MJF Student Stage at Vino Veritas

Friday, September 1st, 4:00PM; Saturday & Sunday, September 2nd & 3rd, 6:00PM – Vino Veritas Wine Bar & Bottle Shop

Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra Vanguard Combo

Friday, September 1st, 4PM – Vino Veritas Wine Bar & Bottle Shop – Make reservations!

PYJO Vanguard members are a mixture of Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra alumni, professionals, band directors, college students & top high school musicians. At this show the Vanguard Combo will play music by Charles Mingus, Roy Hargrove, Eric Dolphy, Ben Medler, Herbie Hancock, Todd Dameron, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis & Tom Harrell. The PYJO Vanguard has become an important establishment in Portland’s music scene. PYJO was founded by Ben & Michelle Medler in 2001 training over 1000 students in the art of Jazz.

Lineup: Jesse Broderick, Drums; Jack Derbenti, Tenor Sax; Ken Ensroth, Trombone; Ben Medler, bass; Dan Gildea, Guitar

Mt. Hood Community College Jazz Combo

Saturday, September 2nd, 6PM – Vino Veritas Wine Bar & Bottle Shop – Make reservations!

The MHCC music program is one of the most legendary in the Portland area. Their curriculum offers a vibrant, creative, and rigorous environment that prepares students to be better musicians and have the option to transfer to four-year institutions as music majors or minors. The Faculty provides students with a highly-personalized and comprehensive education, including courses in classical and contemporary music studies, instrumental and vocal labs, music production, performance studies and master classes with world-renowned visiting artists.

MHCC music alumni have continued on in their education at the Manhattan School of Music, the Berklee College of Music, University of Southern California, and at universities across Oregon and Washington. They have become internationally known soloists and hold faculty positions at world-renown conservatories. Many have also established successful careers touring and performing with Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, Buddy Rich, Mel Torme, Harry Connick Jr., Stan Kenton, and Woody Herman, just to name a few. Visit www.mhcc.edu/PerformingArts for more information.

Lineup: Caleb Goodrich, tenor saxophone; Audrey Allida, piano; Rudy Lopez, bass; Anthony Martinez, drums

Portland State University Student Combo

Sunday, September 3rd, 6PM – Vino Veritas Wine Bar & Bottle Shop – Make reservations!

Bryant, Rodriguez, and Tuerff are amongst the top student musicians in the PSU Jazz program. They will present a program of standard jazz tunes and original compositions.

Lineup: Dae Bryant drums; Robert Rodriguez bass; Thomas Tuerff tenor sax;

2023 Festival Events

Presented by Accelerator Design Studios

Friday 9/1

Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra Combo
MJF Student Stage at Vino Veritas – 4:00PM
Vestal Stories: Mary-Sue Tobin Sextet
Mt. Tabor Park Amphitheater – 6:00PM
Views of an Urban Volcano with Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble
Mt. Tabor Park Amphitheater – 7:30PM
Charlie 3rown Quartet
The 1905 – 11:30PM

Saturday 9/2

George Colligan: The Phyllis Wheatley Project featuring Zyanna
Portland Metro Arts – 2:00PM
Ryan Meagher, Ralph Alessi, Peter Epstein, and Mark Ferber
Portland Metro Arts – 5:00PM
Mt. Hood Community College Jazz Combo
MJF Student Stage at Vino Veritas – 6:00PM
Darrell Grant's Piano in the Dark with special guest Billy Childs
Alberta Rose Theatre – 8:00PM
Nicole McCabe Quartet
The 1905 – 11:30PM

Sunday 9/3

Domo Branch and Branchin’ Out
Portland Metro Arts – 2:00PM
Jam Session by Alan Jones Academy of Music
The 1905 - 4:00PM
Tim Willcox Quartet featuring Chuck Israels
Portland Metro Arts – 5:00PM
Portland State University Combo
MJF Student Stage at Vino Veritas – 6:00PM
Alan Jones Quartet featuring Tivon Pennicott, Kevin Hays and Joe Martin
Alberta Rose Theatre – 8:00PM
Frank Irwin's Aurora Septet
The 1905 – 11:00PM