Call for Composers: PJCE Concert @ Mt. Tabor Park for the 10th Annual Montavilla Jazz Festival

Montavilla Jazz and Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble launch a search for three composers to create place-inspired works for the 10th Festival PJCE concert in Mt. Tabor Park in September, 2023.

PORTLAND, ORMontavilla Jazz and Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE) celebrate a nearly 10-year partnership with a new collaborative project for the 2023 season and the upcoming 10th Annual Montavilla Jazz Festival. The Mt. Tabor Project supports an expansion of the festival with an outdoor concert at the beautiful Mt. Tabor Park Caldera Amphitheater on September 1st, 2023. At this concert Montavilla Jazz and PJCE will present three world premieres by local artists in celebration of ten-years of collaborative programming. 

Montavilla Jazz and PJCE will convene a diverse panel of community stakeholders with input from Friends of Mt. Tabor and other relevant community groups to select three composers from the submissions received. The selection panel will score each applicant based on the substance and creativity of their Statement of Interest & Qualifications, their work samples, and their readiness to achieve the project’s goals. This project is made possible with support from Oregon Cultural Trust.

APPLICATION DATES: Monday, November 21, 2022–Friday, January 6, 2023

Complete application details at https://forms.gle/NUV1utG4QpF4kxxr7.  



About PJCE: The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble is a 12-piece jazz chamber orchestra which commissions and performs original works by its members and by other jazz composers in the Portland music community and beyond.

About Montavilla Jazz: The mission of Montavilla Jazz is to support and strengthen local music culture and enrich our community by showcasing the best of Portland jazz.