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2022 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival: Flor de Toloache

Welcome to the 2022 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival, February 17 – 26, 2022, celebrating jazz music and culture in Portland for 19 consecutive years!

The 2022 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival includes artists spanning the full breadth of the genre; artists who are driving the evolution of jazz figure prominently alongside GRAMMY® Award-Winning masters.

Latin GRAMMY© Winners Flor de Toloache make New York City history as its’ First and Only All­-Women Mariachi Group. Founded in 2008, Flor de Toloache is lead by singers Mireya I. Ramos (founder) & Shae Fiol (founding member). Reminiscent of the early days of mariachi the group started as a trio, Harp, Violin and Vihuela. Today, Flor De Toloache’s members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the United States. This defines their unique flavor and sound. The result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music. They coalesce as would a band of sisters, with a grace and vibrant beauty that casts a spell over their audiences not unlike the legendary Toloache flower still being used in Mexico as a love potion. While working to preserve centuries old traditions of Mariachi, their melange of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings Mariachi music to new audiences.

Over the course of the last few years, Flor de Toloache’s performances have illuminated world renowned stages. In 2015, the group embarked on an extensive European and U.S tour as the opening act of Black Keys’ singer Dan Auerbach’s new band, The Arcs ensuring their charming and captivating of audiences coast to coast.

Flor De Toloache’s critically acclaimed self-titled debut album received a Latin Grammy© Nomination for “Best Ranchero / Mariachi Album” in 2015. The group’s live performances were praised by Rolling Stone, Billboard Magazine, The New Yorker, GQ Magazine, The New York Times. Following a highly praised NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert”,  their collaboration with rock supergroup The Arcs landed them on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and BBC 2’s Later with Jools Holland.

Daptone distributed Chulo Records, the label of their “Las Caras Lindas” album was also the connecting bridge between Flor De Toloache and The Arcs, with whom they recorded “Yours, Dreamily”. They have appeared on on Chicano Batman’s acclaimed album “Freedom is Free” as well as three collaborations with Fania Records recorded and filmed live for the legendary label.

Flor de Toloache have toured extensively and also supported the iconic Mexican superstars Café Tacuba, as well as Latin Grammy Winners La Santa Cecilia and Mexrissey. They have also collaborated with R&B star Miguel.


Mariachi Tradición from Forest Grove High School has had the privilege to open up for internationally renowned artists such as La Santa Cecilia and George Lopez at the Revolution Hall and Keller Auditorium in Portland, Oregon. Mariachi is a class that is offered at both the middle school and high school level. The students who will be performing tonight are students who are in the top performance group, which is an audition based ensemble. This group has travelled to Arizona for the Tucson International Mariachi Conference and to Texas to participate in the Festiba Mariachi Festival at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. 

COVID-19 Update

PDX Jazz Event Attendance Policy



All PDX Jazz staff, volunteers, and patrons attending PDX Jazz events must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of age, which includes receiving a booster shot. Prior to entering any venue hosting a PDX Jazz event, all individuals will be required to provide proof of full vaccination (an official COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card issued by the CDC) along with a valid government issued photo ID (a valid student ID from an education institution may be accepted for minors under the age of 18 who are accompanied by an adult guardian).

Individuals who have received the two-dose regimen of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson, who are not eligible for a booster, must provide a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test taken within 2 days of event entry or Antigen [rapid] test taken within 1 day of event entry). Negative test results must be from a test administered by a licensed healthcare facility. At-home tests are not accepted. Recipients of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines become eligible for a booster six months after their second dose, and recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine become eligible two months after their single dose.

Children ages 4 and under, for whom there is currently no vaccine available, are not permitted to attend PDX Jazz events.

“Fully Vaccinated” means that an individual has received their final vaccination dose of either the two-dose regimen of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson at least 14 days before the event date, and at least 7 days have passed since receiving their booster shot.

PDX Jazz will not recognize any exemptions to this vaccination requirement and policy.


Face masks are required to be worn by all persons at PDX Jazz events. Unmasked persons will not be allowed into the venue. Masks must completely cover the nose and mouth. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable. Masks must be worn at all times except while eating or drinking for brief periods. 


In order to protect attending audiences, performing artists, and working personnel, and to create the safest environment possible, safety officers and event staff will be on site at PDX Jazz events enforcing all provisions of this event attendance policy.


Refunds will be provided for those unable to meet the event admission vaccination requirements outlined in this PDX Jazz Event Attendance Policy.

Ticket holders who have already purchased a ticket to a PDX Jazz event, that are unable to meet the updated vaccination requirement, may request refund assistance by emailing

Refunds will be provided directly from the ticketing company that issued the ticket.

This policy is subject to change and updates will be posted at

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