Portland Metro Arts
1:30pm Saturday, August 18, 201811:00pm Sunday, August 19, 2018

The 5th Anniversary Montavilla Jazz Festival will take place August 18th and 19th at Portland Metro Arts. Experience local artists pioneering new frontiers in jazz. The festival will feature several of Portland’s top artists, including headliner Randy Porter with vocalist Nancy King, Nicole Glover Quartet; Dmitri Matheny and Darrell Grant; Farnell Newton; and James Miley with the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble. The festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All revenue goes towards local artists, operations and the Montavilla Schools Music Fund.

For more information, visit MontavillaJazzFest.com.

Portland Metro Arts
1:30pm Saturday, August 18, 201811:00pm Sunday, August 19, 2018
PORTLAND, Oregon, May 29, 2018 –Grammy-nominated pianist Randy Porter will headline Montavilla Jazz Festival 2018 running August 18-19 at Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark, Portland, Oregon, 97216. In its fifth anniversary, the nonprofit neighborhood festival features local jazz artists on the forefront of creative expression. This year, several extraordinary local musicians will perform new compositions and feature world-class musicians in their ensembles.
The complete festival lineup and schedule can be found at https://montavillajazzfest.com/. A limited number of reserved seating and VIP tickets can be purchased in advance at https://www.tickettomato.com, and general admission day passes will be sold at the door during the festival.
The 2018 Montavilla Jazz Festival lineup includes:
  • Randy Porter Trio with Nancy King–Portland jazz master Randy Porter performs music from his Grammy-nominated album Porter Plays Porter, featuring Nancy King, and new music created for this MJF 2018 set.
  • Nicole Glover Quartet–This New York City rising star and Portland hometown hero returns to perform an energetic acoustic set with Portland jazz masters.
  • Dmitri Matheny and Darrell Grant–Longtime duo partners Dmitri Matheny and Darrell Grant lead an all-star quartet in a performance of new chamber jazz works.
  • Farnell Newton | Evolution–Revitalizing jazz, funk, and soul with a new twist, Farnell Newton has been stirring up a ton of noise in the Northwest music scene.
  • PJCE feat. James Miley | Watershed Suite–In a new suite, renowned composer James Miley honors Oregon’s diverse waterways, from the mighty Columbia to the serenity of Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Tim Willcox | Superjazzers–Tim Willcox’s saxophone sings and, at times, broods passionately and inventively in the vein of Jan Garbarek, as well as modern master Rick Margitza.
  • George Colligan | Other Barry–Downbeat Poll-winning pianist and Portland State professor George Colligan leads a powerhouse fusion trio and unleashes a new release on PJCE Records.
  • Christopher Brown | Art of the Dialog–The busiest jazz group in Portland performs for the first time at Montavilla Jazz Festival, presenting a set that explores the dialogue between artist and audience.
  • Creative Music Guild | Sound Foundry–One of Portland’s most adventurous musical organizations hosts an improvised set with top-flight instrumentalists.
  • Alan Jones | Social Music–Alan Jones’s Social Music aims to create a refreshing atmosphere of relaxed comradery, with music that is accessible and engaging for audiences.
  • Ryan Meagher’s Evil Twin–Acclaimed for his compositional acumen, Ryan Meagher and his double trio spontaneously compose a set and celebrate their newest release.
  • Shao Way Wu | Salting–Portland bassist Shao Way Wu’s collaborative project, Salting, features Randy Porter, and Jason Palmer, performing new compositions that examine the role of truth in today’s society.
“We want the Montavilla neighborhood to be the epicenter of arts and culture in East Portland,” said Neil Mattson, executive director for the festival. “We created the Montavilla Jazz Festival to capitalize on the neighborhood’s appreciation and support of local artists and world-class cultural events. Jazz is one of America’s greatest gifts to the arts community, and we are thrilled by what the talented lineup and quality of the festival mean to our neighborhood and community.”

9:00pm Thursday, August 23, 2018

21+ / 9PM / $10

Live ensemble funk and electronic psych jams rub shoulders on this rad local iine-up, with R&B / hip-hop / jazz and other soulful jams spun by DJ Shi Shi (Shira of Everyday Mixtapes)!

Tribe Mars
Tribe Mars is an emerging soulR&B/hip-hop act based in Portland, OR. Keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, three different vocalists and saxaphone create this bands’ fresh yet slightly nostalgic sound. The culmination of diverse musical backgrounds of all the members has resulted in a unique, raw, old school meets new school, West coast meets East coast vibe that’ll be sure to have you groovin’

Hosannas are a psychedelic dance outfit based in Portland, Oregon. Brothers Brandon and Richard Laws have been writing and performing music together, across a wealth of genres and under a variety of monikers, for over a decade. They have toured all over the world with indie rock acts such as Romana Falls and Aan, but now start their own project. Their work as Hosannas is the sound of two intimate musical collaborators braiding together their musical fascinations, into a single odd and splendid textile. Hosannas' debut album Picture Him Protecting You, due out 7.12 can be described in the duo’s own words, “I’m not looking for a cure for my loneliness - maybe just some good medicine.”

Portland City Hall
2:00pm Sunday, August 26, 2018

2018 Annual Portland Hip Hop Day. (FREE TO THE PUBLIC)
Celebrating PDX Hip Hop Culture and the people that help keep Portland Hip Hop thriving. This years theme is "Legend's" The Future of Now & Then.

With the passing of Idris "STARCHILE" O'Ferral, key founder of PDX Hip Hop Day, we will be celebrating his Life and contribution to the Portland Hip Hop scene as well as honoring and recognizing a host of other key Hip Hop pillars.

There will be live performances by artist, djs, and more... 
(PSA.. The artists performing are only a portion of the diversity in Portlands Hip Hop community and not the total of Portland's best). 

This years line-up includes:
Cool Nutz
Mic Crenshaw
Mic Capes
Rasheed Jamaal
Jae Lava
Brookfield Duece
Mikey Vegaz
Serge Severe
Yung Mil
Karma Rivera
Andre Waymond
Stryk 9
Mixmasta KD
The Mighty Juggernaut
Mello Cee
Rev Shines
DJ Fatboy
DJ Myrie

and also recognition and awards to PDX Legends that aren't on the bill, but will be in attendance. Although this is a family friendly event, inclusive of all positive energy for the culture of Hip Hop, DISCLAIMER!!! Artist may use some explicit language as part of their Hip Hop music expression.

White Eagle
8:00pm Thursday, September 27, 2018

The QUARTERLY event brings you some of the best hip-hop in the region. With an additional hour featuring beat sets from some of the region's best producers, the open mic segment and live remixes from resident DJs Trox and O.G. One., the Hip Hop Showcase is happening the last Thursday of the quarter at White Eagle, with Live performances, drink specials and good vibes!

Make sure you hit www.miccheckpdx.com 

THURSDAY September 27TH:

Special Guests...




Beat Set by: CEE GOODS

Hosted by: DJ Klyph

Music by: Trox & DJ O.G. One

Dooors @ 8pm, Show starts at 9pm...

21 and over, Tickets: $8 @ the Door