Montavilla Jazz Festival 2014

Montavilla Jazz Festival 2014 – The Inaugural Year

On August 16 and 17, 2014, Portland, Oregon witnessed the creation of a new festival platform for live jazz, in the form of the inaugural Montavilla Jazz Festival (MJF). While Portland boasts multiple other excellent jazz festivals, MJF now occupies a unique niche, focused entirely on showcasing the vibrant new sound of Portland’s originally composed, progressive jazz scene. The festival was curated by the Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble and presented by the Montavilla Neighborhood Association with fiscal sponsorship and other support from Southeast Uplift. The festival happened at Post5 Theatre in the Montavilla neighborhood and featured 13 bands; nearly 400 individuals attended.

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MJF 2014 Dates & Times

Portland Metro Arts
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
2:00–9:30 p.m., doors open at 1:00

AJAM Jam Session
East Glisan Pizza Lounge
Saturday, August 16, 2014
9:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.


MJF 2014 Artists

Blue Cranes
George Colligan’s Theoretical Planets
David Friesen Circle 3 Trio
Tim Willcox’s Superjazzers
PJCE Core Sextet featuring Darrell Grant
Alan Jones and the Cavemen
Ryan Meagher
Rich Halley 4
Trio Flux
Kerry Politzer Group
Thomas Barber’s Spiral Road
Optic Nerve Trio
Blake Lyman Quintet