About the 9th Annual Montavilla Jazz Festival

Presented by OnPoint Community Credit Union, Mr. Plywood, and The Skanner News

The very best in Portland jazz

Montavilla Jazz Festival (MJF) is a three-day festival that showcases the very best in Portland jazz. While other festivals focus on international acts, legacy heavy hitters, or mainstream jazz, MJF instead supports and strengthens local culture by highlighting emerging and established artists from Portland’s eclectic and vibrant jazz scene. Taking place annually, MJF offers Portlanders a unique and accessible way to join Portland’s finest musicians as they chart new frontiers in jazz.

charlie porter playing trumpet

Montavilla Jazz Festival mission and background

The mission of Montavilla Jazz Festival is not only to bolster Portland’s dynamic jazz culture, but also to enrich the local community. Like the neighborhood that serves as its home, MJF is a progressive, diverse, locally minded event that offers Montavilla residents an opportunity to come together, form connections and plug into Portland jazz.

Built on neighborhood support

Both by and for the neighborhood, Montavilla Jazz Festival relies on the contributions of local businesses, donors, and volunteers. Before a single ticket is sold, the resources needed to present our ninth festival will be raised in the form of sponsor cash and in-kind contributions. Montavilla Jazz is proud and grateful to be supported by dozens of local sponsors and community partners. All Montavilla Jazz events are supported by the dedicated volunteers who ensure everything runs smoothly. From the food and drink vendors to the volunteer who takes your ticket, every aspect of Montavilla Jazz Festival is infused with the spirit of the Montavilla neighborhood.

Join us in support of our community!


Festival ’22 dates and locations

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 19-21, 2022

Alberta Rose Theatre (3000 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211)
Friday, August 19 ONLY 8PM

Portland Metro Arts (9003 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97216)
Saturday, August 20 & Sunday, August 21, 2022, 2PM, 5PM, and 8PM
The six concerts at Portland Metro Arts will also be live-streamed.

The 1905 (830 N Shaver St, Portland, OR 97227)
Friday, August 19 & Saturday, August 20, 2022, 11:30PM

Vino Veritas Wine Bar and Bottle Shop (7835 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215)
Friday, August 19–Sunday, August 21, 2022, 6PM

$5-35 per concert with discounts for advance purchases, students, and Arts for All available for some concerts.
Limited day passes for Saturday and Sunday
performances at Portland Metro Arts for $50-60 and full festival passes for $155-185 are available. 

Find ticket details and information at tickettomato.com

Photo by Kathryn Elsesser.


Festival 22

Presented by OnPoint Community Credit Union, Mr. Plywood, and The Skanner News

Friday 8/19

Alan Jones Academy of Music Combo
MJF Student Stage at Vino Veritas – 6:00PM
PJCE’s The Heroine’s Journey
Alberta Rose Theatre – 8:00PM
George Colligan and Jazz Millenium
The 1905 – 11:30PM

Saturday 8/20

Tunnel Six: Columbia River Suite
Portland Metro Arts – 2:00PM
Idit Shner and Mhondoro
Portland Metro Arts – 5:00PM
Portland State University Combo
MJF Student Stage at Vino Veritas – 6:00PM
Rich Halley with Matthew Shipp Trio
Portland Metro Arts – 8:00PM
Barra Brown Quintet
The 1905 – 11:30PM

Sunday 8/21

Augustana Jazz Worship
James Powers: Relativity Ensemble
Portland Metro Arts – 2:00PM
Noah Simpson Quartet
Portland Metro Arts – 5:00PM
Metropolitan Youth Symphony Combo
MJF Student Stage at Vino Veritas – 6:00PM
Kerry Politzer Quintet feat. Alex Norris
Portland Metro Arts – 8:00PM


Board of Directors

Neil Mattson—Executive Director/Chair
Ryan Meagher—Programming Director
Aaron Hayman—Art Director

Nancy Mitchell—Secretary
Steve Mitchell—Treasurer
Kim Harrison
Marcia Hocker
Katherine Sharp

Resource Council

Hobie Bender—Bipartisan Cafe
Stephen Blackman—Brownstein Rask
Donna Cruz-Moreno—PJCE

Deborah DeMoss Smith—KMHD
Douglas Detrick
Pete Emerson—Bipartisan Cafe
Darrell Grant—PSU
Fritz Hirsch—IRCO
Don Lucoff—DL Music Media
Pancho Savery—Reed College
George Thorn—RACC