About JSO

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.

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 ™ Board of Directors

  • Bryant Allard, Director/Education Committee Chair
  • Dale Dobbins, President/Volunteer Committee Chair
  • Ben Fajen, Director
  • Ray Hardiman, Director
  • Loyd Love, Director/Membership Committee Chair
  • Robert Lubach, Director/Secretary
  • Dan Presley, Director
  • Margie Smith, Director/Events Committee Chair

Board of Directors Meeting

All JSO members are welcome to attend the monthly Board of Directors meeting, which is held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM. Please check this page for the location of the next meeting. Members are welcome to invite guests. If you would like time on the meeting agenda, please contact Dale Dobbins at info@jazzoregon.com.

February – 7:00PM, Beaverton Main Library, 12375 SW Fifth St., Beaverton, Cathy Stanton Meeting Room
March 8 – 7:00PM, Beaverton Main Library, 12375 SW Fifth St., Beaverton, Cathy Stanton Meeting Room
April 12 – 7:00PM, Beaverton Main Library, 12375 SW Fifth St., Beaverton, Cathy Stanton Meeting Room
May 10 – 7:00PM, Beaverton Main Library, 12375 SW Fifth St., Beaverton, Cathy Stanton Meeting Room
June 14 – 7:00PM, Beaverton Main Library, 12375 SW Fifth St., Beaverton, Cathy Stanton Meeting Room

JazzScene ™ Magazine

  • Deborah DeMoss Smith, Writer
  • George Fendel, CD Reviews
  • Christine Hochstatter, Calendar Coordinator
  • Ryan Meagher, JazzScene Editor, Writer
  • Tree Palmedo, CD Reviews
  • Jessica Rand, Writer, CD Reviews
  • 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.

Contacts

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:

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) 709-3366

Our federal tax ID number is: 23-7345364

Donate to the Jazz Society

 

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.

Calling All Jazz Lovers!

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The Jazz Society of Oregon Needs You!

We’re looking volunteers to help us with a variety of jobs supporting the local jazz community:

  • Fundraising, grant writing
  • Events coordination
  • Sponsor liaison
  • Membership support
  • Education committee
  • Volunteer support

Contact our volunteer coordinator to find out how you can contribute to your local jazz community.