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.