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KNKX's 2020 Portland Jazz Festival Getaway is SOLD OUT!


THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT.  If you have questions, please contact KNKX Listener Services at 877-677-5659 or

KNKX's Portland Jazz Festival Getaway is Feb. 22-24, 2020.  You're invited to join us for the first weekend of the 17th annual Portland Jazz Festival.  You'll enjoy great music, hang out with jazz host Robin Lloyd and fellow KNKX listeners, and you can take the opportunity to explore the Rose City.  The weekend includes two-night accommodations, two concerts including a post-show meet and greet with Branford Marsalis, a group happy hour with live music, and group Sunday brunch.

The cost is $699 for one person and $999 for two people.  KNKX will take care of all reservation details.

Trip Details

--Two nights at The Duniway Portland, A Hilton Hotel in the downtown core.  When you make your reservation, you can indicate one King bed or two double beds.

--Two concerts:

Saturday, Feb. 22 Archie Shepp Quartet with Blue Cranes (opening act from Portland), 7 p.m. at the Newmark Theatre/Portland'5 Centers for the Arts in downtown Portland.

Credit Courtesy of PDX Jazz

Saxophonist, composer, educator and 2016 NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp is best known for his Afrocentric music of the late 1960s, a unique style of free-form avant-garde jazz blended with African rhythms, and for his collaborations with John Coltrane, Horace Parlan, Cecil Taylor, and the New York Contemporary Five ensemble. His long career as an educator has focused on ethnomusicology, looking at the history of African-American music from its origins in Africa to today.

Since their formation in 2007, Blue Cranes have become a key player in the Portland, Oregon creative music/DIY scene and one of the most exciting groups to keep tabs on in the Northwest. They've developed a singular musical voice grounded in melody and explosive improvisations--marking off their unique microcosmic territory in post-jazz circles.  NPR calls them "A force of nature."

Sunday, Feb. 23An Evening with Branford Marsalis, 7 p.m. at the Newmark Theatre.  The KNKX group will have a post-show meet and greet with Branford Marsalis!

Credit Courtesy of PDX Jazz

Saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most influential and revered figures in contemporary music.  The NEA Jazz Master is a Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee.  After more than three decades of existence with minimal personnel changes, the Branford Marsalis Quartet is known for its uncompromising interpretation of a kaleidoscopic range of both original compositions and jazz and popular classics.

--Group happy hour on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the hotel

--Group brunch on Sunday, Feb. 23 at the hotel

--KNKX tote bag with swag, Portland Jazz Festival schedule, map, and other goodies!

Transportation to and from Portland is not included.

KNKX Portland Jazz Festival Getaway FAQ's.

Archie Shepp — "Lush Life" from his album, Black Ballads (1992)

Branford Marsalis — "Mo' Better Blues" from the Mo' Better Blues soundtrack (1990)