George Colligan headlines and plays two diverse sets. A festival full of mind-blowing Jazz. August 20 & 21.
The Montavilla Jazz Festival began in 2014, in a dark, sweltering room full of intensity and inspiration for both fans and musicians alike. The sweaty gathering of Portland's most talented players was a contrast to some of the other Jazz festivals which have grown safe and predictable. There was nothing predictable about it then, nor when it moved to a new location; Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97216.
It's there again this year on Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21. Tickets and full festival information here.
OMN has been a media sponsor since the festival's inception.
One of its principals is co-founder and programming director (another term for curator, I suppose) Ryan Meagher. Listen to his OMN Coffeeshop Conversation from January 2016.
Check OMN for more as we get closer to the festival.
HERE'S THE FULL SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21
“George Colligan has been enjoying an increasingly visible profile and continually takes giant leaps forward.” – JazzTimes
Called “…one of the best male vocalists in the jazz world today” by WCLK in Atlanta, Jeff Baker has quickly become one of the most significant talents in the next generation of jazz vocalists. The 2016 Montavilla Jazz Festival will mark the world premier of Phrases.
A new suite of music penned exclusively for this performance with one of Portland’s most exciting large jazz ensembles.
“This exploratory trio belongs to a social network of musicians who filter jazz protocols through an indie-rock lens.” – Nate Chinen New York Times;
“The Inbetweens are dangerous in the best way. Check out their newest and mightiest salvo NOW!” – Nels Cline, guitarist (WILCO, Nels Cline Singers)