Festival 22 Artists

Pianist/composer Kerry Politzer headlines the festival with LA-based guest trumpeter Alex Norris joining her Quintet Sunday, August 21, and Saturday night adventurous saxophonist Rich Halley is joined by NYC’s Matthew Shipp Trio. Check out the festival schedule here!

Kerry Politzer

Kerry Politzer Quintet featuring Alex Norris

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 8PM
Portland Metro Arts –
Ticket $5-30
2022 Festival Headliner, pianist/composer Kerry Politzer premieres original music from her album, In a Heartbeat, coming out this fall on PJCE Records. Read More


Idit Shner and Mhondoro

Saturday, August 20, 2022, 5PM
Portland Metro Arts –
Tickets $5-20
Mhonodoro, meaning the lion spirit in Shona, a language of Zimbabwe, formed spontaneously, melding Zimbabwean folk and American jazz traditions. Read More

James Powers

James Powers Relativity Ensemble

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 2PM
Portland Metro Arts –
Ticket $5-20
A genre-bending 13-piece instrumental ensemble, playing new compositions exploring social issues, Identity, science fiction, and modern myth. Read More

Rich Halley 5 with Vince Golia

Rich Halley with Matthew Shipp Trio

Saturday, August 20, 2022, 8PM
Portland Metro Arts –
Tickets $5-30
Dynamic tenor saxophonist Rich Halley performs in-the-moment improvisations with the New York City-based Matthew Shipp Trio to create a powerful emotional experience. Read More

Noah Simpson

Noah Simpson Quartet

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 5PM
Portland Metro Arts –
Tickets $5-20
Noah Simpson’s energetic, attentive, and dynamic quartet strives to create forward thinking music rooted in Jazz. Read More

George Colligan

George Colligan and Jazz Millenium

Friday, August 19, 2022, 11:30PM
The 1905 –
Tickets $15-20
Virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and mentor George Colligan showcases four young Portland jazz artists. Read More

Marilyn Keller

PJCE’s The Heroine’s Journey Feat. Marilyn Keller, Darrell Grant and Rebecca Sanborn

Friday, August 19, 2022, 8PM
Alberta Rose Theatre –
Tickets $5-35
Lyricists and songwriters Sanborn and Keller each debut their new songs honoring the power of dreams to change our waking lives, performed with Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble. Read More

Tunnel Six

Tunnel Six performs the Columbia River Suite

Saturday, August 20, 2022, 2PM
Portland Metro Arts –
Tickets $5-20
A musical pilgrimage following the Columbia River’s winding banks is the creative framework for this suite for sextet and spoken word. Read More

Barra Brown

Barra Brown Quintet

Saturday, August 20, 2022, 11:30PM
The 1905 –
Tickets $15-20
A rare performance by drummer/composer Barra Brown’s melody-driven improvisational ensemble of inventive original music. Read More