Know Before You Go
COVID-19 Update: The 2021 Portland Jazz Festival will livestream performances. For the latest information, please visit Portland Jazz Festival’s website.
PDX Jazz Festival (from 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 (virtually) Feb. 18–27, featuring live-streams performances from some of jazz’s greatest 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.
2021 PDX Jazz Festival
In its 18th year, the PDX Jazz Festival is 100% online, featuring livestreams from Portland, Havana, London, Johannesburg and Brooklyn. Virtual concert tickets range from $5–$10 and are free for members of PDX Jazz. Featured musicians include Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes of Portland’s Pink Martini, Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa, trumpeter Noah Simpson, South Africa’s INDABA IS and many more.
Want even more jazz in your life? PDX Jazz hosts special events and concerts year-round (visit their website to learn more).
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