The PDX Jazz organization has just announced the lineup for its festival taking place Feb. 17-26, 2022 at venues all over the city of Portland, Oregon. Although few specific dates, times or venues have been mentioned yet, JazzTimes can confirm that the headliners for the festival’s opening night will be Angel Bat Dawid and—in a solo performance—Brad Mehldau.
Below, listed in rough chronological order of their sets over the 10-day festival, are the other performers announced so far:
Flor de Toloache
Carlos Niño and Friends
John Carroll Kirby
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Brandee Younger and Dezron Douglas
Robert Glasper’s Black Radio
James Brandon Lewis and Chad Taylor
Domo Branch with Gerald Clayton and Ben Feldman
Nate Smith + KINFOLK
The Soul Rebels
In a press release received by JazzTimes, PDX executive director Chris Doss said, “The festival has been crafted to revitalize Portland’s downtown music scene with shows by the most exciting figures in jazz today [and] we can’t wait to welcome ‘live’ audiences back to the 2022 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival. Our team and music venue partners have taken extensive measures to ensure that audiences, artists, and staff have a safe gathering environment to celebrate ‘live’ music.”
For more information about the festival, visit the PDX Jazz website.