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Welcome to the 54th annual University of Portland Jazz Festival!

April 11th & 12th, 2018

Registration for both days of the festival is now closed.

The University of Portland Jazz Festival showcases excellent student musicians as well as guest artists from around the nation, all contributing to a vibrant festival of jazz and the celebration of music performance and education on our campus. Since it began, the festival has grown in size every year, becoming known as a premier student jazz event in the Pacific Northwest.

The University of Portland Jazz Festival supports the program’s mission of "excellent teaching and individual attention in an environment that fosters development of the whole person." Additionally, the festival is a testament to faculty scholarship and their commitment to promoting the highest level of musical excellence.

As we continue to add to the rich tradition of this festival, we look forward to welcoming new student groups, national artists, clinicians, and adjudicators from across the country. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every participant leaves the festival energized, with a greater appreciation and knowledge for the art of Jazz music and performance.

 We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!

 Matthew Postle

Matthew Postle, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Festival Director