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"Jazz Town" examines the vibrant, post-World War II eruption of music and nightlife in North and Northeast Portland. A colorful and significant chapter in the city's cultural narrative, this short-lived period is largely unknown to many Oregonians. Produced by Eric Cain and edited by Bruce Barrow.

For additional online highlights, in-depth information, web-exclusive videos and images that capture this vibrant scene head over to our Jazz Town Series Page!

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Portland Jazz Back in the Day

OPB | April 25, 2016 9 p.m.

Jazz Town examines the vibrant, post-World War II eruption of music and nightlife in North and Northeast Portland. A colorful and significant chapter in the city’s cultural narrative, this short-lived period is largely unknown to many Oregonians.

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