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Polaris Hall
Portland, OR

Brown Calculus with Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble
Featuring arrangements by Darrell Grant, Charlie 3rown,  Darian Anthony Patrick and special guests!

Brown Calculus is a Gemini duo defying genres and expectations. Rooted in …

In A Hearbeat Album Release

The 1905
830 N Shaver St Portland, OR 97227


With six previous albums under her belt, Oregon pianist Kerry Politzer is an esteemed mid-career musician with a deep and varied book of original tunes. The jazz scene moves quickly, …

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Alliance | PJCE with IAWM Jazz Composition Winners

Lincoln Recital Hall
1620 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble plays music by winners of the IAWM/PJCE Jazz Composition prize
Featuring Migiwa Miyajima, Samantha Spear, Jhoely Garay, Yu Nishiyama and others


Since 2018, the International Association for Women …

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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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