Free Screening Event: Jazz Town

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Join us for a free screening of our new Oregon Experience documentary "Jazz Town" at PCC Cascade's Moriarty Auditorium.

The program examines the eruption of music and nightlife in North and Northeast Portland in the 1940s and 50s. A colorful and significant chapter in the city’s cultural narrative, this short-lived period is largely unknown to many Oregonians.

As Portland's African-American population swelled after World War II, newcomers to the city came with a shared passion for rhythm and blues and contemporary, danceable jazz. Their options for entertainment were limited due to segregation.

Presented largely through first-hand accounts from local residents, “Jazz Town” showcases the music and the parade of musicians that helped to put Portland on the jazz map.

Free and open to the public, the screening event is hosted in partnership with PDX Jazz. It will feature the full length documentary, a Q&A with OPB producer Eric Cain.

Doors open with live music at 6:30 p.m., and seats are first come, first served.

**Parking Note: Street parking is free; PCC lot parking is $1/hour (there are parking permit kiosks located in each PCC lot).

“Jazz Town” airs April 25 at 9 p.m. on OPB TV and is available online at www.opb.org/jazztown.
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By: Oregon Public Broadcasting- OPB

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