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Jazz band sizzles this summer
Photos and Story by James Hill
PORTLAND, Ore. – Summertime music from the PCC Jazz Band is set with a series of concerts around Portland and parts of Oregon, including dates at the Rose Festival, the state fair in Salem and a music festival in Arlington.The high-energy, 40-member-strong group, quickly becoming one of the more popular local acts in Portland, is now wowing audiences all over the state.Here is a quick look at where this classic, all-volunteer big band will be playing this summer:June 6- Spring Term Jazz Concert, Dishman Auditorium (Cascade), 7 p.m.June 8- Portland Rose Festival, 2-4 p.m.June 13- PCC Commencement Ceremony, Memorial Coliseum, 6-7:30 p.m.June 13- Portland Rose Festival, Arts Festival, PSU South Parks Blocks, 5-5:45 p.m. June 28-29- Arlington Big River Band Festival, 1-3 p.m., and evening dance, 8 p.m. Arlington, OregonJuly 5- "Home Grown Jazz" on KMHD FM 89.1, 4-5 p.m. July 12- Rainmaker Parade Park Concert, noon-4 p.m., Riverside Park, Salem July 20- Cathedral Jazz Festival, St. Johns, Oregon, 6 p.m.August 25- Tin Can Sailors, Marriott Hotel, Portland, 8-11:30 p.m. August 26- Oregon State Fair, Salem, Oregon, 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.Look for their soon-to-be released CD and performance videotape. For play schedule updates, go online to www.pccjazz.org/schedule.html. Contact volunteer band manager Ken Stine at 503-439-1489 or email him, ken@pccJAZZ.org.