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Montavilla Jazz Festival


Milepost 5 (map) Northeast
Sat., Aug. 16, 2 p.m. 2014 21+


The jazz scene here is a great one, by anyone's reckoning. But it's also one that puts the spotlight on easily digestible acts that go down smooth during the dinner hour. The weekend-long Montavilla Jazz Festival, held inside the Milepost 5 art collective just off NE 82nd, brings the attention to the thriving underground, where Blue Cranes are kings and queen. Curated by the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, this little festival has drawn a wealth of local players and groups including headlining sets by the Cranes and Dave Friesen's trio Circle 3. Surrounding those are sets by Theoretical Planets, the post-bop trio led by drummer George Colligan; the Sun Ra-like sonic wanderings of Optic Nerve Trio; and a set by the PJCE's core sextet in collaboration with local treasure Darrell Grant. ROBERT HAM

Milepost 5

900 NE 81st, Portland, OR 97213

Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., Aug. 16, 2 p.m. 2014
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