On Tuesday, February 13, PDX Jazz held an exhibition at the Portland Art Museum in celebration of our “Jazz in the Schools” education outreach program. During the exhibition, over 150 invited judges from our community – among them musicians, artists, community and business leaders, educators, and organization stakeholders – chose the most outstanding art created during our program, which was presented this year to 2,000 students in 14 schools and six school districts.
Congratulations to Edith Crever of Ockley Green Middle School, whose art was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner! Her brilliant work (please see the attached) is now the commemorative poster of the 2018 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival, and is the very first student-inspired PDX Jazz Festival poster.
This limited edition poster on high quality paper is available to PDX Jazz members who have contributed at least $250 to our organization as of March 1, 2017. If you are currently a member at the $250 and above level, please come by our office at any time after February 27 to pick it up. If you haven’t done so by April 1, we will mail the poster to you at that time.
If you are not currently a member of PDX Jazz at the $250 level, but have a perfect place in your home for Edith’s poster, please consider making a contribution of at least $250, which helps support our mission to present jazz music in Portland, and to inspire, educate and develop future jazz audiences for generations to come.
The PDX Jazz Festival is a multi-venue series of jazz events presented each February within Portland, Oregon. Nationally and regionally supported as a cultural tourism initiative in celebration of Black History Month, PDX Jazz Festival is dedicated to preserving America’s indigenous art form by presenting internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local jazz musicians. A series of jazz education and outreach programs that extend into Portland’s schools and neighborhoods is at the heart of the annual event.
In addition to the PDX Jazz Festival, PDX Jazz produces a variety of year-around performances that feature acclaimed national and international jazz musicians, as well as the renowned talent of Portland’s musician community. Our programming brings jazz to many of Portland neighborhoods; to The Mission Theater in the Northwest; to The Old Church in downtown; to the Alberta Abbey in the Northeast’s Alberta Arts district; and to the Aladdin Theater and Revolution Hall in the Southeast. We have also curated shows in Oregon Wine Country, and in communities beyond the region’s boundaries.