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33rd Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
Cathedral Park & Downtown St. Johns
Portland, OR
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LATE SHOW at Central Hotel
8608 N Lombard St. PDX 97203
21+, Door Fee, Late Badge Available

Thursday, 8pm-11pm
$10 Door / $8 Advance
Ezra Weiss New Band
 Marilyn Keller, voice
 Eddie Parente, violin
 Devin Phillips, saxophone
 Elliot Ross, guitar
 Jon Shaw, bass
 Tim DuRoche, drums

Friday, 9pm-Midnight
$7 door / $5 Advance
Picante: Latin Jazz
 Al Criada, Bass
 Catarina New, Saxophone
 Al Martin, Drums
 Bryant Allard, Trumpet

Saturday, 9pm-Midnight
$5 door
Progressive Trio Double Header
 Ventura Trio (Cancelled)
 Trio Flux

ENGAGEMENTS Presented by The Colony
7525 N Richmond Ave PDX 97203
All Ages, Free to Students
$5 Per Event or $10 Per Day, Colonist Badges Available

Thursday, 4pm-9:30pm
 The Rise and Fall of Portland Jazz Festivals - 60 Min (free)
 Dan Balmer Guitar Workshop - 60 Min
 The Quadraphonnes Sax Workshop - 60 Min
 Thelonius Monk: Straight No Chaser (Film Screening) - 90 Min

Friday, 3pm-8pm
 Ezra Weiss Jazz Composition Workshop - 60 Min
 Mingus: Charlie Mingus 1968 (Video) - 60 Min
 Thollem McDonas Free Improvisation Workshop - 90 Min
 Lenny Bruce: Jazz Nut (Presentation) - 60 Min

Saturday, Noon-3pm
 International Friendly: A Cross-Cultural Chat - 60 Min (free)
 Lenny Bruce: Jazz Nut (Presentation) - 60 Min
 Mingus: Charlie Mingus 1968 (Video) - 60 Min

Sunday, 9pm-11pm
All Ages, $5 Door
 Finale Concert, A First Time Improvisation led by Reed Wallsmith with Battle Hymns and Gardens, Eri Yamamoto, and Farnell Newton.

CONCERT at Main Stage
Cathedral City Park at N Crawford and Pittsburg
All Ages, Free
Access Badges Available for Unlimited Entry Backstage and Everything Above

Friday, 5pm-9pm
Blues Night Presented by KMHD
 Lulu La Fever & the Hot Tamales
 Transcendental Brass Band
 Roseland Hunters
 Norman Sylvester Band Northwest Original Grooves

Saturday, 2pm-9pm
Jazz Heritage Presented by Portland Piano Co.
 Roosevelt High Jazz Band
 Dmitri Matheny (Phoenix, AZ)
 NOPO Big Band
 Tom Grant Band
 Trio Flux
 Stan Bock and the New Tradition
 Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra

Sunday, 3pm-8:30pm
Eclectic International Presented by Cravedog
 New West Guitar Group (Los Angeles, CA)
 Jessie Marquez Band
 Eri Yamamoto Trio (NYC)
 Ventura Trio (Cancelled)
 Blue Cranes

For thirty-two years, the traditional free jazz concert in the park has brought thousands from all over the region without fail. Now going into round thirty-three with new leadership, the festival is placing two milestones on the path of progress: international talent and educational engagements. The festival is growing in to three elements: CONCERT, ENGAGEMENT, LATE SHOW.

CONCERT is composed of the Main Stage program featuring the bulk of the music. But now, there is also a Finale Concert, featuring Reed Wallsmith (Blue Cranes) as the leader of a first time improvisation between Battle Hymns and Garden, Eri Yamamoto, and Ventura Trio, at The Colony, Sunday, July 21st, 9pm.

LATE SHOWS are featured acts offering long sets that end around midnight, Thursday through Saturday, at Central Hotel, and it provides a final place for festival goers, press, staff, and artists to congregate.

ENGAGEMENT is the educational focus: workshop, panel, and video screening. That entire program is free to students; any student over 13 with any valid ID.

Engage WORKSHOP includes four unique lessons instructed by leading jazz educators, Dan Balmer, The Quadraphonnes, Thollem McDonas, and Ezra Weiss. Each providing insight into their field where students are free to join with their instruments and engage with these great musicians.

Engage FILM is a themed program entitled Mad Men: 3 Portraits of Sixties Jazz Lunatics. It features film and video derived from important civil rights era artists: Thelonius Monk, Charlie Mingus, and Lenny Bruce.

Engage PANEL is free to all and kicks off the festival with "The Rise and Fall of Portland Jazz Festivals", a discussion between PDX Jazz, Mt. Hood Jazz, CPJazz, and KMHD.
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Cathedral Park & Downtown St. Johns
8600 N Lombard St.
Portland, OR 97203
United States

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Education > Workshops
Music > Jazz
Other > Festivals

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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