Join us at Blue Butler Studios for an original jazz jam session, with Andrew Oliver on piano, Jon Shaw on bass, and Christopher Brown on drums. PJCE’s Ryan Meagher will play guitar and also serve as MC.

We’re interested in reconnecting with performers and composers that we’ve worked with in the past, and forming new relationships with artists who are interested in participating in PJCE projects in the future.

Event and location details

Thursday, August 19th, 2021
Doors at 8 pm, music begins at 8:30 lasting until 10:30 pm.
Blue Butler Studios, 2400 SE Holgate Blvd, 97202, Portland Oregon
Free to musicians.
PJCE will provide non-alcoholic beverages.

About parking at Blue Butler Studios: Street parking is on 24th Ave on the green painted side of the building. No parking is allowed in the Security Signs parking lot adjacent to Holgate. You may be towed during business hours.

PJCE will document the event with photo and video, potentially sharing this media publicly.

COVID-19 Procedure

For this event, PJCE will require the following:

  • We strongly encourage that only fully vaccinated artists attend the event.
  • All attendees must wear a face covering unless actively eating or drinking or performing regardless of vaccination status. We are making this choice to provide the safest environment possible for our artist community in light of some increased risk from the delta variant.
  • Attendance will be limited to a total of 25. If we receive more RSVP’s than this, we will split the event into two halves, clearing the room at intermission.

Jam session details

Submit a composition or sign up to play at this link.

Any composer or performer is invited to submit a composition or to perform. Composers should submit lead sheets in concert pitch and transposed for Bb and Eb instruments. 

Pre-registration, especially for composers, is highly encouraged. Fill out the brief form at the above link to sign up to play or submit composition. Composers or performers can sign up to play at the event and we’ll include as many as time allows. We’ll review all compositions for clarity of notation, and may ask composers to make revisions if necessary to ensure the most successful performance possible

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create original jazz music that engages and supports our community’s diverse artists, cultures, and place. In operation since 2008, PJCE is the only organization dedicated to commissioning and performing original music by Portland musicians, building a broad audience through unique, collaborative, and community-oriented programming that builds bridges between communities in this vibrant city. Learn more at