PDX Jazz blog
July 25, 2013
PDX Jazz, the presenting organization of the Portland Jazz Festival announces the election of David Machado as the organization’s new Board President effective July 1, 2013. Machado, who joined the Board in 2011, ascends to the position following the final term of outgoing President Thomas Smith.
“I am pleased that David will take on these increased responsibilities on behalf of the Board and continue to infuse PDX Jazz with his passion for this great American art form. David’s guidance and experience will be a big plus as he leads PDX Jazz from the organization’s top leadership position. I look forward to the challenges ahead as I continue on as a member of the Board focusing on development and board recruitment,” states Smith.
States Machado, “I love the music first and foremost, and am honored to have the opportunity to marry my deep passion for jazz with my business skills and community relationship building in the Portland hospitality industry.”
Managing Director Don Lucoff added, “David is a ‘lifer’ in the business. His commitment to jazz is unrivaled and I look forward to sharing a lot of great experiences with him in the years to come.”
David Machado‘s restaurant career now spans three decades, beginning in San Francisco during the 1980′s, to the present moment as chef/owner of two highly regarded Portland restaurants, Vindalho and Nel Centro. In 2009, David was honored to be named Oregon Restaurateur of the Year by the Oregon Restaurant Association. Machado has been a tireless volunteer, board member and fundraiser while lending his skills, resources and leadership to the Portland community.
David has been actively involved with the following organizations: Loaves and Fishes, Oregon Food Bank, The Classic Wines Auction, New Avenues for Youth, Our House, and the Educational Foundation for School and Careers of the Oregon Restaurant Association. David is a past board member of the Portland Farmers Market, The International Pinot Noir Celebration, Share Our Strength and Travel Portland. In addition to serving as President of PDX Jazz’s Board of Directors, David will continue as a board member of Third Angle New Music Ensemble. David is an amateur jazz guitarist and has been devoted to the art form since he was a teenager growing up in New England.