In compliance with COVID-19 health and safety practices single event tickets will not be sold to the 2021 PDX Jazz Festival. Guest parties will be seated together at their designated table. Tables will be safely distanced and may be purchased for 2 guests, 4 guests, or 6 guests. Each show is limited to 50 guests. Face masks are required for entry into the venue and must be worn when not seated at your table. Everyone's temperature will be taken at the door before entry and hand sanitizer will be provided upon request.
“The American Refrain: Jazz and Modern Music” commissioned by PDX Jazz and arranged by Noah Simpson, is the newest education program at PDX Jazz. This inaugural ‘debut’ performance showcases the rich musical talents of Portland. A celebration of jazz, this hour-long show with narration walks the audience through the tenets of the genre; building community, storytelling, fighting for social justice,
and improvisation, highlighting the modern evolution of jazz and how it has shaped contemporary music of today.