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About Jazz Town

Jazz Town explores the neighborhood, politics and music behind Portland’s brief, brilliant jazz age in the 1940s and 50s. This short-lived period is largely unknown to many Oregonians. Learn about the neighborhood from residents who lived there, watch Oregon Experience’s documentary and see how Portland jazz has evolved over the past 70 years.