Monday, May 23, 2022 - 7:30pm

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble gives new performances of From Maxville to Vanport, a multimedia concert of songs and short films with live music featuring vocalist Marilyn Keller. It tells the story of two historic blue-collar Oregon towns with a special focus on the African American Oregonians that made them unique. With a joyful score of jazz, blues, R&B,and gospel-inspired music with music by Ezra Weiss, text by Renee Mitchell,video by Kalimah Abioto, and historical consultation by Gwendolyn Trice of Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center created in a community-guided process in2018, this project celebrates lesser-known parts of Oregon’s history.

With generous support from Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Historical Society, and Roaring Rapids Pizza, the 12-member PJCE will give two performances in Portland as part of the 2022 Vanport Mosaic Festival.

May 23 and 24, 7:30 pm at Soul Restoration Center in Portland, OR
14 NE Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97211
In-person tickets: $5-$35 available here:


May 23, 2022
7:30 pm
5 - 35


14 NE Killingsworth
Portland, OR 97211

Used to be the Albina Arts Building