Upcoming events

“Air & Darkness” | Album Release Concert

Blue Butler Studios
Portland, OR

Xylyn Hathaway – bass
George Colligan – drums
Quinn Walker – trumpet
James Powers – trombone
Wyck Malloy – tenor sax




Join us in celebration of Hathaway’s debut album!

“Air & Darkness is a …

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2024 Young Jazz Composers Concert

Alberta Street Pub

A quintet of PJCE musicians perform music by the 2024 cohort of Young Jazz Composers! Join us at Alberta Street Pub to hear original music by new composers written with …

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PJCE Annual Fundraiser | Composers Cookoff 2024

The Alberta House
830 N Shaver St, Portland, OR 97227

Join us for PJCE’s annual fundraiser in the style of “Iron Chef!”

Three composers will head off in a friendly competition—who can create the most delicious, the most delightful, the …

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Albums and Podcasts

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Open call for Portland area composers

Montavilla Jazz and Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble are excited to announce our partnership for the 2023 season and the 10th Annual Montavilla Jazz Festival. This project supports the expansion of …

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2022-23 Season Announcement

PJCE’s 2022-2023 season will be the first under Executive Director Meg Morrow and the organization’s soon-to-be-announced-first-ever Artistic Director, (announcement expected in late October). Former Executive Director and current Interim Artistic …

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PJCE Seeks Artistic Director!

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE) is excited to announce a search for our first-ever Artistic Director! This is an important evolution in the organization’s continued growth, and one of the …

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