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Beyond Category

Nov 11, 2016

“Finding” is the title of saxophonist and composer Ian Christensen’s debut album, and it’s the twenty seventh release on PJCE Records. When Ian talks about getting lost in the music, he’s talking about what some people call a “flow state.” It’s the state of fulfillment you experience when you are...

Oct 28, 2016

Portland singer/songwriters Catherine Feeny, Annalisa Tornfelt, Tahirah Memory, Johanna Warren, and Haley Heynderickx join our 12-piece jazz ensemble on original arrangements of their songs, October 29th at The Old Church at 7:30 pm. Curator Catherine Feeny talks about our guest artists.

Oct 12, 2016

Guitarist and composer Ryan Meagher’s fifth album is called Mist, Moss, Home. It’s a musical celebration of all things Oregon, the state he now calls home. Get the album at

Aug 16, 2016

George Colligan has composed a suite of new music for the PJCE. It's called "Fathers and Sons" and it's about family—George's answer to the question "how does one person go into another person?" Hear the new piece at the Montavilla Jazz Festival, Aug 20th in Portland, OR.

May 31, 2016

Holland Andrews, aka Like a Villain, joins the PJCE to perform her newest composition, "Deviate." Inspired by her work in the mental health field, the piece for her voice, electronics and clarinet explores the depths of human experience through the lens of trauma. Hear the new piece at the Portland Improv Summit,...