|Ryan Meagher, one of the organizers of the Montavilla Jazz Festival|
Organizers Fritz Hirsch, Ryan Meagher , Aaron Heyman, and Neil Mattson did an incredible job. The venue was packed with enthusiastic and attentive listeners, and everything was very smooth and well thought out. I was pleasantly surprised that for a grass roots effort and especially a first go around, there was a check in desk, badges, a green room, and a stage manager! I hope that this is the start of something great and I hope the Montavilla Jazz Festival will be around for a long time in Portland.