The 48th Annual University of Portland Festival of Jazz will take place on Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11, in the Chiles Center on the University campus. Performances, which take place in the main Chiles Center arena, are free and take place between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

High school and junior high school jazz bands from around Oregon and Washington will perform 20-minute sets for a panel of judges, who will award trophies and certificates to competing bands at the conclusion of each day. While judges are tabulating scores, the University of Portland Jazz Ensemble will perform.