The annual fest turns 15 this year, with more than 100 events across 11 days. A top pick? Dr. Lonnie Smith, playing the Winningstad on February 23. With a career spanning five decades, the NEA-anointed jazz master is probably the most renowned jazz organist in the country: a finger-whirring whiz on the Hammond B-3. His first Blue Note album came out in 1968; his latest, in 2016. Other shows to catch: Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble with Edna Vazquez, Bill Frisell, and a tribute to pianist and educator Geri Allen.
For full schedule, visit pdxjazz.com.
Every day at 7:00pm between February 15 and February 25