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10th Annual Montavilla Jazz Festival Performance Schedule

The 2023 festival’s footprint continues to expand with two concerts at the Alberta Rose Theatre, three at The 1905, and, for the first time, two free outdoor concerts at Mt. Tabor Park while maintaining a home base at the Montavilla neighborhood’s Portland Metro Arts. See the lineup here!

4:00PM – Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra Vanguard Combo

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Breakout student performers take center stage. Read more

6:00PM – Vestal Stories: Mary-Sue Tobin Sextet

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Celebrating where we come from and the joy around us, this project is the culmination of a collaboration between Montavilla Jazz, Portland State University’s Artist as Citizen Initiative, and Vestal Elementary. Read more. ASL interpretation provided. 

7:30PM – Views of an Urban Volcano with Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble

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Composers Cyrus Nabipoor, Kirstin Volness, and James Powers premiere new jazz inspired by Portland’s beloved greenspace and extinct cinder cone, Mt. Tabor Park, performed by Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble’s 12-member band. Read more

11:30PM – Charlie 3rown Quartet

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Riding the edge of multiple genres, the Charlie 3rown Quartet’s creations use their diverse experiences and influences to take listeners to the brink. Read more.

2:00PM – George Colligan: The Phyllis Wheatley Project featuring Zyanna

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Phyllis Wheatley was the first African American poet to be published in the United States. George Colligan sets her poetry to music. Read more

5:00PM – Ryan Meagher, Ralph Alessi, Peter Epstein, and Mark Ferber

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Prominent Portland guitarist Ryan Meagher assembles a team of eminent improvisers to mine their decade-long creative relationships. Read more.

6:00PM – Mt. Hood Community College Student Combo

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Breakout student performers take center stage. Read more

8:00PM – Darrell Grant’s Piano in the Dark with special guest Billy Childs

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Chasing the magic of the unexpected, Darrell Grant curates ephemeral encounters at and beyond the keyboard melding tradition and innovation. Read more

11:30PM – Nicole McCabe Quartet

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McCabe’s Los Angeles-based band plays music from her recent album Landscapes released on the Spanish label Fresh Sounds New Talent. Read more.

2:00PM – Domo Branch and Branchin’ Out

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Branch and company are on a mission to heal, motivate, and inspire through the trance of original and arranged music. Read more

4:00PM – Jam Session Hosted by Alan Jones Academy of Music

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Local artist hone their craft in the traditional jam session format hosted by AJAM instructors. Read more.

5:00PM – Tim Willcox Quartet featuring Chuck Israels

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Tim Willcox’s saxophone “sings and, at times, broods passionately and inventively” into the original works of his ensemble of local heavyweights. Read more

6:00PM – Portland State University Combos

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Breakout student performers take center stage. Read more

8:00PM – Alan Jones Quartet featuring Tivon Pennicott, Kevin Hays and Joe Martin

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Festival headliner Alan Jones assembles a dream team of award-winning talent for a concert of original music designed to inspire and challenge. Read more

11:00PM – Frank Irwin’s Aurora Septet

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Blending chamber orchestration with improvisation and modal groove, Aurora Septet paints a beautiful landscape of self-discovery. Read more.

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2023 Festival Events

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Friday 9/1

Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra Combo
MJF Student Stage at Vino Veritas – 4:00PM
Vestal Stories: Mary-Sue Tobin Sextet
Mt. Tabor Park Amphitheater – 6:00PM
Views of an Urban Volcano with Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble
Mt. Tabor Park Amphitheater – 7:30PM
Charlie 3rown Quartet
The 1905 – 11:30PM

Saturday 9/2

George Colligan: The Phyllis Wheatley Project featuring Zyanna
Portland Metro Arts – 2:00PM
Ryan Meagher, Ralph Alessi, Peter Epstein, and Mark Ferber
Portland Metro Arts – 5:00PM
Mt. Hood Community College Jazz Combo
MJF Student Stage at Vino Veritas – 6:00PM
Darrell Grant's Piano in the Dark with special guest Billy Childs
Alberta Rose Theatre – 8:00PM
Nicole McCabe Quartet
The 1905 – 11:30PM

Sunday 9/3

Domo Branch and Branchin’ Out
Portland Metro Arts – 2:00PM
Jam Session by Alan Jones Academy of Music
The 1905 - 4:00PM
Tim Willcox Quartet featuring Chuck Israels
Portland Metro Arts – 5:00PM
Portland State University Combo
MJF Student Stage at Vino Veritas – 6:00PM
Alan Jones Quartet featuring Tivon Pennicott, Kevin Hays and Joe Martin
Alberta Rose Theatre – 8:00PM
Frank Irwin's Aurora Septet
The 1905 – 11:00PM