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Portland's Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

The only completely FREE jazz festival in Portland - happening for over 35 years running!

Help Us Keep This Local Festival FREE to the Portland Public!

Four years ago, the festival was dying as a result of management problems. To prevent this terrible loss to Portland, the Jazz Society of Oregon took over management of this festival.

The great news is that attendance is up and the festival has never been more popular!

The Jazz Society of Oregon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We are entirely privately funded. We are also completely volunteer-driven. None of us gets paid and JSO does not take a cut from the festival fundraising.

The Cathedral Park Jazz Festival receives NOTHING from the City of Portland. In fact, our park and license fees are HUGE. We are entirely dependent on donations and sponsorships to keep this festival FREE.

This year we have decided to go online to boost our festival fundraising efforts! Please help us by making a donation towards our many expenses!

Specifically, we are looking for donations to cover our artist lineup, lighting, sound, park fees and sanitation. Those expenses total just under $40,000.

So far, we have raised close to one third of this, but urgently need your help! Our goal is to raise another $12,500 by April 12th!

Please help us reach our goal. Tell all your friends!

Guess what? Your donations to this festival are Tax-Deductible!

That's right, your donation is Tax-Deductible!

Thank you for supporting FREE live music - and for supporting JAZZ!

America's most exciting and unique musical form!

Learn more about the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival at http://www.jazzoregon.com/cpjazz/

Risks and challenges

Because this festival has been running so many years, we have built up a tremendous knowledge and experience base. This festival runs like clockwork!

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    Grass Roots Donor

    Be a festival patron!

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    Tickets - Ezra Weiss with Dayna Stephens

    On Saturday, April 22nd we will be holding a fundraiser concert at a wonderful venue in Southeast Portland that is all new to jazz! The venue is called New Expressive Works - or N.E.W.! Located at 810 SE Belmont, this space has amazing acoustics. N.E.W. was originally set up for dance and performance art, but is about to get a lot more use as a jazz venue!

    Any donation made starting today, April 1st, that isn't connected with a specific corporate sponsorship level will get the equivalent value in tickets for this amazing concert! For each $50 of your non-corporate donation, you will get a ticket to this show - and will of course be helping to keep the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival FREE!

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    April 22nd Fundraiser Concert

    If you donate $100, you will get a free pass to the Ezra Weiss + Dayna Stephens Fundraiser Concert on April 22nd.

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    House Concert PLUS Fundraiser Concert!

    Ok, now we're going crazy. If you donate just $200 or more and it's not part of a corporate sponsorship, you'll get 2 seats at the Dayna Stephens Quartet house concert on Friday April 21st plus 2 more seats for the fundraiser concert that brings Dayna together with the Ezra Weiss Monday Night Big Band!

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    Kids Like Music

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    Friday Night Blues

    Become the festival's main Friday sponsor!

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    Saturday Jazz

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    Sunday Jazz

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