Most of what we do in the Portland State University Jazz Program is in Lincoln Hall 47. It's been mostly thought of as a classroom. However, this year, we have turned the space into more of a performance venue. We have a stage, a brand spanking new Yamaha Avant Grande N3, and a new sound system. We've done a bit of remodeling, and we've been having all of our area recitals in this space. Well, starting next term, we are pumping it up a notch; we are turning our area recitals into a performance series. The Portland State Jazz Series is an exciting new venture; mostly free concerts with some ticketed events sprinkled in for good measure. This is a good way for the Portland Community to get to know more about our program, and it's also good for our students and faculty to perform for a more "real" audience. We've already gotten some press in Oregon Music News as well as Oregon Arts Watch. For more information, go to the website. We'll keep you updated on the events as they are added.