PDX Jazz, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural arts organization founded in 2003 in partnership with Travel Portland, produces the annual Portland Jazz Festival. The organization’s mission is to inspire, educate and develop future jazz audiences for generations to come. The Portland Jazz Festival is a multi-venue series of jazz events presented each February within Portland, Oregon. Nationally and regionally supported as a cultural tourism initiative in celebration of Black History Month, Portland Jazz Festival is dedicated to preserving America’s indigenous art form by presenting internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local jazz musicians. A series of jazz education and outreach programs that extend into Portland’s schools and neighborhoods is at the heart of the annual event.
Called "one of the leading ladies in jazz," by The Evening Standard, Tineke Postma is an internationally acclaimed saxophonist and composer and has been performing with her groups, and as a sideman, for a decade. Her track record includes performances with Matthew Garrison, Nancy Wilson and Joan Osborne, as well as appearing on Terri Lyne Carrington's GRAMMY® Award-winning album, Mosaic, with four solos. Postma's latest recording as a leader, 2011's Dawn of Light, features Esperanza Spalding and won the prestigious Dutch Edison Award. The Tineke Postma Quartet features pianist Marc van Roon, bassist Francis van der Hoeven, and drummer Martijn Vink.