The 2012 Portland Jazz Festival will be held Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 26 at venues throughout Portland. The 9th annual 11 day festival will include jazz education and outreach along with a series of concerts featuring an eclectic mix of internationally recognized and local musicians playing a wide-range of jazz styles.
Among this year's headliners are esteemed saxophonist Branford Marsalis and the prolific pianist Joey Calderazzo, playing songs off their latest album, Songs of Mirth and Melancholy; legendary drummer and NEA Jazz Master Roy Haynes, Grammy Award winning singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, will return to Portland performing the timeless songs of Billie Holiday. Guitar phenom Charlie Hunter will perform a program titled Solo Jam as part of the Portland Jam Band Marathon, an evening devoted to regionally based jam bands.
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- February 17 Winningstad Theater Thara Memory
- February 18 Winningstad Theater Enrico Rava's Tribe
- February 19 Winningstad Theater The Jazz Passengers
- February 21 Mission Theater Mardi Gras @ The Mission
- February 22 Arlene Schnitzer Hall Garth Fagan Dance
- February 23 Newmark Theatre Dee Dee Bridgewater
- February 24 Newmark Theatre Roy Haynes Quartet
- February 24 Crystal Ballroom Bill Frisell -Tribute to John Lennon Speedy" West and Jimmy Bryant
- February 25 Crystal Ballroom Vijay Iyer, Prasanna, Nitin Mitta
- February 25 Newmark Theatre Bill Frisell solo & the 858 Quartet
- February 25 Crystal Ballroom Charlie Hunter solo and the Portland Jam Band Marathon
- February 26 Newmark Theater Branford Marsalis/Joey Calderazzo Duo