Sunday, May 7th, 2023

Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: MHCC College Theater, 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham

Festival link:

In his suite, renowned composer James Miley honors Oregon’s diverse waterways, from the mighty Columbia to the serenity of Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge.

James Miley, recipient of the IAJE/Gil Evans Fellowship in Jazz Composition, is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, where he directs the Willamette Jazz Collective and teaches improvisation, composition, jazz history, music technology, and music theory. A versatile composer and pianist comfortable in both the jazz and classical idioms, he has written music for a variety of chamber and choral ensembles in addition to his work for jazz orchestra.

Festival Information

“Doors Open” Time

Doors are open to the public no earlier than 30 minutes prior to a performance. If you are attending a free Sunday afternoon concert in Gresham, be sure to secure a reservation with the venue in advance.


The Gresham campus of Mt. Hood Community College welcomes guests to travel to us by TriMet, a Silver Sponsor of the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival. There is ample parking onsite.

Those attending the professional concerts in the Yoshida Event Center / MHCC Gymnasium should enter the campus through Entrances A or B on NE 17th Street. Unmarked spots in lots Q, R, S, T, U or V are available.

Those attending shows in the College Theatre or any of the student stages can find parking through Entrances C, D, or E on Kane Rd./257th. Click here to access a campus map.

Festival attendees may also choose to use local rideshare services Uber and Lyft and can be dropped off at the door.

Festival Entry Policies

Your ticket allows one entry to the festival. If you have questions prior to the festival, please email If you have questions during the festival, please visit our information tables.

COVID Screening Questionnaire Required

All Mt. Hood Jazz Festival staff, volunteers and patrons ages 5 and over attending Mt. Hood Jazz Festival events must complete the COVID Screening Questionnaire. The result of a green check from the survey will allow you to attend festival events.


Face masks are not required at Mt. Hood Jazz Festival events. Patrons should use their own discretion in using a mask.

Food and Beverage Policies

On Saturday, there will be a wide range of food and beverages to purchase at the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival, including beer and wine. A food court with various food cart options will be located at the Yoshida Event Center / MHCC Gymnasium.

Food, glass and beverages in containers cannot be brought into the festival grounds. No picnic baskets, coolers or barbecues are allowed.

No alcohol may be brought into or out of the festival grounds. Alcohol and containers will be disposed of prior to entry and not returned. Every person who enters is subject to search by security personnel.

For Your Security

Every person is subject to a security search. Security reserves the right to refuse entry to the festival. The Mt. Hood Jazz Festival works with the Public Safety officers of Mt. Hood Community College as well as the Gresham Police Department to ensure the safety of our patrons.

Don’t Bring

The following are prohibited:

  • Fire arms
  • Food, coolers, glass bottles, containers or alcoholic beverages
  • Marijuana products
  • Camera or cameras with detachable lenses of ANY SIZE
  • Flash for photos, tripods, monopods, laser pens or laser lights
  • Audio or video recording devices
  • Pets (support animals are allowed)
  • All cell phone ringers must be turned off during performances.

Security may confiscate items, or have you remove items from the festival.

Do Bring

  • COVID Screening Questionnaire result
  • Printed or electronic ticket
  • Personal items and medications

While Inside the Festival

Please be Courteous to Fellow Fans and Musicians During Performances and:

  • Silence your cell phones
  • Do not use flash photography or record video with your phone or other device.
  • Be mindful of the volume of conversations
  • Do not block the view of other audience members.
  • Actively listen to performances

No Smoking Policy

Smoking and vaping are not permitted on college grounds.

First Aid

The MHCC Public Safety addresses all medical first aid needs and incidents on campus. They are available by calling 503-491-7310 for non-emergencies and 503-491-7911 to report any crime, medical emergencies, suspicious activity, or traffic collisions on campus.

People With Disabilities

MHCC is an AA, EEO, Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, Title II, Section 504, ADA, ORS 659A Institution. People requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the festival at Please call at least two weeks prior to the event.

A limited amount of ADA parking spaces are available. Parking is first-come, first-served.

Liability Limitation

All persons in attendance at any Mt. Hood Jazz Festival event voluntarily assume all risks and danger incidental to the event whether occurring prior to, during or after same, including, but not limited to, contracting, and/or spreading the COVID-19 virus, and agree that the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival, Mt. Hood Community College, Mt. Hood Community College Foundation, the event venue, performing artists, and the aforementioned entities employees, officers, directors, members, contractors and authorized agents are not responsible or liable for any injuries, sickness or death resulting from such causes.

All persons in attendance at any Mt. Hood Jazz Festival event acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat to individual and public health, COVID-19 is a contagious disease transmitted through human contact and respiratory droplets (including through the air and via common surfaces) and it is possible that the person may contract COVID-19 while at the event.

This Liability Limitation extends to all attendee’s heirs, personal representatives and/or assigns.


The Mt. Hood Jazz Festival has a no-refund policy, and all sales are nonrefundable. We will not be accepting donated-back tickets in 2023.