Montavilla Jazz

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The mission of Montavilla Jazz is to support and strengthen local music culture and enrich our community by showcasing the best of Portland jazz.

Bottom Line for Portland

A proud, returning Give!Guide participant, Montavilla Jazz enriches local culture by showcasing original music made right here in Portland. With an annual festival, film series, education programs, and performances throughout the year, Montavilla Jazz engages an inclusive cross-section of musicians, artist curators, collaborative artists, students, music lovers, neighbors, and businesses. Funding helps Montavilla Jazz promote forward-thinking artistry and offer platforms for risk-taking, experimentation, and the creation of new works, adding to the diversity and strength of our community.


“Montavilla [Jazz] is doing so much for the music right now, really cultivating that community-driven aspect… there’s so many crushing musicians in Portland and they should have more opportunities to play - it’s not a problem of having people to come hear the music - it’s a problem of having a place for them to go do it.” - Charlie Porter on NPR’s Jazz Night in America.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Jazz is America’s indigenous art form born out of the African American experience. We believe that jazz is relevant to all people as a connective force for education and social justice. In all areas of our work, Montavilla Jazz seeks to: include the people who reflect the community we serve; highlight members of our artist community who are less visible because of their race, gender, or other factors; provide opportunities for underserved members of our community to participate in the planning and operations of events; and recruit and hire individuals who come from groups who have been historically marginalized.


The first 50 donors who give $10 or more to Montavilla Jazz through the Give!Guide will receive an official 10th Annual Montavilla Jazz Festival t-shirt.

100th donor will receive two tickets to PassinArt Theatre Company's production of Yohen by Philip Kan Gotanda, March 31 - April 21, 2024.

200th donor will receive two FULL Festival Passes to the 11th Annual Montavilla Jazz Festival, August 30 - September 1, 2024.

300th donor will receive a private backyard or driveway Take Out Jazz Concert.

All donors will receive an exclusive live recording download from the 10th Annual Montavilla Jazz Festival.

All donors who contribute $100 or more will receive an invitation to a special donor appreciation event in 2024.


Academy Theater - promoting the Give!Guide campaign, offering donor incentives.
PassinArt - promoting the Give!Guide campaign, offering donor incentives.
My Voice Music - event partner, promoting the Give!Guide campaign.

$35,160 raised of $24,000 goal
230 donations
147% of Goal


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Year Founded: 2014

Tax ID: 822174157

Montavilla Jazz is in the Creative Expression category which is sponsored by The Oregon Cultural Trust.

They're a micro-sized organization with activities in Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.

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