Politzer, Jasnam Daya Singh, Ryan Meagher, Lars Campbell, and Caroline Miller. Presented as part of the annual Portland Jobs With Jusitce Summer Solidarity Event, the music will touch on the causes of timber, health care, farm workers, and independent unions of Portland among others.

Dinner is included with ticket purchase. Raffle and cash bar will be available. Proceeds support the Portland Jobs With Justice Education Fund & PJCE!


July 11, 2024
7:30 pm


111 NE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97232

Norse Hall was built and dedicated in 1928 by Norwegian immigrants, members of Grieg Lodge, and has served the Lodge and the community as a home and cultural center ever since. Located just across the Willamette River from the city’s downtown core in the vibrant Lower East Burnside neighborhood, Norse Hall is among the last remaining original ‘ethnic halls’ in Portland. It features one of the finest ballrooms in town, a large stage, two dining rooms and kitchens, spacious meeting room, beautiful library, Nordic arts showcase and comfortable lounge. The building was designed by well-known Portland architect Elmer Feig, and covers a quarter of a city block at 111 N.E. 11th & Couch Street. It is available for use by the community on a private basis.