On August 5th 2017 Portland experienced the first annual Vanport Jazz Festival! 503tv was fortunate enough to be on hand snapping photos and recording video. The event was brought to town by local business man James Taylor. The high-caliber acts included:
As with any event in its first year there will always be room for improvement, but the reviews are overwhelmingly positive.
“Today, the Vanport Jazz Festival intends to carry the torch of those musicians who moved to Oregon for work and filled the air with art.”
2017 acts include:
Saturday August 5, 2017 at Portland Meadows. Doors open at 10:30am. Click Here For Ticket Info!
Big shot out to my cousin Joanna out of Georgia on all of her success as a sprinter. She’s competing in the IAAF 2016 World Indoor Championships, held at the Oregon Convention Center March 17th – 20th wish her luck!
American Sprinter: Joanna Atkins
I took these shots of her while she was in town a few years ago.
Here’s a video of her in action.