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University of Portland Jazz Festival

April 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

Charles performs with UP Jazz Ensemble Master Class

The University of Portland Jazz Festival showcases outstanding student musicians and guest artists from around the nation, all contributing to a vibrant celebration of jazz performance and education on our campus. Since it began, the Festival has grown to become a premier student jazz event in the Pacific Northwest.

The UP Jazz Festival supports the program’s mission of “excellent teaching and individual attention in an environment that fosters the development of the whole person.” As we continue to add to the rich tradition of this festival, we look forward to welcoming student groups, artists, clinicians, and adjudicators from across the country. Our goal is to ensure that every participant leaves the Festival energized, with a greater appreciation for the art of jazz.

Jazz Festival coordinator and Assistant Professor, Performing and Fine Arts: Dr. Don Norton is the author of “The Jazz Saxophone Style of Charles McPherson: An Analysis through Biographical Examination and Solo Transcription”

Photo by Antonio Porcar


April 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am UTC+0
April 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0


Dr. Don Norton


University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203-5798 United States
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