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The Jazz Society of Oregon ™ is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit 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.


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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


Leadership Team

Ben Fajen President

Dan Presley Vice President

Robert Lubach Director/Secretary

Margaret Downen Director/Treasurer

Bryant Allard Director/Education Committee Chair

Dale Dobbins Director/Volunteer Committee Chair

Brian Kelly Director/Marketing Committee Chair

Yvonne Lerch Director/Development & Fundraising Committee Co-Chair

Arthur Marx Director/Development & Fundraising Committee Co-Chair



JazzScene™ Magazine

Christine Hochstatter Calendar Coordinator

TBD JazzScene Editor, Writer

Rita Rega Featured Musician Interviews


Social Media Team

Liz Smith

Joelle Goodwin

Advertising Opportunities:
See our advertising 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 volunteer for an upcoming event? Please get in touch! Just click any of these addresses to send us e-mail:

general questions, how to become a member, member benefits, membership issues
how to become a volunteer, inquire about volunteer positions and assignments
submit an event to the jazz calendar, questions about the calendar
questions, suggestions or problems related to JazzScene magazine
how to become a program or event sponsor
how to purchase advertising in JazzScene and on the JSO web site
billing questions, general financial and business issues
web site problems, login/password problems, website ideas and suggestions




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

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The Jazz Society of Oregon ™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization working to support jazz music, America’s original art form, through our membership activities.

JSO, Jazz Society of Oregon, JazzScene, CPJazz and Cathedral Park Jazz Festival are trademarks of the Jazz Society of Oregon, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.



Become a Sponsor

There are many ways to collaborate with Cathedral Park Jazz Festival. Because this Festival is FREE, we rely on sponsors to help off-set the costs of production. To become a sponsor, you may donate money or donate products and/or services.


We will feature our sponsors on radio, print, internet advertising, and television. During the Festival we offer our sponsors food and drink in a special VIP hospitality tent. 


The Jazz Society of Oregon has promoted America’s original art form—JAZZ—for over forty years. The JSO is an all-volunteer, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. 



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