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39th Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival Set for July 19-21

Three days of performances scheduled in North Portland

The Cathedral Park Jazz Festival will take place under St. Johns Bridge in North Portland.

The 39th edition of the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival will take place Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21 under St. Johns Bridge in North Portland. The event is free, and it will include Portland-area jazz, blues, R&B and funk musicians. 

On Friday, the festival kicks off with R&B, blues and funk performances. Jazz will be performed on Saturday and Sunday. For the complete lineup, see below.

The Cathedral Park Jazz Festival planning committee is still seeking community sponsors and volunteers to fill a variety of positions. Sponsors may contact the festival planning committee by emailing [email protected]. Also check Volunteers may sign up by  emailing [email protected] and online at

The Jazz Society of Oregon is an all-volunteer non-profit organization 501(c)(3) whose mission is to promote the local jazz scene in Portland and the rest of Oregon.  The Society supports jazz education and local charities, as well as fostering a greater appreciation of this thoroughly American art form.

This year’s festival is presented by the Oregonians Credit Union and the Jazz Society of Oregon.

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival Performance Schedule

Friday, July 19 

5 p.m.

Chance Hayden

6 p.m.

PDX Soul featuring Ronnie Wright and Tyrone Hendrix

7:30 p.m.

Karen Lovely

9 p.m. 

Farrell Newton & the Othership Connection

Saturday, July 20

1 p.m.

Mt. Hood Jazz Band

2:30 p.m.

Cherry Blossom Orchestra

4 p.m.

Painted Mantis

 5:30 p.m.

King Louis Organ Trio

7 p.m.

David Watson’s Rebirth of the Cool 

8:30 p.m. 

Dina y los Rumberos  

Sunday, July 21

1 p.m. 

No Po Big Band

2:30 p.m. 

Devin Phillips Quintet

4 p.m. 

The Mel Brown Trio: In Tribute to Leroy

5:30 p.m. 

Dan Faehnle Quartet

7  p.m. 

John Gilmore Octet