About the 10th Annual Montavilla Jazz Festival
Presented by Accelerator Design Studios
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.
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. 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!.
Fetival dates and locations
The 11th Annual Montavilla Jazz Festival will run August 30th through September 1st, 2024 with concerts across the city featuring original jazz by world-class local artists. The lineup will be announced on Monday, May 20, 2024.
Photo by Kathryn Elsesser.
Board of Directors
Neil Mattson—Executive Director
Stephen Blackman—Brownstein Rask
Douglas Detrick—Substrate Arts Consulting
Don Lucoff—DL Music Media
Pancho Savery—Reed College
With support from:
Ron & Jean Boesl
Regional Arts & Culture Council
Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation
Oregon Community Foundation
Jeremy & Joan Mattson
Accelerator Design Studios, Inc.
James F & Marion L Miller Foundation
Montavilla Sewing Center
Oregon Arts Commission
OnPoint Community Credit Union
New Music USA
East Glisan Pizza Lounge
Truman Heartland Community Foundation
Fix Auto East Portland
Randy P Lifshotz
Mt Tabor Middle School Foundation