The Biamp Portland Jazz Festival (from the local music organization PDX Jazz) celebrates Black History Month with a series of concerts and events presented over two weeks every February. This celebration of improvised music returns Feb. 16-25, featuring performances from some of jazz’s greatest legends to its rising stars.
Dedicated to preserving America’s indigenous art form by presenting internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local musicians, this annual festival usually includes education and outreach programs that extend into Portland’s schools and neighborhoods, as well as a generous offering of free performances, film and jazz conversations.
2023 Biamp Jazz Festival
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Biamp Portland Jazz Festival is packed with legends, rising stars and Jazz Masters. Featured musicians include legends Hubert Laws, Dave Holland, Bill Frisell plus Hiatus Kaiyote, Charlie Musselwhite and Curtis Salgado, 5-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo, Portland’s beloved Storm Large, eclectic piano master Jon Cleary with funk-fusion export Dumpstaphunk and many more.
Want even more jazz in your life? PDX Jazz hosts special events and concerts year-round (visit pdxjazz.com to learn more).
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