Session Schedule and Upcoming Bands and Events
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Session Schedule:                           
1:00-1:50 Open Floor Jam
1:50-2:00 Sound Check
2:00-3:00 Featured Band
3:00-3:30 All Star Jam Set
3:30-3:45 Raffle
3:45-4:30 Featured Band
4:30-5:00 All Star Jam Set
5:00-5:45 Featured Band



 

Upcoming 2018-2019 Bands    
 
September 16, 2018     Black Swan Classic Jazz Band 
 
October 21, 2018          Columbia Classic Jazz Band
 
 November 18, 2018     Hot Lovin’ Jazz Babies
 
December 16, 2018       Milneburg & Friends
 
January 20, 2019            Mardi Gras All Stars
 
February 17, 2019         John Bennett & Jim Buchmann & Friends                                                                            
 
March 17, 2019              Calamity Jazz Band
 
April 21, 2019                 Cherry Blossom Orchestra
 
May 19, 2019                   Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band
 
 



Portland Dixieland Jazz Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of traditional jazz music.  Jazz is a uniquely American art form which is a fusion of many musical elements, including ragtime, the blues, African, Spanish, and West Indian rhythms, and traditional European marches, quadrilles, folk songs and even hymns.  Most historians agree that early jazz emerged in New Orleans shortly after 1900, although it was also developed and spread in honky tonks and dance halls across the country.
    PDJS brings in the best local and regional bands monthly to present a variety of traditional jazz styles for listening and dancing.  Styles of music range from classic New Orleans, to West Coast Revival, to swing.  Even an occasional waltz is played at dancers’ request.  
    Each session includes several intermission jam sessions for local musicians as well.  Food and beverage service is available.  Young people under the age of 21 are welcome, but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    Membership in PDJS is $20 single or $30 couple, which includes the newsletter and reduced admission to sessions.  Normal admission for each session is $10 per member and $15 per non-member.
    Come join us!  America’s unique art form is also lots of fun!