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2023 Biamp Portland Jazz Festival

Presented by PDX Jazz

Join us for the 2023 Biamp Portland Jazz Festival February 16 – 25, 2023!

The 20th Anniversary Portland Jazz Festival is on sale Now!

Become a member and save $5 on every ticket purchased.

If you are a current or past member, you may reach us at members@pdxjazz.com for questions regarding the Festival or the status of your membership account. Thank you for supporting PDX Jazz!

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Upcoming Events

Feb 16


Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 8:00 pm
Feb 17


Friday, February 17, 2023 | 8:00 pm
Feb 17


Friday, February 17, 2023 | 8:00 pm

News & Announcements

Biamp PDX Jazz Festival

The PDX Jazz Festival is a two-week multi-venue celebration of jazz, ‘live’ concerts and education events, presented each February in Portland, Oregon. Nationally and regionally supported as a cultural tourism initiative in celebration of Black History Month, PDX Jazz Festival is dedicated to evolving America’s indigenous art form, featuring recognized jazz masters and rising jazz stars, alongside local jazz heroes.

PDX Jazz Presents

In addition to the PDX Jazz Festival, PDX Jazz produces a variety of year-round performances showcasing acclaimed national and international jazz musicians, as well as the renowned talent of Portland’s musician community. Our programming explores the center and the fringe of jazz, connecting jazz to many Portland neighborhoods and to communities beyond the region’s boundaries. On-going partnerships with Lan Su Chinese Garden and Juneteenth Oregon anchor our summer programming.

Experience PDX Jazz:

Biamp Portland Jazz Festival 2023 Playlist

PDX JAZZ RADIO HOUR Weekly on KMHD 89.1FM from 6-7pm PST celebrates Jazz in ALL its Diversity. New releases, Classics, Instant Classics, New Discoveries + LIVE Unheard performances from the PDX JAZZ Archive (these can be heard on Mixcloud/pdxjazz) – Shuffle for maximum enjoyment !

PDX JAZZ TOP 50 of 2021 Playlist

Biamp PDX Jazz Festival 2022 sizzle

2022 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival wrap video of a stellar lineup of artsts from Robert Glasper to The Cookers, Makaya McCraven, Gary Bartz, Diane Schuur, Flor de Toloache, Marquis Hill, Marc Ribot, Chief Adjuah, Brandee Younger & Dezron Douglas, The Soul Rebels, Nate Smith, Mel Brown and many more ...

Makaya McCraven PDX Jazz 'Conversation' snippet “Universal Beings and In The Moment”

2022 biamp PDX Jazz Festival 'Jazz Conversation' snippet “Universal Beings and In The Moment” with the much heralded drummer and beat scientist Makaya McCraven and acclaimed author and historian Ashley Kahn at the ArtBar at Portland'5 Center for the Arts. Shot and edited by Shawn Kirkeby

Robert Glasper PDX Jazz 'Conversation' snippet ‘It’s in French 2.25.22

2022 biamp PDX Jazz Festival 'Jazz Conversation' snippet “It’s in French’ with Robert Glasper and news anchor, cultural ambassador Ken Boddie of KOIN TV, live from the Sunken Ballroom at the Portland Art Museum in adavnce of Robert's Black Radio presentation that evening with special guests Esperanza Spalding and PHER.

Kassa Overall: Backpack Jazz Producing In Portland

In February 2020, backpack jazz producer Kassa Overall brought his mobile studio to Portland for the PDX Jazz Festival and the release of his second, and most personal, album through Brownswood Recordings.

Along the way, he dished out real talk on his nomadic creative process and why music is his secret for a balanced life.

Meet Mel Brown, The Portland Jazz Legend Who Plays For Something Greater Than Himself

If you've heard any '70s-era Motown record, you've probably heard Mel Brown's drumming. But if you happen to live in Portland, it's much more likely that you've seen him play live jazz.

2022 biamp PDX Jazz Festival

All photos used with permission. Please visit our Media Credits page for more information.

PDX Jazz Podcast


Episode 1 - Air Date 1.19.2021

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Interviews with PDX Jazz Festival Artists

Gary Bartz/ Ashley Kahn Jazz Conversation snippet

Jazz Legend Gary Bartz in Conversation at ArtBar 2.19.22

2022 biamp PDX Jazz Festival 'Jazz Conversation' snippet "Hear only that which you can hear" with the legendary Gary Bartz and acclaimed author and historian Ashley Kahn at the ArtBar at Portland'5 Center for the Arts.

Archie Shepp / Ashley Kahn Jazz Conversation

Portland Jazz Festival at Art Bar 2020

Giant of the Jazz avant-garde Archie Shepp talks music with journalist Ashley Kahn at the Art Bar for the 2020 Portland Jazz Festival.

Stanley Jordan/Ashley Kahn Jazz Conversation

Portland Jazz Festival 2020 at the Art Bar, February 21, 2020.

Listen to guitarist Stanley Jordan and Jazz journalist Ashley Kahn talking music. Portland Jazz Festival Jazz Conversation.

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