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Pharaoh Sanders headlines this year's Portland Jazz Festival
Pharaoh Sanders headlines this year's Portland Jazz Festival

Getting you ready for the 2019 Portland Jazz Festival

Portland Jazz Festival 2019 starts next week. Here's what you need to know, including Festival Artistic Director Don Lucoff on EVERY performer!

 The 2019 Biamp Portland Jazz Festival kicks off next week. Here are the events. Here is the home page with the details you need. Once again OMN is happy to be a media sponsor (our tenth year). We'll be podcasting all of the Jazz Conversations again, recordings produced by Stephan Blackman as always. The schedule is below.

But OMN's coverage is unique in that we give you the words of the person who curated the whole festival, Festival Artistic Director Don Lucoff. He spoke with us as part of our Coffeeshop Conversations podcast and talked about ALL of the performers in the Festival. So this is your definitive guide to who's who.

Here are the Jazz Conversations. We usually put them up within 24 hours after they happen.

Thursday, February 21 @ Art Bar

3:00-4:00PM: Jazz Conversation w/ Aaron Diehl and Darrell Grant

4:30PM-6:30PM: John Nastos Quartet w/ Greg Goebel, Dave Captein, and Christopher Brown,

8:30 PM-9:00PM: PYJO Student Jazz Combo w/ Ben Medler (4-6 musicians)


Friday, February 22 @ Art Bar

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: Jazz Conversation w/ The Bad Plus

4:30 PM-6:30 PM: Dan Balmer Quartet


Saturday, Feb 23 @ Mission Theater

Film: The Case of the Three-Sided Dream | 5:00-6:30 PM. Special thanks to Adam Kahan

Panel Discussion: Bright Moments! Remembering Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Dorthaan Kirk, Betty Neals, Todd Barkan, moderated by Larry Kelp | 6:45-7:45 PM

Video Short: Our Father Who is Art Blakey -Live at the Keystone Korner | 8:00-8:10 PM.  Special thanks to Todd Barkan

Film: We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told | 8:15-9:15 PM. Special thanks to MCG Jazz

Sponsored by The Bright Moments Fund Created by Roberto Lovato and Laura Golino de Lovato


Sunday, February 24 @ Art Bar

1:00 -2:00 PM: Jazz Conversation, Freddy Cole w/ Todd Barkan

 2:30-3:30 PM: Panel discussion, Celebrating Art Blakey moderated by Ralph Peterson Jr. Blakey alumni panelists, tbd.


Thursday, February 28 @ PSU Lincoln Hall #75

12:00 -1:00 PM: Jazz Conversation, Terence Blanchard w/ Farnell Newton


Friday, March 1 @ Oregon Jewish Museum, 724 NW Davis St.

12:00-1:00 PM: Jazz Conversation w/ Gil Goldstein, Eli Degibri and Kerry Politzer




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