About JSO

The Jazz Society of Oregon is an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to promote jazz music in the Pacific Northwest. We seek to provide jazz education, build membership engagement through events and publications, provide scholarships to new and existing artists and programs that teach jazz music, and foster a greater appreciation of this indigenous art form.

Many thanks to all of the members who have volunteered their time during the past 35+ years to keep this organization alive. New volunteers are always welcome. Just send mail to volunteer@jazzoregon.com

JSO Officers

  • Dale Dobbins, President
  • Robert Lubach, Secretary
  • Margie Smith, Treasurer

JSO Board of Directors

  • Dale Dobbins
  • Gene Forte
  • Loyd Love
  • Robert Lubach
  • Margie Smith
  • Mitzi Zilka

JazzScene Magazine

  • Ryan Meagher, JazzScene Editor, Writer
  • George Fendel, CD Reviews
  • Tree Palmedo, CD Reviews
  • Shelley Garrett, Calendar Coordinator
  • Jessica Rand, Writer, CD Reviews
  • Rita Rega, Featured Musician Interviews
  • Deborah DeMoss Smith, Writer

Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

See the sponsor resources page for information regarding advertising on the Jazz Society website and in the Jazz Society’s monthly magazine, JazzScene.


Do you have comments or questions on our organization? Would you like to become a member or sign up for an upcoming event? Please get in touch! Just click any of these addresses to send us e-mail:

You can also reach us at our mailing address:

Jazz Society of Oregon
P.O. Box 19882
Portland, Oregon 97280

Or you can give us a call at (503) 427-1676.

The Jazz Society of Oregon is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public-supported charity.
Please check with your tax consultant because your donation may be tax deductible. 

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.