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 the festival with an outdoor concert at the beautiful Mt. Tabor Park, where we will present three world premieres by local artists in celebration of our ten-year partnership on September 1st, 2023. This project is made possible with support from Oregon Cultural Trust.

Montavilla Jazz and PJCE will convene a diverse panel of community stakeholders with input from Friends of Mt. Tabor and other relevant community groups to select three (3) composers from the submissions received.

The selection panel will score each applicant based on the substance and creativity of their Statement of Interest & Qualifications, their work samples, and their readiness to achieve the project’s goals.


Project Mission:

  • To create place-inspired music and perform it in a free, public concert that celebrates the cultural, historical, and civic value of Mt. Tabor Park.

Project Goals:

  1. Artists create pieces that are inspired by Mt. Tabor Park and communicate that inspiration to the audience.
  2. The creative process the artists follow is community-centered.
  3. The project and the event are inclusive of a diverse range of artists, audience, and other stakeholders.

Full details and application can be found here.