First Jazz Forward Competition Coming to Portland

Winners receive opportunity to perform at festival

Portland State University, Oregon’s largest university located in downtown Portland, will host the first annual Jazz Forward Competition on Feb. 20-21, 2015 during the 12th Annual Portland Jazz Festival.

Students will compete in the following five categories: Vocal Soloist, Vocal Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Instrumental Soloist, and Big Band. For more information on entry requirements, registration deadlines, application fees, cash prizes and partner provisions go to