Performing Arts | Arts | Music
Cathedral Park Jazz Festival 2018
N Edison St & Pittsburg Ave
July 20, 2018
Cathedral Park, under the historic St. Johns Bridge, Portland
Friday, July 20 from 5pm-10pm
Saturday, July 21 from 1pm-10pm
Sunday July 22 from 1pm-9pm
The 38th year of this volunteer-run, free festival of jazz and R&B. A total of 15 jazz and blue bands will be performing. Youth groups open each day of the festival.
· Friday afternoon and evening performances feature some of Portland’s top blues artists, including Norman Sylvester, Reggie Houston, Timothy James, and the NW Women Rhythm and Blues.
· Saturday is a showcase for the women of the Portland jazz community, featuring five female-led groups from the big band of Jessika Smith to the country swing of Becky Kilgore. The lineup also includes Catarina New & Brazilian Touch, the Quadraphonnes, and Tahira Memory.
· Sunday opens with a young jazz guitar hero and ends with a tribute to Ray Charles, led by soul singer, Sean Holmes, and backed by Ray Charles sideman, saxophonist Dan Wilensky and organist King Louis . The lineup also includes Under the Lake, the Randy Porter Trio with Nancy King, and the David Evans Quartet.
For the complete schedule and more information: