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Brian Jackson will do an evening of Gil Scott Heron, February 23.
Brian Jackson will do an evening of Gil Scott Heron, February 23.

Portland Jazz Festival 2021 / Streaming but happening: Schedule announced

PDXJazz announces the schedule for the 2021 PDX Jazz Festival..all-streaming from Jack London Review. February 18-27. Tickets on sale Friday 11/20.

We'll have our usual rundown of every performer soon. Until then here's what they tell  us -- TVD
It is hard to believe that March 1, 2020 — the last day of the 2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival — was the last time that we gathered. We are very fortunate, and grateful to all who made the 2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival one of the final live music events of the year.
And, we are excited to share that the 2021 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival will be one of the first live music events of the New Year, February 18–27, 2021.
PDX Jazz members have a FREE virtual all access pass to watch every 2021 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival concert online via “live” web stream. Join today — membership starts for as little as $50 a year!
Limited virtual tickets to watch every 2021 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival concert online via ‘live’ web stream are available for only $5 per show (members watch for free).
Limited in-person tickets are also available for guests who prefer to see the show at the venue. Please note, due to COVID-19, tickets will only be sold as tables of 2 guests, 4 guests or 6 guests. Safety protocols will be in place to ensure the safety of all guests. In the event that we are unable to host an in-person audience at the venue in February, refunds will be made available for in-person tickets.
Jack London Revue will serve as home for the 2021 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival. PDX Jazz has crafted a festival that is as unique as Portland itself for the 18th consecutive edition of the annual event, featuring “live” performances — “live” audiences — and “live” real-time web streams each day. Venue capacity is limited to 50 guests per show and Jack London Revue has been overhauled with state-of-the art technology to provide an unparalleled experience for online guests.
West coast musicians “the best of the west”; Black Lives Matter; international shows, exclusive interviews, Portland premieres, education workshops; and women in jazz are themes woven into the fabric of this year’s event.
The Festival kicks-off on Thursday, February 18th with a free “live” web stream of the Opening Night Celebration from Biamp World Headquarters. Ticketed shows commence on Friday, February 19th with a North America exclusive, Harold López-Nussa “Live from Havana”, flanked by Cyrus Nabipoor at Jack London Revue performing “Live at the Marigny Opera House”, which was originally recorded in New Orleans. The GRAMMY® award-winning Prince protégé, Judith Hill, arrives from Los Angeles to take the stage Saturday night, sharing the electrifying voice that has landed her on tours with Michael Jackson, Josh Groban and John Legend. Saeeda Wright, Alonzo Chadwick and Arietta Ward bring a Gospel inspired performance to the Festival on Sunday, the 20th.
As the full Festival week begins, an array of Portland premieres unfold including Brian Jackson “The Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson Songbook” with greaterkind, Teodross Avery Quartet “Harlem Stories: The Music of Thelonious Monk”, and Marcus Shelby Quartet “Black Music and Freedom”. In partnership with Hollywood Theatre, two jazz films will launch online mid-week, “Herb Alpert Is…” and “Buster Williams Bass to Infinity”. “The American Refrain: Jazz and Modern Music”, a commissioned work arranged by Noah Simpson for PDX Jazz education, will make its debut during the Festival. Wayne Horvitz’ The Royal We closes out the Festival on Saturday, February 27th.
Portland’s rich stable of jazz talent will be on-stage throughout the week alongside artists who have traveled to Portland to usher in a new year and brighter days. 
As in previous years, we will be announcing additional shows and events soon.
Visit the new pdxjazz.com to discover, explore and experience what we have been up to since the last Festival.
Courage, ingenuity, and persistence; we are Portland; we are PDX Jazz!

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