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The Jazz Party Is Coming!

The Oregon Coast Jazz Party is September 30 – October 2 in Newport, Oregon. Don’t miss it!

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Accountant Needed

The Jazz Society needs a volunteer to help us with basic accounting and financial reporting. If you are interested contact us at

In the September JazzScene magazine…

Feature: 2016 Oregon Coast Jazz Party
Previews! Portland Black Music Festival by Ryan Meagher, Stanley Cowell by Ben Turner, Ben Wendel by Ian Christensen
Musician of the Month: Ian Christensen by Rita Rega
JazzScene Magazine
Jazz! Born In America, Enjoyed Worldwide!
Jazz Society Programs
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Jazz News

News, Previews, Interviews, and CD Reviews.


Calling All Jazz Lovers

The Jazz Society of Oregon Needs Your Help! We need of a volunteer with accounting experience.

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JazzScene Magazine

JSO’s premiere magazine about jazz news and events in Oregon

Marilyn Keller,
2016 Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

Marilyn Keller, 2016 JSO Hall of Fame Inductee

JSO High School Jazz Band Competition

Jazz Band Competition

Battleground High School Jazz Band, winner of the 2016 Jazz Band Competition

Gabriella Quintero,
2016 Winner

Amateur Vocalist Contest

Gabriella Quintero, winner of the 2016 Amateur Vocalist Contest

Welcome to the Jazz Society website!

We are proud to be part of a vibrant Jazz community in the Pacific Northwest. On this site, you will find original articles on local clubs, musicians, and events, as well as, reviews of Jazz recordings, a great calendar and information about Jazz Society activities. Dive in, check out the news, use the jazz calendar and review our programs. If you like the site, or have suggestions, let us know! We encourage you to support our work by becoming a member of the Jazz Society, and volunteering to help with one of our programs.

Jazz Society members receive the monthly JazzScene digital magazine containing features and articles not available on the website. Sign up for a free sample of JazzScene below.

Thanks to our donors who have made special contributions to the Jazz Society:

Friend ($100)
Mike Doolin
William & Mary Pederson

Sideman ($250)
Igo & Cookie Jurgens
Robert & Helen Ladarre
Chuck Carpenter
Ellen Vanderslice
David Cheney

Band Leader ($1000)
Ron Kloepfer
Kirby & Amy Allen
Albert W Evans

Special Recognition
Gerry Barker
Ron Walker
Patti Laumand
Sandra Stallcup

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Calling All Jazz Lovers!


The Jazz Society of Oregon Needs You!

We’re looking volunteers to help us with a variety of jobs supporting the local jazz community:

  • Social media curation
  • Web site management
  • Events coordination
  • Sponsorship outreach
  • Membership liaison

Contact our volunteer coordinator to find out how you can contribute to your local jazz community.