38th Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival Scheduled for July

Cathedral Park Jazz FestivalThe Jazz Society’s Cathedral Park Jazz Festival is free, open to the public, and held over three days in mid-July at Cathedral Park under the St. Johns Bridge in North Portland. Now in its 38th year, the festival is the longest running jazz and blues festival west of the Mississippi River featuring the region’s best local jazz and blues musicians

The Festival begins Friday, July 20 with dynamic Blues, R&B, and Soul. Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 will feature multiple styles of Jazz in all their glory. The stage is situated in a natural amphitheater with a backdrop of the beautiful Willamette River to the west and the mighty St Johns Bridge overhead. The lush, green, and beautifully-maintained festival grounds are the perfect place to bring a picnic or to purchase delicious offerings available from our food vendors. You are welcome to spread a blanket or set up low-profile beach chairs in the grassy bowl in front of the stage.

The Jazz Society recognizes the growing hunger problem in our area, so a Food Drive to benefit area food banks is an integral part of the Festival. Barrels to collect donated non-perishable food items will be placed throughout the grounds.

Friday, July 20th:

5:00pm – Timothy James & the Portland Blues Revival
6:00pm – Reggie Houston
7:30pm – NW Women Rhythm and Blues
9:00pm – Norman Sylvester Band

Saturday, July 21:

1:00pm  Roosevelt HS Jazz Band
2:30pm – Becky Kilgore & the Cowhands
4:00pm – Jessika Smith Big Band
5:30pm – Catarina New & Brazilian Touch
7:00pm – The Quadraphonnes
8:30pm – Tahira Memory

Sunday, July 22:

1:00pm – Enzo Irace
2:30pm – Under the Lake
4:00pm –  Randy Porter Trio with Nancy King
5:30pm – David Evans Quartet
7:00pm – Remembering Ray (A Celebration of Ray Charles)