PROWUS Student Stage

Andres Moreno: Canvas

Canvas is a trio of Portland musicians whose jazz, rock, and classical influences combine to create a new, unique musical expression.

Lineup: Quinn Walker, trumpet; John Blewster, bass; Andres Moreno, drums

Nicole McCabe Trio

The Nicole McCabe trio tells stories through jazz standards and their original music. The group draws inspiration from wide array of musical periods and genres.

Lineup: Nicole McCabe, alto; Eric Marks, bass; Andres Moreno, drums

Innovation Project

The Innovation Project is a jazz trio organized by high school students from the Portland metropolitan area.

Lineup: Laz Glickman, piano; Finn Jones, bass; Andres Moreno, drums

Jake Khawaja Trio

Jake Khawaja Trio performs original arrangements of jazz standards.

Lineup: Jake Khawaja, piano; Nathan Dwornicki, bass; Michael Rodenkirch, drums

Michael Tran Quintet

The Michael Tran Quintet features the most promising students to emerge out of the storied Mt. Hood Community College jazz program in recent years.

Lineup: Michael Tran, saxophone; Joseph Ten Eyck, piano; Thor Johnson, guitar; Wyatt Unger, bass; Noah Adams, drums

Portland Youth Jazz Sextet

The Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra is Oregon’s largest Jazz Program! PYJO has trained musicians from the Portland Metro Area since 2001. Many alumni have attend prestigious music schools across the country on scholarship. Many have continued in music or music education.

Lineup: Giancarlo Viviano, trumpet; Ryan DeHaven, tenor sax; Alex Rodriguez, trombone; Emanuel Heller, guitar; Harrison Richter, bass; Michael Rodenkirch, drums

Metropolitan Youth Symphony Jazz

MYS provides music education and performance opportunities for young musicians of all ages and levels of experience. MYS is one of the largest youth orchestra programs in the nation and one of only a handful offering a jazz program.

Lineup: Amanda Moore, trumpet; Lucas Wobig, tenor sax; Jake Khawaja, piano; Madeleine Riley, guitar; Gabe Porter, bass; Junha Lee, drums

Festival Schedule

PROWUS Student Stage

The PROWUS Student Stage in the Jazz Lounge showcases the best up and coming jazz students from various Portland area public and private jazz programs.

PROWUS (portland rock on with us) is a non-profit organization that provides grants for students age 8 – 18 in the greater Portland, Oregon metro area who are pursuing extra-curricular music education.

Festival Schedule