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PJCE Records Presents: Grasshoppers — PJCE's Young Composers Program (NOTE: Second Sunday in March)

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The 1905
830 N Shaver St.

March 10, 2019, 6 p.m.

PJCE Records, a label that grew out of the non-profit Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, has been at the center of curating the Portland sound since 2013. And The 1905, now in its third year, is possibly Portland’s most important jazz venue. Combining forces, PJCE Records and the 1905 bring PDX the best originally composed jazz on the first Sunday of every month.


The PJCE has become one of Portland’s most important cultural organizations in recent years, and they have had their eye turned toward education for the past several years. The Grasshoppers program is one that aims to plant the seeds with the next generation of Pacific Northwest composers so that they may craft their own identifiable sound. This showcase event will feature a quintet of PJCE’s regular musicians performing the works of budding composers who will have spent weeks working on their tunes with a composer/mentor. The latter half of the evening will be a Composers Jam Session where composers and performers in the community are encouraged to bring in their original tunes to be workshopped.