Accountant Needed

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

Welcome to the New Jazz Society Website!

We hope you’ll like this new website design. Please update your bookmark. Let us know how we can improve it.

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In the September JazzScene magazine…

Feature Story: 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 new Jazz Society website!

Please update your JSO bookmark to Also note the new email contacts on our “About JSO” page.

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, enjoy the articles, check out the news, use the new calendar. If you like it, or have suggestions, let us know! We encourage you to support our work by becoming a member of the Jazz Society and to volunteer 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

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

In Memory Of:
Gerry Barker
Ron Walker
Patti Laumand
Sandra Stallcup

Join Now and Get JazzScene Every Month!

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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.