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Photo by Anthony Pidgeon
Photo by Anthony Pidgeon

Rebecca Sanborn: Best of Coffeeshop Conversations - The Blue Cranes, Swansea and combining band mate and soulmate


She was featured on the cover of the March issue of OMN the magazine. First published online February 26, 2015.

It's very difficult to pick a couple of Coffeeshop Conversations as "Best" after a year of wonderful conversations with interesting, talented folks. This one stands out, period."

Thursday means a new Coffeeshop Conversation from the Cupping Room at World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan.

Today’s CC is with Rebecca Sanborn is a keyboardist and vocalist. She is a member of Portland’s beloved Indie/Jazz/Punk/Intellectual (I could go on a naming spree) band the Blue Cranes. She is also a member of Swansea, a trio which she started as a duo with her husband, percussionist Ji Tanzer, also the drummer in the Cranes.

I had an absolutely rivetingly delightful hour talk we had which was wide-ranging: from her childhood, to the joys of being married to Tanzer and having him play in both bands (no irony, she means it), to Millennial behavior and a lot of other things.

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