A Balm in Portland

Posted by: Dave Douglas on September 8, 2008 @ 5:19 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (Artist Thoughts)

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Breaking news says the Portland, Oregon Jazz Festival is closing up shop. This is sad news. Bill Royston built up a really nice scene in just a few short years. There was always a really warm feeling there. Portland pianist and composer Darrell Grant is quoted in the story: “You can’t even calculate the future loss,” he said. “You don’t know about all the opportunities that won’t happen because the music is not here.”

Here’s hoping they’ll find a way to keep it alive.

1 Comment

  1. Yeah, it’s truly sad… 🙁 I wish we could find an “Oregon Donor” to keep it alive, as it were…

    :sigh:

    ~Dan
    http://jazzsick.wordpress.com/

    Comment by posty mcposterton — September 9, 2008 @ 1:26 pm

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