For almost 100 years jazz music has been building bridges and connecting cultures across the globe. From the Voice of America broadcasts of the 1950’s, to the historic State Department tours of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Dizzy Gillespie, to ground-breaking visits by jazz artists to China and the Soviet Union, jazz has opened the doors of dialogue and reached across borders, languages and cultures to create goodwill.
The Jazz Bridge Project is a collaborative cultural exchange between Portland, Oregon and its sister city Khabarovsk, Russia that is inspired by the role that jazz has played in bringing cultures together. The Jazz Bridge Project is organized by PKSCA with the support of Portland State University’s Leroy Vinnegar Jazz Institute, the Alan Jones Academy of Music, and individual donors who appreciate the power of Jazz to promote world peace. If you would like to be a part of the Jazz Bridge Project, please donate now by clicking the button below.
Learn more about the 2015 Jazz Bridge Project at the following website: www.jazzbridgeproject.com